Our Students -- Our Worlds


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These are the slides for a presentation for the Council of Chief State School Officers in Portland, ME, July 29, 2007 -- delivered by David Warlick

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Our Students -- Our Worlds

  1. 1. Our Students Our Worlds 2007 CCSSO Summer Institute
  2. 2. Extra Resources http://handouts.davidwarlick.com/ Second Life: http://landmark-project.com/sl/ Blogger tags: millennials & warlick http://landmark-project.com/
  3. 3. A Perfect Education <ul><li>Workforce that can work in… </li></ul><ul><li>Straight rows </li></ul><ul><li>Performing repetitive tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Under close supervision </li></ul>
  4. 4. For the first time in history Our job as educators Is to prepare our children For a future That We can not clearly describe.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Did you know that …If Wal-Mart was a country, it would now be China's eighth-biggest trading partner…? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that …UPS ships 13.5 million packages a day… At any given moment, 2% of the world's GDP is in the back of a UPS delivery truck? </li></ul>Friedman, Thomas L. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century . New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. Why are we outsourcing all of this manufacturing? What do I need to know, to be able to facilitate this kind of supply chain?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Did you know that … in 2003, Chinese students graduating with engineering degrees represented 46% of all graduates. In the US it was only 5%. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost half of NASA’s 18,146 employees are over 50 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>NASA Employees over the age of 60 out number those under 30 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By a margin of 3 to 1 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Richard Florida says… <ul><li>Lose 500,000 manufacturing jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Gain 200,000 Science & Engineering jobs </li></ul><ul><li>400,000 creative arts jobs (visual arts, music, drama, culture, & entertainment) </li></ul>Florida, Richard. The Flight of the Creative Class. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.
  8. 8. He’s not investing in the technology! He’s investing in the Story!
  9. 9. Our Children are Different <ul><li>They were born after </li></ul><ul><li>The Reagan era </li></ul><ul><li>The Persian Gulf War </li></ul><ul><li>The walkman </li></ul><ul><li>Most of them were born after </li></ul><ul><li>The breakup of the Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>Tiananmen Square </li></ul><ul><li>Compact Discs had been around for a decade. </li></ul><ul><li>They have never </li></ul><ul><li>Played Pac Man or Pong </li></ul><ul><li>Listened to an 8-track </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased a vinyl album </li></ul><ul><li>Seen a TV with less than 100 channels </li></ul><ul><li>Heard “Where’s the Beef?”, “I’d walk a mile for a camel”, or “de plane, de plane.” </li></ul>They’re Smart & Connected and very few have any formative recollection of the 20th century
  10. 10. A Story from a Techie <ul><li>Children believe that “…everything is clickable, even their parents.” </li></ul>Khosla, Vinod.&quot;ITConversations.&quot; Vinod Khosla: In Conversations with John Battelle. Web 2.0 Conference, San Francisco. 5 Oct 2005. Audio Archive. 25 Nov 2005 <http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail796.html>. Vinod Khosla Founding CEO of Sun Microsystems
  11. 11. David Warlick • The Landmark Project • http://handouts.davidwarlick.com/
  12. 12. David Warlick • The Landmark Project • http://handouts.davidwarlick.com/
  13. 13. :Sry u didn’t c him? :No lol :I lmao :wombat :bb? :224 W aste o f M oney B rains a nd T ime
  14. 14. <ul><li>Got Game by John Beck & Mitchell Wade </li></ul><ul><li>The Kids are Alright: How the Gamer Generation is Changing the Workplace by John Beck & Mitchell Wade </li></ul><ul><li>What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee </li></ul><ul><li>Don't Bother Me Mom--I'm Learning! By Marc Prensky </li></ul><ul><li>How Computer Games Help Children Learn By David Williamson Shaffer </li></ul>
  15. 15. Machinima
