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ERIC Number: EJ745468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Listen to the Natives
Prensky, Marc
Educational Leadership, v63 n4 p8-13 Dec 2005-Jan 2006
"Digital natives" refer to today's students because they are native speakers of technology, fluent in the digital language of computers, video games, and the Internet. Those who were not born into the digital world are referred to as digital immigrants. Educators, considered digital immigrants, have slid into the 21st century--and into the digital age--still doing a great many things the old way. Times have changed and so, too, have the students, the tools, and the requisite skills and knowledge. As such, it's time for education leaders to raise their heads above the daily grind and observe the new landscape that's emerging. In this article, the author discusses what today's teachers and school need to do in order to keep up with the constantly changing educational needs of "digital natives."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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