Sunday, 23 September 2007

The Digital Divide

It has been noted in recent years that the digital divide is growing along socio economic lines, between the have and the have nots. The George Lucas Educational Foundation's website edutopia has put some great articles and websites together on this very topic. Worth having a look

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Tuesday, 18 September 2007

what do we teach the digital natives

Just read a post by John Larkin on his blog regarding the Digital Natives. He makes a very valid point and something we need to be constantly reminded of as educators.

Basically, yes our students may be more savvy with technology. It is their world and we have a responsibility to prepare them for this innovative, ever changing world. They are usually more skilled than we are so the question is what do we teach?

We can easily get caught up with teaching the skills of using technology tools and not really teach what the students really need to survive and succeed in the post digital age or the 'creative age'.

Teach creativity.

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