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Intro presentation for Dr. Brian Housand's presentation on The 4 C's of Gifted Education and Technology at DISCOVER! Purdue University - June 22-25, 2009

Intro presentation for Dr. Brian Housand's presentation on The 4 C's of Gifted Education and Technology at DISCOVER! Purdue University - June 22-25, 2009

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  • the focus should be on allowing students to use computers more than getting teachers to use them
  • b. “Knowledge alone is not enough. Success in the future – for individuals, for communities, for companies, for nations as a whole – will be based not on what we know or how much we know, but on our ability to think and act creatively. In the 21st century, we are moving toward the Creative Society.”

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  • The 4 C's:Critical ThinkingContent ResourcesCreativity and Collaboration
    DISCOVER
    June 22-25, 2009
    Purdue University
    Brian Housand, PhD
    East Carolina University
  • http://tinyurl.com/brianhousand
  • Techie
    Educator
    Researcher
    Gifted
  • http://directory.google.com/
  • http://wolframalpha.com
  • DIGITAL DIVIDE
    IMMIGRANTS
    NATIVES
  • “ The kids these days are not digital kids. The digital kids were in the ’90s. The kids today are mobile, and there’s a difference. Digital is the old way of thinking, mobile is the new way.”
    Elliott Solloway
  • Learning beyond the classroom.
  • Why Do We Ask Kids To UNPLUG At School?
  • If technology is an event in your school,you are doing it wrong.
    Josh Allen
  • http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
  • Learning and Innovation Skills
    Creativity and Innovation
    Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    Communication and Collaboration
    21st Century Skills
    Learning and Innovation
  • The 4 C’s
    Critical Thinking
    Collaboration
    Creativity
    Content Resources
  • Rather than running the risk of having our students become "walking encyclopedias," we need to teach them how to think creatively.
    (Sternberg, 2006)
  • The Internet is
    Participatory
    Forcing Us To Learn New Interfaces
    Creating New Channels For Social Interaction
  • The Less You Share, The Less Power You Have.
  • Computer Technology“is not a tool;it is a new material for expression.”
    (Maeda, 2001)
  • PianosNOTStereos
  • In a global digital economy, the focus is no longer on using, it is creating and producing.
    (Steinkuehler, Black, & Clinton, 2005)
  • Knowledge alone is NOT enough.
  • “Media are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence student achievement any more than the truck that delivers our groceries causes changes in our nutrition.”
    (Clark, 1983)
  • Critical Consumers
    Responsible
    Producers
  • The Future Is NOW!
  • http://tinyurl.com/brianhousand