Jennifer Wilson is an English teacher in a high-performing Secondary school and 6th form in north east England. She's also a SCITT mentor and is currently on a leadership development programme. She is interested in critical literacies in a digital world, curriculum design and staff development. She also blogs, and presents at TeachMeets and CPD events.
Most students in school today are digital natives. They’ve grown up with smartphones and tablets, interacting with the world in a very different way than we did 15 years ago. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we're just a click away from information about any topic imaginable. The world has become smaller, metaphorically speaking, and texts are no longer confined to books in a library. Instead there’s a range of interactive resources, image banks, online archives, web-pages, audiovisual material and more recently apps for smartphones and tablets, all readily accessible.