Gen X and Millennials are teaching the iGeneration. Is your technology ready?

May 03
Gen X and Millennials are teaching the iGeneration. Is your technology ready?

Have you thought about the generations that are now teaching our children? 

How well do you know your XYZs?

 

Gen X (36-57 yrs.) has seen a massive growth in daily life technology.  From the beginning of cable television, home computers and cordless phones to our On-Demand digital life today with handheld 24-7 information and communication.  Gen X has been the first generation of parents, and teachers, having to navigate children through this, sometimes frightening, instant information age. 

Gen Y, the Millennial generation, (35-17 yrs.) is the first to come of age with cable TV, the Internet and cell phones, so technology is essentially baked into every Millennial's DNA.

Gen Z or the iGeneration (16 yrs. & under) is the most technologically saturated generation our world has ever seen. They are digitally transformed – seamlessly integrating technology into their everyday realities. They are the children and students of Gen X AND Gen Y. 

The XYZs all live their lives constantly connected with instant digital, visual, interactive information available to them in handheld, tablet and/or PC form virtually every minute of every day.

Most students today have access to computers or smart phone which are inherently interactive devices.  Students, and teachers, engage readily with technology in the classroom because they are comfortable with and enjoy interactive technology.  This is how these generations are accustomed to interacting with information and with each other.  Technology in education is no longer a luxury.  Instructional technology is how you speak the language of this generation.