With a New Year comes new opportunities!
Our world is an exciting place in a constant state of flux!
This is especially true in the world of education and learning.
Just consider these changes:
I suggest that we make these technologies available to our young people, as soon as possible. (After all, they will need to expertly use them, in a world of work, where many careers are not even invented yet! )
Today’s Teens are especially adept at adopting this type of change. Just ask them to program your TV remote control. You know what I mean!
Meeting Them Where They Are: Engaging Digital Natives!
By 21 years of age, Digital Natives have spent an estimated 20,000 hours watching TV; 10,000 hours playing video games; 10,000 talking on cell phones; watched more than 500,000 commercials; sent more that 250,000 emails and texts; and spent a mere 5,000 (often less) hours reading! (Prensky; 2001) “
This is disturbing to me, since they will navigate the Information Highway, at breakneck speeds, without reading the warning signs. Yes, technology is exciting! Yet it has its dangers and pitfalls too.
See my last blog post about Cyber bullying.
We cannot possibly envisage all the future holds for them. However, it is in everyone’s best interests , that we promote the vast potential of our young people. Who knows what marvellous new inventions they will discover?
21st Century Learning skills they will need :
Feel free to post your comments, about this topic.
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