Wondering About “Digital Natives”

I just posted a blog examining the evolution of the term “digital native” in education over at edSocialMedia.

“I become apprehensive when I hear people tell me about how our students are all “digital natives.”  My hesitation stems from the fact that some educators have twisted this buzzword beyond its original definition into a dangerous catchall.  For some, the phrase is used to define our students as a monolithic group of tech gurus.  At best, I think this tends to obfuscate students’ dearth of practical technological skills, and at worst, it leads to a conception that all students are technologically savvy.”

Be sure to read the rest of this post and check out what else is going on over at edSocialMedia.

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