e Digital Native @anna_debenham photo: http://goo.gl/zJMiW
“Today’s students are no longer the people oureducational system was designed to teach” —2001, Marc Prensky Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
“In short, students who more readily usetechnology for their studies are more likely than others to be deeply engaged with their work.”—2011, Older Students’ use of Digital Technologies in Distance Education. photo: nicoleabalde http://goo.gl/QUKPG
“Digital Immigrants don’t believe their students can learn successfully while watching TV or listening to music, because they (the Immigrants) can’t.” —2001, Marc Prensky Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants photo: nicoleabalde http://goo.gl/QUKPG
“e time has come for mobiles inschools to be placedin the category of a potentially oﬀensive weapon” —2007, NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates
“e person who seized the item mayexamine any data or ﬁles on thedevice, if the person thinks there is agood reason to do so.” —Draft Education Bill (Part 2, 6E) http://goo.gl/54tEX photo: nolifebeforecoﬀee http://goo.gl/15b2L
“…if the person has decided to return theitem to its owner, retain it or dispose ofit, the person may erase any data or ﬁlesfrom the device if the person thinksthere is a good reason to do so.” —Draft Education Bill (Part 2, 6F) http://goo.gl/54tEX photo: nolifebeforecoﬀee http://goo.gl/15b2L
photo: chaparral http://goo.gl/8jnAj
photo: hockadilly http://goo.gl/BzCrc
photo: sidelong http://goo.gl/ksXZI
“e SchoolBooks were thesnitchiest technology of themall, logging every keystroke,watching all the networktraﬃc for suspiciouskeywords, counting everyclick, keeping track of everyﬂeeting thought you put outover the net.”—Excerpt from Little Brother by Cory Doctorowphoto: MrPessimist http://goo.gl/1py4o
“Even more distressing was that we couldn’teven show kids the power of View Source,because that feature was actually disabledon the library’s computers.” —Atul Varma http://goo.gl/cwvQg photo: nolifebeforecoﬀee http://goo.gl/15b2L
“Amongst the young, IT anarchy rules.” —e Future of ICT in Schools http://goo.gl/uRbbF photo: judybaxter http://goo.gl/BKiFZ
“I was ﬂabbergasted to learn that today computer science isn’t even taught as standard in UK schools.” —Eric Schmidt http://goo.gl/BfDxF Photo: Vincent Sobotka http://goo.gl/G2i8j
“Your IT curriculum focuses on teaching how to use software, but gives no insight into how it’s made. at is justthrowing away your great computing heritage.” —Eric Schmidt http://goo.gl/BfDxF Photo: Vincent Sobotka http://goo.gl/G2i8j
—e Royal Society http://goo.gl/kJlRX
GCSE ICT 57% in 5 years —e Royal Society http://goo.gl/kJlRX –
Michael Gove,Education Secretary
“By valuing Latinover ICT in hisEnglishBaccalaureate heshows just howout of touch hereally is.”—Andy Burnham, MP
“Kids think that the Internet and the WWW are the same thing (owned by Microsoft) and tell me that when theycan not ﬁnd what they are searching for on Google, that the internet is not working” —ICT Teacher in the TES forum http://goo.gl/dqvwc photo: lrargerich http://goo.gl/h5L4a
1 Millon UKChildren lack computer access at home,2 Million lack Internet access— 2010 BBC article http://goo.gl/IIb59photo: machado17 http://goo.gl/hqVKY
Home Access Scheme Scrappedphoto: Svadilfari http://goo.gl/ZMxrB
City Learning Centres Shut Downphoto: Svadilfari http://goo.gl/ZMxrB
“the ICT curriculum is contracting - thelikelihood of more girls going forward into the industry is now less likely to happen”—ICT teacherphoto: Svadilfari http://goo.gl/ZMxrB
“Play with it.You can’t break it”—Aral Balkan’s Dadphoto: splorp http://goo.gl/rQes9
Raspberry Pi http://www.raspberrypi.org/
Want to help?
Register as aSTEM ambassadoror write to your old school and oﬀer to give a talk about what you do.
Visit the TES’s ICTteacher forum and give advice.
Help make opensource projects like Hackasaurus better
If you have school-aged kids: Find out what monitoring devices the school uses and question it if youthink it’s unreasonable.
If you have school-aged kids: Find out what softwarestudents are using, and suggest alternatives where appropriate