The Three Year Old Digital Native and Then Some

I soooo relate to this. Our youngest boy – now three -  is definitely the most tech savvy of our bunch :)

Update: I think I should explain what I relate to. I relate to this scenario of being slightly bamboozled by a young child’s familiarity with all of this technology.  Obviously it’s scripted, but for me this video raises all kinds of interesting and important questions on how digital natives are processing information, learning and how we can support them along the way – even if that means not giving them everything they think they want all the time :)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_zzPBbXjWs]

Hat Tip to educator Royan Lee who is also doing a fun and interesting 365 Flickr photo journal project. Take a peek at the mini TED commandments for powerpoint presentations he created with his class.

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  • http://www.deanlombard.com.au darkdirk

    Sorry, that’s just disturbing

  • http://twitter.com/wonderwebby wonderwebby

    Hi Dirk!
    I think it’s only disturbing if we take it literally – or depending how often she’d be using all this stuff, right? ;)

    I could be wrong, but I think the intent of this video is to challenge our notion of what a library is today, how it might evolve, and how digital natives have different expectations.

    Funnily enough, we kept our 7 yo away from tech from as long as possible. And now we are having to play catch up because school has asked us to!