The Effects Of Digital And Traditional On The Classroom

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Many adults think that because children and young adults have immersed in technology at a young age, they are naturally literate or skilled in using technology. Younger generations have been labeled as “digital native” or “tech savvy” individuals. Unfortunately, this labeling is not as true as most believe. Today’s students are no more literate with digital devices than their parents are. Digital literacy requires a much broader spectrum of skills than traditional reading requires. Skills that must be taught and obtained through practice and repetition. Some teachers have recognized these skills as critical for the new millennium and are now finding ways to incorporate them into classrooms; by providing digital reading materials. However, it is important that we find a balance between traditional and digital reading. Reading is an extremely important part of learning and should be altered cautiously. Using digital and traditional readings in the classroom will be the most effective way to build a wide variety of skills that are essential and will offer a much greater opportunity to gain knowledge. After all, the more knowledge we possess, the more likely we are to tackle any challenge we ever face. Many educators still struggle to understand their evolving role and how technology is shifting in education. Some have even questioned why it is necessary to incorporate technology into education when students already spend so much time staring at smart phones and computer
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