Digital Native or Digital Immigrant? Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants Let’s Be “Digital Multipliers” H. Sapiens Digital: From Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom Backup Education The Role of Technology Essential 21 st Century Skills
Where do you fit? Digital Immigrants Slow controlled information release – limited sources Singular process and single or limited task Processing order Text Picture, Video & Sound Linear, logical sequential access Interact/network simultaneously to few Comfortable in real spaces Prefer students to work independently “ Just in case” learners Delayed/differed access, rewards & gratification Learning is to teach to the curriculum guide and standardized tests. Digital Natives Multiple multimedia information sources rapidly Parallel process & multi-task Processing order Picture, Video & Sound Text Random access to interactive media Interact/network simultaneously to many Comfortable in virtual and real spaces Prefer interactive/network approach to work “ Just in time” learners Instant access, reward & gratification Learning is relevant, instantly useful and fun
Digital Native or Digital Immigrant? Human Continuum 1 – Digital Immigrant 10 – Digital Native
Digital Native or Digital Immigrant? SMS Text to: 22333 1- Digital Immigrant – 39830 2- 39831 3- 39834 4- 39835 5- 39843 6- 39844 7- 39847 8- 39947 9- 39968 10- Digital Native -- 38886
21 st Century Students Today’s students learn best when …
21 st Century Students SMS Text: 40478 Write your message and then end with 22333
“ We are innovating the wrong thing. Our instructional practices are what need changing, not the technology.
Every learner is unique and has different learning styles, interests, and proficiencies, yet we still teach to the norm and use technology to automate poor instructional practice.”
“ Technology should be able to enrich our ability to individualize, extend, and support instructional experiences and connections in ways that would not be possible otherwise. Real innovation also helps students discover that they can develop a personal vision of a future that is far beyond the one their socioeconomic or ethnic backgrounds would normally provide. Technology in the hands of a skillful teacher can remove barriers for all children so they not only see that future, but also embrace it.” “ It is about changing beliefs, values, and cultures, not about just teaching skills and constructing creative projects. When children realize they are part of the global society because they actively participate in it from their classrooms, they know the world of possibilities for themselves is much bigger.” Don Hall, CIO for the Muscogee County School District
“ Technology is technology only for someone who was born before it was invented.” A.Kay “ You look at technology as a tool. We look at technology as a foundation – it’s totally integrated into what we do.” “ Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” Serious Games Summit 2006
“ The role of technology is to support the new teaching paradigm.” Prensky, 2008 “ 21 st century skills should enable students to follow one’s passion(s) as far as one’s abilities allow.” Prensky, 2009
Illustrates how a deeper understanding of subject matter can enhance problem-solving, critical thinking , and other 21st century skills.
Helps teachers develop their abilities to use various strategies (such as formative assessments) to reach diverse students and to create environments that support differentiated teaching and learning.
Encourages knowledge sharing among communities of practitioners , using face-to-face, virtual and blended communications
Highlights ways teachers can seize opportunities for integrating 21st century skills, tools and teaching strategies into their classroom practice — and help them identify what activities they can replace/de-emphasize.
What do 21 st century classrooms look like? “ One can’t believe impossible things.” “ I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland