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ERIC Number: EJ936251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
The People Unite: Learning Meaningful Civics Online
Pitts, Annette Boyd; Dziuban, Charles; Cornett, Jeffrey W.
Social Education, v75 n3 p160-163 May-Jun 2011
Throughout the world, today's students are being characterized as digital natives, the "net generation." This twenty-first-century student cohort is adept at multi-tasking and at using a variety of tools and resources including electronic search engines, blogs, wikis, visual images, videos, gaming platforms, and social networking. Current estimates suggest that teenagers spend an average of 30 hours a week online or in networking activities. They co-create knowledge, learn through active participation, exhibit a growing distaste for traditional transmission of information educational systems, and are anxious to communicate with their global peers. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8
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Language: English
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