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Tech Tools For Today's Teachers

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Intro Presentation for ECU MAT Students
Summer 2010
Brian Housand, PhD
http://brianhousand.com
brianhousand@gmail.com

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Tech Tools For Today's Teachers

  1. 1. Tech Tools for Today’s Teachers Brian Housand, PhD East Carolina University [email_address]
  2. 2. http://brianhousand.com
  3. 3. Techie Researcher Educator Gifted
  4. 4. 3,831
  5. 8. “ 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
  6. 10. It is estimated that 4 exabytes (4.0x10^19) of unique information will be generated this year. This is more than the previous 5000 years.
  7. 11. Years it took to reach a market audience of 50 million 38 Years
  8. 12. Years it took to reach a market audience of 50 million 13 Years
  9. 13. Years it took to reach a market audience of 50 million 4 Years
  10. 14. Years it took to reach a market audience of 50 million 3 Years
  11. 15. Years it took to reach a market audience of 50 million 2 Years
  12. 16. Time to Adoption <ul><li>One Year or Less </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Two to Three Years </li></ul><ul><li>Game Based Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Mobiles </li></ul><ul><li>Four to Five Years </li></ul><ul><li>Augmented Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Displays </li></ul>http://wp.nmc.org
  13. 20. The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot LEARN , UNLEARN AND RELEARN . (Toffler, 1971)
  14. 21. 299,000,000 Searches Per Day
  15. 22. If your students can the answer, then you may be asking the wrong question.
  16. 23. 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)
  17. 24. <ul><li>We are educating people out of their creativity. </li></ul>Creativity is as important in education as literacy. Sir Ken Robinson
  18. 25. New Literacies IDENTIFY Important Questions LOCATE Information CRITICALLY EVALUATE SYNTHESIZE Information COMMUNICATE Answers
  19. 27. http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
  20. 30. Why Do We Ask Kids To UNPLUG At School?
  21. 31. If technology is an event in your school, you are doing it wrong. <ul><li>Josh Allen </li></ul>
  22. 32. 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
  23. 33. http://tinyurl.com/1000tttt

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