Rewiring Ministry For The Digital Learner

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Rewiring Ministry for the Digital Learner was a presentation by Matt Guevara at the Conspire 09 Conference hosted by the Willow Creek Association. Enjoy!

Matt
kidsworldccc.org
corycenter.org (see the KidTech Blog)
twitter.com/mattguevara

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Rewiring Ministry For The Digital Learner

  1. 1. Rewiring Ministry for the Digital Learner Matthew Guevara KidsWorld GroupLife Director
  2. 2. from blusd.org
  3. 3. Rewiring Ministry for the Digital Learner This is not an argument, it is a diretional conversation
  4. 4. Characteristics of digital learners
  5. 5. Characteristics of digital learners • No longer little versions of us
  6. 6. Characteristics of digital learners
  7. 7. Characteristics of digital learners • Digital natives (not digital immigrants)
  8. 8. Characteristics of digital learners • Not little • Collaborators versions of us • Digital natives (not digital immigrants)
  9. 9. Characteristics of digital learners • Not little • Collaborators versions of us • Teachers • Digital natives (not digital immigrants)
  10. 10. Characteristics of digital learners • Not little • Collaborators versions of us • Teachers • Digital natives • Connected (not digital immigrants)
  11. 11. Wired Kids
  12. 12. Wired Kids • communication via IM • collecting via downloading • sharing via blogs • searching via Google • buying/selling via eBay • reporting via camera • exchanging via Check phones Mii Out and P2P tech • programming via • creating via Flash modding • socializingorvia • meeting via Webkinz myspace Facebook or piratesonline
  13. 13. Characteristics of digital learners
  14. 14. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us Not little
  15. 15. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us Not little •natives (not Digital digital immigrants)
  16. 16. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us Not little •natives (not Digital digital immigrants) •Collaborators
  17. 17. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us •Teachers Not little •natives (not Digital digital immigrants) •Collaborators
  18. 18. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us •Teachers Not little •Connected •natives (not Digital digital immigrants) •Collaborators
  19. 19. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us •Teachers Not little •Connected •natives (not •Relational Digital digital immigrants) •Collaborators
  20. 20. Critical Distinction How does media affect relationships? Does media enhance, replace, reflect relationships? Media is relationship.
  21. 21. Characteristics of digital learners
  22. 22. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us Not little
  23. 23. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us Not little •natives (not Digital digital immigrants)
  24. 24. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us Not little •natives (not Digital digital immigrants) •Collaborators
  25. 25. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us •Teachers Not little •natives (not Digital digital immigrants) •Collaborators
  26. 26. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us •Teachers Not little •Connected •natives (not Digital digital immigrants) •Collaborators
  27. 27. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us •Teachers Not little •Connected •natives (not •Relational Digital digital immigrants) •Collaborators
  28. 28. Characteristics of digital learners •versions of us •Teachers Not little •Connected •natives (not •Relational Digital digital •Open immigrants) •Collaborators
  29. 29. Video Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g Michael Wesch - The Machine is Us/ing Us (final version)
  30. 30. What is the process of digital renewal? what needs to be rewired?
  31. 31. Curriculum... Adopt a thinking curriculum Strong emphasis on skills and engages affective side of the brain
  32. 32. Media Paradigm...
  33. 33. Relationships...
  34. 34. Questions?
  35. 35. Large Group Strategies
  36. 36. Address Digital Learners • • Multiple Processing media BEFORE sources text (wordle.net)
  37. 37. Address Digital Learners •Link the •Feedback world •Relevance •Network
  38. 38. Learn from a video game “Video games are 3D landscapes and soundscapes. They require complex muscular movements and the answers are almost never provided and there are multiple threads to constantly consider. Games are often played in community, a global network of like-minded, diverse gamers. The instruction manuals to many of these games are useless because the gamer is required to test the limits of the system. Gamers are always asking, “What’s happening right now?” What if children’s ministry became like a video game?
  39. 39. Use new resources
  40. 40. Use new resources
  41. 41. Use new resources
  42. 42. Small Group Strategies
  43. 43. Prayer is simply the primary reason why we do small groups with children. As a church, prayer is one of our key themes. Teaching kids to pray is something we do every week. Prayer
  44. 44. Relationships Create an environment Think about community management Relationships/community must be hosted
  45. 45. Variation Mix it up Do something different Vary the routine as applicable in your context Participate in the community you’re trying to build
  46. 46. Home Strategies
  47. 47. Web Presence anchorchildrensministry.blogspot.com fjif.blogspot.com
  48. 48. Provide Real Resources Is the take home paper working for you? Everyone is thinking about this Few answers have surfaced At Christ Community, we tried Bible reading schedules
  49. 49. Create social networks
  50. 50. Questions? mguevara@ccclife.org twitter.com/mattguevara kidsworldccc.org orycenter.org (kidtech blog)

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