Currently Reading: Teaching Digital Natives

I am currently reading Marc Prensky's book Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning.  I read a chapter free from Prensky's website as part of a class assignment this semester, and I was so inspired by his idea of partnering with students to foster learning that I decided to purchase and read the whole book.

Some of Prensky's ideas that speak to me include connecting relevance and interest to classroom learning, and creating a learning partnership between students and teachers. Technology, he argues, is available to facilitate this kind of innovative classroom focus, and teachers do not need to be tech experts in the partnership.  Instead they need to be open to new ways of thinking, including sharing control of expertise and learning with students.

Update:  Read my thoughts on Teaching Digital Natives and classroom application here.