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
                         ...
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
 ...
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
• Ins...
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
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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 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.

    You likely have that bent anyway . . . use it . . . you’ll find that your creativity will give you energy for new tasks.
  • You Dont Know Anything About Technology

    1. 1. You Don’t Know Anything About Technology Lessons from a 40-something
    2. 2. Everyone Thinks You Are An Idiot and so do I
    3. 3. Your Mama Doesn’t Like You and Your Daddy Isn’t Your Father And other Uncomfortable Truths
    4. 4. The more they attend to themselves,
    5. 5. The more they attend to themselves, the less they remember the past and envision a future.
    6. 6. Fonts of knowledge are everywhere
    7. 7. Rising generation is camped in the desert
    8. 8. texting
    9. 9. tunes
    10. 10. social
    11. 11. “Meanwhile, their intellects refuse the cultural and civic inheritance that has made us what we are up to now.”
    12. 12. Where are professors when it comes to technology?
    13. 13. Where are professors when it comes to technology?
    14. 14. Where are professors when it comes to technology?
    15. 15. Where are professors when it comes to technology? powerpoint = technology
    16. 16. Where are professors when it comes to technology?
    17. 17. Where are professors when it comes to technology?
    18. 18. presentation software is a tool, not a solution.
    19. 19. technology - think of it as a tool, not a solution.
    20. 20. in the beginning . . .
    21. 21. Where are professors when it comes to technology? flashlight approach to teaching
    22. 22. Where are professors when it comes to technology? the sun is already shining
    23. 23. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach
    24. 24. Attending a lecture
    25. 25. Attending a lecture specific time and place
    26. 26. Attending a lecture specific time and place mediocre professor
    27. 27. Attending a lecture specific time and place mediocre professor in a room
    28. 28. Attending a lecture specific time and place mediocre professor in a room passive recipients
    29. 29. Attending a lecture specific time and place mediocre professor in a room passive recipients seems oddly old fashioned
    30. 30. students are fact-checking professors in class.
    31. 31. we aren’t used to the scrutiny.
    32. 32. when it comes to technology, students know more than the professors
    33. 33. our old models of learning
    34. 34. New models of learning • Abandons lecture and passive recipient learning • Embraces technology • Involves students • Inspires creativity
    35. 35. back to you
    36. 36. back to you
    37. 37. You Don’t Know Anything About Technology
    38. 38. expert consumers
    39. 39. expert consumers novice creators
    40. 40. technology entertains
    41. 41. technology entertains but it doesn’t instruct
    42. 42. informs you of events
    43. 43. informs you of events doesn’t keep you organized
    44. 44. computer accompanies you to class
    45. 45. computer accompanies you to class but it only distracts you from the professor
    46. 46. spend hundreds on iTunes
    47. 47. spend hundreds on iTunes but not on music you perform in your private lessons
    48. 48. Creativity Organization Life long learning
    49. 49. Moving from the Consumer to the Creator
    50. 50. the future belongs to a very different kind of person
    51. 51. era of left-brain dominance is over and that “right brain” qualities will dominate
    52. 52. inventiveness empathy meaning
    53. 53. agricultural age industrial age information age
    54. 54. conceptual age = creators and empathizers
    55. 55. organization
    56. 56. perhaps you are already organized
    57. 57. perhaps you are already hyper - organized
    58. 58. perhaps you are already hyper - organized
    59. 59. Getting Things Done
    60. 60. GTD rests on the principle that a person needs to move tasks outside of the mind
    61. 61. mind like water
    62. 62. Not every answer to organization is with technology
    63. 63. Technology tools for the student
    64. 64. collaborating
    65. 65. Life Long Learning LLL
    66. 66. always have a book
    67. 67. get smarter friends
    68. 68. unlearn assumptions
    69. 69. listen to smart people
    70. 70. tools i use that you might enjoy
    71. 71. mindmapping
    72. 72. instapaper
    73. 73. evernote
    74. 74. You Don’t Know Anything About Technology And Neither Do I

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