Middle School BE Courses: When They’reNot Looking…Throw in 21st Century Skills!                   Melanie Wiscount        ...
Become Global ThinkersAssignment On Board:“Think of an  Idea to  changeThe world –      & Put it into   Action   “Pay It F...
The World is Different“World is in my hand” - Photo from flickr.com ~by simply fred
Digital Writing PromptThink about the word "determination". What do thewords "you can do anything that you set your mind t...
Things to Think About… Internet users ages 12 to 28 years old have  embraced the online applications that enable  communi...
Things To Think About…        Internet became available to the average         American less than a decade ago        Mo...
What Did We Do Before the Internet? 54% in the number of adults who said the internet played a major role as  they helped...
How Can We Describe Our Students         Generation?    • Computers aren‘t technology.    • The Internet is better than TV...
Generation C   Creators   Content   Collaborators   Community   Culture   Concurrent   Connected   CommunicatorsDe...
Gwens Communication for the       Month of December Text messages - 904 messages Voice cell phone - 1,000 minutes AIM m...
Socialized in a Different Way"Different kinds of experiences lead to different kinds of brainstructures."                 ...
How Do We Connect to our Digitally-         Native Students? Digital Multimedia  – Text  – Sound & music  – Motion  – Gra...
National Economy"The current and future health of Americas 21st  century economy depends directly on how  broadly and deep...
The New Responsibility of Citizen―The explosive growth of technology in every  aspect of society offers us a unique  oppor...
Technology―Information and communication technologies   are raising the bar on the competencies   needed to succeed in the...
Our Graduates Need to be:    – a critical thinker    – a problem solver    – an innovator    – an effective communicator  ...
21st Century Literacy Digital Age literacy Inventive Thinking Effective Communication High Productivity
21st Century Literacyhttp://www.ncrel.org/engauge/skills/agelit.htm
Learning Objectives Explore how we as teachers can effectively  provide experiences that ‗connect‘ to the  global society...
21st Century                    SkillsDigital    Inventive     Effective        HighLiteracy    Thinking   Communication  ...
Basic                    Literacy       Global                   Scientific      Awareness                  LiteracyMultic...
Basic Literacy Oral Presentations Written English components  – Spelling  – Grammar ESL classes Web 2.0 Tools  – Wikis...
Scientific Literacy Problem-solving  – Green buildings  – Global warming  – Alternative energy sources  – Robotics
Economic Literacy Personal finance Economics Career exploration & research Amusement Park analysis Room Makeover
Visual Literacy Photo-editing Video creation & editing MovieMaker Flikr Asterpix Interactive Video YouTube Tutorials
Information Literacy Smart Searching Scavenger Hits Google – one hit Social networking
Multicultural Literacy
Global Awareness
Technological Literacy
What is Web 2.0?     ―an emerging network-centric platform to       support distributed, collaborative and       cumulativ...
MySpace vs. Geocitieshttp://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Web_2.0.pdf
Wikipedia vs. Encartahttp://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Web_2.0.pdf
Photobucket vs. Kodakgalleryhttp://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Web_2.0.pdf
Social Bookmarking       Users save bookmarks to a publicly accessible        web site             – Make your bookmarks a...
Social Bookmarking Project
User Ratings Project
Blogging Technorati now tracks over 35.3 Million blogs The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6  months It is now ov...
Blogging Projects
Wikis
Wikis Projects
WiFi
Podcasts
Podcasting Project Vozme.com
Photo Editing
Online Tools
Online Applications Zoho Picasa Google docs
Technology for the Teacher
Google Docs
Open Office
Voice Recognition
MovieMaker
How We Learn10% of what we READ20% of what we HEAR30% of what we SEE50% of what we SEE and HEAR70% of what is DISCUSSED wi...
Activities Grouping Student Choice Shout Outs Post-Its Graffiti Writing Prompts
Writing Prompt
Writing Prompt   Scenario One   Scenario Two   Scenario Three
Activities Information Seekers Write/Wipe Boards Scattergories® Ring Around the Research
Ring Around the ResearchA - ReaderB - ParaphraserC - Predictor
Activities Financial Fitness for Life Stock Portfolio Problem-solving Scenarios World View
Projects - PBLs Community Highlights/History Totem Pole Presentation Career Project Lost Pet/For Sale
Lost Pet/For Sale
Projects - PBLs Meteorologist for a Day Extreme Bedroom Makeover American Idol® Votes
Meteorologist for a Day
Extreme Bedroom Makeover
Extreme Bedroom Makeover
American Idol® Votes
American Idol® Votes
Projects - PBLs Amusement Park Comparison Excel Timeline History & Culture through Food Flyer
Amusement Park Comparison
Amusement Park Comparison
Excel Timeline & Quiz
Excel Timeline & Quiz
History & Culture Through Food          Recipe Flyer
Put Your Course Online Course Management System  – Moodle     • Calendar     • Screencasts     • Resources – paper     • ...
