In this video Anastasia Goodstein talks about her book, Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online, and gives us the scoop on Judy Jetson, MySpace, IM, LJ, and the always-on digital lifestyles of today’s Gen Y student.

As you listen to Anastasia, think about how teens use technology and social media in their “real life” versus the way they are using (or not) using technology in the classroom. Immersed in the digital world outside the classroom when Gen Y goes to school, they are more often than not, stuck in text dominated classrooms.

She also stresses the need for educators (and parents) to provide students with the skills they need to assess the onslaught of information and ability to evaluate the credibility of resources on the web.

Anastasia has a wealth of research to share about the wired lives of teens. This short video is a good opportunity for anyone who works in education to gain a better understanding of the totally wired world of today’s students.

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