I had the pleasure of attending the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in 2012 and had the pleasure of hearing Marc Prensky speak. While he gave his speech, he spoke about the differences between Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives and their relationship to education. He then stated, “The war is over, the natives… Continue reading “The war is over, the natives won!” – Marc Prensky
Reading the section on “Geeking Out” in “Living with New Media,” I was thinking of the stereotypes that accompany the word, “geek.” Doing a quick Google Image Search for “geek” led me here (click if you’re up for a laugh). Anyway, I was getting a good number of images of people with giant glasses, a… Continue reading Redefining the Geek
“Smart phones have made people dumb.” I’ve heard this from so many people since iPhones became popular and everyone around seemed to have one. As I read “Connectivism” by George Siemen, a particular line stood out to me “Many of the processes previously handled by learning theories (especially in cognitive information processing) can now be… Continue reading Let’s Connect, Mess Around, and Create!
As I read the opening chapters of Jeff Utecht’s book, Reach, I was intrigued by the distinction he made about communities and networks. Immediately after reading the section, being a visual learner, I scribbled a quick diagram for me to make sense of what I had just read. I started analyzing the ways in which… Continue reading Intentions on the Internet