  16. 16. We see information as a product They see information as a raw material Duss, Leslie. &quot;Reading.JPG.&quot; Leslie Duss' Photostream. 21 Mar 2006. 28 Jul 2007 <http://flickr.com/photos/leslieduss/150799155/>. Harris, Steve. &quot;Always Here.&quot; Steveharris' Photostream. 9 Sep 2006. 28 Jul 2007 <http://flickr.com/photos/sharris/238772338/>.
  17. 17. Web 1.0 I N F O R M A T I O N ?
  18. 18. Web 2.0 http://digg.com
  19. 19. Web 2.0 http://wikipedia.org/
  20. 20. Web 2.0 Davis, Matthew. &quot;Congress 'Made Wikipedia Changes'.&quot; BBCNews 9 Feb 2006 12 Nov 2006 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4695376.stm>.
  21. 21. Heidigoseek, &quot;AADL - New Books.&quot; Heidigoseek's Photostream . 20 Mar 2006. 13 Nov 2006 <http://flickr.com/photos/heidigoseek/115581765/>. Althouse, Ann. &quot;September 11th News.&quot; Ann Althouse's Photostream . 11 Sep 2005. 13 Nov 2006 <http://flickr.com/photos/althouse/42300120/>.
  22. 22. What does it mean to be literate today? <ul><li>Reading? </li></ul><ul><li>Arithmetic? </li></ul><ul><li>Writing? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Anderson, Chris. &quot;The Long Tail.&quot; WIRED Magazine Oct 2004. 17 Mar 2005 <http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.10/tail.html>. The Long Tail
  24. 24. <ul><li>Student bloggers… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel part of a global community, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibit a sense of responsibility, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are empowered learners, particularly special needs students. </li></ul></ul>Blogging has given my six and seven-year olds a window to the world. They see themselves as part of a global community --a community that shares ... This international audience gives my students a purpose and they are motivated to do their best writing on their blog. Kathy Cassidy I worried about making my students’ developing language skills available to a wider audience – but I needn't have. They are developing their own voice and with a greater degree of responsibility. Paul Harrington Without a doubt the children that find their voices first and carry the most enthusiasm for blogging are my special needs children . Students who would agonize over a sentence are writing prolifically about their lives. (…the improvements in writing are steadily making their way back to paper and pencil!) Elsie
  25. 25. Responsible Learners
  26. 26. What does it mean to be literate today? <ul><li>Reading? </li></ul><ul><li>Arithmetic? </li></ul><ul><li>Writing? </li></ul>
  27. 28. Ethics Ethics Ethics <ul><li>Spam </li></ul><ul><li>..cost the world $50 billion dollars in 2005 (U.S. $19b). </li></ul><ul><li>Expected to double in 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the Copenhagen Consensus </li></ul><ul><li>We could bring HIV/AIDS under control for less than $35 billion. </li></ul>Jennings, Richi. “Spam and Other Email Threats: Market and Technology Update.” Ferris Research. 8 Jun 2007. Ferris Research. 9 Jun 2007 <http://www.ferris.com/>. Kerr, Roger. “Hard-Hedaded Spending Decisions not Cold-Hearted.” BusinessROUNDTABLE. 2 Jul 2004. New Zealand Business Roundtable. 9 Jun 2007 <http://www.nzbr.org.nz/documents/articles/articles-2004/040702Copenhagen.htm>
  28. 29. What does it mean to be literate today? <ul><li>Reading? </li></ul><ul><li>Arithmetic? </li></ul><ul><li>Writing? </li></ul><ul><li>Exposing truth </li></ul><ul><li>Employing information </li></ul><ul><li>Expressing ideas compellingly </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics Ethics Ethics </li></ul>
  29. 30. Our Classrooms are Flat From the perspective of their information landscape, our students are more literate than we are! Learners Learners Curriculum, Content & Teachers Gravity Gravity Learners Learners Curriculum Content Teachers
  30. 31. <ul><li>Content today is the dominant thing. But one thing that I can say, is that </li></ul><ul><li>… it is going to be the company that can grow and maintain audiences (not content). </li></ul>Khosla, Vinod.&quot;ITConversations.&quot; Vinod Khosla: In Conversations with John Battelle. Web 2.0 Conference, San Francisco. 5 Oct 2005. Audio Archive. 25 Nov 2005 <http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail796.html>. Vinod Khosla Founding CEO of Sun Microsystems
  31. 32. An Unpredictable Future Rich Information Experience New & Dynamic Information Landscape Standards & Curriculum Professional Support A Learning Engine
  32. 35. Thank You!