Chapter 2 Summary-Jared Clough

New Students in an Old System

CH 2: American Education-New Students in an Old System

The digital world plays a major role in education today. Students understand the social value of online activity and are more motivated to participate in learning rather than sitting through boring lectures although most youth do not take full advantage of what the Internet has to offer. In order to compete in today's economy, students must be able to sort, verify, and synthesize information as well as gather evidence and construct an argument. Next, students must be able to communicate across a variety of mediums and writing will still play a crucial role in communication. Last, using digital learning in the classroom allows students to customize their learning and motivates them to challenge themselves to want to learn more.