Question 1: How are students different today than they were 20 years ago?

  • More tech savvy.
  • Some are still missing basic tech skills (attachments, turnitin.com)
  • they are good at THEIR sites (facebook, myspace, youtube) but not other sites or software
  • kids are current to what is VALUABLE to them
  • they want instant gratification
  • today students have access to more media, but might not be willing to dig deeper than the first resource
  • multitasking
  • ability to focus
  • ease of collaborate projects (Study together via Skype)
  • socio-economic divide is growing wider
  • more special needs/ability students identified/labeled
  • behavior
  • accountability (?)
  • sharing/producing/needing feedback
  • digital footprint (concern/perception/ownership about what it means)