What Educators Need to Know about the Millennials

Sometimes referred to as the Net Generation ("N-Gen") or as Generation Y, the Millenials are different from children in previous generations. Who are they? How do they learn well? And what should educators know about them?
Millennials Presentation - PDF (4.6 MB)
Millennials Presentation - 4 Slides Per Page - PDF (3 MB)
Millennials Workshop Handout - PDF (116 KB)

More information about the Millenials:

Digital Kids: Apple's research into who today's kids are and how they learn.
The Growing Up Digital Web site. Dedicated to the latest publication by Don Tapscott, this site deals with the influence of technology on society, youth, and the forces of transformation which are poised to emerge out of this trend.
Taking It Global - TakingITGlobal (TIG) is an international organization - led by youth and enabled by technology. TIG connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action to improve their local and global communities.
TIGed.org - Taking It Global's Educators page
The Impact of Computers on Schools: Two Authors, Two Perspectives. An article contrasting the views of Donald Tapscott and Jane Healy.
Generations at Work: Managing Millennials: An article on working with the Millenials
Some Tips on Marketing to "Generation Y"
Millennials Rising: a website for and about America's rising generation, born in the 1980s and '90s. Hosted by the authors Neil Howe and William Strauss, millennialsrising.com provides a serious discussion forum on Millennial issues.
Misreading Millennials: The politics of a rising generation
Millenial Politics.com: a Web site to educate and motivate people about youth activism.
Authentic Intellectual Work and Standardized Tests: Conflict or Coexistence? A research-based look at what kinds of homework really work.