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Slides from a breakout session at the 2010 California Affiliate (AAFCS) State & Western Region Conference in Sacramento, CA.

Slides from a breakout session at the 2010 California Affiliate (AAFCS) State & Western Region Conference in Sacramento, CA.

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  • *click*Myth:Technology is ALWAYS EXPENSIVEFact: It used to be, and some technologies still are…but most are FREEIn fact, most…if not ALL…of what I am going to present to you today can be acquired for FREE*click*
  • Myth: Technology is an ADD-ON to LifeFact: we use technology/technologies in our everyday lives---we do not need to go out of our way to use it, but we still must CHOOSE to use it or at least know about it (be informed consumers/producers)*click*
  • Myth: Technology is any tool invented AFTER I was bornFact:--- Technology and its tools have been around for YEARSAre you taking notes with a pen? Technology.Are you sitting in a comfy chair? Improved technology.We have so many of these “technologies” we take for granted because they have become such an integral part of our daily lives.How about this example:*click*
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    • 1. Bridging the Technology Gap
      Blogs, Wikis, and Social Networks
      Corinne Thomas, CFCS
      Educational Technology Specialist
      Vice President of Communications
    • 2. “Most young people can’t remember a time without the Internet. But right now, many students’ learning experiences in school don’t match the reality outside of school.
      We need to bridge this gap.”
      • Arne Duncan
      US Secretary of Education
    • 3. “Digital Natives”
      Used to receiving information quickly
      Like to parallel process & multi-task
      Function best when networked
      Thrive on instant gratification & frequent rewards
      Marc Prensky, Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
    • 4. “Digital Natives”
      E-Mail
      TODAY:
      87% of teens use
      e-mail
      PCs
      TODAY:
      60% of teens have a
      desktop/laptop
      Pew Research Center
    • 5. “Digital Natives”
      Cell Phones
      TODAY:
      75% of teens use
      cell phones
      the Internet
      TODAY:
      93% of teens use the Internet
      Pew Research Center
    • 6. “Digital Natives”
      Instant Messaging
      TODAY:
      68% of teens use
      instant messaging
      PDAs
      TODAY:
      Around 20% of teens have their own PDAs
      Pew Research Center
    • 7. “Digital Natives”
      Blogs
      TODAY:
      Around 54% of teens read blogs
      MP3s
      TODAY:
      74% of teens have an MP3 player
      Pew Research Center
    • 8. What Technology Is NOT
      Technology is not a Cure
      Technology is not the End-all
      Technology is not a Savior
    • 9. Technology IS…
      …a TOOL
    • 10. Myths about Technology
      Myth:
      Technology is always expensive
      Fact:
      Some technologies are…but a lot are FREE
      Ira Socol, Universal Design Technology
    • 11. Myths about Technology
      Myth:
      Technology is an Add-On to Life
      Fact:
      We use technology every day!
      Ira Socol, Universal Design Technology
    • 12. Myths about Technology
      Myth:
      Technology is any tool invented after I was born
      Fact:
      Technology has been around since the dawn of time
      Ira Socol, Universal Design Technology
    • 13.
    • 14. Technology IS a…
      Tool
      …and can be an EFFECTIVE TOOL.
    • 15. Giving people the power of the media
      Blogging
    • 16.
    • 17.
    • 18.
    • 19.
    • 20.
    • 21.
    • 22. Start a Blog!
      Wordpress.com
      Blogger.com (though Google)
      Tumblr.com
      Through your organization/institution
      If you don’t want your own…
      COMMENT on others’ blogs!
    • 23. RSS Reader
    • 24. Coordinating and organizing group input
      Wikis
    • 25. What Are Wikis?
      Websites that can be modified or contributed to by users
      Name taken from the Hawaiian word for “quick”
      First wiki software was called “WikiWikiWeb”
    • 26.
    • 27.
    • 28.
    • 29.
    • 30. Start a Wiki!
      Most learning management systems have built-in wikis
      wikispaces.com
      pbworks.com (specifically for edu)
      Join a wiki
    • 31. Connectivism across boundaries
      Social Networks
    • 32. TechCrunch - February 2010
    • 33.
    • 34. #1 Rule for Social Networking
      Don’t post ANYTHING
      you would NOT want
      to be SEEN
      by EVERYONE
      in the WORLD.
    • 35. Social Network Basics
      Create Your Profile
      “Friends” or “Contacts”
      Friends of Friends/Contacts of Contacts
      Network away!
    • 36.
    • 37. Facebook
      Update
      Share
      Read
      Lists
      Groups
    • 38. Twitter
      Updates in 140 characters or less
      Follow anyone
      “Trending Topics”
      Searches
    • 39. LinkedIn
      Professionals
      Online resume
      Networking by Profession or Company
    • 40. We can…and should…make a difference
      Applications to FCS
    • 41. “Today, the AAFCS strives to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life by providing educational programs, public policy, and through communication.”
      • Our Focus
      American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
    • 42. Connecting Professionals.
      Touching Lives.
    • 43. PEOPLE will always be more important than technology
      Teach students to learn for LIFE, regardless of the technology available
    • 44. For more information or to view a copy of these slides, please visit:
      www.cgthomas.com/resources