Are students today different than they were 30 years ago?
Are students today different than they were 30 years ago? Contents New words Are students different? Instructional Technology In the Classroom
New words Digital Natives Digital Immigrants DFL(Digital as a First Language) DSL(Digital as a Second Language) Screenager *the new generation *Born digital and live digital
Students are different Students 30 years ago ・ ・ ・ Digital immigrants Students today ・ ・ ・ Digital Natives Were born into the digital world…have been involved with the new technologies Developed the digital world…have been exposed to less technologies
Differences between Digital Natives(students today ) And Digital Immigrants(students 30 years ago) What do they prefer…..? According to Ian Jukes and Anita Dosaj, The InfoSavvy Group, February 2003
Students today prefer… receiving information quickly from multiple multimedia sources parallel processing and multitasking. processing pictures, sounds and video before text random access to hyperlinked multimedia information to interact/network simultaneously with many others to learn “just-in-time” instant gratification and instant rewards learning that is relevant, instantly useful and fun
Students 30 years ago prefer… slow and controlled release of information from limited sources singular processing and single or limited tasking to provide text before pictures, sounds and video to provide information linearly, logically and sequentially students to work independently rather than network and interact to teach “just-in-case” (it’s on the exam) deferred gratification and deferred rewards to teach to the curriculum guide and standardized tests
The Differences around students Tools ・Teaching / Learning tools the Internet, audio, video… Environments ・Learning environments online classes ・Everyday life TV, video games, the Internet, iPod… Society The differences around students affect their changes
Students are different The brain changes and organizes itself differently based on the inputs it receives from “Do They Really Think Differently?” by Marc Prensky People are changing and developing themselves depending on the needs they have in their life. Students are living in a different world than the one digital immigrants were in. Students have changed because they are always using new technologies. This is similar to the way our ancestors developed languages for their communication out of necessity.
Instructional Technology in the Classroom Students today are different. It doesn’t mean they can not learn , or that we can not teach. They have preferences for learning , so if the method teachers use match their style of learning, they could learn more effectively. My teaching As a teacher, we should be flexible and adaptable. I would try different types of technology in my class and find out what teaching style matches with my students. Also I would pay attention to what is going on in our society today and keep myself updated because I think education is influenced by society.
Summarize of Findings I uploaded my Power Point Presentation… I couldn’t import my file to Google Docs because my file was “pptx”. I changed my file to “ppt”… I couldn’t hear the sound I inserted in. some transparent pictures have showed up as opaque Advantages of PowerPoint Wide variety of choice and features ex) template, font and etc. Advantages of Google Docs Everyone can use the application anywhere with the Internet.