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

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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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Editorial Reviews

Matt Mc Clure
“Jukes, Mc Cain, and Crockett provide an excellent argument of why schools are not effectively preparing our students for the 21st-century global workforce. This shift of the paradigm where students move from consumers of knowledge to creators of their knowledge is paramount to students’ future successes.”
NACADA Journal
"For academic advisors this book is a good resource to provide an understanding and appreciation for the digital generation of students. I recommend this book for academic advisors seeking to better improve their understanding and interactions with students of the digital generation. "— Douglas A. Smith, Academic Advisor, College of Education
Beth Madison
"Ahighly relevant book thatgives specific reasons for educators to shift to meet the needs of digital natives. This book is loaded with vignettes and cases to demonstrate how the kids of today think and learn, with strategies to help educators engage today’s tech-savvy students. "
Matt McClure
“Jukes, McCain, and Crockett provide an excellent argument of why schools are not effectively preparing our students for the 21st-century global workforce. This shift of the paradigm where students move from consumers of knowledge to creators of their knowledge is paramount to students’ future successes.”
Donna Walker Tileston
“In their new book, Jukes, Mc Cain, and Crockett have broken new ground. While focusing on 21st-century skills, this group of authors has laid important groundwork for lifting our thinking into the 21st century. As they so aptly point out, we cannot correctly identify the skills for the 21st century with thinking still grounded in the 20th century. Jukes, Mc Cain, and Crockett challenge our thinking first and then lead us to what is important for our students to be able to do in this new century. They are right on target for truly understanding the future of educating children.”
James Cisek
“Jukes, Mc Cain, and Crockett have laid out an excellent road map for learning in the 21st century.Readers will have clearer understanding of this digital generation and why our classrooms continue to teach analog students in a digital world.”
Steve Franko
“This book dramatically documents the need for educators to recognize that 21st-century learners do not learn like their predecessors. The included research and suggested strategies for change provide hope for the future. As a former Ohio school superintendent and staff development director, I believe this is a must-read for those truly interested in educational reform.”
Frank Kelly
"Understanding the Digital Generation is grounded in the recognition that today's students are very different from those in the past, and it outlines new approaches to schooling with technology that should be heard and acted upon now. "
Nikos Theodosakis
“This book explores critical questions that intrigue today’s educational leaders: How do I balance the best of the past with the opportunities and realities of the present? How do I balance all that I know with all that we are becoming? And how does all this create the best possible learning environment for our students? A great guide to the future!”
Brian Celli
“The students populating today’s schools are fundamentally different from those of previous generations. If we are serious about educating them for life in the 21st century, we must acknowledge this difference and rebalance our approach. In Understanding the Digital Generation, Jukes, Mc Cain, and Crockett fully deliver on their goal of providing a greater understanding of the digital generation and sparking ‘...deep thinking about how instruction should change to teach them effectively.’”
Doug Johnson
“Jukes, Mc Cain, and Crockett offer up a highly readable, terribly important summary of the attributes of today's technologically enhanced children and explore the urgent implications for today’s schools. Get this book and read it. And then pass it along to your administrators!”
Nicky Mohan
“A book that captures what real learning is all about. Thank you Ian, Ted, and Lee for sharing your knowledge and casting new insight on digital kids. A must-read for every teacher, teaching in this modern, high-tech, digital online world. This book equips teachers to meet these challenges and is the first of its kind to make a significant shift in focus from how teachers teach to how students learn.”
Janis Jensen
"The authors make a compelling case for the need to transform 20th-century classrooms into 21st-century learning environments to engage digital learners and prepare them to successfully collaborate, create, and compete in the mulitnational workplaces and communities of the new knowledge economy. "
Christian Long
"While many assume that 21st-century education merely demands access to hardware and the Internet, our greatest limit is one of pedagogical vision. Jukes, Mc Cain, and Crockett consistently push us to re-imagine the entire premise of learning and collaboration in the future. Best of all, they know how to guide us through a strategic process that ensures our students will remain intellectually agile in a future that extends far beyond the traditional schoolhouse. "
NACADA Journal - Douglas A. Smith
"For academic advisors this book is a good resource to provide an understanding and appreciation for the digital generation of students. I recommend this book for academic advisors seeking to better improve their understanding and interactions with students of the digital generation. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412938440
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 4/11/2010
  • Series: The 21st Century Fluency Series
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 464,710
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Jukes has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor, and keynote speaker. He is the director of the Info Savvy Group, an international consulting group that provides leadership and program development in the areas of assessment and evaluation, strategic alignment, curriculum design and publication, professional development, planning, change management, hardware and software acquisition, information services, customized research, media services, and online training as well as conference keynotes and workshop presentations. Over the past 10 years, Jukes has worked with clients in more than 40 countries and made more than 7,000 presentations, typically speaking to between 300,000 and 350,000 people a year. His Committed Sardine Blog is read by more than 78,000 people in 75 countries.

Ted Mc Cain is coordinator of instructional technology for Maple Ridge Secondary School in Vancouver, BC. He also has taught computer networking, graphic design, and desktop publishing for Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC. He is the author of six books on the future, effective teaching, educational technology, and graphic design. In 1997, Mc Cain received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence for his work in developing a real-world technology curriculum that prepares students for employment in technology directly out of high school. For the past twenty years, Mc Cain has done consulting work for businesses and school districts on effective teaching for the digital generation and the implementation of instructional technology. His clients have included Apple Computer, Microsoft, Aldus, and Toyota, as well as many school districts and educational associations in both the United States and Canada. He is passionate in his belief that schools must change so that they can effectively prepare students for the rest of their lives.

Lee Crockett is a national award-winning designer, marketing consultant, entrepreneur, artist, author, and international keynote speaker. He is the director of media for the Info Savvy Group and the managing partner of the 21st Century Fluency Project. Lee is a "just in time learner" who is constantly adapting to the new programs, languages, and technologies associated with today’s communications and marketing media. Understanding the need for balance in our increasingly digital lives, Lee has lived in Kyoto, Japan, where he studied Aikido and the tea ceremony, as well as Florence, Italy, where he studied painting at the Accademia D'Arte.

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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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