Digital natives and immigrants oct 5

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  • 1. Everyone is a Genius
  • 2. The Next Generation of Learners Much has been written about describing the characteristics of the Net Generation, but who are they and how do they differ from the former generations. Oblinger and Oblinger (2005) described that “Net generation learners -- students who were born in the 1980s and later” (p. 1.2)[10] . It should be emphasized that most of the claims about this generation are not based on empirical research. Instead, they are speculative in nature or based on anecdotal observations. From Wikibooks Web 2.0 and Emerging Technologies/Next Generation.  
  • 3. Next Generation Learning Characteristics Learn from experimentation Prefer Visual Learning Like to Work in Groups Have Short Attention Spans and Mult-itask Well  Edutainment Net Generation believes that learning has nothing to do with teachers’ authority. Instead, learning is considered interactive and involves fun activities. Copy and Paste  Life-Long Learning, E-Learning (online) and U- Learning (Ubiquitous- anytime, anywhere)
  • 4. Net Generation Life-Styles  Are Always on- Connectivity  Prefer Googling to the Library  Like E-Commerce  Feel at Ease Meeting Strangers on Line  Make Good Use of Free Online Materials  They Expect Options  Like Customization  Want to Change Their Minds  Wnt to Try It Out  Focus on Function and Value
  • 5. Student Need More Not only do students need basic computer literacy to use the newest technology to facilitate their learning, but the educators must keep pace with the learners.   Slides 2-5 from Web_2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies Next Generation
  • 6. Characteristics of Digital Immigrants Prints out emails Makes a phone call to learn if someone received their email. Prints out documents to edit. Brings people to their computer to see a cool website. Prefers to concentrate on one item at a time in a quiet place.
  • 7. Characteristics of Digital Natives Function best when they are networked. Prefer graphics before text. Thrive on instant gratification and frequent rewards. Parallel processing and multi-tasking. Wants and uses quick information from multimedia sources. Learns best when it is relevant, instant, and useful.
  • 8. 21st Century Students 80% of kids in grades 7-12, 45% in grades 4-6 and 29% K-3 have at least one email account. 22% of kids in grade 7-12 have 4 or more email accounts. #1 On-Line Activity for kids is email, No. 2 Gaming.
  • 9. What are you doing to meet the needs of today's digital generation? Today’s digital generation has access to music, video, images, information, and other people on demand. They create MySpace personas, YouTube videoclips, personal blogs, and podcasts. They communicate with cell phones and instant messaging. They hang out online—often on social networking Websites. It is no wonder that this generation has different expectations from education, too.
  • 10. Project Based Learning Project-based learning gives everybody a chance to mimic what scientists do, and that's exciting. And it's fun if it's done well." --Bruce Alberts, president of the National Academy of Sciences Project-based learning classrooms are abuzz with productive discussions and the excitement of learning. Through hands-on projects, students develop critical- thinking, self-motivation, teamwork, and communication skills that will help them throughout their personal and work lives. Just as project-based learning fundamentally alters the curriculum, it also requires a more comprehensive form of assessment to evaluate student performance. Student portfolios, oral presentations, journals, and multimedia reports provide a clearer picture of student achievement. Performance assessment is "real-life" assessment -- the way adults are judged in society and in the workplace.
  • 11. NEW TOOLS Which do you know? Picture Search RSS IM/texting Web 2.0 Blogs Augmented reality Wikis Phone cameras Podcasting Phone videos Phone polling GPS My Space You Tube Handhelds Kindle Flickr Twitter
  • 12. Differences in Us and Them Our kids were born to the idea of rapid change. The change that is THREATENING to the Immigrants Is EMPOWERING to the natives!
  • 13. Today's Learners yearly spend 5-10,000 hrs video games 250,000 emails and IMS 10,000 hours on cell phones 20,0000 hours TC (including You tube) 500,000 commercials 5,000 hours book reading
  • 14. Digital Natives 2 billion ring tones per year 2 billion songs per month 6 billion text messages per day
  • 15. Digital Natives are great at Sharing, Teaching each other, and Getting what they need. And we need to help make this happen!
  • 16. Digital Natives How will you help meet digital natives half-way? How will you become more native and less of an immigrant?
  • 17. How Do I Turn It On? From USM Education Think Center Blog
  • 18. Marc Prensky Check out Marc Prensky’s Slides http://www.slideshare.net/HandheldLearning/marc- prensky-keynote See Students of The 21st Century Students 21st Century http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A- ZVCjfWf8&feature=PlayList&p=0884635C2D3D39EE&index =14