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     through technology?
            How we can meet the needs of the




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Transformation or disruption
     through technology?
    What’s the best thing about
     How we can meet the needs of th...
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Young people’s out-of-
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Another problem for teacher...

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The pace of
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How will we
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“Students today
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“Students today
depend on paper too
  much. They don’t




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“Students today depend too much on ink.
They don’t know how to use a penknife to
 sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never...
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 “One day every
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The first mobile phone?




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The ‘Brick’
When Martin Cooper
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Half of teens send areor
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Objections from educators
                            Mobile phones are banned
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What is this?




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‘Squeeze’ text
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...and in second place…




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What can teachers do?




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   With access to Social Media
      everyone has a voice
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e-safety
                                                   What do learners need?




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What do learners need?




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Digital Literacies


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Engaging and fun




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Engaging and fun




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Positive Deviance
“Somewhere in your
organization, groups of




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The Goal of Education...
“... is to enrich the lives of students while producing
 articulate, expressive thinkers and life...
The future?
                                                        “All too often today
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Steve Wheeler swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk
         University of Plymouth, United Kingdom




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  1. 1. Transformation or disruption through technology? How we can meet the needs of the cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 21st Century Learner • Steve Wheeler • University of Plymouth, UK http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OLCpLCmyedI Invited presentation for Teachmeet, University of Plymouth, UK: 11 October 2010
  2. 2. Transformation or disruption through technology? What’s the best thing about How we can meet the needs of the school? Century Learner – “my friends” cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 21st What’s the worst thing about school? – “they don’t plan ahead” • Steve Wheeler • University of Plymouth, UK (Quotes from my 15 year old son) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OLCpLCmyedI http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OLCpLCmyedI
  3. 3. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 http://flickr.com/photos/thomcochrane/416206133/ Education is changing for young people as they experience self-directed learning, (mostly outside school) about things that interest them. Source: http://community.learningobjects.com
  4. 4. Young people’s out-of- school experiences with technology can cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 mean that students find the presentation of the school’s curriculum less challenging, less http://encefalus.com/ relevant and less engaging. Source: http://community.learningobjects.com
  5. 5. Another problem for teacher... “For the first time cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe.” – David Warlick http://communications.nottingham.ac.uk/podcasts/
  6. 6. The pace of change is cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 accelerating How will we keep up with it?
  7. 7. “Students today can’t prepare bark to calculate their cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 problems. They depend on slate which is more expensive. What will they do when they drop the slate and it breaks? They will be unable to write!” http://www.objectlessons.org (Anon – 1709)
  8. 8. “Students today depend on paper too much. They don’t cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 know how to write without getting chalk dust all over them. What will they do when they run out of paper?” (Anon – 1815) http://www.nikkikatz.com
  9. 9. “Students today depend too much on ink. They don’t know how to use a penknife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil.” (Anon – 1907) cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 http://www.pensoftheforest.co.uk
  10. 10. http://www.gadgettastic.com cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 “Students today depend on expensive fountain pens. They can no longer write with a straight pen and knib!” (Anon – 1941)
  11. 11. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 “One day every town in America will have a telephone!” - U.S. Mayor, (c 1880) www.abebooks.com
  12. 12. Gutenberg cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 1439: Mass produced M movable text (Disruptive Technology) www.cs-exhibitions.uni-klu.ac.at
  13. 13. Gutenberg cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 1439: Mass produced M movable text (Disruptive Technology) www.cs-exhibitions.uni-klu.ac.at
  14. 14. Gutenberg cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 1439: Mass produced M movable text (Disruptive Technology) www.cs-exhibitions.uni-klu.ac.at
  15. 15. The first mobile phone? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  16. 16. The ‘Brick’ When Martin Cooper invented the mobile cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 phone 35 years ago, he saw people so wedded to wireless connections that they would walk around with devices embedded in their Source: http://www.smh.com.au bodies.
  17. 17. Half of teens send areor Mobile phones 50 the more text messages a day, natural communication cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 or 1,500 texts a month, and tool of choice for younger one in three send more users. than 100 texts a day, or more we preparing this Are than 3,000 texts a generation for the future month. (2009 statistics) or for the past? Source: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspx http://blog.roadandtravel.com
  18. 18. Objections from educators Mobile phones are banned in most schools because... cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 ...they are distracting and disruptive. The phone becomes the focus of attention, inappropriate images/videos can be taken and sent, leading to invasion of privacy and loss of teacher control! http://i.dailymail.co.uk
  19. 19. What is this? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 dad@hvn ur spshl. we want wot u want & urth 2b like hvn. giv us food & 4giv r sins lyk we 4giv uvaz. don't test us! save us! bcos we kno ur boss. ur tuf & ur cool 4 eva! ok?
  20. 20. ‘Squeeze’ text The competition was for re-writing the cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 Lord's Prayer for the mobile phone, using just 160 characters or less. It was judged for Ship of Fools by the Churches' Broadcasting Conference. The task itself was not easy. The traditional version of the Lord's Prayer is 372 characters long, so whittling it down to 160 characters meant cutting the prayer by more than half but without losing anything important. http://www.canada.com
  21. 21. ...and in second place… cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 r pa in evan, respect 2 u, may u rain ear as in evan. giv us r needs, 4giv r sin as we 4giv r nmes. resq us from the evil 1. 4 ur always the most xlent dude. yo
  22. 22. What can teachers do? http://www.taranakicareers.co.nz cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  23. 23. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 With access to Social Media everyone has a voice http://www.uksmallbusinesswebsites.co.uk Many tools are still filtered out...
  24. 24. e-safety What do learners need? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  25. 25. What do learners need? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  26. 26. Digital Literacies cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  27. 27. Engaging and fun cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  28. 28. Engaging and fun cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  29. 29. Positive Deviance “Somewhere in your organization, groups of cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 people are already doing things differently and better. To create lasting change, find areas of positive deviance and fan their flames.” - Pascale & Sternin (Harvard Business Review, 2010)
  30. 30. The Goal of Education... “... is to enrich the lives of students while producing articulate, expressive thinkers and lifelong learners that cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 are socially responsible, resilient, and active citizens of the world. Education is about teaching students, not subjects.” – Dave Truss http://www.dailymail.co.uk
  31. 31. The future? “All too often today we are giving young cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.” - John W Gardner http://www.swissinfo.ch/media http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/image/s_flowers-lost-gardens-of-heligan.jpg
  32. 32. Steve Wheeler swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk University of Plymouth, United Kingdom This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: International Licence. http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com
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