Seven ages of Technology in EducationProf Johannes CronjeJohannes.firstname.lastname@example.org
All the world’s a stage ... And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages… William Shakespeare As you like it
Seven ages At first the infant And then the whining school-boy And then the lover Then a soldier And then the justice Into the lean and slipperd pantaloon Second childishness and mere oblivion
At first the infant Small byte sizes Scares easily Computer is a typewriter and calculator Violent reactions to anything foreign
Remember when A computer was something on TV Compress was something you did to the From a science fiction show. garbage, A window was something you hated to Not something you did to a file. clean, And if you unzipped anything in public, And ram was the cousin of a goat. Youd be in jail for a while Meg was the name of a girl, Log was adding wood to the fire. And gig was your middle finger upright. Hard drive was a long trip on the road. Now they all mean different things, A mouse pad was where a mouse lived, And that really mega bytes! And a backup happened to your commode.. Memory was something that you lost with Cut you did with scissors, age. Paste you did with glue, A CD was a bank account. A web was a spiders home, And if you had a 3 .5" floppy, And a virus was the flu. You hoped nobody found out! I guess Ill stick to my pad and paper And the memory in my head. I hear nobodys been killed in a computer crash, But when it happens they wished they were dead!
And then the whining school-boy Objects to everything Bucks the system Copies homework Creeping like a snail … unwillingly to school
And then the lover Technolphile Pornographer Surfer
What is this?f(z)=z2+c with c=-0.2-0.7i, shown on [-1.8;1.8]×[-1.8;1.8]
What is this?f(z)=(-4.0004z5+0.005(1-i))/(-4iz4+0.001i) shown on [-1;1]×[-1;1].
What is this?f(z)=(z5+c)/z3 with c=0.001(?), shown on [-1.5;1.5]×[-1.5;1.5].
What is this? f(z)=z2/(z9-z+0,025), shown on[-2;2]x[-2;2].
What is this? The are all Julia sets, but what is a Julia set? If a function f maps a region G to itself, f can be iterated. The Julia set of f then is the set of all points of G, at which this sequence of iterated functions is not equicontinous.
The lover of technology Home is where you hang your @ The E-mail of the species is deadlier than the mail. A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click. You cant teach a new mouse old clicks. C: is the root of all directories. Pentium wise; pen and paper foolish. The modem is the message. Too many clicks spoil the browse. The geek shall inherit the earth. Dont byte off more than you can view. Fax is stranger than fiction. What boots up must come down. Windows will never cease. In Gates we trust. Virtual reality is its own reward. Theres no place like http://www.home.com
And finally... Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to use the Net and he wont bother you for weeks.
Then a soldier Technology strategies In-fighting Control measures Imagine a group of surgeons ...
Old paradigm New paradigm Passive learners Active learners Exam-driven Coninuing assessment Rote-learning Critical thinking, Syllabus content-based, and Integrated, relevant & with in subjects real-life situations Syllabus as rigid and non- guides to make teachers negotiable innovative and creative Objectives: what teacher Outcomes – what learner wants to achieve becomes and understands Behavioural approach to Cognitive approach to learning and assessment learning and assessment Assess isolated knowledge & Assess abilities, thinking discrete skills processes, meta-cognition Individual learning and and attitude products Collaborative learning and products
Second childishness and mereoblivion Crying over missed chances OR Looking forward to new beginnings!
… or Looking forward to newbeginnings! – What winningschools have in common Learners learn by doing Learners produce learning materials Schools develop their own software and websites Research done by learners Focus on learning, not on technology Make magic out of nothing Computers across the curriculum – integrated & thematic Educator training Community involvement, outreach and sharing Focus on girls International links Future plans
Remember Teach a man to fish... And he’ll sit in a boat drinking all day