Schooling for Tomorrow: Learning to Bridge the Digital Divide
An Indian physicist puts a PC with a high speed internet connection in a wall in the slums and watches what happens. New Delhi physicist Sugata Mitra has a radical proposal for bringing his country's next generation into the Info Age from a Businessweek Online Daily Briefing, March 2, 2000. Hole in the Wall Experiment Digital Divide, Web 2.0, and Homeless Children
What Do We Mean by 21st Century Learning and Why is it important for the At-Risk Learner? Source: AASA Year Long Study: Preparing Schools and School Systems for the 21 st Century 16 Major Characteristics of Schools and School Systems Capable of Preparing Students for a Global -Knowledge/Information Age
<ul><li>Rethinking Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><li>New literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Changing demographic </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need to design for collaboration and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Active content creators. </li></ul>
Time Travel Lewis Perelman, author of School's Out (1992). Perelman argues that schools are out of sync with technological change: . ..the technological gap between the school environment and the "real world" is growing so wide, so fast that the classroom experience is on the way to becoming not merely unproductive but increasingly irrelevant to normal human existence (p.215). Seymour Papert (1993) In the wake of the startling growth of science and technology in our recent past, some areas of human activity have undergone megachange. Telecommunications, entertainment and transportation, as well as medicine, are among them. School is a notable example of an area that has not (p.2).
Two Perspectives Tom Carroll, NCTAF Peter Vaill Antioch University
The truth is that parents of children with technology access at home will ensure that their children have this information advantage. Who will ensure that the children of poverty are given an equal opportunity?
Who is the Net Generation? Source: Educating the Net Generation, Diana Oblinger and James Oblinger (2005)
<ul><li>Born in or after 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology means MP3, PDA, Phones that do it all </li></ul><ul><li>Daily communication involves- cell phones, text messaging, IMing, Blogs, and Email </li></ul><ul><li>Academically diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Consumed by extra curricular activites </li></ul><ul><li>Thrive on group interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Tinkerers </li></ul><ul><li>Family Oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Ethically and racially diverse </li></ul>Millennials…