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Born Digital in the classroom

PBS Teachers & Classroom 2.0 webinar with John Palfrey

On February 26, John Palfrey will be participating in a virtual conversation with educators about digital natives. We hope you can join in. Here's the announcement:

PBS Teachers LIVE!: Teaching and Learning with Digital Natives Webinar with John Palfrey

PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0 is delighted to have John Palfrey, director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and author of Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives, as our guest for "Teaching and Learning with Digital Natives", the next webinar in the PBS Teachers LIVE! series to be held Feb. 26 at 8 p.m.

In this upcoming webinar, participants will learn about "digital natives", whom Palfrey describes as a "select" population born after 1980 that processes and sees the world very differently than generations prior. The characteristics of these students demand a new paradigm for engaging learners. The discussion will also focus on how educators can become familiar with the technologies of digital natives and use these technologies to compliment their pedagogy.

How Do I Register?
Simply sign up <http://www.pbs.org/teachers/connect/create-profile/> to become a PBS Teacher and you will receive a webinar invite the week of the event.

Teachers, get a head start: Check out John Palfrey and Urs Gasser's Born Digital, or contribute to the Digital Natives project wiki, where feedback on using Born Digital in the classroom is welcome.

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