[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: Seven Questions about the Digital Generation
Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Wed Feb 20 08:41:46 EST 2013
Today on the ETNews Listserv
ITEM: Glad You Asked About the Digital Generation
Innovative educator, Ian Jukes, answers seven of the most consistently
asked questions he receives at presentations.
1. What are the most profound effects that digital bombardment has on
children? How is this changing the way educators need to teach in
2. What are the new thinking skills that today's workers need? How
should educators change the way they teach to make sure they equip
students with these skills?
3. How can educators keep up with the new media and technological
developments that their students are accessing, without becoming
overwhelmed or neglecting other aspects of their work?
4. Why do students today process information, interact, and
communicate in fundamentally different ways than any previous generation
before them? Each generation of students is, of course, presented with
new ideas and new technologies-for example, the eras of the telephone,
the television and the personal computer. What makes this particular
5. You make reference to the concept of "neuroplasticity." What does
this mean, and why is it important for educators to understand it in
terms of today's learners?
6. You've come up with eight key learning preferences of digital
learners and compared them with the "old-school" teaching styles. Why is
it vital for today's educators to adapt their teaching strategies to
their students' learning preferences rather than the other way around?
Should we be at all concerned about this massive exposure to digital
7. If you could share one key piece of advice for educators
navigating this new digital frontier, what would it be?
Read his answers on the 21st Century Fluency Project website
ETNews is a service of the Office of Educational Technology
NH Department of Education 101 Pleasant Street Concord, NH
For more information, contact
603.271.5132 Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
<mailto:sfreeda at ed.state.nh.us>
www.opennh.org <http://www.opennh.org/> www.nheon.org
"The need to know the capital of Florida died when my phone learned the
answer." ~ Anthony Chivetta, high school student in Missouri
The contents of this message are confidential. Any unauthorized
disclosure, reproduction, use or dissemination (either whole or in part)
is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this message,
please notify the sender immediately and delete the message and any
attachments from your system.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the NHDOE-ETNews