As Prensky explains Digital Natives
are “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video games, and
Internet.Digital Immigrants are
instructors who speak outdated language. They have trouble teaching us in the
way we learn.
We the Digital Natives are use to getting information fast. We
are ready to move on once we grasp a concept. We as Digital Natives learn more
through games actually seeing things online. According to Prensky Digital
Immigrants normally have little to appreciation for the way Digital Natives
learn now. They prefer to teach the way they use to learn, which to us is
Reading Digital Natives, Digital
Immigrants by Marc Prensky , made me reflect on the way things were for me in
school. Growing up we had computers and all kinds of technology. I loved the
weekend because I had no limit on being on the internet or playing educational
games on my vtech laptop. In school as much as I like to learn new things I
hated learning it in school because the teacher would take forever getting to
the next step let alone the lessons.
I like to doodle while the teacher speaks
and I use to get in trouble for that, because they felt I wasn’t paying
attention when in actuality I was. Over all I found the reading to be very
interesting. I really didn’t notice how much technology has affected my life.