When we started this project for the Dancing With Digital Natives book, my focus was firmly in the enterprise. It has been my focus as a writer for many years now and I’d thought that perhaps the educational space (for good reason) was generating a good amount of content on the topic of digital natives. During work, however, we did end up putting in an educational section which focuses on a few areas not yet covered by the academic presses.
However the wonderful positive attention the book has gotten from educational publishers has really opened my eyes to the remaining work to be done in helping educators think most constructively about their interactions with this generation.
As such, I was very pleased when EdTech Magazine (Focus on K-12) asked me to write a guest column pulling out some high level tips for educators. There’s a lot to learn and this magazine does a great job at helping educators stay abreast of the latest trends in technology and how to best put it to work.
The column is online now:
From the article:
“Today’s students grew up surrounded by technology and immersed in online communities, so teachers’ strategies for reaching them must evolve accordingly.”