Teaching the Millennial LearnerPresentation Transcript
Teaching the Millennial Learner Jeremy Brueck e-Read Ohio Web Services Manager, University of Akron, OH President, Brueck Educational Innovations [email_address] http://brueckei.org This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Previous generations raised reading books The Millennial Student
Books reinforce a linear style of thinking and reasoning The Millennial Student
Millennial thought process has evolved around the web The Millennial Student
Millennials have developed a “ hypertext ” style of thinking The Millennial Student
Shift Happens… Used with permission from Dr. Alec Couros, University of Regina, http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/
High level of interaction, online and in person Teaching the Millennial Student
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/
Use technology to increase customization , convenience and collaboration Teaching the Millennial Student Photo Credits: Logo 2.0 part I & Logo 2.0 part II by Stabilo Boss on Flickr.
Teaching the Millennial Student Photo Credits: Logo 2.0 part I & Logo 2.0 part II by Stabilo Boss on Flickr.
A look at literacy
Photo Credits: child reading by apdk on Flickr.
A NEW look at literacy
Web & HTML editors
Web logs (blogs)
Photo and Video Sharing
Photo Credits: OLPC ebook by misterbisson on Flickr.
What are New Literacies?
Using information & communication technologies to:
identify important questions
critically evaluate the usefulness of that information
synthesize information to answer those questions
communicate the answers to others
Young people will continue to socially engage in a variety of new literacies Why integrate New Literacies?
To make school literacy more engaging & more meaningful to life in a digital world Why integrate New Literacies?
Educators MUST understand the shifts in practices and pedagogy that have taken place and consider how these shifts should inform our teaching of reading and writing. Why integrate New Literacies?