Climbing the Digital Divide (History Tech #26)

I’m not sure who coined the terms “digital natives” and “digital divide” to explain the difference between people who grew up with ubiquitous technology and those of us who learned to use it as adults, but it’s a real thing.  If you don’t believe it’s real, then you don’t have close daily contact with anyone under the age of 20, and you don’t understand the impact that difference can have in education.  Join Glenn as he shares a personal experience with his nephew along with an article by Dr. Tony Talbert, an education professor at Baylor University. Both stories exemplify the idea that digital natives don’t view technology as a tool but rather as a context in which they live.

The Hechinger Report, “An education prof. goes back to high school, finds technology is no longer a tool but a context.”

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