Digital Natives


I love tech buzz words, but even better are education-related tech buzz words–like digital natives. I know it’s supposed to mean that the younger generation has grown up with computers, but nobody can ever actually explain what that means for anything. It’s sort of like calling everyone else alive today automobile natives. So what?

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CZAR: We need to remember that today's students are digital natives.
BEARD: What does that even mean?

CZAR: Well, obviously they've always had and used technology.
BEARD: That's empty language. It tells me nothing about how to approach my students.

BEARD: Just be honest, you think digital native means they wear loin cloths and brandish tablets as clubs!
CZAR: I was more picturing zip drives.


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