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An intriguing, astute counterbalance to the scaremongering that dominates many other books on digital life. (Kirkus Review)
A well-crafted antidote to the purveyors of doom and gloom regarding how the digital revolution affects our minds. Sure, there are many unanswered questions but the jury is in. Prensky shows beyond a reasonable doubt that technology is extending our brains beyond their conventional limitations. We're getting smarter not dumber, maybe even capable enough to survive and thrive in an ever more complex world. (Don Tapscott, bestselling coauthor of 14 books, Most recently Macrowikinomics: New Solutions For a Connected Planet)
From flint axes to cloud computing, access to technology has constantly transformed how people think, feel, and behave. In this provocative and insightful book, Marc Prensky argues that our interactions with technology have now brought us literally to a new phase of human evolution, and that the implications are immense for how we live, relate, and educate ourselves. With his characteristic rigor and verve, Prensky challenges cherished assumptions of what it is to be human and analyses the powerful roles of technology in shaping who we are and who we are becoming. An essential read. (Sir Ken Robinson, author and educator)
Marc Prensky, the originator of the terms digital native and digital immigrant, is an internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, and game designer focusing on education and learning. He gives over 50 talks per year around the world, has appeared on CNN, Fox News, CNBC, and the BBC, and has been interviewed in numerous worldwide publications including The New York Times, Newsweek, The Economist, Le Monde, and El Pais. His previous books include Teaching Digital Natives, From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdome, Digital Game-Based Learning, and Don't Bother Me Mom, I'm Learning! Prensky is a prolific essayist and writes a regular column in Educational Technology magazine.
Brain Gain: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom by Marc Prensky is a natural extension of his other books related to technology. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Annette Lamb
Although he provides some interesting ideas on how technology is changing how we do things, he has lost touch with the reality of what is going on in classrooms, and provides... Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Mary Purzycki-firpo
This book is fantastic-a true, intellectual masterpiece that proves why it is so vital to embrace technology in our digitally-evolving world. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Laura