"Angela McFarlane gave a talk at the Naace 2009 Conference which was quite interesting. The full title of her talk was:
"5 year olds never could program the video -- challenging the myth of the digital native"."
The full post is worth a read.
Miguel Guhlin writes: First Grade Media Literacy
You can do a quick search to find out what Mark Prensky and Don Tapscott have to say on this topic.
I wonder does this language actually create artificial barriers?
How are the implied generational divisions of critical relevance to schooling?
I know that my grandchildren ( 7 & 11) are all already quite used to "finding and doing things online". This would include:
- locating games sites, mostly arcade and dexterity practice only
- google search for anything
- locate and follow product auctions on ebay