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Zilker Digital Native


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Zilker Digital Native

  1. 1. A Digital Native... Regards the internet as a basic commodity. Has grown up always using technology. “View(s) the media landscape as their 'natural habitat'.”
  2. 2. A Digital Native... May spend 5,000 hours reading, 10,000 hours playing video games,and 20,000 hours watching t.v. Which explains why students brains have physically changed. Perceives digital technology as their friend and rely on it to study, work, play, relax, and communicate.
  3. 3. A Digital Native... Is born into a digital world where they are expected to create, consume, remix, and share material with each other. “Raised on MTV, video games, e-mail, the Web, and instant messaging, Digital Natives have developed cognitive thinking patterns that differ from previous generations.”
  4. 4. Teaching Digital Natives... Out digital Immigrant Instructors who speak an outdated language (that of the pre- digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.
  5. 5. A Digital Native learns... To structure their learning experiences, while optimizing the creative richness of random access to knowledge. By increasingly perceiving text as an aid to support audio and visual messages.