I came across this publication and was amazed at all the information it provides about today's learners. It is mainly targeting "Millennials," which would be a student born between 1980-2000 (which would even include me)...but I feel like the information applies to our current students as well. My students this year were born mostly in 2007, which only means technology has only become more of a influence on their everyday lives. The article is a little long, but has some very pertinent information for teachers today.
Learning in the 21st Century: Teaching Today's Student on their Terms