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May 04, 2007


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Such opportunities for students is very important, pokskolku doyut they can qualitatively rest. Especially positive is the fact that young people can playing video games, read x number of emails, and IMed x number of messages. It's good.

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That is the type of information that must be shared all over the web. Shame to the search engines like google for not positioning this post higher!


Just a couple of weeks ago at Computers in Libraries, folks from U. Guelph presented data that back you up. A colleague of mine said that it is "the hippies all over again. A small minority are being depicted as the cultural majority."


Sometimes I really hate my computer.


I have three kids: 12, 9, 5 and we have three laptops and 2 desktops. Must of the time they are watching tv, playing video games and surfing the internet at the same time; without mentioning the cell phone that has five hundred features...I do believe that the amount of technology available for the average household will be influencing this generation in many ways (both +s and -s) and probably we (previous generations) haven't understand what the future will be...


You're absolutely right, Paula! Our students love the digital tools but don't necessarily know how to manipulate them or push them out of their social lives and into their school or work lives.

An unexamined tenet is are we really more effective communicators when we're busy with our cell phone or Blackberry instead of interacting with our FULL attention with the people/co-workers right in front of us.

There's at least somewhat of an assumption that the "technology" will do it for me rather than the technology providing a richer experience - ie "I'll take a result off the first page of Google for my paper rather than exploring several pages of Google sources that would take weeks or months if done in a library - if a book-filled library was even close by to the student.

We still have a great deal to learn about educating the digital nation!

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