The article for this week was the Digital native, Digital immigrants. What I got out of this reading was how much things have changed with technology. People that are digital immigrants are not that aware of how much a person could do with technology. On the other you have a youth that are digital natives and see how much they could do with the technology. According to Prensky , “They have spent their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, videogames, digital music players, video cams, cell phones, and all the other toys and tools of the digital age.” I could relate to this ever since I could remember I have surrounded myself some type of digital item. I believe in a way its good and another it’s bad.
Students now are involve with technology that as a youth worker I could bring the things I know to the table. I will be at their same level because we will all be digital natives. I believe everywhere a person goes they will see something digital. For example, most of the things in our school and even at home we would have to use something digital or there is something digital.
I believe that living in the digital era is both positive and negative. One of the negative things I found in the reading which was “Still, we often hear from teachers about increasing problems their students have with reading and thinking. What about this? Has anything been lost in the Digital Natives’ “reprogramming” process?” I think that something’s will get lost like socialization, the reason for that is that youth become dependent in digital resources that they forget what is around them that there is so much more out there other than technology. One thing positive thing is that it’s easy to use. There is so much you could do with technology.