The Digital Native Myth: Why we still need to teach kids HOW to use the iPad | (innovate) educate

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“Every now and then an article will come out or someone will tweet about students being ‘digital natives’. The assumption is, of course, that students have been brought up with technology and know how to use it, and use it well. Ignoring the socio-economic fallacies of the argument, it is still false to assume students know how to use technology well.”

John Pearce‘s insight:

Rebecca Davies is, as a relatively young teacher, in a unique position to offer a perspective on the on-going problems of ascribing characteristics to generations or other groups of people. Too often definition, (the way we think about and attempt to draw together some common characteristics in a group) becomes prescription, (an expectation that all membersof the group will exhibit these characteristics).

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