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Can teachers speak the language of their students?

Posted Sep 22 2008 11:00am

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If you don’t know about Marc Prensky, let me refer you to this pivotal piece of his in the link below. If you’re a teacher or a parent trying to understand how your child learns, you’ll want to read this six page article in its entirety. Time well spent.

Trained at both Harvard and Yale, Marc Prensky has created a number of games which are aligned with the brains of today’s young student and which teach them in ways they are extremely well prepared to learn. He founded the Digital Multiplier, an organization “dedicated to eliminating the digital divide in learning worldwide.”

Parents and teachers certainly don’t have to reinvent the wheel in order to communicate well with today’s kids. They (we) just have to change our own orientation to what we call “round.” Marc Prensky is making this much easier than it sounds.

Your input is requested for the Glossary of Online Communication we are developing over at the Examiner. Here is the first Examiner entry: Online Communication. I ardently implore you to visit, comment, and subscribe. Give me 100 days to develop this glossary, and I’ll publish it at the end of the year. Let’s all help each other get on the map.

If you’re a Twitterer, feel free to send me your ideas, terms to define, or questions there – you’ll find me as Brainmaker.

Notes from Marc Prensky, (See Part 1, here.)

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