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21st century learning skills

  1. 2. So, What is STEM? <ul><li>STEM is NOT just curriculum integration. </li></ul><ul><li>STEM is a new way of thinking about instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>It is shifting towards Problem-Based Learning and emphasizing 21 st century learning skills. </li></ul>
  2. 6. Teaching the iGeneration (students born in the 1990’s) <ul><li>97% own a computer </li></ul><ul><li>94% own a cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>56% own a mp3 player </li></ul><ul><li>76% use instant messenger every day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>92% of those use computers for other tasks while having conversations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>59% share artwork, videos, or blog online </li></ul><ul><li>55% have created profile pages on social networking sites like Facebook or MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>(Junco & Mastrodicasa, 2007; Lenhart, Madden, Smith, & MacGill, 2007) </li></ul>
  3. 7. More iGeneration Statistics (students ages 12-17) <ul><li>Less than 50% can place the Civil War in the proper century </li></ul><ul><li>40% are unsure of when World War I happened </li></ul><ul><li>29% don’t know that Columbus sailed for America before 1750 </li></ul><ul><li>While 97% could identify Martin Luther King Jr., only 71% could identify John F. Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>(Hess, 2008). </li></ul>
  4. 8. Meeting students where they are <ul><li>“They have never known a life without the Internet, let alone computers, and many don’t know a world without mobile phones.” – Sarah Cornish, Total Girl magazine </li></ul><ul><li>“We must merge content and skills with technology to create dispositions where students can learn in the 21 st century.” </li></ul><ul><li>– 2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sara Brown Wessling </li></ul>
  5. 9. <ul><li>95% of teachers believe that technology improves student learning, but only 32% report using technology in their daily instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>(National Education Association, 2008) </li></ul>
  6. 10. “ 21st-century schools need 21st-century technology” by Marc Prensky <ul><li>The typical process of technology adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Dabbling. </li></ul><ul><li>Doing old things in old ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Doing old things in new ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Doing new things in new ways. </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>A History of Instructional Technology </li></ul><ul><li>(Old Things in New Ways) </li></ul>
  8. 15. November 12, 1999 <ul><li>Read Pages 1-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Answer questions 1-5 </li></ul>www.readpages1-10.com
  9. 19. <ul><li>“ Instead of requiring a complete overhaul of the instructional practices in your classroom, 21 st century learning depends on nothing more than identifying the ways that new digital tools can facilitate authentic, student-centered experiences with the same enduring skills you’re already teaching.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Marc Prensky </li></ul>
  10. 20. Web 2.0 resources
  11. 21. Web Page Web 1.0: Read Only Web Copyrighted by Edvibes.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 US License Author Audience Audience Audience Top Down Model: Producer Consumer
  12. 22. Web Page Web 2.0: Read Write Web Copyrighted by Edvibes.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 US License Audience/ Author Audience/ Author Audience/ Author Audience/ Author Bottom Up Model: Producer + Consumer = ProSumer http:// teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id =190705&title=Web2_0&ref=Ehaines24