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The Global Educator, by Julie Lindsay

o I recently finished reading a chapter from Dan Tapscotts book Grown Up Digital and my reaction to it is that I agree with most of what he says. Dan says that kids today are more technologically savy than the older generations. I know when it comes to my parents my sister brother and I are more tech savy than my parents. My father has had a personal cell phone for many years and it took him almost three years to figure out where the space button was on his cell phone, so for three years my father would send texts with now spaces in them. The way I see it though is that the world is every changing and it’s changing at a rapid pace and at the head of this ever changing world is technology. The only thing I can compare it to is music. Music like technology with the generations changes; in the 50’s and 60’s people listened to music such as Frank Sinatra as the 70’s rolled around rock took its place with bands like “The Who” then in the 80’s British rock bands were replaced by rock bands with tight leather pants and head bands. So as music changes through the ages so does technology in all I do agree that we as young generations are more tech savy then our parents and I believe as we grow up and have kids they too will understand the complex world of technology more than we will.

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