Preparing students for their future

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  • Preparing students for their future

    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>http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/ewan_mcintosh/2008/02/beyond_the_three_rs.html 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 http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/ewan_mcintosh/2008/02/beyond_the_three_rs.html
    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>http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/the_new_zealand_curriculum/key_competencies
    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>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNMljw0F-aw </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>Del.icio.us </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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRNuY_yZEfk
    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>http://blog.core-ed.net/derek </li></ul>“ The only people who call technology “technology”, are those who were born before it was invented” (Source unknown)

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