The digital Natives are Restless

Finishing up your website
What questions do you have about your website? Please keep in mind that we will be working on these websites all semester – so there is always time to make changes and improvements.
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Web 2.0?  Isn’t web 1.0 good enough for me?
Today’s internet is social. We share and collaborate with people all over the world with just a single click. This is the essence of web 2.0. A phrase you may or may not be familiar with. Let’s watch this 5 minute video to find out what it means.

Updating your website
In class we’ll all work together to add our delicious site to our website.  On Friday, we’ll get all caught up, and also work to get rid of all the extra “fluff” around the edges of our layout, so it’s clean and professional.

Digital Immigrants vs. Digital Natives – Which one are you?
Good teachers know their students. Better teachers understand their students. One path to knowing your students is to understand their generation. 

On the front of your index card describe how you learn new things. On the back of your index card, describe how you think your parents and professors learn.

Students you will teach (and any of you born after 1982) are sometimes called “digital natives” a phrase coined by Marc Prensky. Most of the teachers you’ve had are considered “digital immigrants.” Let’s look at this quick presentation to find out what that means.

Homework for Wednesday:
Based on the presentation, class discussion, and your personal opinion, and this blog post – respond to the following questions in a new Google Doc (http://docs.google.com) – use the same login you use for Google Sites.

  1. Do you see yourself as a digital native or a digital immigrant? Why? How does that impact your potential to meet the needs of your future students?
  2. What are some key points about the digital generation with which you agree? With which you disagree?
  3. Read “Digital Nativism” by Jamie McKenzie. Revisit what we talked about in class. Who is right? Who is wrong? What does this mean for teaching and learning in your classroom?

These three questions are considered your Digital Generation Reflection from our Project List. After you are done, you can link this page to your online portfolio.

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