GENERATIONAL SIGNPOSTS OF
EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY
ANDREW STEINMAN	 	 	 	 @STEINMAN
ANDREW
STEINMAN
!
	 @STEINMAN
Generational Signposts
Generational signposts are
the events and cultural
phenomenon that are
specific to each generation

...
Signposts and Education
Education was developed
around society and
technology of that
generation
Classroom Evolution
Today’s classroom is
different from yesterday’s

How much has it
changed?

Would your grandparents
reco...
A Journey Though History
What did education look like
in each generation

How society shaped the
classroom
A Journey Though History
What did education look like
in each generation

How society and
technology shaped the
classroom
Baby Boomers
(late 40s & 50s)
Post WWII

Population Skyrocketed

Overcrowded Classrooms
Baby Boomers in the
Classroom
Teacher as "plant manager”

!
Educational Practices

Separate students from
peers

Separate ...
Baby Boomers Signposts
Teacher taught using chalkboard

Rote practice

Desks in rows facing teacher, who gave “orders” lik...
Generation X
(60s & 80)
Era of two income families

Independent workers

Digital technology emerges
Generation X in the
Classroom
Teacher as “expert"

!
Educational Practice

Focus on knowledge
Generation X Signposts
Microwave Oven (popularized in homes in 1967)

1st generation of students that will have had
access...
Generation Y
(80s & 90s)
WWW

Mobile Technology Emerges

World = Flat
Generation Y in the
Classroom
Teacher as “decision
maker"

!
Educational Practice

More information

More assessment

Diffe...
Generation Y Signposts
First interactive whiteborad invented by SMART Technologies

Dial-up internet

First generation to ...
Generation Z
(2000s & 2010s)
Current generation

Also known as Generation
iY

Always connected
Generation Z in the (future)
Classroom
Teacher as “facilitator"

!
Educational Practice

Application of knowledge

21st Ce...
Generation Z Signposts
Web 2.0 and the dawn of creating content online

Mobile web quickly overtakes web 2.0

Apps

Instan...
It’s been a long journey…
How far have we traveled?
Generation Y in the
Classroom
Teacher as “decision
maker"

!
Educational Practice

More information

More assessment

Diffe...
Classroom Transformation
Engage through authentic
learning experiences

Teach 21st century NOW
skills

Integrate technolog...
Getting Started
Develop a classroom
culture, a brand
Expand Silos of Success
Silos = Subset

Focus on teacher leadership
Opportunities to Lead
MACUL

PLN

#MichEd

TRIG

is.gd/classroomreadiness
Build Up Your Toolbox
Technology = tool

LMS

Document creation and
collaboration tool

Assessment tool
#SNOWW
So now what?
Where we can be
Students have instant access all the time to just
about everything and everyone any time, any
pace, any wh...
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Generational Signposts of Education and Technology

  1. 1. GENERATIONAL SIGNPOSTS OF EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY ANDREW STEINMAN @STEINMAN
  2. 2. ANDREW STEINMAN ! @STEINMAN
  3. 3. Generational Signposts Generational signposts are the events and cultural phenomenon that are specific to each generation Example: 911
  4. 4. Signposts and Education Education was developed around society and technology of that generation
  5. 5. Classroom Evolution Today’s classroom is different from yesterday’s How much has it changed? Would your grandparents recognize it?
  6. 6. A Journey Though History What did education look like in each generation How society shaped the classroom
  7. 7. A Journey Though History What did education look like in each generation How society and technology shaped the classroom
  8. 8. Baby Boomers (late 40s & 50s) Post WWII Population Skyrocketed Overcrowded Classrooms
  9. 9. Baby Boomers in the Classroom Teacher as "plant manager” ! Educational Practices Separate students from peers Separate thinking from doing Separate school from the real world
  10. 10. Baby Boomers Signposts Teacher taught using chalkboard Rote practice Desks in rows facing teacher, who gave “orders” like military model Slide projectors Radio was major communication mode TV enters the picture (pun intended)
  11. 11. Generation X (60s & 80) Era of two income families Independent workers Digital technology emerges
  12. 12. Generation X in the Classroom Teacher as “expert" ! Educational Practice Focus on knowledge
  13. 13. Generation X Signposts Microwave Oven (popularized in homes in 1967) 1st generation of students that will have had access to solar powered calculators (late 70s) and won’t have to use a slide rule or logarithm table Overhead projectors replace slide projectors in classrooms
  14. 14. Generation Y (80s & 90s) WWW Mobile Technology Emerges World = Flat
  15. 15. Generation Y in the Classroom Teacher as “decision maker" ! Educational Practice More information More assessment Differentiation
  16. 16. Generation Y Signposts First interactive whiteborad invented by SMART Technologies Dial-up internet First generation to know an educational world with major school violence Ceiling-mounted or cart-mounted data projectors become mainstream Desktop computers became common in classrooms Online information-consumption (web 1.0) The MP3 and digital encoding of media comes into play (pun also intended)
  17. 17. Generation Z (2000s & 2010s) Current generation Also known as Generation iY Always connected
  18. 18. Generation Z in the (future) Classroom Teacher as “facilitator" ! Educational Practice Application of knowledge 21st Century Skills (4C’s) IBL / PBL
  19. 19. Generation Z Signposts Web 2.0 and the dawn of creating content online Mobile web quickly overtakes web 2.0 Apps Instant access, 24/7/365 Cloud-computing emerges The mainstream media and news begin to embrace social media as a primary communication tool
  20. 20. It’s been a long journey… How far have we traveled?
  21. 21. Generation Y in the Classroom Teacher as “decision maker" ! Educational Practice More information More assessment Differentiation
  22. 22. Classroom Transformation Engage through authentic learning experiences Teach 21st century NOW skills Integrate technology for learning
  23. 23. Getting Started Develop a classroom culture, a brand
  24. 24. Expand Silos of Success Silos = Subset Focus on teacher leadership
  25. 25. Opportunities to Lead MACUL PLN #MichEd TRIG is.gd/classroomreadiness
  26. 26. Build Up Your Toolbox Technology = tool LMS Document creation and collaboration tool Assessment tool
  27. 27. #SNOWW So now what?
  28. 28. Where we can be Students have instant access all the time to just about everything and everyone any time, any pace, any where, any place BYOD and 1:1 schools Teachers and students blog to reflect on self- learning and communicate online Project-Based & Inquiry-Based learning become staples of education
  29. 29. Image Credits All images have been licensed for reuse. Links to images used in this presentation can be found below: http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/03/06/72/3067266_0f1a4b87.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/ Sign_post_on_National_Cycle_Network_route_62_near_Aintree.jpg http://farm1.staticflickr.com/31/59205641_3a9f329702.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/ Italian_Soldiers_WWII_GM9.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dd/Bundesarchiv_B_145_Bild- F004566-0002,_Darmstadt,_Internationaler_Kurs_für_neue_Musik.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/The-worlds-first- computer_invented.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/Bensteindol.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/ Pete_Forsyth_demonstrating_Wikipedia_use_by_Ellis_Christopher.jpg http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3611/3363262014_6fc2d49f76_o.jpg http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5021/5580788670_2d9040c7fa_o.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/ 4/44/3D_Team_Leadership_Arrow_Concept.jpg http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5207/5360271271_00f7c7d3b6_o.png http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4112/5187337181_fa69c07e9a.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/ Google_Glass_Explorer_Edition.jpeg https://static.thalmic.com/img/fb_myo.jpg

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