Engaging Teens throughTechnology

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setting the scene for a full day web 2.0 workshop on authoring environments, continuing on at http://ckendall.wikispaces.com/Teens+and+Tech

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  • Engaging Teens throughTechnology

    1. 1. Cindy Kendall Ingham Intermediate School District Mason, MI
    2. 2. Introduce yourself <ul><li>My name is ( name ) and I teach ( what, where ). I am like a ( object ) because (use your imagination ). </li></ul>
    3. 3. Are we preparing teens for this world? <ul><li>Sell to and buy from the world </li></ul><ul><li>Work for international companies </li></ul><ul><li>Work with and perhaps manage employees from other cultures and countries </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with people all over the world in joint ventures </li></ul><ul><li>Compete globally </li></ul><ul><li>Serve locally </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs … By the age of 38. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Using technologies that haven’t been invented . . . </li></ul><ul><li>In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet. </li></ul><ul><li>- David Warlick </li></ul>
    5. 5. For what kind of world is schooling preparing student?
    6. 6. In what world are our teens living?
    7. 8. In what world are our teens living?
    8. 9. Literacy <ul><li>“ Literacy has always been about using the most powerful cultural tools available to make and communicate meaning. At the present, those tools happen to be multimedia tools that use video, graphics, sound, and traditional text in a hypermedia format. If we or our students don't know how to critically use these tools to their fullest meaning-constructive potential, then we—and they—are illiterate.” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>-Jeff Wilhelm </li></ul>

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