Category Archives: Net Gen

Sustaining narratives for the news age

The planets seemed to align lately with a few converging themes in relation to boredom thresholds and the atomisation of information. Harry Lewis voice at Googalization of Everything– ‘The factoids are not just instant; they are atomic. We keep e-mails … Continue reading

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MySpace cadets sliding into addiction

Miranda Devine’s reminder of the perils of technology (SMH April 4) are  timely, given the announcement this week of the $150 million schools laptop rollout. Just as TV did to a generation of children (myself included), we need to ward … Continue reading

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Debunking Digital natives

Christopher Scanlons piece in the Australian thows more cold water on the anthropological ‘natives’ theory (ref  earlier comments). Scanlon’s observations as a lecturer in journalism at Charles Sturt Uni give us more cause to dispute the assertion that the natives … Continue reading

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After witnessing an incident with my daughter recently, and a mounting interest in this at work-the paper (thanks Jane) was timely.  ‘Confronting the Pedagogical Challenge of Cyber Safety’  highlights the paucity of empirical studies in educational contexts (‘pedagogical’ bit strong here). The … Continue reading

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Knowledge Naztis

In a weak moment almost found myself agreeing with Miranda Devine’s piece SMH. Her article starts off well enough talking about how we crowd our day with processing data streams, and how Barack  Obama and Paul Keating have implored us to … Continue reading

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Boomer exposed

Picked up on Rebecca’s blog, a swipe at my ‘old ways’… a href=””>Oh NOOOOO… Web 2.0!</ While surfing through the internet, I tripped over this. Tim, the Boomer-age author, is commenting on the Net Gen use of YouTube and suggests … Continue reading

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You’ve got mail

On the eve of relaunching email services for teachers and students in DET, its interesting to reflect on email. My daughter came home with her computer skills test last week, and going through the paper (like a IT concerned Dad), … Continue reading

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