I agree with everything in this post. That’s why I’m trying twitter and other modes of online discussion to engage my students.
I’ve been thinking greatly about improving my own pedagogy within this digital age, and how to easily explain it, how to come up with tips and tricks to take those who weren’t born with an i in front of their names and help them see the world the way our kids do. Because if we want to teach our students, if we want them to truly engage and learn, we need to stop forcing them to meet us in our world, and we need to step into theirs. This is a truly frightening thing to do – I freely admit that. We all talk of a generational gap… but that’s not the issue now. It’s more of a reality gap…
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