The Myth of the Digital Native                        Chris Betcher                         @betchaboy
Today’s toolsWiki•wiki.betcher.orgTwitter•#VisionDayWhgCollaborative Notetaking•meetingwords.com/betch1
Myths are funny things...
“Spinach is rich in iron”
Spinach is a healthy vegetable to      eat for many reasons
iron is not one them
Emil von Wolff     1870
270.0mg/100g
60 years
270.0mg/100g
27.0mg/100g
typo
Oxalic Acid
27.0mg/100g
2.70mg/100g
-                               -            --·                               .....                               ~      ...
myth
October 2001
Ul   v IU                                   SEA OF                            FOOGOTIFNMEMEsF;Jlht. - r JollliY           ...
“Our students have changed radically.  Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was         design...
“born digital”
“twitch speed”
“Our students today are all “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video           games and the Internet”
How do you THI K my :nrstday of kindergarten went?!?  T;hey didnt   even have    Wi-~i ..
“Digital Natives”
Digital Immigrants
“Those of us who were not born into the digitalworld but have, at some later point in our lives become fascinated by and a...
“As Digital Immigrants learn to adapt to theirenvironment, they always retain, to some degree,  their "accent," that is, t...
Did you get my email?
“...the single biggest problem facing educationtoday is that our Digital Immigrant instructors... are  struggling to teach...
interpreted as
“it is very likely that our students’brains have physically changed as a    result of how they grew up”
fMRI
1990
1963
Digital Immigrants?
Digital Tourists?
1Everything that’s already in the world  when you’re born is just normal
2Anything that gets invented between then andbefore you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck ...
3 Anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and thebeginning of the end of ci...
But back to the natives...
r   L~VE.
“but my kids are good with technology”
really?
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but
most of these “Natives” seem to have     very little understanding of
how to create a network for learning
how to manage information overload
how to work collaboratively
how to build content
how to make information work for them
how to use information legally and ethically
in so many cases
our   “Digital Natives”        don’tknow about these things
unless a“Digital Immigrant”tells them about it.
quick learners
enjoy challenges
seek engagement
no fear
willing to try
willing to fail
BUT
Students   Teachers     quick learner  enjoys a challenge  seeks engagement        no fear     willing to try     willing ...
Students   Teachers     quick learner  enjoys a challenge  seeks engagement        no fear     willing to try     willing ...
Students   Teachers     quick learner  enjoys a challenge  seeks engagement        no fear     willing to try     willing ...
“As long as the hardware and software is available, it will make the learning more effective since the          kids alrea...
“We don’t need to actively teach theresponsible use of social tools… the kids    already know how to use them”
“As a teacher I don’t need to really understand   this stuff, since the kids will figure it out”
“Using technology in class is not thatimportant, since the kids spend so much   time using it out of school anyway"
these are the real myths
Students   Teachers     quick learner  enjoys a challenge  seeks engagement        no fear     willing to try     willing ...
Students   Teachers     quick learner  enjoys a challenge  seeks engagement        no fear     willing to try     willing ...
What do you need to know to teach a dog tricks?
More than the dog
~ 2 people like this.        Brittney-        WON mom vou ln<lke me so proud to be VOUt        daughter, do you at~e.. t k...
How are YOU when it comes to...
creating networks for learning?
managing information overload?
working collaboratively?
building content?
making information work for you?
using information legally and ethically
Kids need teachers who...
show leadership
model learning
know what’s possible
fail publicly
understand the culture
provide guidance
make them ambitious
push them to be more
.        .- 1s1torstSO · 1950 -2000  Carteston Road
1998   2011
In early 1998 could you       have predicted how       much the world would       change in 13 years?Image: ashamedhttp://...
2011New Start   ?   2024                Year 13
How do we               prepare for a              future that we             can’t possibly even                 imagine?...
We need to producepeople who knowhow to act when they’re faced withsituations for which   they were not    specifically    ...
this is all new territory no matter how you got here
show leadership    model learning know what’s possible      fail publiclyunderstand the culture   provide guidance make th...
why ICT?
