Did My Students Know More Than Me?

Hi Everyone,

While I was on my professional experience, I was placed within a year four classroom. There weren’t too many ICTs available, but the ones the school did have, the students were experts in using! I felt like they were teaching me how to use some things. It was definitely a collaborative classroom.

This brings me to the point of this blog post. Brittany has written a post about Tech-Savvy Students, which you can read here. It is very interesting as it goes to show the amount of technological information students have.

Frallion (2015) proves this and states that:

“In 2011, 62% of year six students and 65% of year ten students reached or exceeded the relevant proficient standard for ICT.”

This is quite astonishing as students within the twenty-first century are proven to be proficient with using technology. It makes me question some teachers within schools that refuse to use ICTs within the classroom. Are we really denying students the right to use a resource that has almost shaped their lives to this point? If we think about it, students these days have been using ICTs since they were barely walking with the introduction of child-friendly iPad and iPhone apps, child centered television shows and technological resources that aids in their development. What do you think? Are we setting our students up for success?

Thanks Everyone,

Brendan

Reference:

Frallion, J. (2015). The Digital Natives and ICT Literacy. Retrieved June 14, 2015, from http://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1104&context=resdev 

Musyrifah, E. (2010). Using Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Multimedia as media to promote Second Language acquisition [Image]. Retrieved June 14, from https://evamusyrifah.wordpress.com/category/information-communication-technology-ict-mid-term-test/ 

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