Our discussion of S. Craig Watkins’s The Young & The Digital: What the Migration to Social-Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for Our Future spawned a number of thematic elements and questions for further discussion.
- The difference between technology as a pedagogical tool or an impressive classroom gimmick.
- Fear of teachers being replaced by technology.
- Teaching skills versus teaching facts.
- Is it the responsibility of educators to teach digital citizenship?
- Is it the responsibility of educators to foster digital literacy?
- How do the politics of fear manifest themselves in our public education system — particularly as we navigate the ever-expanding world of technology?
- What is your generational perspective in relation to technology?
- Does technology contribute to bonding or bridging in your classroom?
- Is there a cultural aesthetic at play in our use of technology?
- How has the “digital migration” that Watkins describes affected community?
- What is community?
- What do we need from/give to community?