SAMR Model
----     -- --       - -     - -- -- --             -·                  Substitution   Tech acts as a direct tool substitu...
----       -- --        - -     - -- -- --           -·                   Augmentation       Tech acts as a direct tool su...
Modification       Tech allow. for fgnificant task redesign----       -- --        - -     - -- -- --           -·        ...
Redefinition       Tech allows for the creation of new tasks,                    Modification       Tech allow. for fgnifi...
( X·O, Y:- 180)
"Its fun""I learned most of it from the teacher, but then... I           started doing stuff for myself" "I found my way a...
thankschris betcherwww.chrisbetcher.comchris@betcher.org@betchaboy
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Our kids are supposed to be the Digital Natives, the ones that inherently understand all this technology stuff. After all, they've grown up with technology and live with it every day! We talk a lot about how fluent our students are with technology, but are they really? In this keynote we'll think about some of the realities of technology use in schools, and try to get a clearer perspective about our roles in the learning process.

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  1. 1. The Myth of the Digital Native Chris Betcher @betchaboy
  2. 2. Today’s toolsWiki•wiki.betcher.orgTwitter•#VisionDayWhgCollaborative Notetaking•meetingwords.com/betch1
  3. 3. Myths are funny things...
  4. 4. “Spinach is rich in iron”
  5. 5. Spinach is a healthy vegetable to eat for many reasons
  6. 6. iron is not one them
  7. 7. Emil von Wolff 1870
  8. 8. 270.0mg/100g
  9. 9. 60 years
  10. 10. 270.0mg/100g
  11. 11. 27.0mg/100g
  12. 12. typo
  13. 13. Oxalic Acid
  14. 14. 27.0mg/100g
  15. 15. 2.70mg/100g
  16. 16. - - --· ..... ~ ., ... .-. / ~- •• ,_ , " ~ - A · ~
  17. 17. myth
  18. 18. October 2001
  19. 19. Ul v IU SEA OF FOOGOTIFNMEMEsF;Jlht. - r JollliY 0
  20. 20. “Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.”
  21. 21. “born digital”
  22. 22. “twitch speed”
  23. 23. “Our students today are all “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet”
  24. 24. How do you THI K my :nrstday of kindergarten went?!? T;hey didnt even have Wi-~i ..
  25. 25. “Digital Natives”
  26. 26. Digital Immigrants
  27. 27. “Those of us who were not born into the digitalworld but have, at some later point in our lives become fascinated by and adopted many or most aspects of the new technology are, and always will be, Digital Immigrants.”
  28. 28. “As Digital Immigrants learn to adapt to theirenvironment, they always retain, to some degree, their "accent," that is, their foot in the past.”
  29. 29. Did you get my email?
  30. 30. “...the single biggest problem facing educationtoday is that our Digital Immigrant instructors... are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.”
  31. 31. interpreted as
  32. 32. “it is very likely that our students’brains have physically changed as a result of how they grew up”
  33. 33. fMRI
  34. 34. 1990
  35. 35. 1963
  36. 36. Digital Immigrants?
  37. 37. Digital Tourists?
  38. 38. 1Everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal
  39. 39. 2Anything that gets invented between then andbefore you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it
  40. 40. 3 Anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and thebeginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten yearswhen it gradually turns out to be alright really.
  41. 41. But back to the natives...
  42. 42. r L~VE.
  43. 43. “but my kids are good with technology”
  44. 44. really?
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  46. 46. Spcllin9 Tssti wi l b oM b+ U
  47. 47. but
  48. 48. most of these “Natives” seem to have very little understanding of
  49. 49. how to create a network for learning
  50. 50. how to manage information overload
  51. 51. how to work collaboratively
  52. 52. how to build content
  53. 53. how to make information work for them
  54. 54. how to use information legally and ethically
  55. 55. in so many cases
  56. 56. our “Digital Natives” don’tknow about these things
  57. 57. unless a“Digital Immigrant”tells them about it.
