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  • 1. 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.
  • 2. The Millennial Student
    • Digital Natives
    • Always Connected
    • Immediate Access
    • Multitasking
    • Engagement and Experience
    • Social – Enjoy teamwork
    • Visual
  • 3. Previous generations raised reading books The Millennial Student
  • 4. Books reinforce a linear style of thinking and reasoning The Millennial Student
  • 5. Millennial thought process has evolved around the web The Millennial Student
  • 6. Millennials have developed a “ hypertext ” style of thinking The Millennial Student
  • 7. Shift Happens… Used with permission from Dr. Alec Couros, University of Regina, http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/
  • 8. High level of interaction, online and in person Teaching the Millennial Student
  • 9. 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/
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. Teaching the Millennial Student Photo Credits: Logo 2.0 part I & Logo 2.0 part II by Stabilo Boss on Flickr.
  • 12. A look at literacy
    • Traditional Literacies
      • Paper
      • Pencil
      • Book
      • Newspaper
      • Magazine
    Photo Credits: child reading by apdk on Flickr.
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. What are New Literacies?
    • Using information & communication technologies to:
      • identify important questions
      • locate information
      • critically evaluate the usefulness of that information
      • synthesize information to answer those questions
      • communicate the answers to others
  • 15. Young people will continue to socially engage in a variety of new literacies Why integrate New Literacies?
  • 16. To make school literacy more engaging & more meaningful to life in a digital world Why integrate New Literacies?
  • 17. 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?