Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They

Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They


10 thoughts on “Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn

  1. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    The subject of this bookthe way the texting generation is being failed by teachers, schools, and bureaucracies that don t know, don t want to know, and can t imagine how these youngsters actually absorb informationis one of un overstatable importance.You and I, fellow LTer, are not the ones who should be making the educational decisions of this generation Why not Because, on average, we re about as likely to say g wan, skip the textbooks, don t make em buy a copy of To Kill A Mocking The subject of this bookthe way the texting generation is being failed by teachers, schools, and bureaucracies that don t know, don t want to know, and can t imagine how these youngsters actually absorb informationis one of un overstatable importance.You and I, fellow LTer, are not the ones who should be making the educational decisions of this generation Why not Because, on average, we re about as likely to say g wan, skip the textbooks, don t make em buy a copy of To Kill A Mockingbird, do it all on their iPhones as we are to suggest Fahrenheit 451 as a model for the future society we want to see.But let s be realistic Do we want books qua books to survive If yes, we d best make sure that there are people willing to read them And that means getting the texters to read, probably via KindlNooReadPad School has always been the biggest breeding ground for accidental readers, the ones whose families have no books, don t read, and don t care This will still be true as the texting generation gets their American History textbook via KindlNooReadPad Some few of them will get the idea Reading gives me a better picture of my world Maybe if I read other things.Larry Rosen makes an excellent case for delivering the traditional educational topics in this new, potentially enhanced way He takes on the issue of trustworthy content on the Net, and offers some ideas as to how to teach critical thinking about what s out there I know some adults who could use his training Frankly, I hate the Brave New World It s out of sync with the lifetime of conditioning that I ve got, in some very uncomfortable ways There were things about that world I absorbed that I think this Brave New World would do well to incorporate, but I am not kidding myself They probably won t.But it s here And even I can see the bold Helvetica signs on the walls Change or becomeirrelevant So I tweet, and I have a Facebook presence, and I m on here sort of like the Old World That Passeth on the Internet, this is , and I even have a cellphone with unlimited texting because that way I actually hear from my grandkids Am I happy about it Not specially But here it is, and I for one am not willing to sink quietly into invisibility.Now why in the holy hell can t the SCHOOL BOARD see this, and do even what little I ve done to get with the program


  2. Adriane Devries Adriane Devries says:

    Either Larry D Rosen, Ph.D., is a genius pied piper of today s youth, or he has sold his soul to the ever changing vagaries of the world dominating technology empire Rosen is making waves and boatloads of money selling his siren call that urges educators to work with the new way kids think, i.e., their constant multitasking of media in the forms of iPods, facebook, and a plethora of online gaming and virtual living websites His methods demand that we relinquish our old fashioned notion of l Either Larry D Rosen, Ph.D., is a genius pied piper of today s youth, or he has sold his soul to the ever changing vagaries of the world dominating technology empire Rosen is making waves and boatloads of money selling his siren call that urges educators to work with the new way kids think, i.e., their constant multitasking of media in the forms of iPods, facebook, and a plethora of online gaming and virtual living websites His methods demand that we relinquish our old fashioned notion of library and book learning in favor of virtual learning, with teachers as technology assistants and facilitators of classroom discussion Though I wanted to become Amish by the end of the book for fear of the possible consequences of ever demanding technology on our collective humanity, I admit to finding a few ideas for enlivening classroom time with my own students However I disagree that we need to pander to students inability to unitask by feeding them everscintillating exposure to virtual media Rather than eliminating the linear learning model completely, who not simply replace boring textbooks withrich and real literature that speak to their humanity, as well as build up their fragile attention spans To do otherwise, to me, means abdication of their minds and future earnings to the never ending demands of bigger, faster, andfashionable devices


  3. Rae Rae says:

    I get that our children and grandchildren aredigital and mobile than any previous generation And that we probably should use this fact in our classrooms But this book doesn t really give much practical advice about how to do that I also don t entirely agree that because they are wired we must completely cater to their technologies in all learning settings A mix of old and new teaching techniques is probably best.


