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Discovery Digital Natives And Interactive Media

  1. 1. Digital Natives & Interactive Digital Media How to Reach the 21st Century Mind Using Multimedia
  2. 2. Students Learn Differently Today an obvious fact – but the basis for this part of the presentation They also pull media/information from different sources
  3. 4. As educators how can we support the following trends?
  4. 5. <ul><li>Young people (8-18) today, spend an average of 6 ½ hours a day with media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 hours a day watching TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 ¼ hours with parents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 ¾ listening to music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 ½ doing physical activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over an hour on the computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Under an hour doing homework </li></ul></ul></ul>Students and Media Source: A Kaiser Family Foundation Study. March 2005
  5. 6. Top Five Gifts for Teenagers <ul><li>Portable Game Device </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phone </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Video Game Console </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 Player/iPods </li></ul>Source: Starkman, Neal (2007).Leave Me Alone.... T.H.E. Journal. 33-38.
  6. 7. <ul><li>What’s “in” on Campus </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drinking beer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drinking other alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spring 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drinking beer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drinking beer tied with Facebook.com and iPods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drinking other alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text messaging </li></ul></ul>As They Get Older Source: USA Today. June 8, 2006
  7. 8. So they’ve got this stuff … how do I use it in my classroom?
  8. 9. iPods as Learning Centers and More! <ul><li>Teach a Geography Lesson (north/south example) </li></ul><ul><li>Use iPod to reach ELL or Audio and Visual learners </li></ul><ul><li>Create an eBook (or iBook) to use in a learning center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a PPT with images that match the text that you want your students to learn. Then read aloud, or even better have students read aloud the text. Record and put onto iPod </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Ok – I’m with you with on the iPods…but cell phones … in my classroom???
  10. 11. <ul><li>I actually met a high school principal in Ohio last week who encouraged his teachers to tell kids “Turn your phones ON!” when they come to class. Not as in start making all sorts of phone calls, but as in let’s learn how we can use our phones (since just about every student had one at his school) to extend what we’re doing in class.  - post by willrich </li></ul>Will Richardson http://www.weblogg-ed.com/
  11. 12. Interactive Mobile Resources: Teacher's WAP Site <ul><li>WAP = Wireless Application Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Reach students in their own digital native language </li></ul><ul><li>Provide differentiated learning </li></ul><ul><li>Provide more access to information </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Images from DE streaming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary for the week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Equations to memorize </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link to lesson specific WAP content </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>My WAP site: www.discovery.zinadoo.com </li></ul>Free Resource – WAP Site Creator tool www.zinadoo.com Note: Free standard service is ad supported. Premium paid services are available.
  13. 14. www.discoverymobile.com Discovery Mobile WAP Site Resource Note: Show, educational, and quiz content are free. Ring tone and wallpaper are paid services.
  14. 15. Using DE streaming Tools to Reach the 21 st Century Mind Collaborative Projects using DE streaming editable movies, cell phones and cameras! Displaying DE streaming videos on TVs and LCD projectors, whiteboards, etc Projecting DE streaming math or close captioned videos, articles, calendars and images on interactive white boards Creating learning centers or labs with DE tools like the Assignment, Quiz, and Writing Prompt Builders Making it portable – DE On-The-Go with iPods Tying DE streaming into teacher/class wikis, blogs, websites
  15. 16. Proven Results: Impact of DE streaming on Student Achievement Scientific evaluations conducted by Cometrika., Inc., an independent research firm (Virginia study conducted 2002; Los Angeles study conducted 2004) -------------Rural Virginia------------- -----Urban L.A.------
  16. 17. Interactive Digital Media: Discovery Atlas Find ATLAS : Login in to DE streaming and make sure you are on the welcome screen. See Teacher Center box on the right hand side and click on the ATLAS link Explore!
  17. 18. Interactive Digital Media: DE Science + Virtual labs + Explorations + Science Sleuths
  18. 19. So now that you’re brain is buzzing how would you use these tools to differentiate your instruction?
  19. 20. And Ebony? <ul><li>My Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent reader </li></ul><ul><li>Wants to be a news reporter </li></ul><ul><li>Does not test well, but loves to work on projects </li></ul><ul><li>Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Content = Modern Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Process = Atlas Video </li></ul><ul><li>Product = News Anchor Report, verbally incorporating research utilizing digital video </li></ul><ul><li>Movie Maker or IVideo </li></ul>
  20. 21. Let’s Start with Giezi <ul><li>My Notes </li></ul><ul><li>1 st grade Reading level </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up on a farm in Puerto Rico, loves the outdoors </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory learner, prefers to work independently </li></ul><ul><li>Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Content = Plant Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Process = Virtual Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Product = Lab results, quiz linked to assignments, and/or writing prompts </li></ul>
  21. 22. Questions & Break
  22. 23. Contact Info <ul><li>Dennis Swain </li></ul><ul><li>Account Manager, Discovery Educator Network </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>301-275-7158 </li></ul><ul><li>www.discoveryeducation.com </li></ul>

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