Preparing students for their future


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Presentation to NZ schools exploring use of ICTs to support the development of key competencies.

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    1. 1. Derek Wenmoth Director, eLearning Core Education Ltd [email_address] Preparing learners for their future, not our past
    2. 2. Where were you?
    3. 3. Phoenix Mars Lander
    4. 4. The Digital World <ul><li>Think of the communications technologies that are “taken for granted” now that weren’t around when you were at school…. </li></ul>
    5. 5. New Tools <ul><li>Pen </li></ul><ul><li>Chalkboard/ Whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Banda </li></ul><ul><li>Gestetner </li></ul><ul><li>16mm projector </li></ul><ul><li>Slide shows </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Fax </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul>Then Now Next? <ul><li>Txting/Pxting </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs/Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Pod/Vod-casting </li></ul><ul><li>Data projector </li></ul><ul><li>LMS </li></ul><ul><li>IM/SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Digital cameras </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Peer2peer networks </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual reality </li></ul><ul><li>Wearable computers </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous identity </li></ul><ul><li>Voice recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Agents and avitars </li></ul><ul><li>Visualisation </li></ul><ul><li>Miniaturisation </li></ul><ul><li>Reusable paper </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic web </li></ul><ul><li>PLEs </li></ul>Analog Digital Connected Ubiquitous
    6. 6. New Literacies <ul><li>“ Don’t you think that our students need to be literate in terms of multimedia, images and sound… </li></ul><ul><li>… or they’ll be as disadvantaged as we would have been if we’d left school without being able to read and write?” </li></ul>
    7. 7. Comment is Free <ul><li>Less Dickens </li></ul> More Dr Kawashima What constitutes ‘text’? novels short stories plays poems comics e-mails films games TV programmes text messages blogs social networking sites
    8. 8. Responses
    9. 9. Touch typing…?
    10. 10. You’ll be needing this…
    11. 11. What we want for our young people <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive in their own identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivated and reliable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resourceful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprising and entrepreneurial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resilient </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connected : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to relate well to others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective users of communications tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected to the land and environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members of communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International citizens </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Actively Involved </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants in a range of life contexts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributors to the well being of NZ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lifelong Learners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literate and numerate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical and creative thinkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active seekers, users and creators of knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informed decision makers </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. NZ Key Competencies <ul><li>Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Using language, symbols, and texts </li></ul><ul><li>Managing self </li></ul><ul><li>Relating to others </li></ul><ul><li>Participating and contributing </li></ul>
    13. 13. Thinking <ul><li>Using creative, critical and metacognitive processes to make sense of information, experiences and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Developing understandings </li></ul><ul><li>Making decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Shaping actions </li></ul><ul><li>Constructing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry is key… </li></ul>
    14. 14. Thinking Globally
    15. 15. Inquiry is key… <ul><li>There are over 2.7 billion searches on Google each month </li></ul><ul><li>To whom were these questions directed before Google? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Using Language <ul><li>Working with and making meaning of the codes in which knowledge is expressed </li></ul>text graphics movies audio games web pages
    17. 17. New Ways of Reading <ul><li>Interactive books </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Magic Paddle </li></ul>
    18. 18. Managing Self <ul><li>Enterprising, resourceful, reliable and resilient </li></ul><ul><li>NetVibes </li></ul><ul><li>PageFlakes </li></ul><ul><li>MyYahoo </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Flock </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul>
    19. 19. RSS Aggregators
    20. 20. Social Bookmarking
    21. 21. New ways of organising information
    22. 22. Relating to Others <ul><li>Interacting effectively with a diverse range of people in a variety of contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>iChat </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>43 things </li></ul><ul><li>Forums/lists </li></ul><ul><li>Video conferencing </li></ul>
    23. 23. Video conferencing
    24. 24. Participating and Contributing <ul><li>Being actively involved in communities… </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Bebo </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Shelfari </li></ul><ul><li>Frappr </li></ul>
    25. 25. Blogs, Wikis and Google Docs
    26. 26. NZ Edublogs
    27. 27. Ms Wilson’s Wiki
    28. 28. 2020 & Beyond… <ul><li>To what extent are we prepared, as a society and as educators, for the massive changes in human capabilities that digital technologies are likely to enable in the next 13 years? </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent are our future visions for education based upon assumptions about humanity, society and technology that are no longer valid? </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent can we, as educators, help to shape the developments of technology in order to enhance human development? </li></ul>
    29. 29. Thank you <ul><li>Derek Wenmoth </li></ul><ul><li>Director, eLearning </li></ul><ul><li>CORE Education Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>“ The only people who call technology “technology”, are those who were born before it was invented” (Source unknown)