Technology has radically transformed the notion of teaching and learning. New teaching methods have emerged and others faded away and as John Dewy once said " if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." Let's face it, we are living in a digitally focused world. Think about how many cell phones and iPods you confiscate each week . It is a fact universally acknowledged now that teenagers are those who use technology the most and any attempt to shun them away from using their digital tools will certainly come to a wall.
We seriously need to adapt our teaching strategies to the new vicissitudes created by technology and particularly the increasing surge in the use of mobile devices. This is a necessity if we are to keep up with students learning pace.Thankfully , some pilot studies on the use of certain gadgets such as iPads in schools are already on the go and there is now a heated discussion within the educational spheres about the potential of mobile technology in education.
As a teacher, you might be trying to improve your teaching practices to fit the 21st century educational paradigm. Obviously, the first thing you should think about is the nature of students you are teaching today in your classroom, for when you know them, feel them and connect to them, you will be in a better position to tend to their learning needs. In this regard, I am sharing with you a GREAT video from Blackboard TV that would introduce you to the 21st century students. The video is just 2 minutes and 18 second long but you will definitely love it .Check it out below