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  • 1. Some Feel our Students “Do not read anymore”
    Why do we perceive this trend?
  • 2. The life experiences that shaped today's students are quite different from those of previous eras.
    Marc Prensky estimates that by the time an individual reaches 21 years of age they will have spent:
  • 3. 5,000 hours reading
    10,000 hours playing video games
    10,000 hours on the cell phone
    20,000 hours watching TV
    In addition, he estimates the individual will have sent 200,000 emails
  • 4. SO? We’re online! This doesn’t surprise us!
  • 5. Prensky, M. (2003). Digital game based learning. Exploring the Digital Generation. Educational Technology, US Department of Education.
    Oblinger, D. (2004). TheNextGenerationofEducationalEngagement. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2004