Many of today’s 21st-century students are tech-savvy. And it’s no surprise–the relevance of technology in our day-to-day lives has grown exponentially over the past few decades. We can ask a search engine almost anything and receive an answer in less than a second; and with a web of interconnected devices, we are nearly always plugged into the internet with access to tools for seemingly every purpose.
As opposed to any other generation, today’s students are entirely growing up in the 21st century and are, therefore, deeply familiar with these technologies (among many others). That said, this familiarity does not preclude them from needing instruction focused on honing their technology skills.