Confratute Tech Talk

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Presentation given by Brian Housand, PhD at Confratute 2009 - University of Connecticut
Part of Keynote Panel on Technology and Gifted with Joe Renzulli, Del Siegle, Brian Housand, and Kristina Ayers Paul

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Confratute Tech Talk

  1. 1. Gifted 2.0 Merging into the Future Brian Housand, PhD Confratute July 21, 2009 http://tinyurl.com/brianhousand
  2. 2. Gi#ed Technology
  3. 3. If technology is an event in your school, you are doing it wrong. Josh Allen
  4. 4. Every generation of teenagers embraces the freedoms and possibilities wrought by technology in ways that shock the elders.
  5. 5. “For the first  5me in history,  our jobs as  educators is to  prepare our  students for a  future that we  can not clearly  describe.” David Warlick
  6. 6. The U.S. Department of Labor es5mates that  today’s high school seniors will have 10‐14 jobs By age 38
  7. 7. The U.S. Department of Labor es5mates that  today’s high school seniors will have 10‐14 jobs By age 38
  8. 8. hMp://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
  9. 9. Why Do We  Ask Kids To  UNPLUG At  School?
  10. 10. Learning beyond the  classroom. 
  11. 11. C
  12. 12. Content Resources
  13. 13. 299,000,000 Searches Per Day
  14. 14. Knowledge alone is NOT enough.
  15. 15. C reative Outlets
  16. 16. Rather than running the risk of  having our students become  "walking encyclopedias," we  need to teach them how to  think crea5vely.  (Sternberg, 2006)
  17. 17.  Computer Technology  “is not a tool;  it is a new material for expression.”  (Maeda, 2001)
  18. 18. Pianos NOT Stereos
  19. 19. Critical Thinking
  20. 20. I
  21. 21. This is as far as  most people get. 
  22. 22. You do not want to miss this!   This is as far as  most people get. 
  23. 23. You do not want to miss this!   Who said  what and  when.  This is as far as  most people get. 
  24. 24. You do not want to miss this!   Who said  what and  when.  This is as far as  Your chance to share  most people get.  your knowledge.
  25. 25. C ollaboration
  26. 26. The Internet is Par5cipatory Forcing Us To Learn  New Interfaces Crea5ng New  Channels For Social  Interac5on
  27. 27. Years it  took to  reach a  market  audience  of 50  million   38 Years
  28. 28. Years it  took to  reach a  market  audience  of 50  million   13 Years
  29. 29. Years it  took to  reach a  market  audience  of 50  million   4 Years
  30. 30. Years it  took to  reach a  market  audience  of 50  million   3 Years
  31. 31. Years it  took to  reach a  market  audience  of 50  million   2 Years
  32. 32. China 1,334,962,000 India 1,161,290,000 United States 306,114,000 My Space 253,000,000 Indonesia 229,850,000 Brazil 190,929,000 FaceBook 175,000,000
  33. 33. The Less You Share,  The Less Power You Have.
  34. 34. C itizenship
  35. 35. Critical Responsible Consumers Producers
  36. 36. One thing is clear. We don’t have the option of turning away from the future. No one gets to vote on whether technology is going to change our lives. Bill Gates The Road Ahead
  37. 37. “Media are mere vehicles that deliver  instruc5on but do not influence student  achievement any more than the truck that  delivers our groceries causes changes in our  nutri5on.” (Clark, 1983)
  38. 38. The illiterate of  the 21st Century  will not be those  who cannot read  or write,  but those who cannot  LEARN, UNLEARN AND  RELEARN. (Toffler, 1971)
  39. 39. http://tinyurl.com/brianhousand

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