Put Your Course Online
Online Learning & Assessment Moodle United Streaming Track Star Quizlab
Digital ToolsVoice RecognitionScreencasts – VodcastsScannersDigital CamerasAnswer Remotes
Soft Skills - CollaborationFamily of LearnersTeamworkDiscussion Board – Wikis – Blogs
Soft Skills - CollaborationMonster ExchangeChange SeatsPeer HelpChat Room Etiquette
Soft SkillsPay Attention to DetailTime ManagementNonverbal CommunicationProblem-solving
Soft SkillsListeningIntroductionsName AssociationOrganization Skills
Health & Well-being  Ergonomics  Workstation Workout  Non-food Rewards  Great Web SitesNMSA: Exploring Essential Compo...
Ultimate Goal Life-long Learner  – Success  – Self-sufficiency  – Progression & Self-improvement
“World is in my hand” - Photo from flickr.com ~by simply fred
“earth” - Photo from flickr.com ~by copycat899
“World Connection in Blue” - Photo from flickr.com ~by meyshanworldhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
“green globe” - Photo from flickr.com ~by Natural Existence LCC
“Earth N America Plus” - Photo from flickr.com ~by LakeRae
Castronova says:        In 1814 everybody was on foot          In 1914 they were on trains           In 1940 they were in ...
It will be sooner than 2040… Second Life was created at the end of 2003 October 18, 2006, the population of Second  Life...
Second Life Blog Comments  Second Life has been just that for me and    has given me a world in which I have finally    f...
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  1. 1. Middle School BE Courses: When They’reNot Looking…Throw in 21st Century Skills! Melanie Wiscount Hershey Middle School – Derry Township School District NBEA 2008 Convention – San Antonio, TX March 20, 2008
  2. 2. Become Global ThinkersAssignment On Board:“Think of an Idea to changeThe world – & Put it into Action “Pay It Forward – Assignment to Save the World” – video segment from www.youtube.com by user WateryNeo
  3. 3. The World is Different“World is in my hand” - Photo from flickr.com ~by simply fred
  4. 4. Digital Writing PromptThink about the word "determination". What do thewords "you can do anything that you set your mind todo" mean to you? http://www.videovat.com/search.aspx?q=hoyt
  5. 5. Things to Think About… Internet users ages 12 to 28 years old have embraced the online applications that enable communicative, creative, and social uses. The growth rate of Chinas internet user population has been outpacing that of the U.S., and China is projected to overtake the U.S. in the total number of users within a few years.http://www.pewinternet.org
  6. 6. Things To Think About…  Internet became available to the average American less than a decade ago  Moore‘s Law  Metcalf‘s Law"Children are native to cyberspace and we, as adults, are immigrants."“Playing the Future” Douglas Rushkoff (2001, personal communication)
  7. 7. What Did We Do Before the Internet? 54% in the number of adults who said the internet played a major role as they helped another person cope with a major illness 50% in the number who said the internet played a major role as they pursued more training for their careers 45% in the number who said the internet played a major role as they made major investment or financial decisions 43% in the number who said the internet played a major role when they looked for a new place to live 42% in the number who said the internet played a major role as they decided about a school or a college for themselves or their children 23% in the number who said the internet played a major role when they bought a car http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/181/report_display.asp
  8. 8. How Can We Describe Our Students Generation? • Computers aren‘t technology. • The Internet is better than TV. • Reality is no longer real. • Doing is more important than knowing. • Learning more closely resembles Nintendo than logic. • Multitasking is a way of life. • Typing is preferred to handwriting. • Staying connected is essential. • There is zero tolerance for delays. • Consumer and creator are blurring.McMahon, Tim & Huette, Scott. (2005) The Net Generation Comes toCollege! University of Oregon.
