Students involved in the Digital Voices pilot activity will have an opportunity to discuss, research and gather data on the concept of “Digital Natives.” This data can be found in the format of social networks, video, blogs, games, websites, information, and any other resources. Students will need to investigate and create media regarding the role of 21st century educational practices and techniques in relation to Digital Natives.
Using digital networks, students are to investigate a response to these questions. Students will need to collaborate with other Digital Natives via Web 2.0, screen-sharing, file sharing, video conferencing and eCollaboration to create/present their findings through social media.
“A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technology, and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater understanding of its concepts. Alternatively, this term can describe people born in the latter 1960s or later, as the Digital Age began at that time; but in most cases the term focuses on people who grew up with the technology that became prevalent in the latter part of the 20th century, and continues to evolve today. Other popular discourse identifies a digital native as a person who understands the value of digital technology and uses this to seek out opportunities for implementing it with a view to make an impact.” –