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ERIC Number: EJ788433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Turning On the Lights
Prensky, Marc
Educational Leadership, v65 n6 p40-45 Mar 2008
In the past, many children knew little of the world outside their neighborhoods. It was the job of education to enlighten children, to lead them out of ignorance into knowledge. Today's students are different. They grow up connected to the world through their computers and mobile devices. Instead of embracing students' technology-infused lives, however, schools seem to believe that students' electronic connections to the world are detrimental to their education. To prepare students for their 21st-century lives and keep them engaged in learning, schools need to allow students to use technology in school to learn and create, find out from students how they want to be taught, and help students learn the 21st-century skills they will need to succeed in life and work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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