  9. 9. Generation C  Creators  Content  Collaborators  Community  Culture  Concurrent  Connected  CommunicatorsDerek Wenmoth, Director, eLearning, CORE Education Ltd, NEWZEALAND; Derek‘s Blog- http://blog.core-ed.net/derek/
  10. 10. Gwens Communication for the Month of December Text messages - 904 messages Voice cell phone - 1,000 minutes AIM messages - 2880 messages sent FaceBook - Check 10 times daily MySpace - Check 2 times daily Bloom. U. Email - 24 emails
  11. 11. Socialized in a Different Way"Different kinds of experiences lead to different kinds of brainstructures." Dr. Bruce D. Berry, Baylor College of Medicine 10,000 hours playing video games Over 200,000 instant messages & emails Over 10,000 hours talking on cell phones Over 20,000 hours watching TV At the most 5,000 hours reading Prensky, Marc. "Do They Really Think Differently?". On the Horizon (NCB University Press, Vo 6, December 2001) l. 9
  12. 12. How Do We Connect to our Digitally- Native Students? Digital Multimedia – Text – Sound & music – Motion – Graphics – Interactivity – Lighting
  13. 13. National Economy"The current and future health of Americas 21st century economy depends directly on how broadly and deeply Americans reach a new level of literacy—21st Century Literacy " The 21st Century Workforce Commissions (2000) National Alliance of Business
  14. 14. The New Responsibility of Citizen―The explosive growth of technology in every aspect of society offers us a unique opportunity to engage our citizens in economic and civic life " The 21st Century Workforce Commissions (2000) National Alliance of Business
  15. 15. Technology―Information and communication technologies are raising the bar on the competencies needed to succeed in the 21st century " The 21st Century Workforce Commissions (2000) National Alliance of Business
  16. 16. Our Graduates Need to be: – a critical thinker – a problem solver – an innovator – an effective communicator – an effective collaborator – information and media literate – globally aware – civically engaged – financially and economically literatePreparing Students for Jobs That Do Not Exist, Chris Pearson, August 16, 2007http://squeakymouse.wordpress.com/2007/08/16/preparing-students-for-jobs-that-do-not-exist/
  17. 17. 21st Century Literacy Digital Age literacy Inventive Thinking Effective Communication High Productivity
  18. 18. 21st Century Literacyhttp://www.ncrel.org/engauge/skills/agelit.htm
  19. 19. Learning Objectives Explore how we as teachers can effectively provide experiences that ‗connect‘ to the global society of the 21st century learner Infuse 21st century skills by using Web 2.0 resources & tools that can be integrated into business education curriculum
  20. 20. 21st Century SkillsDigital Inventive Effective HighLiteracy Thinking Communication Productivity
  21. 21. Basic Literacy Global Scientific Awareness LiteracyMulticultural Digital Economic Literacy Literacy Literacy Information Technological Literacy Literacy Visual Literacy
  22. 22. Basic Literacy Oral Presentations Written English components – Spelling – Grammar ESL classes Web 2.0 Tools – Wikis – Blogs – Chat rooms
  23. 23. Scientific Literacy Problem-solving – Green buildings – Global warming – Alternative energy sources – Robotics
  24. 24. Economic Literacy Personal finance Economics Career exploration & research Amusement Park analysis Room Makeover
  25. 25. Visual Literacy Photo-editing Video creation & editing MovieMaker Flikr Asterpix Interactive Video YouTube Tutorials
  26. 26. Information Literacy Smart Searching Scavenger Hits Google – one hit Social networking
  27. 27. Multicultural Literacy
  28. 28. Global Awareness
  29. 29. Technological Literacy
  30. 30. What is Web 2.0? ―an emerging network-centric platform to support distributed, collaborative and cumulative creation by its users.‖ John Hagel, Business, Strategy, and Technology Speaker http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/web_20_elevator.php More social – more communication More collaborative Content created by users Services can be built coordinating data and code from other services
  31. 31. MySpace vs. Geocitieshttp://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Web_2.0.pdf
  32. 32. Wikipedia vs. Encartahttp://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Web_2.0.pdf
  33. 33. Photobucket vs. Kodakgalleryhttp://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Web_2.0.pdf
