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Digital Natives

Creating a Caring Teen Online Starts Offline with a Caring Parent

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

There is nothing wrong with wanting our children to be academically accomplished and happy, but many understand that giving to others actually brings the most joy to those that do the giving.

Why Would Learning Be the Goal of 21st Century Schools?

John Thompson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
John Thompson

The real villain, I believe, is not standards-based reform but the way it was high-jacked by test-driven accountability hawks.

Can Technology Save Itself From Itself?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

I see technology as I would a developing person who is transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. Much like a person's early life, these first 20 years have been filled with rapid development, exuberance, awkwardness, impulsivity, excess, impatience, a lack of wisdom and perspective, and missteps.

What Do They Know? Dismissing a Viral Presumption About Millennials

Eszter Hargittai | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Eszter Hargittai

Considerable research has shown that there is large variation in Internet skills among today's millennials often related to their socioeconomic status.

So, Kids These Days Can Use Smartphones Before They Learn To Write Their Names

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents

Kids around the world may be separated by land and sea, but many seem to have one thing in common: They know a lot about technology. AVG, a compute...

Closer Together or Further Apart? Digital Devices and the New Generation Gap

Robert Weiss | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Robert Weiss

Today, the divide is more about the fact that young people neither see nor hear their elders because, from a communications standpoint, the two generations are not in the same room.

Life On A Social Media Island--Where Digital Natives And Digital Immigrants Must Collaborate

April Rudin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
April Rudin

We can remember our first Compaq portable computers in the 1980s but that doesn't mean we are less savvy with Twitter or Facebook than younger generations.

NOT the Millennials

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.17.2014 | Media
Tom Alderman

We're namers. We like to put people and things in buckets, assign labels to the buckets and fit them into our handy memory garage. We're especially bi...

7 Practical Tips for Parenting Digital Natives

Linda Esposito, LCSW | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Linda Esposito, LCSW

Have the "edited reality" conversation. Anyone can edit themselves to appear smarter, funnier and nearly physically flawless. Teens are concrete and literal thinkers. When viewing status updates and birthday party photos, they may conclude "everyone" is having fun and they're "always" excluded.

Randi Zuckerberg: Wired Women Are Conquering Our 'Dot Complicated' World

Randi Zuckerberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Randi Zuckerberg

There are enormous benefits to technology, obviously -- but also a whole new set of challenges, especially for those of us raising children in the digital world, or navigating a complex work environment in which our colleagues now know everything about our personal lives as well.

Reinventing Your Digital Presence, Planning for Your Digital Future

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Because the technology allowing us to constantly update our daily behavior is so new, the long-term effects of having a continuous morphing online presence won't be known for years to come.

Why Are We Blaming Social Media Apps for Rebecca Sedwick's Suicide?

Rebecca Levey | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Rebecca Levey

The media's focus on social media apps in this case detracts from the bigger conversation about kids' behavior online, and what we as parents must teach our kids about life on and offline.

The Mindset List for the Class of 2017

Mary Quigley | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Mary Quigley

The three million students who are entering college this month were born mostly in 1995. Unlike their "digital immigrants" parents and professors, they are "digital natives," so many of the 60 points on the list reflect how technology impacts their daily lives.

Is Anyone Speaking?

John Brown | Posted 08.29.2013 | Technology
John Brown

Yes, let's read, write, and use the Internet, but let's not abandon the miraculous pleasure of speaking in the real world with identifiable persons other than ourselves.

Higher Education: When Will Digital Natives Share Leadership?

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

Last week I was in Chicago, at the Higher Learning Commission Conference, where over four thousand people discussed, for five full days, the future of Higher Education and accreditation, setting the course for America's youth and future.

Why We Must Learn From the Learners

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

Are we talking to the digital natives to get an understanding of why they are so interested in that cell phone that we think is a distraction in the classroom? The answer may be deeper and more complex than "Oh, they just like to be on that silly Facebook."

The Fractious World of Digital Natives, Immigrants and Aliens

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Tom Alderman

Now we live in the digital age, a most wondrous time, for sure. But let's be honest, it has also fragmented our already tribal society into yet another counter faction. And that's not so good.

The Digital Native Fallacy: Teaching New Skills While Learning From Their Strengths

Jared Chung | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Jared Chung

We've often heard parents and educators quip that today's young people are digital natives -- a generation of youth who can rent movies on iTunes and buy school supplies on Amazon before they're out of preschool. But for many American youth living in low-income communities, the moniker doesn't quite fit.

What Business Leaders Can Learn from ‘Generation Mobile’

Jerry Cuomo | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology
Jerry Cuomo

About four years ago, we started hiring high school interns. The idea was to introduce basic software development skills and help create interest in the field. What we didn't anticipate was how much we'd learn in the process. In many ways, the teachers became the students, and the experience continues to transform the way we view risk, reward -- and the user experience.

Is Technology Making Your Children Mindless Instead of Mindful?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Between the unlimited exposure to technology and the often nonstop, overscheduled lives that so many children lead these days, there is little opportunity for them to ever experience anything that approximates a Zen-like mindfulness or calm.

Digital Generation Gap

Mary Quigley | Posted 09.01.2012 | Media
Mary Quigley

These issues are not restricted to the classroom. If you think holding an office meeting is distracting now with people glancing at their cellsphone, wait until Gen Y floods the workplace. Eye contact will be a relic of the past.

Digital Natives

David Sable | Posted 08.13.2012 | Technology
David Sable

Far from this being a world of digital natives, we live in a world where age compression on one end and longevity on the other have created -- for the first time that I know -- a continuum of purpose and value between the oldest and the youngest.

Dissent and the Digital Natives

Andrew Lenoir | Posted 01.23.2012 | College
Andrew Lenoir

While discontent with politics as usual is not new, the means of dealing with the system's structure is changing quickly. Maybe the Internet isn't here to allow us to escape our world, but change it for the better.

Are the Kids All Right? The "Digital Natives"

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Concern for children has been an issue since the popularization of Internet use in the mid-1990s. But while children of the digital revolution they are, natives of culture driven by the digital they are not.

Am I Better Than Facebook?

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

Facebook me is better than actual me. Smarter, wittier, funner, prettier. But does Facebook, as a platform, reduce the richness of my personhood? Absolutely.