Technology has become an integral part of the life of all students these days. Between laptops, iPods, smart phones, tablets/iPads, social networks, TV, and video games, students spend hours plugged in to something. So how does that affect the way young people learn?
In the infographic below, you will see statistics of a number of surveys of college students. Though high school students will differ in many areas, you can imagine how their responses would not be so far off. Try surveying some of your classes to get an idea of how they feel about these issues.
The question is:
Do you embrace technology and harness its power to reach young people OR resist these new changes and try to convince students to learn in traditional ways?