Molding Young Minds
Did you know that FSUSD is considered a regional leader in Education Technology?
I really enjoyed this experience and there are lots of takeaways. For me one of the biggest and most comical is to remember to take demographers with a grain of salt. Not assuming prior knowledge, it turns out, is a good teaching technique always, always, always.
We have all heard about how the Millennials and the following generations are all digital natives. I am not so sure. Or at least I am not so sure that we should all assume that "digital native" means "is comfortable with/knows how to do everything on the Internet". For the vast majority, they had never used twitter before, a very small number didn't want to use it at all, and there were little stumbling blocks and user hiccups that were mostly down to user inexperience/error.
To my Gen X and Boomer friends, don't believe the hype...the kids are just as lost as you...they just don't mind it as much. :-)
Dr. PLN-Love -or- How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Create My Own Professional Development