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    1. 1. Brian Housand, Ph.D. East Carolina University http://brianhousand.googlepages.com [email_address]
    2. 2. brianhousand .googlepages .com 1,000 - T Housand
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    4. 4. Techie Researcher Educator Gifted
    5. 9. NATIVES IMMIGRANTS
    6. 14. Learning beyond the classroom.
    7. 16. Why Do We Ask Kids To UNPLUG At School?
    8. 17. If technology is an event in your school, you are doing it wrong. Josh Allen
    9. 18. http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
    10. 19. Learning and Innovation Skills <ul><li>Creativity and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking and Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Innovation </li></ul>
    11. 20. Creativity and Innovation <ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrating originality and inventiveness in work </li></ul><ul><li>Developing, implementing and communicating new ideas to others </li></ul><ul><li>Being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Acting on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which the innovation occurs </li></ul>
    12. 21. E. Paul Torrance Fluency Flexibility Elaboration Originality
    13. 22. Creative Productive Giftedness vs. School House Giftedness <ul><li>Joe </li></ul><ul><li>Renzulli </li></ul>
    14. 23. Computer as Paintbrush
    15. 24. Pianos NOT Stereos
    16. 25. Computer Technology “is not a tool; it is a new material for expression.” (Maeda, 2001)
    17. 28. In a global digital economy, the focus is no longer on using, it is creating and producing. (Steinkuehler, Black, & Clinton, 2005)
    18. 29. Rather than running the risk of having our students become &quot;walking encyclopedias,&quot; we need to teach them how to think creatively. (Sternberg, 2006)
    19. 30. Knowledge alone is NOT enough.
    20. 31. ASIA AUTOMATION ABUNDANCE
    21. 32. <ul><li>We are educating people out of their creativity. </li></ul>Creativity is as important in education as literacy. Sir Ken Robinson
    22. 33. Freedom To Experiment Freedom To Try On Identities Freedom To Fail Freedom Of Effort
    23. 34. Creativity Killers <ul><li>Expected Reward </li></ul><ul><li>Expected Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>Time Limits </li></ul>
    24. 36. (Siegle, 2003)
    25. 38. This Is What Web 2.0 Means www.thisisindexed.com
    26. 42. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving <ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Exercising sound reasoning in understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Making complex choices and decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the interconnections among systems </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying and asking significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Framing, analyzing and synthesizing information in order to solve problems and answer questions </li></ul>
    27. 44. What are New Literacies? <ul><li>(Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, and Cammack, 2004) </li></ul>
    28. 45. IDENTIFY Important Questions
    29. 46. LOCATE Information
    30. 47. CRITICALLY EVALUATE Information
    31. 48. SYNTHESIZE Information
    32. 49. COMMUNICATE Answers
    33. 51. 5 Types of Evaluation <ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Relevancy </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Bias </li></ul>(Coiro, 2006)
    34. 52. I
    35. 55. This is as far as most people get. This is where the REAL information is. Your chance to share your knowledge. Who said what and when.
    36. 56. “ Media are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence student achievement any more than the truck that delivers our groceries causes changes in our nutrition.” (Clark, 1983)
    37. 57. Communication and Collaboration <ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Articulating thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrating ability to work effectively with diverse teams </li></ul><ul><li>Exercising flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal </li></ul><ul><li>Assuming shared responsibility for collaborative work </li></ul>
    38. 58. Critical Consumers Responsible Producers
    39. 59. Thanks to the Internet, We Are NOT Alone Creative Productivity = Contributions to Social Capital
    40. 60. 246,000,000+ 124,000,000+
    41. 61. http://www.ning.com/
    42. 63. http://mabryonline.org/
    43. 64. Participatory Forcing Us To Learn New Interfaces Creating New Channels For Social Interaction The Internet is
    44. 65. The Less You Share, The Less Power You Have.
    45. 68. What’s Computer Talent Made Of? <ul><li>Programmers </li></ul><ul><li>Interfacers </li></ul>(O’Brien, Friedman-Nimz, Lacey, & Denson, 2006)
    46. 69. “ For the first time in history, our jobs as educators is to prepare our students for a future that we can not clearly describe.” David Warlick
    47. 70. One thing is clear. We don’t have the option of turning away from the future. No one gets to vote on whether technology is going to change our lives. Bill Gates The Road Ahead
    48. 72. NETS FOR STUDENTS 2007 <ul><li>Creativity and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Information Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Operations and Concepts </li></ul>
    49. 73. NETS FOR TEACHERS 2008 <ul><li>Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Model Digital-Age Work and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership </li></ul>
    50. 75. &quot;TEACHERS MUST BECOME COMFORTABLE AS CO-LEARNERS WITH THEIR STUDENTS AND WITH COLLEAGUES AROUND THE WORLD. TODAY IT IS LESS ABOUT STAYING AHEAD AND MORE ABOUT MOVING AHEAD AS MEMBERS OF DYNAMIC LEARNING COMMUNITIES. THE DIGITAL-AGE TEACHING PROFESSIONAL MUST DEMONSTRATE A VISION OF TECHNOLOGY INFUSION AND DEVELOP THE TECHNOLOGY SKILLS OF OTHERS. THESE ARE THE HALLMARKS OF THE NEW EDUCATION LEADER.” — Don Knezek, ISTE CEO, 2008
    51. 76. The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot LEARN , UNLEARN AND RELEARN .
    52. 77. Change Is Inevitable Choose to GROW Growth Is An Option
    53. 78. The Future Is NOW!
    54. 79. t y v m brianhousand.googlepages.com

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