I am definitely a digital immigrant.  Ironically, my job is to support 35 teachers who teach digital natives. While I am not afraid of technology, I do have what Marc Prensky would define as a accent.  On example of my accent would be that I send out a monthly newsletter and then print copies for each teacher to review at monthly meetings with teams of teachers.  I would classify two of the teachers I support as digital natives.  I am bracing this observation, by the materials they request and the fact that I go to them with most of the technology questions I receive.  As for the remaining teachers, they too are struggling to determine the best way to teach and communicate with their students.  I am blessed to work with teachers who at least attempt to try new things and are not to prideful to admit when that students frequently know more about technology then they do.  Based on the article by Prensky, I need to focus more on how concepts are taught using activities that kids will relate to, as oppose to only providing technology based activities to review and reinforce previous taught content.  After watching the videos by Michale Wesch, I have come to the conclusion that my knowledge barely scratches the surface of how or what to teach digital natives.  I am excited to learn more.

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