  4. Penny Penny says:

    Rosen, along with Marc Prensky and Donald Tapscott, is in the this generation of geniuses is gonna kick our buts and we old fogey teachers better step up and start meeting their demands camp The trouble is that in many cases he offers no evidence to back up his claims they ALL have a kinesthetic learning style How do you know And how do you respond to the many education researchers who say the Dunn learning styles are bunk In other cases he seems to cite references but they are unpublis Rosen, along with Marc Prensky and Donald Tapscott, is in the this generation of geniuses is gonna kick our buts and we old fogey teachers better step up and start meeting their demands camp The trouble is that in many cases he offers no evidence to back up his claims they ALL have a kinesthetic learning style How do you know And how do you respond to the many education researchers who say the Dunn learning styles are bunk In other cases he seems to cite references but they are unpublished proprietary and you can t look them up yourself.Realistically, there is probably a grain of truth to what people are saying about the new learners, both on the evangelist side Prensky, Rosen, Tapscott and on the alarmist side Bauerlein, Carr but the issue iscomplex than any of them are acknowledging in their popular press publications, and the only way the question will ever be resolved is through defensible, reproducible empirical research


  5. Susan Susan says:

    Just two years later and it is already out of date Authors who have not spent a lot of time attempting to reach high school students and getting them to stay on task and not wander off into things which in no way pertain to the assignments, irritate me In a perfect world, what he proposes WOULD be the answer Let me know where the perfect high school educator s position is and I ll be right there for an interview.


  6. Ellen Ellen says:

    Read this so I could understand my students and teenagers better Although Rosen makes some very good points, as compared with my personal experience, he exaggerates and overgeneralizes about the teenage population overall.


  7. Exavidreader Exavidreader says:

    Although I agree that the new iGeneration s brain is rewired differently and that our education systems need a drastic change, I don t agree with everything that the book says Yes, we need to adapt in some ways to how kids these days engage in the world but there are also other things worth cultivating in them, like the need to socialiase in real time, even if it would take longer because they re not comfortable with it Nor can we keep dishing out computer programs with rewards like virtual Although I agree that the new iGeneration s brain is rewired differently and that our education systems need a drastic change, I don t agree with everything that the book says Yes, we need to adapt in some ways to how kids these days engage in the world but there are also other things worth cultivating in them, like the need to socialiase in real time, even if it would take longer because they re not comfortable with it Nor can we keep dishing out computer programs with rewards like virtual cash or pretty graphics Further, it doesn t address the real political, economical, structural and psychological challenges that teachers face everyday So I m not interested to dothan just browse through the book very quickly


  8. Donna Donna says:

    Informative, from Jay.


  9. Stephanie Pounds Stephanie Pounds says:

    In the first chapter of his book Rewired, Dr Larry Rosen poses the question, Why do tweens and teens hate school It s not a new question Teachers, parents, and researchers have been asking it for generations, but according to Rosen, the answers may have changed in recent years These day tweens and teens, or the iGeneration as Rosen called them, are bored with the pace of school It s too slow In their non school lives, these kids are actively multitasking watching TV, chatting on instant In the first chapter of his book Rewired, Dr Larry Rosen poses the question, Why do tweens and teens hate school It s not a new question Teachers, parents, and researchers have been asking it for generations, but according to Rosen, the answers may have changed in recent years These day tweens and teens, or the iGeneration as Rosen called them, are bored with the pace of school It s too slow In their non school lives, these kids are actively multitasking watching TV, chatting on instant messenger, updating Facebook, and doing their homework all at the same time Contrast that to most school settings where, activities are still presented one at a time and students are forced to pay attention or else Rosen argues that to increase student learning, teachers should not discourage, but rather allow students to multitask in class and parents should allow them to multitask while doing their homework recognizing that they may need unlimited or extra time to complete tasks Rosen does a fine job explaining recent research on teens and multitasking they do a lot of it a lotthan previous generations , but given the name of the book and Rosen s assertion early on that their minds have changed, I expected to readabout brain research on teens Most of the research was behavioral, though, so I m not sure that they have been Rewired as much as conditioned Regardless, I accept the notion that they don t study the same way that their parents, or even their older siblings, did Throughout the book Rosen offers suggestions to teachers and parents for helping this new generation learn Much of it is how to incorporate the new technologies that students are already using into the curriculum and how to use them wisely I especially appreciated the chapter on teaching media literacy Getting kids, everybody actually, to think critically isimportant than ever these days Too many people accept everything they read or hear as truth Rosen offers some sound advice in this area The reason I knocked off a star and a half from my rating has to do with my instructional design background Most research over the years has shown that media doesn t really matter as long as the design of a lesson is good My take away from this book, however, was just allowing the kids to use the new media will keep them from being bored, but I think the key will be when teachers and instructional designers learn the best ways to design lessons using the new technologies


