Alan Kay said, "Technology is anything that wasn't around when your where born." What most teachers consider technology, students consider life. Those of us born before the year 1990 are light years behind the "Technology Natives" who inhabit our classrooms on a daily basis. If we are to earn our citizenship (read remain relevant to our students) in this world of QR codes and URLs, our outlook has to change. How often we see technology as a hindrance to our teaching style and more of an inconvenience than anything else? While we fully expected the lecture, worksheet, repeat method and accepted this as effective teaching, our students DO NOT, and are expecting YOU to speak their technology language. Digital Natives are active learners, and it's our responsibility to keep up with them, not the other way around. So, how do we get there from here? Take a moment to watch this video and see education from a Digital Native's Perspective.
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