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Digital Learners

Posted by sarahelliott on February 25, 2009

 

Another TeacherTube/ YouTube clip that demonstrates the differences between learners today and learners of the past. Some rather broad generalisations about Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives, but an interesting comparison. A reminder to teachers that we have to move with the times!

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K – 12 students Today

Posted by sarahelliott on February 25, 2009

I really like this video. I find it really thought-provoking and as a teacher I like to review it to remind myself about my learners.
It’s true that we are working together with learners who are growing up in a digital society. In school, we need to maximise our use of email, blogging, podcasts and other methods of creating and communicating digitally. The clip shows the reality of the striking difference between how much time children spend using paper resources and digital ones. I love the part where the student says that many of the jobs that they will have don’t even exist today – wow! How do we best prepare them for that? We can’t predict what those jobs will be, but we can try to provide them with the skills that they may need to do them – the skills to create, communicate and think…

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