If you haven’t noticed yet, our incoming freshmen are no longer experiencing the same K12 that most of us probably did. They are digital natives, a generation fostered in a world that is dominated by technology. They subsist perpetually coupled to a digital persona manifested by I-Phones, cell phones and Blackberries. Each is making an unspoken statement, one that we all should be listening too. As the parent of a sixteen year old high school sophomore I’ve seen firsthand how our lives are so different, and despite my best efforts to remain cool and hip, I just can’t keep up. At sometime we have to admit that we are different, very different! Though I hear dissention in the ranks, those readers dismissing my writing as the mere meanderings of a scorned parent and teacher consider the following.
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DeVries, Paul, "Digital Millenials" (2009). Faculty Publications and Research. 6.