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Digital Natives

  1. 1. Digital Natives – Digital Immigrants By Nathaniel Hanna
  2. 2. Before We Begin… <ul><li>Here is a small quiz to see if you are a Digital Native or a Digital Immigrant. </li></ul>Press Start to Begin the Quiz: Start
  3. 3. Do you turn to the Internet for information second rather than first? No Yes
  4. 4. You are a Digital Immigrant!!!! Continue
  5. 5. Do you print out your emails or need to print out a document written on the computer in order to edit it? No Yes
  6. 6. Do you bring people physically into your office to see an interesting web site? No Yes
  7. 7. You are a Digital Native!!!! Continue
  8. 8. My Thoughts <ul><li>I absolutely agree with Marc Prensky. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reasons: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I see Digital Natives everyday in my classroom. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My students cannot retain knowledge through lecture. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They learn more through videos and student-made presentations. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They show me how to use my computer. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I see Digital Immigrants everyday in the Teacher’s Lounge. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers complain that students just do not learn like they use to. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher would rather show transparencies then use a laptop with a Smartboard </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Instructional Technology in the Classroom <ul><li>Technology in the classroom can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make learning fun! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the students’ attention. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes teaching easier. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows students to create their own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for more instructional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>differentiation. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Implications of this Information <ul><li>For Me: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create lessons more appropriate for the students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand “where” they are coming from. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further my knowledge about instructional technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More opportunities for learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More understanding from teachers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion of the technological intelligence. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Are Students Different Then They Were 30 Years Ago? <ul><li>OF COURSE!!!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Isn’t the world around us different? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Here are two videos that agree: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A Vision of Students Today </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>21 st Century Pedagogy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Final Thoughts <ul><li>As I read these articles I kept shaking my head in agreement. </li></ul><ul><li>These articles explain the things I see in my school in both the classroom and the Teachers’ Lounge. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe this gives me confidence in what I a doing to further these kids education because now I know that what I am doing is making a difference. </li></ul>

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