The Myth of the Digital Native
[LINK] on linked page, scroll down to "Digital Native" segment
Some interesting findings on students' inability to search efficiently, or evaluate sources effectively. This underscores the important value of the work Teacher-Librarians do!
"It's easy to assume that anyone under the age of 25 is "tech savvy", but it turns out that's not entirely true. A new study of undergrads suggests that these so-called "digital natives" are not so digitally minded after all. Nora speaks with Andrew Asher, the lead anthropologist on the project, as well as Eszter Hargittai who has researched differentials in how much young people know about tech. (Runs: 12:28)"
Spark blog: What Does Tech Savvy Mean To You?