Have you noticed a change in the cognition of your students in the past 5-6 years? Geometry teachers, are the visual/perceptual skills of your students declining? This literature review and action research project explores the cognitive changes evolving in the upcoming Digital Native population and specific interventions I have used in my class to compensate for those changes. The power point is the shortest summary of the information. I would LOVE to connect with fellow educators who have noticed across the board neurological and processing differences in your current students compared to 10 years ago. What are you noticing? How are you modifying your curriculum to meet the needs of your Digital Native population?


  • Education > General
  • Educational Technology > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


geometry technology math brain-based learning kinesthetic learning digital+native



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-05-27.

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This resource is the action research parent project about the technological revolution and how our students are affected by it. The first two “children” resources are versions of a PowerPoint, Your Brain is in Your Hand explains how digital natives, i.e. our students, who have grown up with technology are not naturals at using tactile strategies to solve math problems. That is, they do not draw and sketch and it is necessary to improve their hand-brain connection in order to improve their math. The third “child” document is a review of the literature regarding the role technology has played in the shift of neurological function in today’s youth. The premise that a teacher now must train Digital Natives in tactile/kinesthetic intervention tactics to empower them to solve math problems effectively is examined. The fourth “child” report, Your Brain is Your Hand-Action is the final summary – concluding that the neurological transformation of Digital Natives impacts many facets of their cognition as observed in the deterioration of both social and academic skills.
Kathleen Duhl
May 21, 2011

This ppt should be seen by all teachers. Very powerful and in my experience, very true!

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