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Parenting 21st Century Children

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This is a presentation slideshow delivered by Graham Whisen at the Parent Literacy Conference in the Peel District School Board.

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Parenting 21st Century Children

  1. 1. Parenting 21st Century Children Graham Whisen Instructional Technology Resource Teacher graham.whisen@peelsb.com @grahamwhisen Ideaconnect.edublogs.org
  2. 2. Big Ideas Practical Take Away smore.com/uwqcq
  3. 3. DO YOU REMEMBER …
  4. 4. What did these car rides teach you?
  5. 5. What might this car ride teach your kids?
  6. 6. World Wide Web – CERN (1993) GENERATIONAL DIVIDE
  7. 7. •95% of teenagers are online •76% use social networking sites •80% have cell phones
  8. 8. By 2020 ... the changes in learning behavior and cognition among young people generally produce ... POSITIVE OUTCOMES NEGATIVE OUTCOMES • Cycle quickly through tasks • Find answers to deep questions • Leverage collective intelligence • Cannot retain information • Distracted from deep engagement • Lack social skills
  9. 9. By 2020 ... the changes in learning behavior and cognition among young people generally produce ... POSITIVE OUTCOMES NEGATIVE OUTCOMES 55% 45%
  10. 10. Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants
  11. 11. Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants youkids
  12. 12. kids
  13. 13. Kids are naturally good with technology Kids are willing to try new things and embrace change Myth Fact
  14. 14. 8 Norms of the Net Generation 1. freedom 2. customization 4. integrity 3. scrutiny Trilling and Fadel (2009
  15. 15. 8 Norms of the Net Generation 5. collaboration 6. entertainment 7. speed 8. innovation Trilling and Fadel (2009
  16. 16. “Ponycorns”
  17. 17. Finding the Balance CONSUMPTION CREATION SEPERATION CONNECTION PASSIVE ACTIVE
  18. 18. Fullan (2012)
  19. 19. Example: Darian’s First Words
  20. 20. Example: Darian’s First Words
  21. 21. Consider …
  22. 22. you
  23. 23. The biggest shift for educators using technology is not skill set; it’s mindset. - George Couros
  24. 24. “Meaningful change ain’t gonna happen for our kids if we’re not willing to invest in it for ourselves first. At the heart, it’s not about technology ... it’s about us.” - Will Richardson
  25. 25. fear and excitement
  26. 26. THANK YOU www.smore.com/uwqcq Graham Whisen graham.whisen@peelsb.com @grahamwhisen ideaconnect.edublogs.org

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