Educating the Digital Generation (2012)

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A presentation for teachers about education in the 21st century. First presented at the University of Western Sydney in March 2012.

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Educating the Digital Generation (2012)

  1. 1. Educating the Digital Generation Paul FullerLandsdale Primar y School
  2. 2. www.paulfuller.com.au
  3. 3. 2016
  4. 4. 2030
  5. 5. 2075
  6. 6. 2100
  7. 7. HOW DO YOU PREPARESOMEONE FOR A FUTURE YOU CAN BARELY IMAGINE?
  8. 8. “My interest is in the future because I am going to spendthe rest of my life there.” Charles F. Kettering, American inventor (1876-1958)
  9. 9. THE MOST IMPORTANTPROFESSION IN THE WORLD
  10. 10. 4
  11. 11. The Opportunity The UrgencyThe possibilities The challenges
  12. 12. THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME
  13. 13. 600 BC
  14. 14. 1600s
  15. 15. 1930s
  16. 16. 1960s
  17. 17. 2000
  18. 18. 2012
  19. 19. A TEACHER’S DREAM
  20. 20. The entire sum of humanknowledge available to every human being on the planet.
  21. 21. A stage on which every individual can shine.
  22. 22. www.podkids.com.au
  23. 23. ‘Facebook Easy’
  24. 24. THE URGENCYWhy Technology in Education is Important
  25. 25. Schoolwork is Courses are School will be meaningful interesting important later in life 51% 47%40% 41% 39% 36% 35% 31% 28% 29% 24% 21% 1983 1990 1995 2000 Source: National Centre for Educational Statistics, USA
  26. 26. Who betterunderstands the 21st century?
  27. 27. TRENDS If a job can be sent overseas, it will. If a task can be done by computer, it will.More jobs than you could ever imagine will fall into these categories.
  28. 28. ENGINEERING FIRM 1980
  29. 29. ENGINEERING FIRM 2012
  30. 30. 21ST CENTURY WORKPLACE 21ST CENTURY SCHOOL? Collaborative Global Innovative Cross-disciplinary Tech-savvy
  31. 31. THE POSSIBILITIESWhat Might a 21st Century Classroom Look Like?
  32. 32. AUTHENTIC WORK FORAN AUTHENTIC AUDIENCE
  33. 33. PHILOSOPHYContent Skills Values
  34. 34. THIS IS NOT JUST‘ONE MORE THING’
  35. 35. Content Skills Values
  36. 36. Write a persuasive text and record a persuasive video about why people should recycledogs are better than cats.and publish it on YouTube.
  37. 37. CAMPFIRE PODCASTHERE
  38. 38. THIS IS NOT A TECHNOLOGY PROJECT! Sharing Editing WritingPlanning and Research
  39. 39. CREATE A BLOG USING WORDPRESS.COM
  40. 40. THREE KEY MESSAGES Relationships Challenge Connection
  41. 41. MAKE APODCAST
  42. 42. YOUR STUDENTS,TEACHING THE WORLD
  43. 43. ShowMe for iPad
  44. 44. RIDE ON A MAGIC CARPET
  45. 45. IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT, YOU CAN CREATE IT.
  46. 46. ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  47. 47. PRODUCTION PROCESS Planning collaborating with Real ExpertsProduction of content to achieve Real Purpose Review feedback from Real Audience
  48. 48. POWERFUL TOOLS + GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION =A CHANCE TO CHANGE THE WORLD
  49. 49. Content Skills Values
  50. 50. WHY WEB 2.0?Engagement and motivation Global citizenship Reflecting on learning Critical awarenessWindow on the classroom
  51. 51. WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT THEWHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO HEAR IT?
  52. 52. THE CHALLENGEHow Can We Make ‘School 2.0’ a Reality?
  53. 53. MULTIPLE CHALLENGES Ignorance Self-doubt Cost Fear
  54. 54. THE RESULTS
  55. 55. 47%reduction in student misbehaviour
  56. 56. 81%enjoy school more
  57. 57. 92%feel proud of the work they have produced on the computer
  58. 58. 100%think laptop computers are a good idea
  59. 59. AVERAGE NAPLAN (YEAR 5 NUMERACY)480460440 One-to-one420 laptop program introduced 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Like Schools OGPS
  60. 60. AVERAGE NAPLAN (YEAR 5 READING)500480460440 One-to-one laptop program420 introduced 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Like Schools OGPS
  61. 61. THE FIRST STEP Start where you are
  62. 62. WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON?
  63. 63. 1940WINSTON CHURCHILL
  64. 64. 1963MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
  65. 65. 1987MIKHAIL GORBACHEV
  66. 66. 1993NELSON MANDELA
  67. 67. 2008BARACK OBAMA
  68. 68. “THE ONES WHO ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD ARE THE ONES WHO DO.”
  69. 69. THANKYOUwww.paulfuller.com.au
  70. 70. THANK YOUwww.paulfuller.com.au

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