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Filling the knowledge gaps of the digital natives

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Filling the knowledge gaps of the Digital Natives
How we can help Generation Z, born into our data-rich world, learn evaluation and discernment skills? There is the assumption that digital natives know more about how to learn with technology than non-digital natives. However, it is clear that some may have grabbed the calculator before learning to add. Yes, our students can Google search and chat on Facebook and their texting skills will enable them to succeed in thumb wars. This seminar will discuss strategies for teaching students to “dig deeper,” beyond a standard Internet search, and to be enthusiastic searchers and evaluators of information. In addition, once they assess the information, to share the best information ethically, and creatively.

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Filling the knowledge gaps of the digital natives

  1. 1. *How we can help Generation Z, born into our data-rich world, learn evaluation and discernment skills? 1
  2. 2. * 1962 - J.C.R. Licklider of MIT proposes the concept of a ―Galactic Network.‖* 1972 – Introduction of Email by Ray Tomlinson, Cambridge, Mass* 1982 - The word ―Internet‖ is used for the first time* 1992 - The Internet Society (ISOC) is chartered / Number of hosts breaks 1,000,000* 2002 - Internet2 now has 200 university, 60 corporate and 40 affiliate members* 2012 - There are now over 2.8 billion social media profiles, representing around half of all internet users worldwide. * 2
  3. 3. (Wood)*3
  4. 4. (Tounge texting.) * 4
  5. 5. Things to think about * CD9 - Code 9 - it means parents are around * KPC - Keeping Parents Clueless * DOC - Drug Of Choice * 420 – Marijuana * OMGIBAN – Oh my God I broke a nail * AWGTHTGTTA - Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again * 5
  6. 6. Things to think about ("Should we let," 2010) * 6
  7. 7. Things to think about ("Apples-ipad-compare-android-tablet," ) * 7
  8. 8. * 8
  9. 9. * Texting Codes * Read the following quote:* POS =* KPC = *“The great thing in the* What are the maximum world is not so characters in a text much where we stand, as in message what direction * we are moving.” Oliver Wendell Holmes 9
  10. 10. ("Baby ipad," 2010)* 10
  11. 11. "The 12 Guiding Principles of Exceptional Character," developed "The Seven Universal Ethical Attributes,"by the International Center for Leadership in Education developed by the Heartwood Institute CourageAdaptability LoyaltyCompassion JusticeContemplation RespectCourage HopeHonesty HonestyInitiative LoveLoyaltyOptimismPerseveranceRespectResponsibility (Ohler, 2011)Trustworthiness * 11
  12. 12. *Adaptability*Contemplation / Patience*Initiative*Perseverance*Respect * 12
  13. 13. ―The illiterate of the21st century will not bethose who cannot readand write, but thosewho cannotlearn, unlearn, andrelearn.‖Alvin Toffler * 13
  14. 14. *Are we helping our students to be inflexible BECAUSE we ourselves are stuck?* 14
  15. 15. A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else. George Savile (Prayers for patience, 2011)* 15
  16. 16. **I’m Done! * 16
  17. 17. *Respect(Texting on a Date, 2012) 17
  18. 18. * 18
  19. 19. * *Do we need a NEW set of ―rules‖ for polite society? Is there a set of rules we don’t know about?* *Do we respect our students? *Do they respect us 19
  20. 20. "If your ship doesnt come in, swim out to meet it.‖ — Jonathan Winters("Showing initiative," 2010) * 20
  21. 21. * * 21
  22. 22. ("Keep going," 2012) * 22
  23. 23. * ―Many of the great achievements of the world wereaccomplished by tired and discouraged men [and women]who kept on working.‖ -Unknown * 23
  24. 24. * ―Of all the students theyobserved -- many of whomstruggled to find goodsources, to the point ofdespair -- not one asked alibrarian for help.‖ 24
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  29. 29. OS Platform Statistics 2012 Win7 Vista NT* WinXP Linux Mac Mobile August 54.5% 3.2% 1.3% 24.8% 5.0% 8.7% 1.8% July 53.8% 3.4% 1.2% 26.1% 4.9% 8.2% 1.7% June 53.2% 3.7% 1.1% 26.2% 5.0% 8.6% 1.6% May 52.3% 3.9% 1.1% 26.8% 4.9% 9.0% 1.6% April 51.3% 4.2% 1.0% 27.3% 4.9% 9.3% 1.5% March 49.9% 4.3% 1.0% 28.9% 4.9% 8.9% 1.4% February 48.7% 4.5% 0.8% 30.0% 5.0% 9.1% 1.3% January 47.1% 4.8% 0.9% 31.4% 4.9% 9.0% 1.3% ("Browsers os," 2012) * 29
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