Today’s students are ‘Digital Natives’

I recently read a couple articles by Marc Prensky. In them, he postulates today’s students are fundamentally different from students of the past. He refers to them as “digital natives,” and everyone else is a “digital immigrant.”

They are fascinating pieces because he argues that students’ brains are developing differently because they have grown up with technology.

At the very least he says they “think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors.”

I was going to write a big response and analysis of this. However, I have decided not to. I simply could not do it justice without polluting the message and probably skewing what others might take from them.

You need to read the articles. They are fascinating.

Here is a link to a PDF of both articles:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:NYImEXrr7F8J:educationcabinet.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/F9E83D7C-95BA-4053-9B6F-A913A5278CF0/0/DigitalNativesPartIII.pdf+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESj4McKMmVNI1wKmT-Lo9lwiTVjmNvVa2cxCc9EYVqtW9EX8FnMYJ2DAqkSpcswC3XOcxNI5eaLZkkk_lFCsVIkDsUGDl_Ijqs5uPth_MgllvehXP-TNnlJHBLnwpM0Qspt2BpAF&sig=AHIEtbQMKsX9NEPHpHB31HhJipWrU3Ud5Q