  10. Ken Ken says:

    The irony of reading a book about how the Internet makes everything old school like textbooks obsolete will never lose its humor to me.The text is obviously dated.I became frustrated with Rosen s position on tech in the classroom It basically boiled down to, this is what they do, just allow them to do it and they will like school again I certainly agree we can loosen some restrictions to meet students where they are, but don t we have a responsibility to show students there are adult ways of The irony of reading a book about how the Internet makes everything old school like textbooks obsolete will never lose its humor to me.The text is obviously dated.I became frustrated with Rosen s position on tech in the classroom It basically boiled down to, this is what they do, just allow them to do it and they will like school again I certainly agree we can loosen some restrictions to meet students where they are, but don t we have a responsibility to show students there are adult ways of handling situations they need to learn Take for example Rosen s insistence that social networks are perfect for student interactions because they feel safe behind a screen That isn t always the best thing The quiet shy student who is afraid to speak up is certainlylikely to ask her question, but the obnoxious brat will feel evenentitled to flex his internet muscles Creating a social network to extend the conversation and keep the learning going is wonderful, but it doesn t replace learning how to voice your opinions or questions in a face to face setting.Tech in the classroom Yes The way Dr Rosen envisioned No.Also, if I have any grammatical errors, it s not because I m writing this at 11 PM after a half bottle of wine It s because I ve embraced what Rosen calls the iGen s no longer limited to the proper rules of grammar and I am over our school s needing correct syntax and proper usage of English words


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Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn ➵ Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn Download ➾ Author Larry D. Rosen – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Look around at today s youth and you can see how technology has changed their lives They lie on their beds and study while listening to mp players, texting and chatting online with friends, and readin the iGeneration Kindle Ø Look around at today s youth and you can see how technology has changed their lives They lie on their beds and study while listening to mp players, texting and chatting online with friends, and reading and posting Facebook messages How does the new, charged up, multitasking generation respond to traditional textbooks and lectures Are we effectively reaching today s technologically advanced Rewired: Understanding PDF/EPUB ² youth Rewired is the first book to help educators and parents teach to this new generation s radically different learning styles and needs This book will also help parents learn what to expect from their techie children concerning school, homework, and even socialization In short, it is a book that exposes the impact of generational differences on learning while providing strategies for engaging Understanding the iGeneration PDF/EPUB ê students at school and at home.

    Load results Apple Footer Apple Support lectures Are we effectively reaching today s technologically advanced Rewired: Understanding PDF/EPUB ² youth Rewired is the first book to help educators and parents teach to this new generation s radically different learning styles and needs This book will also help parents learn what to expect from their techie children concerning school, homework, and even socialization In short, it is a book that exposes the impact of generational differences on learning while providing strategies for engaging Understanding the iGeneration PDF/EPUB ê students at school and at home."/>
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn
  • Larry D. Rosen
  • English
  • 25 February 2017
  • 0230614787

About the Author: Larry D. Rosen

the iGeneration Kindle Ø Dr Rosen is Professor Emeritus and Past Chair of the Psychology Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills He is a research psychologist, computer educator, keynote speaker and is recognized as an international expert in the Psychology of Technology.


10 thoughts on “Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn

  1. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    The subject of this bookthe way the texting generation is being failed by teachers, schools, and bureaucracies that don t know, don t want to know, and can t imagine how these youngsters actually absorb informationis one of un overstatable importance.You and I, fellow LTer, are not the ones who should be making the educational decisions of this generation Why not Because, on average, we re about as likely to say g wan, skip the textbooks, don t make em buy a copy of To Kill A Mocking The subject of this bookthe way the texting generation is being failed by teachers, schools, and bureaucracies that don t know, don t want to know, and can t imagine how these youngsters actually absorb informationis one of un overstatable importance.You and I, fellow LTer, are not the ones who should be making the educational decisions of this generation Why not Because, on average, we re about as likely to say g wan, skip the textbooks, don t make em buy a copy of To Kill A Mockingbird, do it all on their iPhones as we are to suggest Fahrenheit 451 as a model for the future society we want to see.But let s be realistic Do we want books qua books to survive If yes, we d best make sure that there are people willing to read them And that means getting the texters to read, probably via KindlNooReadPad School has always been the biggest breeding ground for accidental readers, the ones whose families have no books, don t read, and don t care This will still be true as the texting generation gets their American History textbook via KindlNooReadPad Some few of them will get the idea Reading gives me a better picture of my world Maybe if I read other things.Larry Rosen makes an excellent case for delivering the traditional educational topics in this new, potentially enhanced way He takes on the issue of trustworthy content on the Net, and offers some ideas as to how to teach critical thinking about what s out there I know some adults who could use his training Frankly, I hate the Brave New World It s out of sync with the lifetime of conditioning that I ve got, in some very uncomfortable ways There were things about that world I absorbed that I think this Brave New World would do well to incorporate, but I am not kidding myself They probably won t.But it s here And even I can see the bold Helvetica signs on the walls Change or becomeirrelevant So I tweet, and I have a Facebook presence, and I m on here sort of like the Old World That Passeth on the Internet, this is , and I even have a cellphone with unlimited texting because that way I actually hear from my grandkids Am I happy about it Not specially But here it is, and I for one am not willing to sink quietly into invisibility.Now why in the holy hell can t the SCHOOL BOARD see this, and do even what little I ve done to get with the program

