The Importance Of The New Generation

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This essay will discuss the new generation and how technology plays a huge role in their lives and how at times it can affect them while at school. Often times this click-through generation don’t read instructions or syllabus and are puzzled by grades that are less than satisfactory. Additionally, this essay also talks about how this generation are the new motivators and that educators need to learn how to teach this generation differently. The Click-Through Generation "The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." -- Alvin Toffler We believe it is time to present a new generation to the world, we have seen the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, and the Millennial Generation. What we believe the generation teachers are beginning to see now is the Click-Through Generation. A generation is based on the range of birth years of a group of people. Generations span over years; since people are individuals, not all members of a generation exhibit the same traits. It is important that we understand the generations and embrace their uniqueness. Jopling suggests, by examining the values…show more content…
“Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach” (Prensky, 2001). This generation was born with technology in their hands and they have absolutely no idea of what life was like without the ever-present cell phone, laptop, or iPad. These click-through students’ technology expectations surpass any previous generational expectations in that everything can be accomplished on a computer; it is not uncommon to hear – there is an app for that or check out YouTube. If you ask a click-through how long they have been using the internet and a computer, their reply more likely will be “my whole
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