Do you agree with Prensky’s submission that… ? “…today’s students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors” Tell us why you agree or disagree.
Discussion: Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
This page is for an open discussion on the findings and submissions presented in the articles by Marc Prensky:
- Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants: a New Way to Look at Ourselves and our Kids
- Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants: Part II: Do They REALLY Think Differently? — Neuroscience Says Yes
Marc Prensky cites some examples as hallmark of “the digital immigrant’s accent.” One example is the digital immigrant’s need to “print” out emails and other documents. What further examples can you think of?
How would you fill in these blanks in Prensky’s essay? “My students just don?t _____ like they used to,” Digital Immigrant educators grouse. I can’t get them to ____ or to ____. They have no appreciation for _____ or _____ .
Prensky submits that “learning via digital games is one good way to reach Digital Natives in their ?native language.” Do you agree or disagree and why? Have you experienced this method of teaching first hand?
Marc Prensky writes: Children raised with the computer ?think differently from the rest of us. They develop hypertext minds. They leap around. It’s as though their cognitive structures were parallel, not sequential. Do you agree or disagree with this submission? Can you think of examples that support your answer.