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    Generational Signposts of Education and Technology Generational Signposts of Education and Technology Presentation Transcript

    • GENERATIONAL SIGNPOSTS OF EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY ANDREW STEINMAN @STEINMAN
    • ANDREW STEINMAN ! @STEINMAN
    • Generational Signposts Generational signposts are the events and cultural phenomenon that are specific to each generation Example: 911
    • Signposts and Education Education was developed around society and technology of that generation
    • Classroom Evolution Today’s classroom is different from yesterday’s How much has it changed? Would your grandparents recognize it?
    • A Journey Though History What did education look like in each generation How society shaped the classroom
    • A Journey Though History What did education look like in each generation How society and technology shaped the classroom
    • Baby Boomers (late 40s & 50s) Post WWII Population Skyrocketed Overcrowded Classrooms
    • Baby Boomers in the Classroom Teacher as "plant manager” ! Educational Practices Separate students from peers Separate thinking from doing Separate school from the real world
    • Baby Boomers Signposts Teacher taught using chalkboard Rote practice Desks in rows facing teacher, who gave “orders” like military model Slide projectors Radio was major communication mode TV enters the picture (pun intended)
    • Generation X (60s & 80) Era of two income families Independent workers Digital technology emerges
    • Generation X in the Classroom Teacher as “expert" ! Educational Practice Focus on knowledge
    • Generation X Signposts Microwave Oven (popularized in homes in 1967) 1st generation of students that will have had access to solar powered calculators (late 70s) and won’t have to use a slide rule or logarithm table Overhead projectors replace slide projectors in classrooms
    • Generation Y (80s & 90s) WWW Mobile Technology Emerges World = Flat
    • Generation Y in the Classroom Teacher as “decision maker" ! Educational Practice More information More assessment Differentiation
    • Generation Y Signposts First interactive whiteborad invented by SMART Technologies Dial-up internet First generation to know an educational world with major school violence Ceiling-mounted or cart-mounted data projectors become mainstream Desktop computers became common in classrooms Online information-consumption (web 1.0) The MP3 and digital encoding of media comes into play (pun also intended)
    • Generation Z (2000s & 2010s) Current generation Also known as Generation iY Always connected
    • Generation Z in the (future) Classroom Teacher as “facilitator" ! Educational Practice Application of knowledge 21st Century Skills (4C’s) IBL / PBL
    • Generation Z Signposts Web 2.0 and the dawn of creating content online Mobile web quickly overtakes web 2.0 Apps Instant access, 24/7/365 Cloud-computing emerges The mainstream media and news begin to embrace social media as a primary communication tool
    • It’s been a long journey… How far have we traveled?
    • Generation Y in the Classroom Teacher as “decision maker" ! Educational Practice More information More assessment Differentiation
    • Classroom Transformation Engage through authentic learning experiences Teach 21st century NOW skills Integrate technology for learning
    • Getting Started Develop a classroom culture, a brand
    • Expand Silos of Success Silos = Subset Focus on teacher leadership
    • Opportunities to Lead MACUL PLN #MichEd TRIG is.gd/classroomreadiness
    • Build Up Your Toolbox Technology = tool LMS Document creation and collaboration tool Assessment tool
    • #SNOWW So now what?
    • Where we can be Students have instant access all the time to just about everything and everyone any time, any pace, any where, any place BYOD and 1:1 schools Teachers and students blog to reflect on self- learning and communicate online Project-Based & Inquiry-Based learning become staples of education
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