Jeffie - The thing that worked fine yesterday but doesn't today, lol? And something that simplifies a task- like making fire- wait for lightning to strike- sticks- matches-stoves-microwave
Fire Stone tools Metal tools Telephones cars Color televisions Cell phones the Internet!
Lightbulbs used to be new and innovative
Cameras used to be new and innovative
Phonographs were the latest, greatest thing!
The Model T was terrifying when it first came out
Film strip projector with tape player
NOT a technology upgrade for the internet (that’s called Internet2) Websites that facilitate content creation, collaboration, sharing, interaction, social networking, etc.
Generation Z – born 2001? - PRESENT “digital natives” Net generation
They'd rather text than talk. They prefer to communicate online — often with friends they have never met. They don’t spend much time outdoors unless adults organize activities for them. They can’t imagine life without cell phones. They have never known a world without technology or terrorism or Columbine. They prefer computers to books and want instant results. They are growing up in an economic depression and are under tremendous pressure to succeed. Mostly they are growing up fast, and exhibiting behavior far beyond their years. http://www.cta.org/Professional-Development/Publications/Educator-Feb-10/Meet-Generation-Z.aspx
What can I use? What do you have already? What 2.0 tools are there that can be used? How? Cost! Ask the students!
One popular way to use an Edublog is to make regular updates about assignments, events, and anything going on in class. Blogs like these keep students and parents informed and extend the classroom to any place with access to the web. Students love to blog too, and doing so can engage students in their learning and extend collaboration with classmates and even people all over the world!
Get Connected in the classroom
in the Classroom