21 ST  CENTURY STUDENTS:  THE “NET” GENERATION Karen Auton  and Tyler West
<ul><li>Technology is at the center of their learning and interactions with information. </li></ul>“ They don’t think in t...
State Board of Education Jargon <ul><li>Our students should be: </li></ul>
<ul><li>Children ages 8-18: </li></ul><ul><li>96% have gone online. </li></ul><ul><li>74% have Internet access at home. </...
<ul><li>Children under seven years  spend an average of two hours a day using screen media. </li></ul><ul><li>Children, ag...
<ul><li>By age 21, today’s kindergarteners will : </li></ul><ul><li>Spend 10,000 hours video gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Send...
Who is the “Net” Generation? <ul><li>In molding 21 st  century learners we hope to “shift from the technological “tools” t...
Future of the “Net” Generation…. <ul><li>What are 21 st  century learners preparing for? </li></ul>
“ Learning = Lifetime process of coping and adapting to change.” <ul><li>How do 21 st  century learners learn the skills n...
References <ul><ul><li>Carroll, J. (2008)  What’s the future of education- and what should we  do  about it?  Retrieved fr...
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  1. 1. 21 ST CENTURY STUDENTS: THE “NET” GENERATION Karen Auton and Tyler West
  2. 2. <ul><li>Technology is at the center of their learning and interactions with information. </li></ul>“ They don’t think in terms of technology; they think in terms of the activity technology enables.”
  3. 3. State Board of Education Jargon <ul><li>Our students should be: </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Children ages 8-18: </li></ul><ul><li>96% have gone online. </li></ul><ul><li>74% have Internet access at home. </li></ul>Who is the “Net” Generation?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Children under seven years spend an average of two hours a day using screen media. </li></ul><ul><li>Children, ages 13-17 , spend more hours using digital media than watching t.v. </li></ul><ul><li>By the time today’s kindergarteners graduate, information will have doubled seven times . </li></ul>Who is the “Net” Generation?
  6. 6. <ul><li>By age 21, today’s kindergarteners will : </li></ul><ul><li>Spend 10,000 hours video gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Send 200,000 emails </li></ul><ul><li>Spend 10,0000 hours on a cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Spend less than 5,000 hours reading non-digital text </li></ul>Who is the “Net” Generation?
  7. 7. Who is the “Net” Generation? <ul><li>In molding 21 st century learners we hope to “shift from the technological “tools” themselves, to the capabilities of these new tools to empower students.” </li></ul><ul><li>Digitally literate </li></ul><ul><li>Effectively use different sources of information (Internet = Oxygen) </li></ul><ul><li>Visual/Virtual communication </li></ul><ul><li>Shift attention rapidly between tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential; Discovery learning </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibit and Expect fast response </li></ul><ul><li>Hopeful and determined </li></ul>
  8. 8. Future of the “Net” Generation…. <ul><li>What are 21 st century learners preparing for? </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Learning = Lifetime process of coping and adapting to change.” <ul><li>How do 21 st century learners learn the skills needed to be successful in the 21 st century? </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer participatory learning in social groups/collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-task </li></ul><ul><li>Learn best with structure rather than ambiguity </li></ul><ul><li>Crave to work on “things that matter.” </li></ul><ul><li>Use laptops as primary source of information rather than textbooks. </li></ul><ul><li>Creative communication of concepts learned often using sounds and images to convey content. </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><ul><li>Carroll, J. (2008) What’s the future of education- and what should we do about it? Retrieved from www.jimcarroll.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lehigh, S. (2008) Teaching students 21 st century skills, Boston Globe. Retrieved from www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/mcas/articles/2008/11/19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maninger, R. M., & Holden, M. E. (2009). Put the textbooks away: Preparation and support for a middle school one-to-one laptop initiative. American Secondary Education, 38 (1), 5-21. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Carolina State Board of Education. (2006). Future-ready students: Goals for the 21 st century . Retrieved from http://www.ncptsc.org/boardrecsandgoals.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oblinger, D., & Oblinger, J.L. (Eds.). (2005). Educating the net </li></ul><ul><li>generation. Retrieved from www.educause.edu/educatingthenetgen </li></ul><ul><li>Rodgers, M. et. al. (2006). The 21 st century learner . 22 nd Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. Retrieved from www. uwex.edu/disted/conference/ </li></ul>

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