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Your Digital Natives Are Not Always Digitally Fluent

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"Digital Natives" are those teens and young professionals who have grown up surrounded by computers, video games, the Internet and other modern technologies that have become commonplace conveniences for them. However, contrary to what some educators may believe, many of these digital natives are not digitally fluent, and there are limits to their ability to turn their digital experiences into real learning.

Join Jerry Swiatek as he discusses evidence that shows that today's students are much better consumers of content, rather than creators of it. He will explore how you can help them to be digitally fluent, while using technology to support learning. Jerry will share ways that you can teach new digital skills while learning from and using your students' strengths. Discover how you can help your digital natives to become globally connected, socially networked, and technologically fluent.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 @ 1:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Business Education, College & Career Readiness
Tags: digital literacy, digital natives, digital skills

Reviews (15)

Basic Member
Great presentation. The concept of "digital influency" is very important and thought-provoking. Thank you for all the information you shared.
Full Member
Very informative webinar.
Full Member
This is great information - a lot of it needs to be shared with the students...I will!
Full Member
Great presentation, thank you!
Great points... I would love some examples of lesson plans on how to teach kids these digital skills
Full Member
Great webinar!
Full Member
Great points on digital fluency vs literacy, Jerry! I really enjoy this webinar!
Full Member
He raised some excellent points!
Full Member
Great information. We do often assume that students come in ready to learn and work with technology because they know how to play with technology.
Full Member
This webinar was very informative. Thank you for sharing digital literacy v. digital fluency because for sometime the focus was digital natives v. digital immigrants which was not as clear.
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