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Engaging

  1. 1. “ Our students have changed radically .” “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” Marc Prensky – Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
  2. 2. How did we engage students that learn linguistically logically spatially musically bodily interpersonally intrapersonally all in one classroom?
  3. 3. Now add the new evolution….
  4. 4. Is your classroom ready…
  5. 5. for the digital learners?
  6. 6. there were no… Back in the day, students didn’t expect to be fully engaged by everything they did… CD players portable DVDs cell phones internet resources MP3 players ipods PS3s xbox satellite TVs podcasts home computers laptops netbooks
  7. 7. With all these engaging learning options outside of school…
  8. 8. what engagement are we offering in school?
  9. 9. Keep in mind we think differently… <ul><li>Traditional Teacher may think: </li></ul><ul><li>Use the dictionary. </li></ul><ul><li>Student may think: </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I access Google or Wikipedia? </li></ul>Teacher says: Go look up the definition of the word “digital”.
  10. 10. <ul><li>Traditional Teacher may think: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The students can’t even remember the names of the capital cities .” </li></ul><ul><li>Student may think: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why do I have to know this when I can Google the answer in 2 seconds ?” </li></ul>Keep in mind we think differently… Ian Jukes & Ted McCain – “ Windows on the Future Thinking About Tomorrow Today”
  11. 11. “ today’s students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors .” Marc Prensky – Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
  12. 12. “ Having a digital learner absorb content from a lecture is like trying to feed a four year old tofu at McDonald’s. It’s not likely to happen !” Quote by: Sandi Hodgson
  13. 13. Why do they want to
  14. 14. remember
  15. 15. understand
  16. 16. apply
  17. 17. analyse
  18. 18. evaluate
  19. 19. create
  20. 20. with their favourite video games ,
  21. 21. but may have a harder time applying that in the classroom ?
  22. 22. Because it is hard for students to conform ,
  23. 23. to creating the “ traditional ways ” !
  24. 24. Why not use the technology they know and love to teach them?
  25. 25. Why not use the technology they know and love to reach them?
  26. 26. HOW ? Supplement your curriculum with:
  27. 27. Digital Posters
  28. 28. Google Treasure Hunt
  29. 29. MP3 Fact Raps
  30. 30. Photo Story Telling
  31. 31. Wikis
  32. 32. Audio Poems
  33. 33. Blogs
  34. 34. Email Penpals
  35. 35. Google Earth
  36. 36. Wikipedia
  37. 37. Use your imagination !
  38. 38. They will!
  39. 39. Plus, they will show you what they know ! Wouldn’t it be nice to know they’ve grasped a concept without the pressure of a test ?
  40. 40. “ We need them to create real world, real time digital products that allow them to reflect their understanding of both content and process .” Ian Jukes & Ted McCain – “ Windows on the Future Thinking About Tomorrow Today”
  41. 41. That after two weeks they recall: Did you know… Less than 10% of what they read . About 20% of what they hear . About 50% of content that they hear and see like while watching a demonstration that uses two or more media simultaneously Ian Jukes & Ted McCain – “ Windows on the Future Thinking About Tomorrow Today”
  42. 42. But…. <ul><li>After two weeks they recall 90% if it: </li></ul><ul><li>involves the teaching of a concept to others as well as the immediate application of the learning within the context of a real time, real world task. </li></ul>Ian Jukes & Ted McCain – “ Windows on the Future Thinking About Tomorrow Today”
  43. 43. We encourage them to be “ life long learners ”…
  44. 44. Let’s continue leading by example .
  45. 45. Let’s continue fostering the wonder of learning .
  46. 46. Let’s continue facilitating learning .
  47. 47. Let’s continue empowering independent thinkers .
  48. 48. “ If we are to prepare them to be in the real world , we must know what’s out there !”
  49. 49. In times of radical change, the learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves perfectly equipped for a world that no longer exists. Erik Hoffer

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