  2. Adriane Devries Adriane Devries says:

    Either Larry D Rosen, Ph.D., is a genius pied piper of today s youth, or he has sold his soul to the ever changing vagaries of the world dominating technology empire Rosen is making waves and boatloads of money selling his siren call that urges educators to work with the new way kids think, i.e., their constant multitasking of media in the forms of iPods, facebook, and a plethora of online gaming and virtual living websites His methods demand that we relinquish our old fashioned notion of l Either Larry D Rosen, Ph.D., is a genius pied piper of today s youth, or he has sold his soul to the ever changing vagaries of the world dominating technology empire Rosen is making waves and boatloads of money selling his siren call that urges educators to work with the new way kids think, i.e., their constant multitasking of media in the forms of iPods, facebook, and a plethora of online gaming and virtual living websites His methods demand that we relinquish our old fashioned notion of library and book learning in favor of virtual learning, with teachers as technology assistants and facilitators of classroom discussion Though I wanted to become Amish by the end of the book for fear of the possible consequences of ever demanding technology on our collective humanity, I admit to finding a few ideas for enlivening classroom time with my own students However I disagree that we need to pander to students inability to unitask by feeding them everscintillating exposure to virtual media Rather than eliminating the linear learning model completely, who not simply replace boring textbooks withrich and real literature that speak to their humanity, as well as build up their fragile attention spans To do otherwise, to me, means abdication of their minds and future earnings to the never ending demands of bigger, faster, andfashionable devices

  3. Rae Rae says:

    I get that our children and grandchildren aredigital and mobile than any previous generation And that we probably should use this fact in our classrooms But this book doesn t really give much practical advice about how to do that I also don t entirely agree that because they are wired we must completely cater to their technologies in all learning settings A mix of old and new teaching techniques is probably best.

  4. Penny Penny says:

    Rosen, along with Marc Prensky and Donald Tapscott, is in the this generation of geniuses is gonna kick our buts and we old fogey teachers better step up and start meeting their demands camp The trouble is that in many cases he offers no evidence to back up his claims they ALL have a kinesthetic learning style How do you know And how do you respond to the many education researchers who say the Dunn learning styles are bunk In other cases he seems to cite references but they are unpublis Rosen, along with Marc Prensky and Donald Tapscott, is in the this generation of geniuses is gonna kick our buts and we old fogey teachers better step up and start meeting their demands camp The trouble is that in many cases he offers no evidence to back up his claims they ALL have a kinesthetic learning style How do you know And how do you respond to the many education researchers who say the Dunn learning styles are bunk In other cases he seems to cite references but they are unpublished proprietary and you can t look them up yourself.Realistically, there is probably a grain of truth to what people are saying about the new learners, both on the evangelist side Prensky, Rosen, Tapscott and on the alarmist side Bauerlein, Carr but the issue iscomplex than any of them are acknowledging in their popular press publications, and the only way the question will ever be resolved is through defensible, reproducible empirical research

  5. Susan Susan says:

    Just two years later and it is already out of date Authors who have not spent a lot of time attempting to reach high school students and getting them to stay on task and not wander off into things which in no way pertain to the assignments, irritate me In a perfect world, what he proposes WOULD be the answer Let me know where the perfect high school educator s position is and I ll be right there for an interview.

  6. Ellen Ellen says:

    Read this so I could understand my students and teenagers better Although Rosen makes some very good points, as compared with my personal experience, he exaggerates and overgeneralizes about the teenage population overall.

