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Used as part of a presentation for NEOASTD called "Avatars, Social Networking & Virtual Worlds for Participant-Centered Learning."

Used as part of a presentation for NEOASTD called "Avatars, Social Networking & Virtual Worlds for Participant-Centered Learning."

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  • 1. Avatars, Social Networking & Virtual Worlds for Participant-Centered Learning Jeremy S. Brueck President, Brueck Educational Innovations This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Prepared for: Northeast Ohio Chapter of American Society for Training & Development
  • 2. http://brueckei.org Raised Digital #neoastd
  • 3. Presentation wiki http://brueckei.pbworks.com
  • 4. Presentation wiki http://brueckei.pbworks.com
  • 5. Educator vs. Student Reality Photo Credit: Sleepy Student by Lee Cohen on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/leecohen/152106075/ Photo Credit: GPS Teacher Workshop – Me by Old Shoe Woman on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/14414495/
  • 6. Educator Reality ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS Common Education Acronyms NCLB No Child Left Behind AYP Adequate Yearly Progress OGT Ohio Graduation Test CIP Continuous Improvement Plan LPDC Local Professional Development Committees IPDP Individual Professional Development Plan ELL English Language Learners LEP Limited English Proficient
  • 7. Student Reality Common Student Acronyms DVD
  • 8. Student Reality Photo Credit: iPod kid explores by sabellachan on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabellachan/1347262425/ Common Student Acronyms DVD mp3
  • 9. Student Reality Photo Credit: Night Texting by danorth1 on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/danorth1/2867335794/ Common Student Acronyms DVD mp3 TXT
  • 10. Student Reality Photo Credit: e.e. cummings would have loved IM by mandiberg on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/theredproject/2823809196/ Common Student Acronyms DVD mp3 TXT IM
  • 11. Student Reality Photo Credit: Skype with QA by superkimbo in BKK on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3381384109/ Common Student Acronyms DVD mp3 TXT IM VoIP
  • 12. Student Reality Photo Credit: Sit up straight, dammit! by broken thoughts on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokenthoughts/1120707939/ Photo Credit: Skype to Australia by superkimbo in BKK on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3122707524/ Common Student Acronyms DVD In My Humble Opinion… mp3 TXT IM VoIP IMHO
  • 13. Generational Differences Based loosely on Neil Howe, William Strauss, Millennials Rising : The Next Great Generation , 2000, ISBN 0-375-70719-0  
  • 14. Generational Differences Based loosely on Neil Howe, William Strauss, Millennials Rising : The Next Great Generation , 2000, ISBN 0-375-70719-0  
  • 15. Our Changing Students To truly understand today’s students, we must understand how deeply and pervasively technology has permeated their lives…
  • 16. The Millennial Student
    • Digital Natives
    • Always Connected
    • Immediate Access
    • Multitaskers
    • Social – Enjoy teamwork
    • Visual
    • Engagement and Experience
    Adapted from the work of Marc Prensky. Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants -- A New Way To Look At Ourselves and Our Kids
  • 17. Previous generations raised reading books The Millennial Student
  • 18. Books reinforce a linear style of thinking and reasoning The Millennial Student
  • 19. Millennial thought process has evolved around the web The Millennial Student
  • 20. Millennials have developed a “ hypertext ” style of thinking The Millennial Student
  • 21. High level of interaction, online and in person Teaching the Millennial Student
  • 22. Engaged in the learning process, not just passive receptors of learning Teaching the Millennial Student Photo Credit: class dismissed by Robert S. Donovan on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/booleansplit/3510951967/
  • 23. Use technology to increase customization , convenience and collaboration Teaching the Millennial Student Photo Credit: Mobile Information Technology by Steve Wilhelm on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevewilhelm/2675826564/
  • 24. Teaching the Millennial Student
  • 25. A look at literacy
    • Traditional Literacies
      • Paper
      • Pencil
      • Book
      • Newspaper
      • Magazine
    Photo Credit: child reading by apdk on Flickr.
