20 Things You Need to Know About Today's Kids
Dale Hudson lists some things that will help you understand children these days.
- They share information. They are growing up with the electronic cut and paste and forward.
- They are multi-ethnic. By 2050, there will not be a majority ethnic group in the United States.
- GM means food that is Genetically Modified.
- “Dude” has never had a negative tone.
- Having a chat seldom involves talking.
- Gaga has never been baby talk.
- Their rites of passage have more to do with having their own cell phone and Skype accounts than with getting a driver’s license and car.
- A tablet is not something you take in the morning.
- Plasma has never been just a bodily fluid.
- With GPS, they don’t needed directions to get someplace, just an address.
- Their favorite feature films have always been largely, if not totally, computer generated.
- A Wiki has always been a cooperative web application rather than a shuttle bus in Hawaii.
- They have always been able to plug into USB ports.
- They absorb teaching methods that involve small-group collaborative learning rather than a passive listen-and-take-notes lecture.
- On average, at age 4, they will ask about 437 questions a day.
- They never twisted the coiled handset wire aimlessly around their wrists while chatting on the phone.
- Unless they found one in their grandparents’ closet, they have never seen a carousel of Kodachrome slides.
- They’ve always had hundreds of cable channels to choose from.
- Video games have always had ratings.
- History has always had it’s own channel.
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