This infographic struck home. I like seeing comparisons and data samples like the ones displayed in the graphic below. Representations like this should serve as good reminders for us that we work with people that have different comfort levels, understandings and purposes for technology.
I look at this and think of the ‘generations’ in terms of groups of people I come across in my work as a school leader:
One thing successful school leaders embrace is that the mentalities of any group are not limited to when people are born. Some of our best teachers, no matter their age, embrace changing pedagogical practice to include #edtech integration and really ‘see’ this mindset; some of our kids have difficulty bringing the tech into their learning scheme; and we all have parents of different ages with varied beliefs on technology [including social media] in the classroom. Our best strategy to help all mentalities – work with people, invest in helping people move forward. Generational beliefs about tech isn’t about age but it all can be changed with our work and commitment to bringing about better educational practices.
@mccoyderek People start everything.
— Andrew Thomasson (@thomasson_engl) October 21, 2013