Untangling
Technology


           Brian Housand, PhD
    Newbury, MA / August 18-19, 2009
     http://tinyurl.com/brianho...
Gi#ed   Technology
h.p://directory.google.com/
h.p://wolframalpha.com
If technology is an
event in your school,
   you are doing it
        wrong.

                Josh Allen
Every generation of teenagers
   embraces the freedoms and
possibilities wrought by technology
  in ways that shock the el...
“For the first 
>me in history, 
our jobs as 
educators is to 
prepare our 
students for a 
future that we 
can not clearly...
The U.S. Department of Labor es>mates that 
today’s high school seniors will have 10‐14 jobs


                  By age

 ...
The U.S. Department of Labor es>mates that 
today’s high school seniors will have 10‐14 jobs


                  By age

 ...
Why Do We 
Ask Kids To 
UNPLUG At 
 School?
Learning beyond the 
    classroom. 
h.p://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
C
Content
Resources
299,000,000 Searches Per Day
Knowledge alone is NOT enough.
C
reative
Outlets
Rather than running the risk of 
 having our students become 
 "walking encyclopedias," we 
  need to teach them how to 
 ...
 Computer Technology 
            “is not a tool; 
it is a new material for expression.” 



                             ...
Pianos
  NOT
Stereos
Critical
Thinking
I
This is as far as 
most people get. 
You do not want to miss this!  




 This is as far as 
 most people get. 
You do not want to miss this!  
                                  Who said 
                                  what and 
  ...
You do not want to miss this!  
                                   Who said 
                                   what and 
...
C
ollaboration
The Internet is

      Par>cipatory

Forcing Us To Learn 
    New Interfaces

     Crea>ng New 
Channels For Social 
     ...
Years it 
 took to 
 reach a 
 market 
audience 
  of 50 
 million

     
             38 Years
Years it 
 took to 
 reach a 
 market 
audience 
  of 50 
 million

             13 Years
Years it 
 took to 
 reach a 
 market 
audience 
  of 50 
 million

             4 Years
Years it 
 took to 
 reach a 
 market 
audience 
  of 50 
 million

             3 Years
Years it 
 took to 
 reach a 
 market 
audience 
  of 50 
 million

             2 Years
China           1,334,962,000
India           1,161,290,000
United States     306,114,000
My Space          253,000,000
In...
The Less You Share, 
The Less Power You Have.
C
itizenship
Critical    Responsible
Consumers    Producers
One thing is clear.
      We don’t
 have the option of
    turning away
  from the future.
   No one gets to
  vote on whe...
“Media are mere vehicles that deliver 
  instruc>on but do not influence student 
 achievement any more than the truck that...
The illiterate of 
the 21st Century 
will not be those 
who cannot read 
or write, 
     but those who cannot 
     LEARN,...
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  1. 1. Untangling Technology Brian Housand, PhD Newbury, MA / August 18-19, 2009 http://tinyurl.com/brianhousand
  2. 2. Gi#ed Technology
  3. 3. h.p://directory.google.com/
  4. 4. h.p://wolframalpha.com
  5. 5. If technology is an event in your school, you are doing it wrong. Josh Allen
  6. 6. Every generation of teenagers embraces the freedoms and possibilities wrought by technology in ways that shock the elders.
  7. 7. “For the first  >me in history,  our jobs as  educators is to  prepare our  students for a  future that we  can not clearly  describe.” David Warlick
  8. 8. The U.S. Department of Labor es>mates that  today’s high school seniors will have 10‐14 jobs By age 38
  9. 9. The U.S. Department of Labor es>mates that  today’s high school seniors will have 10‐14 jobs By age 38
  10. 10. Why Do We  Ask Kids To  UNPLUG At  School?
  11. 11. Learning beyond the  classroom. 
  12. 12. h.p://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
  13. 13. C
  14. 14. Content Resources
  15. 15. 299,000,000 Searches Per Day
  16. 16. Knowledge alone is NOT enough.
  17. 17. C reative Outlets
  18. 18. Rather than running the risk of  having our students become  "walking encyclopedias," we  need to teach them how to  think crea>vely.  (Sternberg, 2006)
  19. 19.  Computer Technology  “is not a tool;  it is a new material for expression.”  (Maeda, 2001)
  20. 20. Pianos NOT Stereos
  21. 21. Critical Thinking
  22. 22. I
  23. 23. This is as far as  most people get. 
  24. 24. You do not want to miss this!   This is as far as  most people get. 
  25. 25. You do not want to miss this!   Who said  what and  when.  This is as far as  most people get. 
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. C ollaboration
  28. 28. The Internet is Par>cipatory Forcing Us To Learn  New Interfaces Crea>ng New  Channels For Social  Interac>on
  29. 29. Years it  took to  reach a  market  audience  of 50  million   38 Years
  30. 30. Years it  took to  reach a  market  audience  of 50  million   13 Years
  31. 31. Years it  took to  reach a  market  audience  of 50  million   4 Years
  32. 32. Years it  took to  reach a  market  audience  of 50  million   3 Years
  33. 33. Years it  took to  reach a  market  audience  of 50  million   2 Years
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. The Less You Share,  The Less Power You Have.
  36. 36. C itizenship
  37. 37. Critical Responsible Consumers Producers
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. “Media are mere vehicles that deliver  instruc>on but do not influence student  achievement any more than the truck that  delivers our groceries causes changes in our  nutri>on.” (Clark, 1983)
  40. 40. 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)
  41. 41. http://tinyurl.com/brianhousand
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