Published on February 23, 2014
NetGen Learners AKA “MILLENNIALS”
NetGen ARE YOU A LEARNER? (born between 1982 and 2002)
Millennials have always been surrounded by technology.
Today’s teachers “….are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.”
A different approach must be taken…
Today’s 21 year old has spent…
10,000 hours playing video games
20,000 hours watching TV
10,000 hours talking on cell phones
Sent 250,000 emails
Today’s kids' brains are wired differently. The average attention span of a NetGen student is 7 minutes.
Let’s give the millennia ls what they need to learn…
Millennials are team-oriented and confident, so let them work together and take charge.
They multitask and are tech-
Millennials prefer to learn any time, any place.
If they must be in the class room, student s should interact with smartboards… not watch them.
Clickers work great with smartboards.
Where are they? STUDEN TS NEED TO USE THE MEDIA CENTER !!!
Smartphones and iPods: Toys or TOOLS?
Students can blog or create wikis on their teacher’s website… …with their CELL PHONES.
Millennials prefer online environments, so provide it for them.
Utilize YouTube, NetFlix, Hulu, and podcasts…
And if you REALLY want students to learn…
SURPRISE!!! video games = learning
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