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You, and Your Students

This presentation is about promoting change in education and the importance of knowing our students' learning needs.

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You, and Your Students

  1. 1. Graham Whisen Instructional Technology Resource Teacher @grahamwhisen ideaconnect.edublogs.org
  2. 2. YOU, and YOUR STUDENTS
  3. 3. GENERATIONAL DIVIDE World Wide Web – CERN (1993)
  4. 4. • 95% of teenagers are online • 76% use social networking sites • 80% have cell phones
  5. 5. By 2020 ... the changes in learning behavior and cognition among young people generally produce ... POSITIVE OUTCOMES NEGATIVE OUTCOMES • Cycle quickly through tasks • Cannot retain information • Find answers to deep questions • Distracted from deep engagement • Leverage collective intelligence • Lack social skills
  6. 6. By 2020 ... the changes in learning behavior and cognition among young people generally produce ... POSITIVE OUTCOMES NEGATIVE OUTCOMES 55% 45%
  7. 7. “They’re not buying the old broadcast learning model” -Don Tapscott (author of Growing Up Digital)
  8. 8. 8 Norms of the Net Generation 1. freedom 2. customization 3. scrutiny 4. integrity Trilling and Fadel (2009)
  9. 9. 8 Norms of the Net Generation 5. collaboration 6. entertainment 7. speed 8. innovation Trilling and Fadel (2009)
  10. 10. “In spite of the fact that young people demonstrate a facility with online tools, many students lack the skills they need to use those tools effectively for learning.” Young Canadians in a Wired World Media Awareness Network @2012
  11. 11. effectiveness
  12. 12. “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 schools ... it’s about us.” - Will Richardson
  13. 13. fear and excitement
  14. 14. Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School • Department meetings • Prep period • Lunch and Learn
  15. 15. Wi-fi BYOD Angel Office 365 SAMR TPaCK
  16. 16. Thank You Contact me for support @grahamwhisen ideaconnect.edublogs.org

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