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A presentation used as part of a professional development session for teachers on how to modify/examine lessons for approaching kids in a digital age.

A presentation used as part of a professional development session for teachers on how to modify/examine lessons for approaching kids in a digital age.

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  • 1. Modifying Lessons for Digital Kids John Hendron Goochland County Public Schools http://www.johnhendron.net/
  • 2. What needs to be done? Creating new lessons, modifying old...
  • 3. InfoSavvy Group (2007). “Understanding Digital Kids.” 1.Making learning fun and more relevant, 2.Going faster so they can receive information quickly, 3.Less step-by-step, more random-access, hyperlinked, just-in-time experiences, 4.Less text. More pictures, sounds, and video; 5.More opportunities for multitasking, networking, and interactivity.
  • 4. What needs to be done? Changing the way we teach?
  • 5. Let’s consider another approach...
  • 6. One that builds upon skills needed to be literate in the 21 century. ST
  • 7. Twenty-First Century Literacies 8
  • 8. 1. Demonstrate initiative by critically assessing problems & implementing creative solutions. 2. Behave cooperatively as a member of a team. 3. Read for information & application. 4. Calculate & measure for information & application. 5. Behave in a responsible manner without supervision. 6. Communicate verbally and in writing to evoke clear understanding. 7. Seek excellence in individual and group activities. 8. Locate & manage resources for problem solving. Ian Jukes. (2005). 21st century literacy quotient insta-audit.
  • 9. Some questions...
  • 10. Does the lesson involve a problem-solving component?
  • 11. Does the lesson encourage students working together in a group?
  • 12. Are we asking students to read? And what is the purpose behind the reading?
  • 13. Does the lesson require the discovery and manipulation of data (math, science, social studies)?
  • 14. Is a portion of the lesson assigned include a measure for time-on-task?
  • 15. Does the lesson require students to communicate through writing or speech?
  • 16. Is the lesson ability-level appropriate and encourage self-motivation?
  • 17. Does the lesson require the exercise of research skills?
  • 18. Will every lesson have all of these?
  • 19. Will good lessons encourage many?
  • 20. L e t ’s l o o k at those “digital kids” preferences again...
  • 21. From this... InfoSavvy Group (2007). “Understanding Digital Kids.” 1.Making learning fun and more relevant, 2.Going faster so they can receive information quickly, 3.Less step-by-step, more random-access, hyperlinked, just-in-time experiences, 4.Less text. More pictures, sounds, and video; 5.More opportunities for multitasking, networking, and interactivity.
  • 22. 1. Real-world examples, 2. Differentiate for different speeds & self-paced, 3. Web-based instruction, webquests, online research. 4. Start with experiences or psuedo-experiences that are found through sound, pictures, QTVR movies, and video, 5. Collaboration and group-work built-into the lesson. To this...
  • 23. 4 Let’s Look at Some Lessons How do they measure up?
  • 24. Have you been paying attention? http://t4.jordan.k12.ut.us/t4/content/view/221/35/
  • 25. Pick a lesson; see how it stacks up.
  • 26. Colophon This “presentation” was created for a 2-hour after-school professional development session for K-12 teachers in Goochland County, Virginia. This was first implemented in October, 2007. This course is taught by Mr. John G. Hendron (johnhendron.net). This presentation includes content created by others. It is reproduced here only as a convenience to others viewing this presentation. Links to these external resources are listed on the ultimate slide. This presentation was created in Apple Keynote 4.01 using the “Industrial” theme.
  • 27. Resources Cited http://t4.jordan.k12.ut.us/t4/content/ http://edsitement.neh.gov/ view/221/35/ view_lesson_plan.asp?id=250 http://web.mac.com/iajukes/ http://www.readwritethink.org/ thecommittedsardine/Handouts_files/ lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=1083 tfclia.pdf http://illuminations.nctm.org/ http://web.mac.com/iajukes/ LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L452 thecommittedsardine/Handouts_files/ ndl.pdf http://www.readwritethink.org/ beyondtheclassroom/summer/ grades3_5/FamilyTimelines/ Version 1.0 - October 23, 2007