Today’s learners are Digital Natives (Prensky, Marc, Educational Leadership , 2005-2006).
2006- fed. Leg. Required, rather than requested, this data as part of Annual Mandatory Collection of Elem. & Sec. Ed. Data for Ed. Admin. Data X-change Network. Mostly b/c our students need the hope of a successful future- or they will end up begging Dad!
2009- year of setback; 2010- full recovery and growth
The more we understand the Natives, the better we’ll be able to communicate. And, in the process, WE just might learn a thing or two!