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Hechinger Report | Q&A with Lisa Gillis: Rethinking how we educate 'digital natives' - 38 views

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    - more thoughts on educating digital natives
Kelvin Thompson

Fallacy of Digital Natives - 103 views

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    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.
Chai Reddy

Monitor: The net generation, unplugged | The Economist - 34 views

  • Growing up with the internet, it is argued, has transformed their approach to education, work and politics
    • Chai Reddy
       
      But has the education system changed its approach? There are different jobs than there were 20 years ago which is a partial reflection of technology but not sure how are systems have changed or accomodated the changes
  • Anecdotes like this are used to back calls for education systems to be transformed in order to cater to these computer-savvy students, who differ fundamentally from earlier generations of students: professors should move their class discussions to Facebook, for example, where digital natives feel more comfortable
    • Chai Reddy
       
      Is this an example of 21st century literacy? I've heard this term used often but I'm still looking for a good definition of it.
  • Only a small fraction of students may count as true digital natives, in other words. The rest are no better or worse at using technology than the rest of the population.
    • Chai Reddy
       
      This must mean that 21st century literacy must be taught.
Sandy Munnell

The British Psychological Society - 13 views

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    paper and connection to text messaging and literacy: the more textism a child uses, the higher their scores on vocabulary and reading - haven't read the whole paper - one has to pay for it - but if there is merit here this presents a new dynamic educators haven't thought of
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