The Digital Generation
    digitalgeneration.wikispaces.com
“My interest is in
    the future
   because I am
  going to spend
the rest of my life
      there.”
  Charles F. Ketterin...
Overview
The Opportunity

 The Urgency

The Possibilities

 The Challenge
Never Before
The Opportunity of a Lifetime
600 BC
1600s
1930s
1960s
2000
2007
Tectonic Shifts
         Input

The entire sum of human
  knowledge available to
every human being on the
         planet.
Internet Traffic in Australia
  20%

                               45%

                                              55%
...
Internet Traffic in Australia


  100 million +   65,000 new videos every day
    members       100 million clips viewed daily
Tectonic Shifts
         Input                       Output

                           • A generation of authors.
The ent...
Power of Computers   Cost of Computers
We are living in the greatest
‘teachable moment’ in human
           history.

Are we taking advantage of it?
The Urgency
 Why Web 2.0 Matters
Flat world
Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

• The current generation learns differently to us
• The gap between ‘us and them’ is ...
Searching
Imagination is      Never
    more          memorise
  important      anything you
    than         can look up.
 knowledge.
The Possibilities
What Might a 21st Century Classroom Look Like?
Authentic work
        for
Authentic audiences
Production Process
 Planning                               Real Experts
                collaborating with




Production ...
Web 2.0 Tools
               On-line journal
 Blogs
               with feedback

            Collaborative website,
 Wiki...
Why Podcast?
•   Engagement and motivation
•   Global citizenship
•   Reflecting on learning
•   Critical awareness
•   Win...
This is not a technology project!
                            Sharing
  Editing
                            Writing


Plan...
The Challenge
How Can We Make ‘School 2.0’ a Reality?
Multiple Challenges

      Ignorance
      Self-doubt
        Cost
        Fear
The First Step
 Starting the Conversation
“No way Jose!”


                 “Yes, but...”



 “Yes, and...”
What do these people have
      in common?
1940
Winston Churchill
1963
Martin Luther King Jr
1987
Mikhail Gorbachev
1993
Nelson Mandela
Thankyou
paul.fuller@det.wa.edu.au
Educating the Digital Generatii\on (CCGS)
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  1. 1. The Digital Generation digitalgeneration.wikispaces.com
  2. 2. “My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.” Charles F. Kettering, American inventor (1876-1958)
  3. 3. Overview The Opportunity The Urgency The Possibilities The Challenge
  4. 4. Never Before The Opportunity of a Lifetime
  5. 5. 600 BC
  6. 6. 1600s
  7. 7. 1930s
  8. 8. 1960s
  9. 9. 2000
  10. 10. 2007
  11. 11. Tectonic Shifts Input The entire sum of human knowledge available to every human being on the planet.
  12. 12. Internet Traffic in Australia 20% 45% 55% 80% 2001 2007 Downloads Uploads Source: Michael Malone, CEO iiNet, quoted in the Australian, 17 July 2007
  13. 13. Internet Traffic in Australia 100 million + 65,000 new videos every day members 100 million clips viewed daily
  14. 14. Tectonic Shifts Input Output • A generation of authors. The entire sum of human knowledge available to • A stage for every every human being on the performer. planet.
  15. 15. Power of Computers Cost of Computers
  16. 16. We are living in the greatest ‘teachable moment’ in human history. Are we taking advantage of it?
  17. 17. The Urgency Why Web 2.0 Matters
  18. 18. Flat world
  19. 19. Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants • The current generation learns differently to us • The gap between ‘us and them’ is big and getting bigger • More and more students view school as irrelevant
  20. 20. Searching
  21. 21. Imagination is Never more memorise important anything you than can look up. knowledge.
  22. 22. The Possibilities What Might a 21st Century Classroom Look Like?
  23. 23. Authentic work for Authentic audiences
  24. 24. Production Process Planning Real Experts collaborating with Production Real Purpose of content to achieve Review Real Audience feedback from
  25. 25. Web 2.0 Tools On-line journal Blogs with feedback Collaborative website, Wiki any-one can edit Audio / video published to Podcast audience’s MP3 players
  26. 26. Why Podcast? • Engagement and motivation • Global citizenship • Reflecting on learning • Critical awareness • Window on the classroom
  27. 27. This is not a technology project! Sharing Editing Writing Planning and Research
  28. 28. The Challenge How Can We Make ‘School 2.0’ a Reality?
  29. 29. Multiple Challenges Ignorance Self-doubt Cost Fear
  30. 30. The First Step Starting the Conversation
  31. 31. “No way Jose!” “Yes, but...” “Yes, and...”
  32. 32. What do these people have in common?
  33. 33. 1940 Winston Churchill
  34. 34. 1963 Martin Luther King Jr
  35. 35. 1987 Mikhail Gorbachev
  36. 36. 1993 Nelson Mandela
  37. 37. Thankyou paul.fuller@det.wa.edu.au

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