  34. 34. Social Bookmarking Users save bookmarks to a publicly accessible web site – Make your bookmarks available on multiple computers – Share your bookmarks with a group of colleagues and see their bookmarks – Share your bookmarks with the wider Internet •Del.icio.us •digg.com •Technorati.comhttp://newsletter.blizzardinternet.com/advantages-of-social-bookmarking-for-smbs-and-hospitality-businesses/2006/07/31/
  35. 35. Social Bookmarking Project
  36. 36. User Ratings Project
  37. 37. Blogging Technorati now tracks over 35.3 Million blogs The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months It is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour
  38. 38. Blogging Projects
  39. 39. Wikis
  40. 40. Wikis Projects
  41. 41. WiFi
  42. 42. Podcasts
  43. 43. Podcasting Project Vozme.com
  44. 44. Photo Editing
  45. 45. Online Tools
  46. 46. Online Applications Zoho Picasa Google docs
  47. 47. Technology for the Teacher
  48. 48. Google Docs
  49. 49. Open Office
  50. 50. Voice Recognition
  51. 51. MovieMaker
  52. 52. How We Learn10% of what we READ20% of what we HEAR30% of what we SEE50% of what we SEE and HEAR70% of what is DISCUSSED with OTHERS80% of what is EXPERIENCED PERSONALLY95% of what we TEACH TO SOMEONE ELSE William Glasser
  53. 53. Activities Grouping Student Choice Shout Outs Post-Its Graffiti Writing Prompts
  54. 54. Writing Prompt
  55. 55. Writing Prompt Scenario One Scenario Two Scenario Three
  56. 56. Activities Information Seekers Write/Wipe Boards Scattergories® Ring Around the Research
  57. 57. Ring Around the ResearchA - ReaderB - ParaphraserC - Predictor
  58. 58. Activities Financial Fitness for Life Stock Portfolio Problem-solving Scenarios World View
  59. 59. Projects - PBLs Community Highlights/History Totem Pole Presentation Career Project Lost Pet/For Sale
  60. 60. Lost Pet/For Sale
  61. 61. Projects - PBLs Meteorologist for a Day Extreme Bedroom Makeover American Idol® Votes
  62. 62. Meteorologist for a Day
  63. 63. Extreme Bedroom Makeover
  64. 64. Extreme Bedroom Makeover
  65. 65. American Idol® Votes
  66. 66. American Idol® Votes
  67. 67. Projects - PBLs Amusement Park Comparison Excel Timeline History & Culture through Food Flyer
  68. 68. Amusement Park Comparison
  69. 69. Amusement Park Comparison
  70. 70. Excel Timeline & Quiz
  71. 71. Excel Timeline & Quiz
  72. 72. History & Culture Through Food Recipe Flyer
  73. 73. Put Your Course Online Course Management System – Moodle • Calendar • Screencasts • Resources – paper • Resources – electronic – derrymoodle.caiu.org (no www.)
  74. 74. Put Your Course Online
  75. 75. Online Learning & Assessment Moodle United Streaming Track Star Quizlab
  76. 76. Digital ToolsVoice RecognitionScreencasts – VodcastsScannersDigital CamerasAnswer Remotes
  77. 77. Soft Skills - CollaborationFamily of LearnersTeamworkDiscussion Board – Wikis – Blogs
  78. 78. Soft Skills - CollaborationMonster ExchangeChange SeatsPeer HelpChat Room Etiquette
  79. 79. Soft SkillsPay Attention to DetailTime ManagementNonverbal CommunicationProblem-solving
  80. 80. Soft SkillsListeningIntroductionsName AssociationOrganization Skills
  81. 81. Health & Well-being Ergonomics Workstation Workout Non-food Rewards Great Web SitesNMSA: Exploring Essential Components: Physical Activity,Nutrition, and the Young Adolescent ppt
  82. 82. Ultimate Goal Life-long Learner – Success – Self-sufficiency – Progression & Self-improvement
  83. 83. “World is in my hand” - Photo from flickr.com ~by simply fred
  84. 84. “earth” - Photo from flickr.com ~by copycat899
  85. 85. “World Connection in Blue” - Photo from flickr.com ~by meyshanworldhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
  86. 86. “green globe” - Photo from flickr.com ~by Natural Existence LCC
  87. 87. “Earth N America Plus” - Photo from flickr.com ~by LakeRae
  88. 88. Castronova says: In 1814 everybody was on foot In 1914 they were on trains In 1940 they were in carsIn 2040 there will be 100 million avatars in the synthetic worlds Right??? Wrong!!! Immersion slideshow on www.slideshare.net by danrev; slide 65
  89. 89. It will be sooner than 2040… Second Life was created at the end of 2003 October 18, 2006, the population of Second Life hit 1,000,000 residents January 14, 2007, the population of Second Life was 2,573,932 January 19, 2008, the population of Second Life was
  90. 90. Second Life Blog Comments  Second Life has been just that for me and has given me a world in which I have finally found freedom. Thank you!http://blog.secondlife.com/2008/01/10/tip-of-the-week-17-how-to-run-multiple-viewers-at-the-same-time/

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