Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape
  • Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape
  • Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape

Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape

by Ian Jukes, Ted McCain, Lee Crockett
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412938449

ISBN-13: 9781412938440

Pub. Date: 04/11/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Today's world is different for our children-vastly different from the one we grew up in. The technologies we take for granted or simply don't understand have become an integral part of our children's identities. These technologies saturate practically every aspect of their daily lives. This digital bombardment is shaping who they are and who they will become. We

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Overview

Today's world is different for our children-vastly different from the one we grew up in. The technologies we take for granted or simply don't understand have become an integral part of our children's identities. These technologies saturate practically every aspect of their daily lives. This digital bombardment is shaping who they are and who they will become. We must realize they live in a different world and speak a different language.

This book explores the fundamental characteristics of the children in this new digital generation, and how our educational procedures can be modified to enhance their experiences of learning while supporting traditional literacy in tandem with the essential new 21st century fluencies. You will gain a clear picture of the dramatically different way the digital generation thinks, learns, views our world, and interacts as we follow them through this vast digital landscape.

If we ever want to take a part in nurturing those will be the architects of our future, it's up to us to learn their language and step into their world so that we may truly understand the digital generation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412938440
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/11/2010
Series:
The 21st Century Fluency Series
Pages:
150
Sales rank:
745,125
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Part I Understanding the Digital Generation

Chapter 1 The Need for Balance 1

Chapter 2 The Problem of the Gap 9

Chapter 3 What We Know About the Digital Generation 19

Chapter 4 Learning Preferences of the Digital Generation 35

Part II How Should Education Respond?

Chapter 5 An Impending Tragedy 47

Chapter 6 It's Time to Catch Up 51

Chapter 7 A Shift to Whole-Mind Instruction 57

Chapter 8 Teachers Must Move Off the Stage 79

Chapter 9 Teachers Must Let Students Access Information Natively 89

Chapter 10 Teachers Must Let Students Collaborate 105

Chapter 11 Teachers Must Teach Students Visually 113

Chapter 12 Teachers Must Re-Evaluate Evaluation 127

Chapter 13 A Need for Leadership 135

Bibliography 139

Index 143

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