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Friday, July 9, 2010

Digital Native

The talking heads in education often use the term "digital native" to describe kids who have grown up surrounded by technology, and while I generally find the term (or maybe it's just the people who use it) annoying, I have to admit it describes Emilia. She is obsessed with anything technological--cell phones, video games, ipods, digital cameras--and she seems to know how to use them. She's entered calendar events and contact info on my cell phone. She knows how to use the stylus on Ella's DS. This morning, she found an old pair of ear buds in the junk drawer, stuck them in her ears, and then went to find Ella's ipod. Once she found Ella's ipod, she properly inserted the earbuds into the ipod and began to sing. At least she hasn't figured out how download music yet. It's probably just a matter of time.

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