Learning from Cyber-Savvy Students: How Internet-Age Kids Impact Classroom Teaching
Anne HirdISBN: 1579220304;
As the Internet shifts from novelty to common household utility, more and more students are coming to school with Internet experience. How will students' and teachers' roles, and schools as institutions, change as these Internet-age kids enter classrooms that are fully equipped with networked computers? This book offers a unique preview of the issues and challenges teachers will face as their classrooms become fully connected to the Internet. Anne Hird spent six months observing a class at a school where the future has already arrived. She presents a vivid and insightful account--often reported through the students' own words--of how young teens use computers in and out of school; how they perceive the world shaped by the Internet; and how thesefactors shape their expectations for classroom learning. Hird observes and reflects on the paradox that confronts teachers in this new environment. They are expected to guide students in learning with a cognitive tool that was not...
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