  7. Exavidreader Exavidreader says:

    Although I agree that the new iGeneration s brain is rewired differently and that our education systems need a drastic change, I don t agree with everything that the book says Yes, we need to adapt in some ways to how kids these days engage in the world but there are also other things worth cultivating in them, like the need to socialiase in real time, even if it would take longer because they re not comfortable with it Nor can we keep dishing out computer programs with rewards like virtual Although I agree that the new iGeneration s brain is rewired differently and that our education systems need a drastic change, I don t agree with everything that the book says Yes, we need to adapt in some ways to how kids these days engage in the world but there are also other things worth cultivating in them, like the need to socialiase in real time, even if it would take longer because they re not comfortable with it Nor can we keep dishing out computer programs with rewards like virtual cash or pretty graphics Further, it doesn t address the real political, economical, structural and psychological challenges that teachers face everyday So I m not interested to dothan just browse through the book very quickly

  8. Donna Donna says:

    Informative, from Jay.

  9. Stephanie Pounds Stephanie Pounds says:

    In the first chapter of his book Rewired, Dr Larry Rosen poses the question, Why do tweens and teens hate school It s not a new question Teachers, parents, and researchers have been asking it for generations, but according to Rosen, the answers may have changed in recent years These day tweens and teens, or the iGeneration as Rosen called them, are bored with the pace of school It s too slow In their non school lives, these kids are actively multitasking watching TV, chatting on instant In the first chapter of his book Rewired, Dr Larry Rosen poses the question, Why do tweens and teens hate school It s not a new question Teachers, parents, and researchers have been asking it for generations, but according to Rosen, the answers may have changed in recent years These day tweens and teens, or the iGeneration as Rosen called them, are bored with the pace of school It s too slow In their non school lives, these kids are actively multitasking watching TV, chatting on instant messenger, updating Facebook, and doing their homework all at the same time Contrast that to most school settings where, activities are still presented one at a time and students are forced to pay attention or else Rosen argues that to increase student learning, teachers should not discourage, but rather allow students to multitask in class and parents should allow them to multitask while doing their homework recognizing that they may need unlimited or extra time to complete tasks Rosen does a fine job explaining recent research on teens and multitasking they do a lot of it a lotthan previous generations , but given the name of the book and Rosen s assertion early on that their minds have changed, I expected to readabout brain research on teens Most of the research was behavioral, though, so I m not sure that they have been Rewired as much as conditioned Regardless, I accept the notion that they don t study the same way that their parents, or even their older siblings, did Throughout the book Rosen offers suggestions to teachers and parents for helping this new generation learn Much of it is how to incorporate the new technologies that students are already using into the curriculum and how to use them wisely I especially appreciated the chapter on teaching media literacy Getting kids, everybody actually, to think critically isimportant than ever these days Too many people accept everything they read or hear as truth Rosen offers some sound advice in this area The reason I knocked off a star and a half from my rating has to do with my instructional design background Most research over the years has shown that media doesn t really matter as long as the design of a lesson is good My take away from this book, however, was just allowing the kids to use the new media will keep them from being bored, but I think the key will be when teachers and instructional designers learn the best ways to design lessons using the new technologies

  10. Ken Ken says:

    The irony of reading a book about how the Internet makes everything old school like textbooks obsolete will never lose its humor to me.The text is obviously dated.I became frustrated with Rosen s position on tech in the classroom It basically boiled down to, this is what they do, just allow them to do it and they will like school again I certainly agree we can loosen some restrictions to meet students where they are, but don t we have a responsibility to show students there are adult ways of The irony of reading a book about how the Internet makes everything old school like textbooks obsolete will never lose its humor to me.The text is obviously dated.I became frustrated with Rosen s position on tech in the classroom It basically boiled down to, this is what they do, just allow them to do it and they will like school again I certainly agree we can loosen some restrictions to meet students where they are, but don t we have a responsibility to show students there are adult ways of handling situations they need to learn Take for example Rosen s insistence that social networks are perfect for student interactions because they feel safe behind a screen That isn t always the best thing The quiet shy student who is afraid to speak up is certainlylikely to ask her question, but the obnoxious brat will feel evenentitled to flex his internet muscles Creating a social network to extend the conversation and keep the learning going is wonderful, but it doesn t replace learning how to voice your opinions or questions in a face to face setting.Tech in the classroom Yes The way Dr Rosen envisioned No.Also, if I have any grammatical errors, it s not because I m writing this at 11 PM after a half bottle of wine It s because I ve embraced what Rosen calls the iGen s no longer limited to the proper rules of grammar and I am over our school s needing correct syntax and proper usage of English words

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