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Teaching the Millennial Learner


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Teaching the Millennial Learner

  1. 1. Teaching the Millennial Learner Jeremy Brueck e-Read Ohio Web Services Manager, University of Akron, OH President, Brueck Educational Innovations [email_address] This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
  2. 2. The Millennial Student <ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul><ul><li>Always Connected </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate Access </li></ul><ul><li>Multitasking </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement and Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Social – Enjoy teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul>
  3. 3. Previous generations raised reading books The Millennial Student
  4. 4. Books reinforce a linear style of thinking and reasoning The Millennial Student
  5. 5. Millennial thought process has evolved around the web The Millennial Student
  6. 6. Millennials have developed a “ hypertext ” style of thinking The Millennial Student
  7. 7. Shift Happens… Used with permission from Dr. Alec Couros, University of Regina,
  8. 8. High level of interaction, online and in person Teaching the Millennial Student
  9. 9. Engaged in the learning process, not just passive receptors of learning Teaching the Millennial Student Photo Credit: class dismissed by Robert S. Donovan on Flickr.
  10. 10. Use technology to increase customization , convenience and collaboration Teaching the Millennial Student Photo Credits: Logo 2.0 part I & Logo 2.0 part II by Stabilo Boss on Flickr.
  11. 11. Teaching the Millennial Student Photo Credits: Logo 2.0 part I & Logo 2.0 part II by Stabilo Boss on Flickr.
  12. 12. A look at literacy <ul><li>Traditional Literacies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pencil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazine </li></ul></ul>Photo Credits: child reading by apdk on Flickr.
  13. 13. A NEW look at literacy <ul><li>Traditional Literacies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pencil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Literacies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e-Mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web & HTML editors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web logs (blogs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo and Video Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screencasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Worlds </li></ul></ul>Photo Credits: OLPC ebook by misterbisson on Flickr.
  14. 14. What are New Literacies? <ul><li>Using information & communication technologies to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>identify important questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>locate information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>critically evaluate the usefulness of that information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>synthesize information to answer those questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>communicate the answers to others </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Young people will continue to socially engage in a variety of new literacies Why integrate New Literacies?
  16. 16. To make school literacy more engaging & more meaningful to life in a digital world Why integrate New Literacies?
  17. 17. Educators MUST understand the shifts in practices and pedagogy that have taken place and consider how these shifts should inform our teaching of reading and writing. Why integrate New Literacies?