  • 26. A NEW look at literacy
    • Traditional Literacies
      • Paper
      • Pencil
      • Book
      • Newspaper
      • Magazine
    • New Literacies
      • e-Mail
      • Web & HTML editors
      • Web logs (blogs)
      • Wikis
      • e-Books
      • Video editing
      • Text messaging
      • Instant Messaging
      • Photo and Video Sharing
      • Screencasting
      • Podcasting
      • Virtual Worlds
    Photo Credits: OLPC ebook by misterbisson on Flickr.
  • 27. Adapted from J. Utecht’s ‘ Model of Literacy Education Toda y’ read/write with participatory, social media Source Credit: Model of Literacy Education Today by jutecht on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jutecht/3360286194/ What are New Literacies? read/write with multiple media forms
  • 28. Identify important questions Using information & communication technologies to: Photo Credits: Questions by Oberazzi on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/
  • 29. Locate information Using information & communication technologies to: Photo Credits: Locate by Wetsun on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wetsun/39604670/
  • 30. Critically evaluate the usefulness of information Photo Credits: Useful by Your Pal Dave on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourpaldave/395098449/ Using information & communication technologies to:
  • 31. Synthesize information to answer questions Using information & communication technologies to: Photo Credits: transformation by brilho-de-conta on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/_brilho-de-conta/400937249/
  • 32. Communicate the answers to others Using information & communication technologies to: Photo Credits: Communicate by aturkus on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aturkus/2569696486/
  • 33. Why integrate New Literacies? Photo Credit: http://www.wordle.net/
  • 34. Young people will continue to socially engage in a variety of new literacies Why integrate New Literacies?
  • 35. To make classroom instruction more engaging & more meaningful to life in a digital world Why integrate New Literacies?
  • 36. Educators must understand the shifts in that are taking place in literacy and consider how these shifts should inform our practices and pedagogy . New Literacies & 21 st century education
  • 37. Millennial Pedagogy How do we shift? Photo Credits: Shift by Alan Hudson Photography on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanhudson/492154587/
  • 38. Shift Happens… Used with permission from Dr. Alec Couros, University of Regina, http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/
  • 39. Take traditional pedagogy to web 2.0 Transforming teaching practice Photo Credits: Lovely web 2.0 icons by tobiaseigen on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobiaseigen/434264025/ Image Source. http://home.moravian.edu/students/d/stged01/
  • 40. Professional learning is increasingly LESS about this… Networks then… Photo Credit: TypicalTeacherNetwork by courosa on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/344832659/in/set-72157615129270288/
  • 41. … and increasingly MORE about this Networks now… Photo Credit: Networked Teacher Diagram - Update by courosa on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2922421696/in/set-72157615129270288/
  • 42. … must become tomorrow’s networked teacher Today’s typical teachers… NETS for Teachers (NETS•T): http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForTeachers/Nets_for_Teachers.htm Photo Credit: Networked Teacher Diagram - Update by courosa on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2922421696/in/set-72157615129270288/
    • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
    • Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
    • Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
    • Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
    • Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
    • SOURCE: NETS for Teachers (NETS•T)
  • 43. Join the conversation Photo Credit: http://www.briansolis.com/2008/08/introducing-conversation-prism.html
  • 44. http://bit.ly/11XpdG
    • Teachers need a place where they can gather and share ideas.
    • A safe environment in which they can share their practice, swap ideas, talk about evidence and test hypotheses.
    • The beauty of the web today is that it has grown into this place where you can communicate across space and time to and share video, audio and text. 
    Personal Learning Networks
  • 45. Immerse yourself in the ed tech world Benefits of a PLN Photo Credit: Bloggers Café at NECC2008 by teachandlearn on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/teachandlearn/2619646544/
  • 46. Engage in professional learning outside your school and district Benefits of a PLN Photo Credit: Farm silos by NIOSH on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/niosh/2492855260/
  • 47. Reach out to others in and encouraging and empowering way Benefits of a PLN Photo Credit: Reach Out! by ~diP on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dip108/388012741/
  • 48. 3 resources for building PLNs Avatars, Social Networks & Virtual Worlds Photo Credit: three_feet by sillydog on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sillydog/72697229/
  • 49. Thank You! Jeremy Brueck e-Read Ohio Web Services Manager, University of Akron, OH President, Brueck Educational Innovations [email_address] http://brueckei.org http://brueckei.pbworks.com This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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