In this case, our culture -- a culture of ever-changing technology -- has done something interesting... It has created the "Net Generation."
"Culture is like dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass.
You don't see it, but somehow it does something."
--Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Teaching the way we have always taught is not going to cut it.
This generation won't let us get away with it -- and they shouldn't.
Technology is what this generation of digital natives knows. It changes your perspective to realize that the majority of this generation doesn't even consider computers to be technology!
Technology is what they have grown up with, and we would be downright silly to think that fact doesn't affect the way they learn.
We must find a way to incorporate
technology into our classrooms in a hurry--
student response systems,
Web 2.0 tools, wikis, blogs, and social networking, just to name a few. Believe it or not, these technologies are only the tip of the iceberg!
Browse the articles and blog entries below to gain more insight into the Net Generation and the changes that are in store for us as we find new ways of teaching to assist a new generation of learners.
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