Genevieve Bell is an Intel vice president and Intel Fellow, and the director of User Experience Research at Intel Labs. She leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human-factors engineers and computer scientists, all of whom focus on people's needs and desires in order to help shape new Intel products and technologies.
What exactly is a "digital native" and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing curriculum resources that prepare teachers to nurture conscious youth in the digital world.
There is still one realm where we are ahead of our kids, and that's in "life skills," which are sorely needed--believe it or not--in digital spaces. These life skills include things like kindness, respect, and thoughtfulness, and they're considered skills because in the old days, we actually learned them by observing the behavior of the adults around us.