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Teaching Digital Natives
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Teaching Digital Natives
Partnering for Real Learning

Foreword by Stephen Heppell



March 2010 | 224 pages | Corwin

"This book is a must-read for any educator who wants to successfully work with the digital generation, because it is so practical and filled with ideas to engage 21st-century students."
—Ian Jukes, Author of Teaching the Digital Generation

"A truly great and inspiring book. My students are a testament that partnering does work."
—Randon Ruggles, Teacher
FAIR School, Minneapolis, MN

"Finally someone has written a book for teachers that goes beyond pedagogy and philosophy, giving teachers something they can use on Monday morning!"
—Sandy Fivecoat, CEO
WeAreTeachers

"The good news: teachers don't have to be masters of technology to master the 21st-century classroom. Prensky has developed a map for a new era of teaching and learning that educators will find a breeze to navigate, and well worth the trip!"
—Jonathan Ben-Asher, Principal
Henry and Wrightstown Elementary Schools, Tucson, AZ

A new paradigm for teaching and learning in the 21st century!

Students today are growing up in a digital world. These "digital natives" learn in new and different ways, so educators need new approaches to make learning both real and relevant for today's students.

Marc Prensky, who first coined the terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants," presents an intuitive yet highly innovative and field-tested partnership model that promotes 21st-century student learning through technology. Partnership pedagogy is a framework in which:

  • Digitally literate students specialize in content finding, analysis, and presentation via multiple media
  • Teachers specialize in guiding student learning, providing questions and context, designing instruction, and assessing quality
  • Administrators support, organize, and facilitate the process schoolwide
  • Technology becomes a tool that students use for learning essential skills and "getting things done"

With numerous strategies, how-to's, partnering tips, and examples, Teaching Digital Natives is a visionary yet practical book for preparing students to live and work in today's globalized and digitalized world.


 
About the Author
 
Introduction: Our Changing World: Technology and Global Society
What Today’s Students Want

 
Partnering and Twenty-first Century Technology

 
REAL, Not Just Relevant

 
Motivation Through Passion

 
Teaching for the Future

 
The Road to a Pedagogy of Partnering

 
 
1. Partnering: a Pedagogy for the New Educational Landscape
Moving Ahead

 
How Partnering Works

 
Establishing Roles and Mutual Respect

 
Getting Motivated to Partner With Your Students

 
 
2. Moving to the Partnership Pedagogy
Seeing Your Students Differently

 
Setting Up Your Classroom to Facilitate Partnering

 
Choosing Your Partnering “Level”: Basic, Directed, Advanced

 
Technology and Partnering: Nouns vs. Verbs

 
Partnering and The Required Curriculum

 
Taking Your First (or Next) Steps into Partnering

 
 
3. Think ”People and Passions” rather than “Classes and Content”
Learn your students’ interests and passions

 
Living Out the Partnering Roles

 
More Ideas

 
 
4. Always be REAL (not Just Relevant)
A New Perspective

 
Making Our Subjects REAL

 
More Ways to Make Things REAL

 
Always Think “Future”

 
 
5. Planning: Content to Questions, Questions to Skills
Using Guiding Questions

 
Focus on the appropriate verbs

 
 
6. Using Technology in Partnering
Technology is the Enabler

 
Technology and Equity: To Each His or Her Own

 
Let the Students Use All Technology

 
Using the Appropriate Nouns (Tools) for the Guiding Questions and Verbs

 
 
7. Understanding the “Nouns,” or Tools
 
8. Let Your Students Create
A real, World Audience

 
Aim High / Raise the bar

 
 
9. Continuous Improvement Through Practice and Sharing
Improving Through Iteration

 
Improving Through Practice

 
Improving Through Sharing

 
More Ways to Help Yourself Improve

 
 
10. Assessment in the Partnership Pedagogy
Useful Assessment: Beyond Summative and Formative

 
Assessing Students’ Progress

 
Assessing Teachers’ Progress

 
Assessing Administrators’ Progress

 
Assessing Parents’ Progress

 
Assessing Schools’ Progress

 
Assessing Our Nation’s Progress, and the World’s

 
 
Conclusion: The (Not Too Distant) Future of Education
What Should A New Curriculum Be?: Essential Twenty-first Century Skills

 
Using the Partnership Pedagogy With New Curricula

 
Creating Schools With Partnering In Mind

 
Toward a Twenty-first Century Education for All

 
 
Index

Excellent thesis and theory, but a lack of practical digital technology exercises.

Mr Jack Phelan
Kinesiology, California Polytechnic State University
August 2, 2011
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Key features

Features and Benefits:

  • Presents an enduring, researched-based partnership model for learning to ensure ongoing relevancy in the midst of ever-evolving technology tools
  • shows how to implement the partnering pedagogy, including, setting up your classroom differently, leaving the stage, choosing the best type of partnering for you and your students, connecting partnering to the current curriculum, and assessing learning.
  • Shows how to engage students in learning by activating their passions as motivation for learning, by designing lessons based on questions,
  • Shows how to translate academic content into guiding questions that emphasize 21st Century skills such as creating, analyzing, comparing, researching, etc.
  • offers ways to deal with whatever level of technology is, or isn't, available in your school and classroom, discusses when and how teachers should—and shouldn't—be using technology themselves, and emphasizes how maximizing the use of technology by the students will benefit the students most.
  • Provides an annotated listing of over 130 of the technologies available for students to use today as tools for learning.
  • Filled with numerous Partnering Tips, examples, websites, and strategies to help educators make the transition to partnering with their students for learning.
  • Chapter 10 examines the issue of assessment in partnering, including not only summative and formative assessment but also peer assessment, ipsative assessment, self-assessment, and real-world assessment.

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