Their World• Unpredictability e.g. Roy and social web, transporters, holographs, goggles,• Mobile & Web matrix integration (SmartDevice, embeds, NFC, Gesture, Cloud, LinkedData, Geo, )• Employment – many jobs / careers not known yet• Education LMS… lifelong• Regulatory framework – Bank act/SEC metaphor• Collaborative work software• Multiple cohorts• Tracked and tested• Video, Gamification, …• News vs. newspapers, polarization, opinion over journalism• Voluntarism, Democracy,• Urban rural divide persists, digital divide doesn’t• Entertainment, music . . .
What are they like?
The New Teen• Sustainably socially connected• Truly personal devices• Smarter but still need scaffolds• Still human – brain and development, puberty, sleep, genes• Diversity as norm, vs. a focus• Significant percentage of identified issues (visual/hearing/mobility and social/ADD/ADHD/autism spectrum, learning edges)• Differential adoption (e-readers, Tweets, vs. Boom/GenX) – still don’t use all features• Readers but different mix, time isn’t malleable, fiction/nonfiction, print/e- content, news/gossip/opinion, global. author/authority• Social Gamers vs. isolated players, episodic reading, scaffolds skill• Self-taught techies, narrow, crime/ethics/morality• Boys and girls – problems and opportunities, 9am,• Socially liberal• Tolerant, flexible, boundary challenging, rule benders, under-radar
Librarians and Information
Librarian needs• 21st Century Learning• Common Core• Learning Management Systems• Collaboration Space + Community Tools• Linked Data• Experience Development• Space planning• Engagement strategies• Being where they are…
Library StrategiesPrioritization and • Trans-Literacysegmentation • Guitars, poetry,• Lifelong Learning • Real• Boys to men courses, certificates, GED,• Programs +++ diplomas, …• Virtual Space • True Homework Help• Engagement – • Appointment gaming, lasertag, 3D, FabL partnerships (learning ab, MakerFaire, issues) parent partnership• POSITIONING for life targets• Named rock star • Paertnerships librarians (Justin on CBS) • College choices • Safe Space