This Digital Generation uses the Internet, computers, cell phones, and many other digital tools to learn and communicate in ways that were not possible in previous generations. Just think about the variety of new sites and tools that have become common in just the last five years: YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, and the iPod.
But as we've gotten to know today's youth through this project, we've noticed that there's more to this story than just kids playing with cool new gadgets. It's about youth seizing new opportunities for engagement, self-directed learning, creativity, and initiative.
In short, it's a revolution in creating, collaborating, and teaching. We encourage educators and parents to explore these themes in detail to understand specific ways that youth use digital media at school, after school, and at home. Consider it your travel guide to the world of the Digital Generation.