Through my childhood to adolescent years I have always been interested in technology and the latest gadgets available. I call myself a digital native (Prensky, 2001) rather than an immigrant who tries to hide themselves away and continually avoids the technical world around them. Through taking the netiquette quiz, I found myself at a level lower then what I predicted. It was then that I realized just how this technical work is forever advancing, changing and up grading at a constant speed. It is a continual learning journey that will never end and to be on top of it all I must be in continual contact with it.
The implication of these new and developing technologies is important in every classroom’s learning experience. Without these implementations I fear that as part of a body of professional BLM’s in training, we will not be setting our students’ up for a future of complete success in this digital world. I am excited about the journey that I am taking through E-Learning, as I will discover new technologies and digital pedagogies for my future classroom of success.
Until next time,
Prensky, M. (2001). Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. Retrieved July 20, 2009, from: http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf