Why  is it important to change how we teach? What  are the mindsets of digital learners? How  can  YOU  be a facilitator o...
What is my  perspective ? What is my  attitude ?
# Communication & Media Devices in your home? The Consumer Electronics Association of America estimates that the average A...
<ul><li>Less than 5000 hours reading </li></ul><ul><li>Over 10,000 hours playing video games </li></ul><ul><li>20,000 hour...
Average amount of time spent per day among 8-18 year-olds Watching TVs & videos 3:51 Listening to Music 1:44 Using a Compu...
<ul><li>Think differently </li></ul><ul><li>Process information differently </li></ul><ul><li>Brains have physically chang...
Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teac...
No one likes change except a wet baby. --Anonymous “ ”
You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics. -Robert Solow, economist, Nobel Prize winner “ ”
Where’s the interactive whiteboard?!
Robert Garmston
<ul><li>All new practices; not extend past practices </li></ul><ul><li>New  organizational ways of working </li></ul><ul><...
Re -think Re -envision Re -invent Re -align Re -energize
Can you spot the digital immigrant?
… is a process, not an event. … is accomplished by individuals. … is a highly personal experience. … involves developmenta...
This too shall pass.
Project Initiative Strategic plan New Product  Program
 
Plan It DO   It Improve & Maintain  Destroy &   Re-Imagine Continuous Improvement BOLD   Leaps
We need to invent Digital Native methodologies for  all  subjects, at  all  levels, using our students to guide us.  - Mar...
What?   What have I learned about teaching digital learners and making a cognitive shift? So what?  What difference does i...
“ Be the change you want to see. ” -Gandi
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  • Upstate Technology Conference June 2008 Greenville, SC Presenter: Shirley Smith, Ph.D. Contact info: 803.609.0840 (cell) 803.932.9185 (home) [email_address]
  • Teaching Digital Learners Creating Cognitive Shift

    1. 2. Why is it important to change how we teach? What are the mindsets of digital learners? How can YOU be a facilitator of change?
    2. 3. What is my perspective ? What is my attitude ?
    3. 4. # Communication & Media Devices in your home? The Consumer Electronics Association of America estimates that the average American home has 26 different electronic devices for communication & media.
    4. 5. <ul><li>Less than 5000 hours reading </li></ul><ul><li>Over 10,000 hours playing video games </li></ul><ul><li>20,000 hours watching TV </li></ul>Average College Grad
    5. 6. Average amount of time spent per day among 8-18 year-olds Watching TVs & videos 3:51 Listening to Music 1:44 Using a Computer 1:02 Playing video Games :49 Reading :43
    6. 7. <ul><li>Think differently </li></ul><ul><li>Process information differently </li></ul><ul><li>Brains have physically changed </li></ul>
    7. 8. Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach. - Marc Prensky “ ”
    8. 9. No one likes change except a wet baby. --Anonymous “ ”
    9. 10. You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics. -Robert Solow, economist, Nobel Prize winner “ ”
    10. 11. Where’s the interactive whiteboard?!
    11. 12. Robert Garmston
    12. 13. <ul><li>All new practices; not extend past practices </li></ul><ul><li>New organizational ways of working </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge previously held values </li></ul><ul><li>Must gain new knowledge & skills </li></ul>
    13. 14. Re -think Re -envision Re -invent Re -align Re -energize
    14. 15. Can you spot the digital immigrant?
    15. 16. … is a process, not an event. … is accomplished by individuals. … is a highly personal experience. … involves developmental growth. According to Shirley Hord
    16. 17. This too shall pass.
    17. 18. Project Initiative Strategic plan New Product Program
    18. 20. Plan It DO It Improve & Maintain Destroy & Re-Imagine Continuous Improvement BOLD Leaps
    19. 21. We need to invent Digital Native methodologies for all subjects, at all levels, using our students to guide us. - Marc Prensky “ ”
    20. 22. What? What have I learned about teaching digital learners and making a cognitive shift? So what? What difference does it make to my teaching? Now what? What steps can I take to make the most of what I have learned?
    21. 23. “ Be the change you want to see. ” -Gandi
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