RSA Animate Changing education paradigms

I’m a real fan of Sir Ken Robinson and RSA Animate and here they’ve joined forces to present a fabulous video which discusses the shifts that are occurring within our education systems,a must see for educators and parents alike.

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Don’t stifle their creativity

I was heartened when I came across a book during my son’s kindergarten years by Pennie Brownlee who encouraged parents and teachers of young children to ask children to tell them about their drawing rather than something like “what is that you’re drawing,is a duck”? However,I was surprised how this philosophy seemed to […]

Time to put the brakes on

As soon as there’s a new kid on the block someone wants to deconstruct it and show us all the pitfalls.

“Young people of the digital native generation possess sophisticated knowledge of and skills with information technologies.”

The above quote from the Bennett,S.,Maton,K.,&Kervin,L. (2008) reading I find is […]

To what extent do you identify yourself with the “digital immigrant”generation?

In the last 10 years my ability to use digital technologies has grown from barely being able to turn a computer on,to feeling confident enough to run classes in Photoshop and everything in between. I just can’t seem to get enough of the stuff and arvidly seek to find ways to organise the […]

Are there any benefits in being a “digital immigrant”

I guess that depends on who is asking the question. A digital native might answer no but then find themself unable to get a job because of some inappropriate comments or behaviour on their Facebook profile. Openingly sharing private details online,easy passwords and unprotected profiles might mean their bank account has been infiltrated […]

Synchronous or Asynchronous Learning?

As a student in a virtual environment I feel I would benefit using a mix of synchronous and asynchronous approaches. Distance learning can be an islolating experience,especially when feedback or assistance is needed and you sometimes have to wait days or even a week to get a reply from your tutor,it tends to […]

The Digital Natives Debate

Comments on the reading by Bennett,S.Maton,K. &Kervin L. (2008)

The digital natives’debate:A critical review of the evidence. British Journal of Educational Technology,39(5),775 -786.

“Young people of the digital native generation possess sophisticated knowledge of and skills with information technologies.”

The above quote from the Bennett,S.,[…]