Monday, June 29, 2009

Are you a Digital Native or a Digital Immigrant? A 20th or a 21st Century Learner?

After reading some of Marc Prensky's controversial and thought-provoking work, I created the quiz below for a staff development session. The questions are there twice, yet the statements are reversed to show how shift happens and so that it can be used as a discussion tool.

Enjoy finding out if you are a Digital Native, a Digital Immigrant, . . . or somewhere in between!
(I also heard the term "Digital Refugee" last week. It feels useful, though perhaps is a tad demeaning, especially if used to the face of such a one.)



This quiz is not to make you "feel bad" about your 'hometown' (as some persons doggedly insist), but it is important for us to remember that kids these days may not be from our locale. It's something to think about while you're filing those emails you've been printing, if, that is, you're able to do more than one thing at a time.


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