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Digital Natives Lack Experience Tinkering with Technology

Brad Flickinger

Kids today have access to technology that would have seemed like science fiction when their parents and grandparents were young. 

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe hosts a conversation exploring how children interact with technology and what it means to be a "digital native."

Guests include: Dylan Shroll-Tews, a lifelong tinkerer and electronics enthusiast from Des Moines; Juan Pablo Hourcade, an associate professor at the University of Iowa's Department of Computer Science; and Samantha Dahlby, a K-12 education coordinator at NewBo Co and the coordinator of Coder Dojo. They explore our changing relationship with technology, what the future might hold for digital natives, and how to raise responsible and educated tech users in a digital world.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa