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Teaching Today’s Studentswith thanks to Marc Prensky, MICCA        presenter, April 2005                            © 2005...
Giving Our StudentsWhat They Need To Succeed!                 © 2005 Marc Prensky
Question 1 What percent of the world’s population is      under 25?A 25%                  D 40%B 30%                  E 45...
% Under 25?50%              © 2005 Marc Prensky
Question 2What percentage of  our teachers  are under 25?                  © 2005 Marc Prensky
Why we have problems:Today’s younger learners  are NOT the ones our systems (and teachers)were designed and trained       ...
Today’s Students are   different                 © 2005 Marc Prensky
Why?•   10,000 hours Video Games•   250,000 emails•   10,000 hours on cell phones•   20,000 hours TV (incl. MTV)•   500,00...
• 2 billion ring tones per year• 2 billion songs per month• 3 billion text messages per day                              ©...
“Students are not just usingtechnology differently today,but are approaching their life   and their daily activities  diff...
Conventional Speed      Step-by-Step Linear Processing        Text First    Work-Oriented      Stand-Alone
The                                              e-LifeCommunicating               Coordinating               Searching  e...
When I was a kidIT WAS BORING                    © 2005 Marc Prensky
In my youth, this book was famous:     Where did you go?             “OUT”      What did you do?          “NOTHING”
Today’s kidsGO ONLINE               © 2005 Marc Prensky
“I could have nothingto do and I can alwaysfind something on the       Internet.”    – A High School Student
“On the Internet you canplay games, you can check your mail, you can talk to your friends, you can buythings, and you can ...
Today’s kidsUNDERSTANDENGAGEMENT                © 2005 Marc Prensky
Learning feels like play    when you haveENGAGEMENT          = Motivation, passion                       © 2005 Marc Prensky
Kids want toFeel engagedall the time               © 2005 Marc Prensky
EspeciallyIn School!             © 2005 Marc Prensky
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  • If the games Generations are Digital Natives, what does that make the older generations – those who make or buy the e-Learning that the Digital natives use? One way to think of them is as “Digital Immigrants.” They came to the digital shores later in life, and they had to learn to cope with digital technology as adults.
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    1. 1. Teaching Today’s Studentswith thanks to Marc Prensky, MICCA presenter, April 2005 © 2005 Marc Prensky
    2. 2. Giving Our StudentsWhat They Need To Succeed! © 2005 Marc Prensky
    3. 3. Question 1 What percent of the world’s population is under 25?A 25% D 40%B 30% E 45%C 35% F 50% © 2005 Marc Prensky
    4. 4. % Under 25?50% © 2005 Marc Prensky
    5. 5. Question 2What percentage of our teachers are under 25? © 2005 Marc Prensky
    6. 6. Why we have problems:Today’s younger learners are NOT the ones our systems (and teachers)were designed and trained to teach! © 2003 Marc Prensky
    7. 7. Today’s Students are different © 2005 Marc Prensky
    8. 8. Why?• 10,000 hours Video Games• 250,000 emails• 10,000 hours on cell phones• 20,000 hours TV (incl. MTV)• 500,000 commercials• < 5,000 hours book reading © 2005 Marc Prensky
    9. 9. • 2 billion ring tones per year• 2 billion songs per month• 3 billion text messages per day © 2005 Marc Prensky
    10. 10. “Students are not just usingtechnology differently today,but are approaching their life and their daily activities differently because of the technology.” --Net Day “Speak-up Day” Summary © 2005 Marc Prensky
    11. 11. Conventional Speed Step-by-Step Linear Processing Text First Work-Oriented Stand-Alone
    12. 12. The e-LifeCommunicating Coordinating Searching email, IM, chat Projects, workgroups, Info, connections, MMORPGs peopleSharing Analyzing Blogs, webcams Evaluating Reputation systems– SETI, drug moleculesBuying & Selling Epinions, Amazon, Slashdot Reporting ebay, papers Moblogs, photosExchanging Gaming music, movies, humor Solo, 1-on-1, small & large groups Programming Open systems, modsCreating Learning search sites, avatars, mods About stuff that interests them SocializingMeeting Learning social 3D chat rooms, dating Evolving behavior, influence Peripheral, emergentCollecting behaviors Growing Up Exploring, mp3, video, sensor data transgressing © 2005 Marc Prensky
    13. 13. When I was a kidIT WAS BORING © 2005 Marc Prensky
    14. 14. In my youth, this book was famous: Where did you go? “OUT” What did you do? “NOTHING”
    15. 15. Today’s kidsGO ONLINE © 2005 Marc Prensky
    16. 16. “I could have nothingto do and I can alwaysfind something on the Internet.” – A High School Student
    17. 17. “On the Internet you canplay games, you can check your mail, you can talk to your friends, you can buythings, and you can look upthings that you really like.” – A High School Student Yahoo Born to be Wired Conference © 2004 Marc Prensky
    18. 18. Today’s kidsUNDERSTANDENGAGEMENT © 2005 Marc Prensky
    19. 19. Learning feels like play when you haveENGAGEMENT = Motivation, passion © 2005 Marc Prensky
    20. 20. Kids want toFeel engagedall the time © 2005 Marc Prensky
    21. 21. EspeciallyIn School! © 2005 Marc Prensky
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