Learning Digitally<br />Julie Lindsay<br />E-Learning Coordinator<br />Beijing BISS International School <br />March 2011<...
Presentation Outline<br />Part 1: Understanding the Digital Generation<br />Part 2: Advantages of Technology<br />Part 3: ...
Part 1Understanding the Digital Generation<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4098316274/<br />
Virginia Video<br />How Technology Rocks Virginia’s World<br />
Let’s Talk!<br />
A View of Students Today<br />
The Digital Generation<br /><ul><li>Wired differently, neurologically different
Have developed hyperlinked minds
Brains able to process information in parallel not linear fashion</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/40975...
21C Learning Practices<br />Digital Learners prefer receiving multiple information sources<br />Digital Learners prefer pa...
21C Learning Practices<br />Digital Learners prefer processing pics, sound, colors, video before they process text<br />Di...
21C Learning Practices<br />DL prefer to network and collaborate simultaneously with others<br />We prefer them to work in...
Eight ‘NetGen Norms’:<br /><ul><li>Freedom
Customization
Scrutiny
Integrity
Collaboration
Entertainment
Speed
Innovation</li></ul>Technology is like the air……….<br />
Global Internet Users<br />As a % of total Internet User Hours:<br />42% viewing content<br />22% social networking<br />3...
Misconceptions…..<br />About children and the Internet:<br />Safety – It is safe if you follow guidelines and know what yo...
Part 2Advantages of Technology<br />
Communication over the Internet<br />
Digital Creativity<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/garlandcannon/4902058040/<br />
Association of Virtual Worlds Headquarters<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiperia3d/2922516902/<br />Real-World Experie...
Learning in a connected world<br />
Online Collaboration<br />
Let’s Talk!<br />
Part 3Digital Citizenship<br />
Digital Citizenship<br />“…the norms of behavior with regard to technology use”<br />Ribble and Bailey<br />
What does this all mean?<br />
Elements of Digital Citizenship<br />Not just a list of rules<br />Needs to be flexible along with changing technologies <...
Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship<br />Digital Access<br />Digital Commerce<br />Digital Communication<br />Digital Lit...
Manage Your Digital Footprint<br />Online profile – avatar, description<br />Personal Learning Network (PLN)<br />Digital ...
Digital Footprint<br />Internet Photos Video<br />
Let’s Talk!<br />
Part 4: Strategies and solutions for common parental concerns<br />
Things Parents Need to be Aware of<br />Children do not know everything about technology!<br />Parents should:<br />Get in...
Things Parents Need to be Aware of<br />2. Consider where children use computers<br />Parents should:<br />Encourage use o...
Things Parents Need to be Aware of<br />3. Parental controls can be put on the computer<br />Parents can:<br />Install sof...
Things Parents Need to be Aware of<br />4. Digital content is almost impossible to remove once uploaded<br />Parents shoul...
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The digital generation were born after the Internet became popular and approach digital tools with more fluency and often less restraint than the older generation. They also take advantage of a mobile and ubiquitous computing environment where customization of learning is key to their success. However, digital fluency and 24/7 access to an online world has it's delights as well as dilemmas. With this new empowerment comes great responsibility for all learners. Join E-Learning Coordinator and Flat Classroom Projects co-founder Julie Lindsay as she explores learning while digital in the 21st Century and shares common concerns and solutions for all parents.

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* Characteristics of the digital generation and what it means to be growing up digital in the 21st Century
* Strategies for learning online and managing a healthy and secure digital life
* Digital Citizenship areas of awareness
* Possible solutions for common parental concerns about learning while digital

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  • Research is inconclusive. What we do know is our children have always lived in a digital, online world and therefore approach learning, research, entertainment and work in a different way.
  • Images and videos, digital storytelling, presentations, creating digital products
  • Homework, staying in touch with family, cultural understanding, blended learning
  • Teachers are taught to:
  • 1) Research the Technology and become connected themselves
  • 2) Monitor and Be Engaged with the technology and the learning
  • 3) Avoid the Fear Factor: Make a difference.  Fear-based education is shown to be ineffective in changing student behaviors - this focuses on the methods that work with students and promoting teacher behaviors that must underlie such an environment.
  • Learning Digitally: Empowerment with Responsibility

