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Future-proof Your Students

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Short presentation I prepared for the ICT in Basic Education Forum on 17 September 2010.

The event was organized by Diwa Learning Systems.

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Future-proof Your Students

  1. 1. brianbelen.blogspot.com twitter.com/brianbelen
  2. 2. <presentation>
  3. 3. future-proof your students
  4. 4. These are exciting times to be an educator.
  5. 5. Not all classrooms are created equal.
  6. 6. The Internet is now the world’s biggest classroom. (And it’s always open for business.)
  7. 7. It used to be that a book was something you’d read...
  8. 8. ...now it’s also something that you listen to and connect from.
  9. 9. How far away is information today?
  10. 10. 1, 2, 10 (a concept by Nick Bilton)
  11. 11. 10 ft TV SONY 2 ft COMPUTER B OOK -or- 1 ft PHONE  How far away is information from students’ eyes?
  12. 12. “ Content will eventually automatically follow you from screen to screen, and place to place. ...[I]t won’t be one screen that replaces your newspaper or your TV show. ” It will be all of them. - Nick Bilton
  13. 13. This is not the future.
  14. 14. We’re talking about the present.
  15. 15. There’s no telling what the future has in store.
  16. 16. “ We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist, using technologies that haven't been invented yet, in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet. ” - Karl Fisch
  17. 17. Teachers still have a valuable role to play in preparing students for their hyperconnected futures.
  18. 18. By engaging them with the tools available today.
  19. 19. “ Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand. ” - Chinese Proverb
  20. 20. “ Here’s something four-year-olds know: a screen without a mouse is missing something. Here’s something else they know: media that’s targeted at you but doesn’t include you may not be worth sitting still for.” - Clay Shirky
  21. 21. Here’s something four-year-olds know: a screen without a mouse is missing something. Here’s something else they know: media that’s targeted at you but doesn’t include you may not be worth sitting still for.
  22. 22. Here’s something four-year-olds know: a tion! screen without a mouse is missing educa something. a nd Here’s something else they know: media that’s targeted at you but ^ doesn’t include you may not be worth sitting still for.
  23. 23. </presentation> Image credits: Via stock.xchng: Harry Fodor (3D glasses). Via Flickr: Marlon Hacla (various photos of Timoteo Paz Elementary School), TheGiantVermin (“Desks”), Josh Labatique (“208.365 Light Reading”), Dhillan Chandramowli (“Classroom”), Ollie Brown (“Mouse”), and Steve Wall (“Snow Fog”). Via Amazon.com: Kindle 3G Images used are royalty-free or available through Creative Commons licenses.

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