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A presentation I gave to Music students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham regarding Technology. The slides are primarily pictures and text related to the students need to transfer from being ...

A presentation I gave to Music students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham regarding Technology. The slides are primarily pictures and text related to the students need to transfer from being a consumer of technology to a creator.

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  • We are the creators of the world
  • Find a way to be creative, especially with technology. <br /> <br /> You likely have that bent anyway . . . use it . . . you&#x2019;ll find that your creativity will give you energy for new tasks.

You Dont Know Anything About Technology You Dont Know Anything About Technology Presentation Transcript

  • You Don’t Know Anything About Technology Lessons from a 40-something
  • Everyone Thinks You Are An Idiot and so do I
  • Your Mama Doesn’t Like You and Your Daddy Isn’t Your Father And other Uncomfortable Truths
  • The more they attend to themselves,
  • The more they attend to themselves, the less they remember the past and envision a future.
  • Fonts of knowledge are everywhere
  • Rising generation is camped in the desert
  • texting
  • tunes
  • social
  • “Meanwhile, their intellects refuse the cultural and civic inheritance that has made us what we are up to now.”
  • Where are professors when it comes to technology?
  • Where are professors when it comes to technology?
  • Where are professors when it comes to technology?
  • Where are professors when it comes to technology? powerpoint = technology
  • Where are professors when it comes to technology?
  • Where are professors when it comes to technology?
  • presentation software is a tool, not a solution.
  • technology - think of it as a tool, not a solution.
  • in the beginning . . .
  • Where are professors when it comes to technology? flashlight approach to teaching
  • Where are professors when it comes to technology? the sun is already shining
  • Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach
  • Attending a lecture
  • Attending a lecture specific time and place
  • Attending a lecture specific time and place mediocre professor
  • Attending a lecture specific time and place mediocre professor in a room
  • Attending a lecture specific time and place mediocre professor in a room passive recipients
  • Attending a lecture specific time and place mediocre professor in a room passive recipients seems oddly old fashioned
  • students are fact-checking professors in class.
  • we aren’t used to the scrutiny.
  • when it comes to technology, students know more than the professors
  • our old models of learning
  • New models of learning • Abandons lecture and passive recipient learning • Embraces technology • Involves students • Inspires creativity
  • back to you
  • back to you
  • You Don’t Know Anything About Technology
  • expert consumers
  • expert consumers novice creators
  • technology entertains
  • technology entertains but it doesn’t instruct
  • informs you of events
  • informs you of events doesn’t keep you organized
  • computer accompanies you to class
  • computer accompanies you to class but it only distracts you from the professor
  • spend hundreds on iTunes
  • spend hundreds on iTunes but not on music you perform in your private lessons
  • Creativity Organization Life long learning
  • Moving from the Consumer to the Creator
  • the future belongs to a very different kind of person
  • era of left-brain dominance is over and that “right brain” qualities will dominate
  • inventiveness empathy meaning
  • agricultural age industrial age information age
  • conceptual age = creators and empathizers
  • organization
  • perhaps you are already organized
  • perhaps you are already hyper - organized
  • perhaps you are already hyper - organized
  • Getting Things Done
  • GTD rests on the principle that a person needs to move tasks outside of the mind
  • mind like water
  • Not every answer to organization is with technology
  • Technology tools for the student
  • collaborating
  • Life Long Learning LLL
  • always have a book
  • get smarter friends
  • unlearn assumptions
  • listen to smart people
  • tools i use that you might enjoy
  • mindmapping
  • instapaper
  • evernote
  • You Don’t Know Anything About Technology And Neither Do I