Media Technology and Career Development Convergence


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Title: Convergence of Media Technology and Career Development

Abstract: Elementary and middle school digital learners are waiting for the convergence and synchronization of career development principles with today's electronic media.

Career development professionals are developing computing devices applications for the Media Generation.

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Media Technology and Career Development Convergence

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  2. 2. Certified Global Career Development Facilitator(GCDF) (Certification Number: GCDF08136-US)Distance Credentialed Facilitator (DCF)(Certification Number: DCF 00081)Career Services Advisor Specialized in Career Development resources for 14 years Employed at university and community college Career Services departmentsCreator of the 3 web sites and 2 blogsDeveloper of numerous articles, Powerpointpresentations, ebooks, and 2 iPad/ iPodapplications
  3. 3. Sources: Photos - Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Sesame WorkshopProfiles of Generation Video Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
  4. 4. 52.5% of children between the ages of 2 and 11 use both TV and Internet simultaneously Young people (ages 8-18) spend more than 7 hours and 38 minutes/day (53 hours/week) of entertainment media Sources:Engage Me Video Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
  5. 5. Digital Natives or Media Generation …filter the world via computing andmobile devices – Cellular phones Handheld gaming devices PDAs Laptops … computers TVs Game consoles Source:
  6. 6. From Dr. Michael Wesch, expert on the effects of new media on society and culture … Digital learners have to become media literate Media literate is the ability to function in an online collaborative, research-based environment – Researching, analyzing, and synthesizing Critiquing, evaluating, and creating new knowledge! Sources: http://www.21stcenturyschools.comVision of Todays Student Video American Library of Congress
  7. 7. Ranking of G8 countries: OECD 10th grade math Ranking & problem solving Problem Science Reading Math Solving 1st 1st 2nd 5th 3rd 10th 4th 14th 15th 15th 15th 5th 18th 18th 6th 20th 7th 25th 24th 24th 8th 30th 2000 2003 2000 2003 2000 2003 2003Did You Know Video SOURCES: PISA, 2000, 2003, Cisco Systems, 2006 Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  8. 8. Of the high school students that you recently hired, what were their deficiencies?Written Communication 81%Leadership 73%Work Ethic 70%Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 70%Self-Direction 58% Sources: Are They Really Ready To Work? (2006) The Conference Board, Corporate Voices For Working Families, P21, And Shrm Partnership For 21st Century Skills
  9. 9. Career development professionals – Utilize current media technology Develop resources based on best practices Career Development models – 21st Century Skills New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program
  10. 10. Model & Mission Meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st-century global workplaceP21 Video Sources: New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  11. 11. Partners & State Initiatives
  12. 12. Life & Career Skills Flexibility & Adaptability Initiative & Self-Direction Social & Cross-Cultural Skills Productivity & Accountability Leadership & Responsibility
  13. 13. Content Standards 9.3 Career Awareness, Exploration, and Preparation Content Area 21st-Century Life and Careers 9.3 Career Awareness, Exploration, and Preparation All students will apply knowledge about and engage in the Standard process of career awareness, exploration, and preparation in order to navigate the globally competitive work environment of the information age. By the end of Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI) grade Strand A. Career Awareness Career awareness includes an understanding of the world of work and Appraise personal likes and dislikes and identify 4 the knowledge and skills needed for 9.3.4.A.3 traditional and nontraditional jobs and careers that might be suited to personal likes. careers. Strand B. Career Exploration Career exploration includes investigation of the contemporary workplace and an understanding of the Develop a Personalized Student Learning Plan that 8 relationships among personal abilities, 9.3.8.B.1 includes information about career areas of interest education, and knowledge and skills with the assistance of adult mentors. needed to pursue 21st-century occupations and careers. Strand C. Career Preparation Career preparation requires purposeful Identify transferable skills in career choices and 12 planning based on research, self- 9.3.12.C.5 design alternative career plans based on those knowledge, and informed choices. skills.Standards Source: New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
  14. 14. Content Standards The Comprehensive Guidance Program curriculum framework is organized around three strands – Personal and Social Development Academic Development Career DevelopmentCurriculum
  15. 15. Each Guidance & Counseling Unit covers thefollowing information – Unit and Lesson Titles Number of Lessons Time, Material, and Preparation Required MCGP Standards Grade Level Expectations Unit, Summary, and Performance Goals Academic Content Area(s)
  16. 16. Since the Media Generation uses avariety of devices, CareerDevelopment professionals mustshare information via - Mobile Device Applications Evernote Issuu Web sites/Software YouTube videos
  17. 17. There are application authoring toolsfor different mobile devices – iPhone/ iPad HP WebOS Android Airplay SDK BlackBerry QNX Linux Windows Wii Mac
  18. 18. There are a variety of different applicationdevelopers.The developers use different types ofcomputers, software and media.
  19. 19. Here are the steps to create and publish anmobile application or Ebook –1. Select a name for your project2. Create a computer folder to hold files3. Write outline and content4. Create, import, and upload graphics and sound5. Upload the files to the application program6. Manipulate the files7. Preview ebook pages8. Revise and publish ebook
  20. 20. Why Vector Graphics?With Vector Graphics, you can – Add or remove background Change the color of the image Select one image from the graphicThere are different companiesthat sell Vector Graphics,e.g
  21. 21. There are different types of sound files.The most common are – Wave files (wav) MPEG Layer-3 files (mp3)
  22. 22. Build step-by-step resources to introduceinterests and careers to children.
  23. 23. TaleSpring is a self-publishingservice for interactive ebooks for theiPad and iPhone.Using Talespring technology, hereare the steps to create an ebook.
  24. 24. See Rainbow Careers is an example of a Career Development iPad/ iPodApp application.
  25. 25. Evernote is a suite of software and servicesEvernote designed for note taking and archiving.
  26. 26. Issuu is the leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional reading experiences ofIssuu magazines, catalogs, and newspapers.
  27. 27. This summarizes a look at media toolsthat will assist us in developing resourcesfor Digital Natives or Generation M2.
  28. 28. All the career development resources will belisted on our Evernote Resource Library.To get a link for the career developmentresources – Connect with us on Linkedin - We will send you the link to our Evernote and Issuu Resource Libraries.
  29. 29. Above and Beyond (YouTube Video), Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Anthropological Introduction to Youtube , Wesch, Michael, American Library of Congress, AnAnthropological Introduction to YouTube , June 28, 2008A Vision of Students Today (YouTube Video) , Wesch, Michael, Cultural Anthropology Class ofSpring 2007, Kansas State University -!Always Connected, The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop - They Really Ready to Work? (2006) The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for WorkingFamilies, P21, and SHRMCareer Explorer – Web Site & App -’s Consumption of Digital Media On The Rise [STATS] (2011), You Know (YouTube Video) - Me (YouTube Video), Robin Hood primary school, Birmingham, UK - Introduction: Windows -
  30. 30. My Rainbow Careers Finder - Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for 21st-Century Life and Careers, Introduction,Life and Career Education in the 21st Century, NJ Department of Education, PO Box 500, Trenton,NJ 08625-0500Preparing Every Child for the 21st Century, AASA National Conference on Education, Tampa, FL,February 16, 2008Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 1 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 700 Washington, Dc20001 - Rainbow Careers Demo - Demo (Basic Animations) - and Beyond: A Kid’s Eye View, Neilsen BLog, December 2009 - River City Project - Sessoms, Vice-President, Education and Challenges Ahead, Cisco Systems, FETC, 2006What is 21st Century Education?, 21st Century Schools, 10701 South IH-35, Suite 1925, Austin,TX 78747,