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  1. 1. Technology In the 21st Century Classroom<br />
  2. 2. What is your digital citizenship? <br />Are you a digital native<br />or <br />digital immigrant?<br /> <br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>Marc Prensky is an American writer and speaker on learning and education.
  4. 4. Inventor and popularized the terms "digital native" and "digital immigrant" which he described in a 2001 article in "On the Horizon".
  5. 5. Prensky's professional focus is on helping reform K-12 education, particularly by helping teachers change their pedagogy in ways that are more effective for 21st century students</li></li></ul><li>21st Century Learning<br />
  6. 6. Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach. <br />
  7. 7. <ul><li>Digital Natives: those born and raised in a completely digital world. They are your current and future students who never used a rotary dial phone, listened to a vinyl record, rolled down a car window,
  8. 8. owned a camera with film or looked up a book in a card catalog Digital natives have always used microwaves, cell phones, MP3 players and had access to on-demand video. The World Wide Web has always existed for digital natives.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Generation Y: orMillennials, born between 1980 to 2000. Grew up with MTV and are comfortable and tech savy. They have always been around digital technology.
  9. 9. Generation Z: born between 1990 to 2010 and into a world ever-present with digital technology, multi-media gadgets. Comfortable using most digital technologies.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Digital Immigrants: those who still look for movie times in a newspaper, use a telephone book to the number they want, remember when Johnny Carson was on TV,
  10. 10. when rap music wasn’t around and when there was a wall in Berlin or a cold war with the USSR. Many teachers and administrators are digital immigrants.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Baby Boomers: born between 1940 to 1960……..many are the leaders in education today but often lack the 21st century skills necessary for the digital age. Many Boomers are frustrated using computer technology and not motivated to change. 
  11. 11. Generation X: born between 1960 to 1980, saw the beginning of the digital age. May not be a digital native but know that digital technology is here to stay and are concerned what their children are doing with new technologies.</li></li></ul><li>As a teacher, have you ever expressed your frustration about your students with a colleague?<br />“My students just don‟t _____ like they used to,” Digital Immigrant educators grouse. I can‟t get them to ____ or to ____. They have no appreciation for _____ or _____ . <br />
  12. 12. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”<br />Alvin Toffler, American writer and futurist (1928- )<br />
  13. 13. What Are The <br />21st Century<br /> Skills?<br /> <br />
  14. 14. 21st Century Skills should be considered within the context of rigorous academic standards. They are the bridge to authentic, intellectually challenging work by students. <br /> <br />
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  16. 16. What are 21st century skills?<br />Effective Communication Skills<br /><ul><li>Teaming, Collaboration and Interpersonal Skills
  17. 17. Personal, Social, and Civic Responsibility
  18. 18. Interactive Communication</li></ul>Digital Age Literacy<br /><ul><li>Basic, Scientific, Economic and Technological, Literacy
  19. 19. Visual and Information Literacy
  20. 20. Multicultural Literacy and Global Awareness</li></ul> <br />
  21. 21. What are 21st century skills?<br /> Inventive Thinking<br /><ul><li>Adaptability, Managing Complexity and Self-Direction
  22. 22. Curiosity, Creativity, and Risk-taking
  23. 23. Higher-order Thinking and Sound Reasoning</li></ul>High Productivity<br /><ul><li>Prioritize, Plan, and Manage for Results
  24. 24. Effective Use of Real-world Tools
  25. 25. Relevant, High-quality Products </li></li></ul><li>17<br />21st Century Education<br />
  26. 26. Create<br /><ul><li> access, evaluate and use information
  27. 27. Critical thinking
  28. 28. Fluent with technology
  29. 29. Display Originality
  30. 30. Use various forms of media to present ideas</li></ul>Learn<br /><ul><li> Access and evaluate information
  31. 31. Critical thinking
  32. 32. Fluent with technology</li></ul>Collaborate<br /><ul><li> demonstrate cross cultural awareness
  33. 33. work successfully as a team
  34. 34. communicate complex ideas effectively</li></li></ul><li>Why Are <br />21st Century<br /> Skills important?<br /> <br />
  35. 35. <ul><li>What skills are most important for job success when hiring a high school graduate? </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Of the high school students that you recently hired, what were their deficiencies?</li></li></ul><li>Are our students ready for the new global economy?<br />
  36. 36. Questions Emerge….<br />?<br />How do we create a rigorous, relevant, student–centered learning environment that better prepares all students for the 21st Century?<br />
  37. 37. Questions Emerge….<br />?<br />How do we measure these skills?How do we capture the students growth in these skills over time?How do we engage students in the learning process to build these skills?<br />
  38. 38. Questions Emerge….<br />?<br />Digital Divide: much like the achievement gap, reveals inequalities in access to technology between rural, urban and suburban schools; large and small schools; and affluent and poor schools. <br />Unequal access to technology is usually present in homes and neighborhoods that are poor, rural and often urban compared to homes and neighborhoods that are more affluent or suburban.<br />
  39. 39. Is Your <br />Classroom a<br />21st Century<br /> Classroom?<br /> <br />