IETC Presentation ~ Web 20 Kids Love It But Why


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Scott Weidig's presentation from the IETC 2007 Conference. This presentation was was originally created in PPT 2007 and saved down to XP/2003 version here, so I hope that it translated well.

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IETC Presentation ~ Web 20 Kids Love It But Why

  1. 1. <ul><li>Onenote </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ustream </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkature </li></ul><ul><li>WizIQ </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Vision of Students Today ~ Michael Wesch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Revolution ~ Michael Wesch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Machine is Us/ing Us ~ Michael Wesch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Commercial </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Vanishingpoint zoho notebook </li></ul>Scott Weidig [email_address]
  2. 2. Especially because they don’t even know what Web 2.0 means… “ Kids appear to have no fear of technology and adopt it easily and without fanfare, making these devices a part of their everyday lives.” ~ Anita Frazier The NPD Group
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  5. 5. <ul><li>“ Oftentimes I feel that the technology at school is not explained in a clear way and that teachers are not always entirely sure as to how it should be used .” </li></ul>“ Teachers definitely depend on technology to improve learning. If a projector is broken or a computer crashes, the world seems to end.” “ Teachers have begun to utilize technology to improve our learning process as well. The main way in which this is done is through the Invention of web quests.” “ Almost all of my teachers, though, post the homework online and also a daily schedule to what we should intend on doing that day in class.” “ Most papers have to be typed up, things have to be emailed, and sometimes the only way to get homework is online.”
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ Teachers use technology all the time as teaching aids.” </li></ul>It is nice to have such things available 24/7 because when a topic is explained in a way that does not makes sense to me I can use the links, and when I miss class I can just look up what I missed and what I need to do. Every year I see more PowerPoints than the year before… Teachers have started to post homework online, activities online, and links to other sites about their subject. My chemistry teacher last year had one [a blog], but she never really emphasized it so many kids never engaged in the blog itself. “ My teachers most definitely leverage technology to improve my learning. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I have been to the computer lab to work on papers or do other projects in class. Everyday I have at least one teacher use PowerPoint for a lecture or to teach a lesson.”
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ Our lives have become so much more fast paced and dependent on technology.” </li></ul>“ It creates the feeling that I am never alone.” “ I can get information at a moments notice.” “ My life has changed being able to communicate 24 hours. It allows me to build relationships with other people.” “ Technology is just an easier way to get a message across to any number of students when there are so many different ways for an individual to learn.” “ Many students stay up into morning hours to do their homework, and in the event of forgetting what had to be done, they can simply go online, and read what homework was.” “ I like knowing where people are at the moment It doesn't matter if it is 6 at night or 3 in the morning, I need to be able to talk to everyone and the time shouldn't matter.”
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ These websites [social networks] are like fingerprints, everyone has them, but none of them are the same.” </li></ul>[Facebook] “I have it on usually 24 hours a day just so that I can pop in my computer room, refresh my home page, and see if anyone’s messaged me or anything.” “ When I need help, I just call, IM, or comment another student asking for assistance.” “ Its easier to start up a conversation considering I may know common interests that we have.” “ The speed at which I can accomplish things is increased, leaving time for other important matters in my life.” “ Technology has made education infinitely more dynamic. Email has made it possible to communicate with teachers on a basis that I have never before had. The projectors in every class room aid the discussions with valuable visual aids. Computers have made it possible to interact with various programs designed to teach by example. All of these instruments have made education much less strict and single tracked. Education has been given a dynamic edge, and it allows for leeway. Each student can learn in whatever way is best for them, in part to technology. Teachers do use technology to benefit their cause, but I have always seen the potential for so much more. Technology is used mainly for viewing purposes, but the ability to ask questions is still very restricted.”
  9. 9. <ul><li>Social (Collaboration) </li></ul><ul><li>Allows Personal Investigation (Research) </li></ul><ul><li>Develops Organization(Focus) </li></ul><ul><li>Speed / Ease / Immediacy (Fun) </li></ul>“ I have to decide whether or not the information [source] is trustworthy.”
  10. 10. Do We Have a Plan? ~ How Do We Move Forward? Do we fundamentally understand what motivates our students… their interests, values, environment… ~ Mary Cullinane