    1. 1. Learning Digitally<br />Julie Lindsay<br />E-Learning Coordinator<br />Beijing BISS International School <br />March 2011<br />
    2. 2. Presentation Outline<br />Part 1: Understanding the Digital Generation<br />Part 2: Advantages of Technology<br />Part 3: Digital Citizenship<br />Part 4: Strategies and solutions for common parental concerns<br />
    3. 3. Part 1Understanding the Digital Generation<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4098316274/<br />
    4. 4. Virginia Video<br />How Technology Rocks Virginia’s World<br />
    5. 5. Let’s Talk!<br />
    6. 6. A View of Students Today<br />
    7. 7. The Digital Generation<br /><ul><li>Wired differently, neurologically different
    8. 8. Have developed hyperlinked minds
    9. 9. Brains able to process information in parallel not linear fashion</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4097561067/<br />
    10. 10. 21C Learning Practices<br />Digital Learners prefer receiving multiple information sources<br />Digital Learners prefer parallel processing and multi-tasking<br />We prefer receiving slow, single source<br />We prefer linear processing<br />Ian Jukes: The Digital Generation<br />
    11. 11. 21C Learning Practices<br />Digital Learners prefer processing pics, sound, colors, video before they process text<br />Digital Learners prefer random access and hyperlinked multimedia info<br />We prefer to process text<br />We prefer to provide linear material<br />Ian Jukes: The Digital Generation<br />
    12. 12. 21C Learning Practices<br />DL prefer to network and collaborate simultaneously with others<br />We prefer them to work independently before networking and interacting<br />Ian Jukes: The Digital Generation<br />
    13. 13. Eight ‘NetGen Norms’:<br /><ul><li>Freedom
    14. 14. Customization
    15. 15. Scrutiny
    16. 16. Integrity
    17. 17. Collaboration
    18. 18. Entertainment
    19. 19. Speed
    20. 20. Innovation</li></ul>Technology is like the air……….<br />
    21. 21. Global Internet Users<br />As a % of total Internet User Hours:<br />42% viewing content<br />22% social networking<br />36% ‘other’ (email, commerce, searching)<br />How the World Spends it's Time Online. (2010, June 16). Visual Economics. Retrieved August 1, 2010, from http://www.visualeconomics.com/how-the-world-spends-its-time-online_2010-06-16/<br />
    22. 22. Misconceptions…..<br />About children and the Internet:<br />Safety – It is safe if you follow guidelines and know what you are doing<br />Predators - Are a VERY small minority of users<br />That children spend all their time on games - NO<br />Research shows games used are mostly educational<br />Talk to friends<br />Socialize online connected with school<br />
    23. 23. Part 2Advantages of Technology<br />
    24. 24. Communication over the Internet<br />
    25. 25. Digital Creativity<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/garlandcannon/4902058040/<br />
    26. 26. Association of Virtual Worlds Headquarters<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiperia3d/2922516902/<br />Real-World Experiences via Games and Simulations<br />
    27. 27. Learning in a connected world<br />
    28. 28. Online Collaboration<br />
    29. 29. Let’s Talk!<br />
    30. 30. Part 3Digital Citizenship<br />
    31. 31. Digital Citizenship<br />“…the norms of behavior with regard to technology use”<br />Ribble and Bailey<br />
    32. 32. What does this all mean?<br />
    33. 33. Elements of Digital Citizenship<br />Not just a list of rules<br />Needs to be flexible along with changing technologies <br />May be family or culture specific<br />Does not focus on what technology can DO, but on how technology should be USED<br />
    34. 34. Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship<br />Digital Access<br />Digital Commerce<br />Digital Communication<br />Digital Literacy<br />Digital Etiquette<br />Digital Law<br />Digital Rights and Responsibilities<br />Digital Health and Wellness<br />Digital Security<br />Mike Ribble: Raising a Digital Child<br />
    35. 35. Manage Your Digital Footprint<br />Online profile – avatar, description<br />Personal Learning Network (PLN)<br />Digital portfolio (professional)<br />Social networks and other online places<br />Tertiary education – entrance to<br />Future employment<br />Google yourself!<br />
    36. 36. Digital Footprint<br />Internet Photos Video<br />
    37. 37. Let’s Talk!<br />
    38. 38. Part 4: Strategies and solutions for common parental concerns<br />
    39. 39. Things Parents Need to be Aware of<br />Children do not know everything about technology!<br />Parents should:<br />Get involved with technology education<br />Find out about the technology your children are using<br />
    40. 40. Things Parents Need to be Aware of<br />2. Consider where children use computers<br />Parents should:<br />Encourage use of computing in family areas<br />Be interested in what is on ‘the screen’<br />Find common online interests such as researching a holiday destination<br />
    41. 41. Things Parents Need to be Aware of<br />3. Parental controls can be put on the computer<br />Parents can:<br />Install software that blocks sites and allows you to see what sites have been visited<br />Remember, there are always ways around this – better to educate than block<br />
    42. 42. Things Parents Need to be Aware of<br />4. Digital content is almost impossible to remove once uploaded<br />Parents should:<br />Help children manage their digital footprint by modeling good practice<br />Discuss safe and secure online learning habits with their children<br />
    43. 43. Things Parents Need to be Aware of<br />5. Technology is not always the answer<br />Parents should:<br />Encourage a balanced lifestyle<br />Provide alternative ways to be creative and active<br />Consider removing the technology – good parenting always comes first <br />
    44. 44. Empowerment with Responsibility<br />
    45. 45. Be a DigiParent<br />In Three Easy Steps<br />
    46. 46. #1<br />Research the Technology Connect Yourself<br />
    47. 47. #2<br />Monitor and Be Engaged<br />
    48. 48. # 3<br />Avoid the 'Fear Factor'Make a Difference<br />http://flickr.com/photos/breakdennis/<br />
    49. 49. Resources<br />All resources for this presentation can be found linked from my portfolio at <br />http://julielindsay.wikispaces.com<br />
    50. 50. http://flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/<br />
    51. 51. Julie Lindsay<br />E-Learning Coordinator<br />Beijing (BISS) International School<br />lindsay.julie@gmail.com<br />http://julielindsay.wikispaces.com<br />Twitter: @julielindsay<br />

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