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  • 1. Digital Natives, Digital ImmigrantsMarc Prensky
    GroupOne: Adriana Couto - Ana Gabriela - Andressa Gomide - Amanda Antunes - Leonardo Veiga.

2. Presentation Layout
Digital immigrantsandDigital natives;
What should happen? and methodology;
3. Introduction
Todaysstudents are no longerthepeopleoureducational system wasdesigned to teach.
4. Introduction
Singularity: disseminationof digital technology in thelastdecadesofthe 20th century.
5. Introduction
Discontinuity: thinkingpatternshavechanged.
6. How should we call these new students of today ?
N-[for Net]-genD-[for Digital]-gen
Digital Natives X Digital Immigrants
7. Digital NativesX Digital Immigrants
Answer these questions to yourselves:
01 Do you usually turn to the internet for information second rather than first?
02 Do you read the manual for a program rather than assuming that the program itself will teach you how to use it?
03 Do you sometimes print out your email or even a document written on the computer in order to edit it ?
04 Do you sometimes bring people into your office to see an interesting website ?
05- Have you ever phoned someone to ask if they had received your e-mail ?
8. Digital Natives X Digital Immigrants
A big problem facing education: digital immigrant instructors are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language whereas digital natives are being brought up in a population of heavily accented unintelligible foreigners to teach them.
9. Digital Natives
are used to receiving information really fast;
like parallel process and multi-task;
prefer their graphics before their texts;
function best when networked;
thrive on instant gratification and instant rewards;
prefer games to serious work.
10. Digital Immigrants
have very little appreciation for these new skills that natives have acquired through years of interaction and practice;
dont believe their students can learn successfully while watching TV or listening to music;
think that learning cant be fun;
assume that the same methods used to teach them in the past will work for their students now.
11. whatshouldhappen?
Shouldthe Digital Nativestudentslearntheoldways, orshouldtheir Digital Immigranteducatorslearnthenew?
Kids Born intoanynewculture, learnthenewlanguageeasily, andforcefullyresistusingtheold.
Weneed to reconsiderbothourmethodologyandourcontent.
12. Methodologyandcontent
First, ourmethodology.
Second, our content . Two kinds:
Legacy content includes reading, writing , arithmetic, logical thinking, understanding the writings and ideas of the past, etc. all of our traditional curriculum.
Future content is to a large extent, not surprisingly, digital and technological. But while it includes software, hardware, robotics, nanotechnology, genomics, etc. it also includes the ethics, politics, sociology, languages and other things that go with them.
13. Methodologyandcontent
As educators, weneed to bethinkingabouthow to teachboth Legacy and Future content in thelanguage of the Digital Natives.
Thefirstinvolves a major translationandchangeofmethodology; thesecondinvolvesall that + new content and thinking.
14. Example
Computer game basedonsoftware
Targetaudience: male engineersstudentsbetween20 and30.
15. Example
Thenew digital nativemethodology
Allsubjects in alllevels
It justdependsonhow it is presented
16. Inventnew Digital NativeMethodology
Use your STUDENTS to guideyou.
17. ThoughtExperiments
Create Debates
Role-play Meetings
18. digital immigrant way
the only way
19. educators have to CHANGE
20. Just do it.
Andyou WILL succeed.