  58. 58. quick learners
  59. 59. enjoy challenges
  60. 60. seek engagement
  61. 61. no fear
  62. 62. willing to try
  63. 63. willing to fail
  64. 64. BUT
  65. 65. Students Teachers quick learner enjoys a challenge seeks engagement no fear willing to try willing to fail enjoys learning worldliness wisdomknows what’s possible
  66. 66. Students Teachers quick learner enjoys a challenge seeks engagement no fear willing to try willing to fail enjoys learning worldliness wisdomknows what’s possible
  67. 67. Students Teachers quick learner enjoys a challenge seeks engagement no fear willing to try willing to fail enjoys learning worldliness wisdomknows what’s possible
  68. 68. “As long as the hardware and software is available, it will make the learning more effective since the kids already know how to use it”
  69. 69. “We don’t need to actively teach theresponsible use of social tools… the kids already know how to use them”
  70. 70. “As a teacher I don’t need to really understand this stuff, since the kids will figure it out”
  71. 71. “Using technology in class is not thatimportant, since the kids spend so much time using it out of school anyway"
  72. 72. these are the real myths
  73. 73. Students Teachers quick learner enjoys a challenge seeks engagement no fear willing to try willing to fail enjoys learning worldliness wisdomknows what’s possible
  74. 74. Students Teachers quick learner enjoys a challenge seeks engagement no fear willing to try willing to fail enjoys learning worldliness wisdomknows what’s possible
  75. 75. What do you need to know to teach a dog tricks?
  76. 76. More than the dog
  77. 77. ~ 2 people like this. Brittney- WON mom vou ln<lke me so proud to be VOUt daughter, do you at~e.. t know lhos ones """"1lol Ye~dayat8:U%xn
  78. 78. How are YOU when it comes to...
  79. 79. creating networks for learning?
  80. 80. managing information overload?
  81. 81. working collaboratively?
  82. 82. building content?
  83. 83. making information work for you?
  84. 84. using information legally and ethically
  85. 85. Kids need teachers who...
  86. 86. show leadership
  87. 87. model learning
  88. 88. know what’s possible
  89. 89. fail publicly
  90. 90. understand the culture
  91. 91. provide guidance
  92. 92. make them ambitious
  93. 93. push them to be more
  94. 94. . .- 1s1torstSO · 1950 -2000 Carteston Road
  95. 95. 1998 2011
  96. 96. In early 1998 could you have predicted how much the world would change in 13 years?Image: ashamedhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/24471966@N04/3114343040
  97. 97. 2011New Start ? 2024 Year 13
  98. 98. How do we prepare for a future that we can’t possibly even imagine?Image: flehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/23474554@N00/2619625163
  99. 99. We need to producepeople who knowhow to act when they’re faced withsituations for which they were not specifically prepared. Seymour Papert
  100. 100. this is all new territory no matter how you got here
  101. 101. show leadership model learning know what’s possible fail publiclyunderstand the culture provide guidance make them ambitiouspush them to be more
  102. 102. why ICT?
  103. 103. SAMR Model
  104. 104. ---- -- -- - - - -- -- -- -· Substitution Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change
  105. 105. ---- -- -- - - - -- -- -- -· Augmentation Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement Substitution Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change
  106. 106. Modification Tech allow. for fgnificant task redesign---- -- -- - - - -- -- -- -· Augmentation Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement Substitution Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change
  107. 107. Redefinition Tech allows for the creation of new tasks, Modification Tech allow. for fgnificant task redesign---- -- -- - - - -- -- -- -· Augmentation Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement Substitution Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change
  108. 108. ( X·O, Y:- 180)
  109. 109. "Its fun""I learned most of it from the teacher, but then... I started doing stuff for myself" "I found my way and worked it out by myself, and tried to solve my own problems"It makes you think a lot about the problem solving" "It helps you create your inner awesomeness!"
  110. 110. thankschris betcherwww.chrisbetcher.comchris@betcher.org@betchaboy

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