  11. 11. <ul><li>Take time to “play” and immerse yourself in their environment (Utilization) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop engaged authentic learning lessons leveraging your content (Collaborative) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on using technology to do what you currently cannot do without it (Engaging) </li></ul><ul><li>Break down your walls ~ reach out to a larger personal learning network (Social) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Courtesy of Michael Wesch
  13. 13. <ul><li>WHAT IT IS NOT ABOUT </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT IT IS ABOUT </li></ul><ul><li>“ Digital Natives” </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Specific technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 (900 lb Gorilla) </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning a discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Student interests </li></ul><ul><li>What are they seeing? </li></ul><ul><li>Methodologies and meaning </li></ul>Reaching students and getting them invested in THEIR education. (The Why)
  14. 14. <ul><li>Our Content </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>NETS(S) </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy (Digital Literacy) </li></ul><ul><li>The World is Flat </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 (Silver Bullet?) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Our Perspective
  16. 18. <ul><li>Window Shopping ~ Become exposed to something new (technology) multiple times. </li></ul><ul><li>Construction ~ Test (or play) with new tools </li></ul><ul><li>Skeptic ~ There are so many things that are wrong with this… I can’t add anything more into my “toolbox” </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection ~ I need a new way… hey… </li></ul><ul><li>Internalization ~ I remember that… this would work well right here! (Hello new tool) </li></ul>For teachers (us) is it all about INTERNALIZATION
  17. 20. <ul><li>How does this work?... Oh cool… </li></ul><ul><li>Hey did you see this? </li></ul><ul><li>That’s ok but this is better… </li></ul><ul><li>I can’t figure this out... Oh here I’ll help you! </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s see what else we can find… </li></ul>For kids it is all about UTILIZATION
  18. 21. <ul><li>94% of people who use the Internet on a regular basis have an Internet connection at home.  </li></ul><ul><li>70% use a broadband connection.  </li></ul><ul><li>Only 2% of computer owners said they don't have Internet access. </li></ul><ul><li>73% Percent of teens have mobile phones. </li></ul><ul><li>62% Percent of teens text message using those phones. </li></ul><ul><li>70% of YouTube registered users are American and 50% are under 20 years old </li></ul><ul><li>55% of teens are part of social networks (most belong to at least three… </li></ul>
  19. 22. Statistics Courtesy of U.S. Searches ~ September 2007 Roughly 750 million people worldwide (accounting for 95 percent of the worldwide Internet audience) performed 61 billion searches . 37.1 billion were from Google. Yahoo served 8.5 billion searches globally. Each individual averaged 80.9 searches for the month. Search Searches Year Over Year Growth Percent Share of Search Queries 1. Google Search 2. Yahoo! Search 3. MSN/ Live Search 3,994,158,000 1,443,244,000 890,685,000 41.3% 9.3% 71.5% 54.0% 19.5% 12.0%
  20. 23. <ul><li>IN THE NEWS </li></ul>Facebook changes the way teens are communicating   ~Examiner Why Some Companies Emulate Facebook ~CIO Insight U still up? Teens are awake and TXT-messaging friends into the wee hours ~Seattle Times Kids getting tech savvy at ever younger ages ~ children start using technology fell to 6.7 years old in 2007 ~NPD Group Survey Web Strategies That Cater To Customers ~Business Week The Internet’s Growing Role in Life’s Major Moments ~PEW Research Blackberry to add Facebook to Network ~eWeek
  21. 24. <ul><li>IMPACT ON ADULTS </li></ul><ul><li>54% said the internet played a major role as they helped another person cope with a major illness. (40%.) </li></ul><ul><li>50% said the internet played a major role as they pursued more training for their careers. </li></ul><ul><li>45% said the internet played a major role as they made major investment or financial decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>43% said the internet played a major role when they looked for a new place to live. </li></ul><ul><li>42% said the internet played a major role as they decided about a school or a college for themselves or their children. </li></ul><ul><li>23% said the internet played a major role when they bought a car. </li></ul><ul><li>14% said the internet played a major role as they switched jobs. </li></ul>
  22. 25. <ul><li>COMMENT AND DISCUSS </li></ul><ul><li>CITIZEN JOURNALISM </li></ul>
  23. 26. <ul><li>MSNBC </li></ul><ul><li>BBC </li></ul>
  24. 27. <ul><li>THE CLOCK IS TICKING </li></ul><ul><li>HOW DO WE REACH THEM </li></ul><ul><li>Once capturing my interest you have 5 minutes to hold it </li></ul><ul><li>I can multi-task </li></ul><ul><li>If I don’t understand, I will just go along for the ride… </li></ul><ul><li>Ooh, I got an A (or a B or a C…) What’s our next unit? </li></ul><ul><li>What do YOU want from me? (How do I get the grade?) </li></ul>
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  26. 29. [email_address] Thoughts Comments and Questions?
  27. 30. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>NPD’s new report, “Kids and Consumer Electronics Trends III” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>,1217,a=217063,00.asp </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> (Wireless and Well Prepared) </li></ul>