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Not So Native
Teaching students to use technology for 

academic good
@nicole_kraft
@mjbeers1
Melissa Beers, Department of...
Digital native
a person born or brought
up during the age of
digital technology and
therefore familiar with
computers and ...
Digital Native v. Digital
Immigrant
#NotSoNative
#NotSoNative
#NotSoNative
You don't need skill to crush candy
MB
#NotSoNative
#NotSoNative
Need 21st century skills
#NotSoNative
#NotSoNative
Not so native
• Having a device does not equate to having skills.
• Access to devices and connectivity isn’t equal
• Techn...
The Digital Native is not...
• Equally adept at 'lifestyle’ and ‘workplace’ skills.
• Automatically aware of how to maximi...
Truths of digital native
#NotSoNative
• Communicates best in writing.
• Less comfortable communicating face to face.
• Use...
#NotSoNative
How do they use them?
• Email 88%
• Homework 78%
• Read 72%
• Watch movies 71%
• Watching course lectures 60%
• Social med...
Academic Work
• Laptop 68%
• Handwriting 17%
• Tablet 12%
• Desktop 4%
• Phone 0%
#NotSoNative
What would help?
• 14 want keyboard
• 43 requested apps
• 7 wanted a stylus
• 16 want a workshop of app
#NotSoNative
Not without challenges
#NotSoNative
Access does not equal
knowledge.
#NotSoNative
Skills Students Need
• Typing skills
• Online etiquette - professional communication
• Software to use for work
• Online r...
Top Tools
• Note taking: Notability,
Evernote, Word, Pages
• Visuals: Photography/
video/audio
• Organizational:
Homework,...
Strategies
• Instructional skill level matters
• Check your assumptions
• Treat students like a blank slate, everyone
come...
What DO employers want?
Career-ready students!
#NotSoNative
Skills and qualities employers value
• Ability to work in teams
• Ability to make decisions, solve
problems
• Plan, organi...
Breaking down 4th
wall of teaching
• Lecturing is a
take of the
student
• It’s time to give
#NotSoNative
Need to teach technology
like any other subject
• Even in skill-based classes, we cannot assume
students will look to tech...
Break down their
barriers with
practice.
Students fall back on
what's comfortable
when time gets tight.
#NotSoNative
This is their first job.
We are their first boss.
Their future is now.
MB
#NotSoNative
What will you do differently?
@nicole_kraft
@mjbeers1
#NotSoNative
Not So Native
Not So Native
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The digital native is a myth. Students must be taught to use technology for academic good.

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Not So Native

  1. 1. Not So Native Teaching students to use technology for 
 academic good @nicole_kraft @mjbeers1 Melissa Beers, Department of Psychology Nicole Kraft, School of Communication #NotSoNative
  2. 2. Digital native a person born or brought up during the age of digital technology and therefore familiar with computers and the Internet from an early age. Coined by Marc Prensky in 2001 in 
 "Digital natives, Digital Immigrants" https://edorigami.wikispaces.com/file/view/PRENSKY+-+DIGITAL+NATIVES+AND+IMMIGRANTS+1.PDF#NotSoNative
  3. 3. Digital Native v. Digital Immigrant #NotSoNative
  4. 4. #NotSoNative
  5. 5. #NotSoNative
  6. 6. You don't need skill to crush candy MB #NotSoNative
  7. 7. #NotSoNative
  8. 8. Need 21st century skills #NotSoNative
  9. 9. #NotSoNative
  10. 10. Not so native • Having a device does not equate to having skills. • Access to devices and connectivity isn’t equal • Technology is like a foreign language 2014 Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitude Report http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/other/research-publications/childrens/children-parents-oct-14/ #NotSoNative
  11. 11. The Digital Native is not... • Equally adept at 'lifestyle’ and ‘workplace’ skills. • Automatically aware of how to maximize use of any device. • Seeking all content digitally. • Aware of the reach of their online presence. • Possessing natural instincts about how to use or fix computers and other digital products. • Much better at multitasking than digital immigrants. • A huge fan of fiddling, and discovering through trial and error. NK #NotSoNative
  12. 12. Truths of digital native #NotSoNative • Communicates best in writing. • Less comfortable communicating face to face. • Use the digital tools with which he or she is most comfortable. • Want to be instructed in how to work new tools. • Are not nearly as private as they think they are. • They know no borders.
  13. 13. #NotSoNative
  14. 14. How do they use them? • Email 88% • Homework 78% • Read 72% • Watch movies 71% • Watching course lectures 60% • Social media 59% • Listening to music 54% • Taking notes in class 54% • Taking photos 23% • Writing assignments 19% • Other 10% MB #NotSoNative
  15. 15. Academic Work • Laptop 68% • Handwriting 17% • Tablet 12% • Desktop 4% • Phone 0% #NotSoNative
  16. 16. What would help? • 14 want keyboard • 43 requested apps • 7 wanted a stylus • 16 want a workshop of app #NotSoNative
  17. 17. Not without challenges #NotSoNative
  18. 18. Access does not equal knowledge. #NotSoNative
  19. 19. Skills Students Need • Typing skills • Online etiquette - professional communication • Software to use for work • Online research and citing sources • Privacy awareness • Backups/cloud storage http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/2014/01/27/5-must-have-tech-skills-for-college-students http://www.techlearning.com/default.aspx?tabid=100&entryid=3750 MB #NotSoNative
  20. 20. Top Tools • Note taking: Notability, Evernote, Word, Pages • Visuals: Photography/ video/audio • Organizational: Homework, scheduling, meetings • Collaboration • Learning management: Carmen v Canvas • Research/data analysis NK #NotSoNative
  21. 21. Strategies • Instructional skill level matters • Check your assumptions • Treat students like a blank slate, everyone comes 
 "pre-loaded" • Set aside content to work on skill development • Put specific skills in syllabus--what is required • Evaluate the skills in assessment/rubric MB #NotSoNative
  22. 22. What DO employers want? Career-ready students! #NotSoNative
  23. 23. Skills and qualities employers value • Ability to work in teams • Ability to make decisions, solve problems • Plan, organize, and prioritize work • Obtain and process information • Analyze quantitative data • Technical knowledge related to the job • Proficiency with technology/software • Create and edit reports • Influence others National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2014: http://www.naceweb.org/s10022013/job-outlook-skills-quality.aspx #NotSoNative
  24. 24. Breaking down 4th wall of teaching • Lecturing is a take of the student • It’s time to give #NotSoNative
  25. 25. Need to teach technology like any other subject • Even in skill-based classes, we cannot assume students will look to technology • Training and support for how to use technology should be embedded in coursework • An internship is not enough MB #NotSoNative
  26. 26. Break down their barriers with practice. Students fall back on what's comfortable when time gets tight. #NotSoNative
  27. 27. This is their first job. We are their first boss. Their future is now. MB #NotSoNative
  28. 28. What will you do differently? @nicole_kraft @mjbeers1 #NotSoNative

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