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The absurd and unfounded myth of the digital native - Enrique Dans - Medium - 59 views

    This article is a MUST read for educators. The author states that digital natives do not know the power of the Internet beyond social media. The article contains studies and other information to back up the statement. The author states "Simply being born into the internet age does not endow one with special powers. Learning how to use technology properly requires learning and training."
Kelvin Thompson

Fallacy of Digital Natives - 103 views

    A robust rebuttal of Prensky, Tapscott, et al's assertions that contemporary generations are more technologically proficient than their predecessors. The counter-argument is that our society has become more technological and individuals are more or less well adapted to this change. The author of this rebuttal (Pontefract) makes a case based upon logic, personal experience, and several recent research studies.
Marc Patton

The Digital Generation Project | Edutopia - 36 views

    Students selected from self-produced 2 minute YouTube audition clips. George Lucas Foundation then put professional production into telling their stories.
    Today's kids are born digital -- born into a media-rich, networked world of infinite possibilities. But their digital lifestyle is about more than just cool gadgets; it's about engagement, self-directed learning, creativity, and empowerment.
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