Teaching Digital Learners Creating Cognitive ShiftPresentation Transcript
Why is it important to change how we teach? What are the mindsets of digital learners? How can YOU be a facilitator of change?
What is my perspective ? What is my attitude ?
# 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.
Less than 5000 hours reading
Over 10,000 hours playing video games
20,000 hours watching TV
Average College Grad
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
Process information differently
Brains have physically changed
Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach. - Marc Prensky “ ”
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?!
All new practices; not extend past practices
New organizational ways of working
Challenge previously held values
Must gain new knowledge & skills
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 developmental growth. According to Shirley Hord
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. - Marc Prensky “ ”
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?