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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Guía para usar Baby boomers (1946-1964):*Work ethic*Respectful*Values/Morals*Smart Silent generation (1925-1945):*Smart*Honest*Work ethic*Values/Morals Generation X:(1965-1981)*Technology use*Work ethic*Conservative*Smart*Respectful Social Media Millennials;(1982-1996)*Technology use*Music/pop culture*Liberal/tolerant*Smart E-mail Devices Internet Usage Text messaging Cell phone only What's the Impact on Education? 59% ofthe silent generation 90% of Millennials How much do people use the internet? 87% ofGeneration X 79% of Baby Boomers Social networks are influential and powerful. A social network is the new neighborhood! 27% of the silentgeneration use social media 30% of Baby Boomers usesocial media 50% of Generation X use social media 75% of Millennials use social media What does this mean? Since such a high number of students use social media, schools need to find waysto integrate social media into education. Students can use Twitter as exit slips atthe end of a lesson! Teachers can connect with other educators on FaceBook! Looks like kids today use the interneta lot. It should be integrated into instruction in order to engage them. Most millennials have FIVE devices, compared to most baby boomers who only have TWO devices. Most generations use email in their daily lives, but the silent generation uses more emailthan social media. Teachers use email to communicate with colleagues throughout the day. The average millennial and baby boomer sends and receives about 50 texts per day. (Could this be parents communicating with their children?) The average Generation X ranks the highest, with 77 texts per day. 13% of Baby Boomers have ONLY a cell phone (no landline)24% of Generation X have no landline.41 % of Millennials have no landline. Today's students NEED opportunities to use their technologies if teachers want them to be even mildly engaged in their education. Today's teachers NEED professional development opportunities where they can learn best practices and most effective technologyintegration. Technology integration is not a choice. Today's educators NEED to prepare students for the 21st century workplace, as wellas meet federal and state guidelines. Today's Generation @ students deserve an education that meaningfully integrates technology. References Punkrobby (2013, Jul 29). Kids of the past vs. kids of the internet generation. Retrieved from, L. (2012, Mar. 28). Baby boomers and technology. Pew research Internet Project. Retrieved from, K. (2014, Apr. 29) Older adults and technology. Pew Research Internet Project. Retrieved from
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