After reading the article Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants it is clear to me that I am a digital native. It is completely true that I have grown up surrounded by technology and multimedia. I found that the article hit on a good point when it talked about students of today, the digital natives, being much more adept at multitasking. I believe this is particularly true in my own experiences. My parents always thought I wasn't being very productive when I would complete my homework while listening to the radio and watching a ball game on tv at the same time. I still use those same study habits today, so they must be working well.
The article made a very good point about the teachers of today "speaking a different language" than their students. I can see how this could cause a big problem when it comes to properly educating the students of today. If the teachers aren't able to communicate with the students effectively, then the learning process will not work up to its potential. I believe it is crucial for the teachers to change and adapt their teaching styles to better suit the students of today. By doing so the students will have a much more satisfying learning experience, and the teachers will become more accustomed to the high-tech world we live in.
I definitely use digital technologies more than classic pencil/paper writing methods when enganging in writing activities. The majority of my writing is done on my laptop on Microsoft Word. This is where I complete all my writing assignments for my classes. Microsoft Word is the application I use for writing all my scholarly pieces of work. I also occasionally use digital technologies to communicate with long distant friends through facebook messages and facebook chat. In addition to facebook, I use a lot of text messaging as well. Texting is a good way to quickly convey a message without having to set aside the time to place a phone call. I'm sure there are more digital technologies that I use but can't think of off the top of my head, but Microsoft Word, Facebook, and text messaging are the big ones.