We and probably most folks who read this blog live in a world where folks have multiple tech devices, are aware of the newest online participatory web tools, and may even debate whether universities have a place now that we have PLNs. We are beginning to work on a new edition of our book. Sometimes it feels like we should be apologizing.
The 2009 Speak Up Survey (pdf available) suggests that preservice teachers are still not being exposed to the applications many took for granted 5 years ago. It appears they are most likely to learn about productivity software and how to find resources online. One wonders how these students get through their other college classes competing against colleagues who likely acquired these skills in middle school.
Sorry if a little sarcasm crept in. Maybe it is best to understand that it is easy to make assumptions about what others know or find interesting. The Speak Up Survey offers a useful perspective.