|Juan Lopez, ATC, LAT||
"The current generation of students are digital natives who have been raised in a Web-enriched world where omnipresent technologies play an integral role in human life and where new innovations are quickly absorbed and assimilated". (Buzzetto-More, 2012, p. 65). Right off the bat this article opens up with how advanced students or kids are in this era, compared to some of us older folks. I for one are not a technology person. I mean I can get around the internet and Google things when I need them but other than that i struggle with it. Some of my students that I have in the athletic training program are really into the Facebook and Twitter thing. I had a Facebook but i deleted it one it was taking to much of my time, and two after a while it was just drama instead of a place to go and see what friends and family was up too. Don't even get me started on Twitter, I had twitter twice and deleted it twice. I did not understand it and I did not know how to use it well enough. Basically I got frustrated with it. All of my younger friends, cousins, and students were asking me for my twitter name so that they may follow me. I just responded I do not have one and it is stupid. The look on their faces when I told them that I hated Twitter was straight shock! They responded but it is so easy and fun to use. Well I did not think so. Know that I have asked for help from my students and I am following the right kind of sites I actually see the benefits of having a Twitter. I get the right information that I want to see or have at the time that I need it. At the end of the article they discuss how students were taking advantage of the social network, what do I mean by that. "Students found on the group wall out-numbered the comments on postings made by the instructor 3:1". (Buzzetto-More, 2012, p. 65). So the students are actually using the social networks for their benefits they are posting any questions they might have or concerns. This way other students in the class my respond or help them out, this way the instructor does not have to. Overall I think the article was very informative and helpful.