Understanding the Digital Generation (Jukes, McCain, Crockett)

I am not a Luddite, but I’m close. I remain unconvinced of the need to do more to incorporate more technology into the classroom. This book did little to change my mind. In addition to be being poorly written (perhaps a byproduct of having 3 authors), it is repetitive and they use too many exclamation points. They cite the negative impact of what they call “digital bombardment’ and then (repeatedly) say we should bombard students even more because that’s the only way we’ll connect with them. Students don’t read, so we should assign less reading? This kind of thinking makes little sense to me. Does anyone have a more persuasive book to suggest?


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