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A Q & A Session Engaging Generation Google: Today’s students think and process information fundamentally differently. Teachers are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.

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Today’s students think and process information fundamentally differently.

Teachers are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.

They are used to receiving information really fast; they parallel process and multi-task; they prefer random access; and they function best when networked.


Generation Google
these students enjoy




Authentic problems

Extension opportunities

Resource production

These students enjoy:
the teachers in the study believed the online chat
overcame many students’ reluctance to speak up in class,

avoided the discussion being dominated by one or two of their classmates,

could accommodate simultaneous small groups, and

moved the discussion to a more student-centred activity.

The teachers in the study believed the online Chat:
teachers comments
“Chat is a brilliant tool as this generation is able to multi-task far better than most of us oldies. This is their domain, they are more comfortable talking about and sharing ideas on Chat than they are face-to-face.”

Karen May

“Students are much more likely to be honest online than face-to-face. And there is no teacher-bias or coercion in an online Chat. Students can be brutally honest without fear of retribution. Once the protocols are established and students understand that their opinions are valued, they are very happy to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

Debbie Evans

Teachers’ Comments:
students comments
“Thank you for giving me a voice in this course. It is so great to have my thoughts heard. I am usually the quiet one sitting at the back of the class. By the time I have thought about what I want to say, someone else has already said it, or the conversation has moved on. Thanks again for giving the silent majority a go.”

Macquarie TEP Student

“I do not speak English well. I learnt English from a book. But in this class I can write what I think without worrying about how I sound.”

Macquarie TESOL Student

Students’ Comments
discussion questions
If we pander to these “want it now, take it, move on” students with tools that meet these needs, how can we produce researchers when they have spent their entire educational lives being totally superficial?

Does this mark the end of the scholar?

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness

(Mark Kennedy).

Discuss this in light of today’s communication tools.

Discussion Questions