You Dont Know Anything About Technology

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A presentation I gave to Music students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham regarding Technology. The slides are primarily pictures and text related to the students need to transfer from being a consumer of technology to a creator.

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You Dont Know Anything About Technology

  1. 1. You Don’t Know Anything About Technology Lessons from a 40-something
  2. 2. Everyone Thinks You Are An Idiot and so do I
  3. 3. Your Mama Doesn’t Like You and Your Daddy Isn’t Your Father And other Uncomfortable Truths
  4. 4. The more they attend to themselves,
  5. 5. The more they attend to themselves, the less they remember the past and envision a future.
  6. 6. Fonts of knowledge are everywhere
  7. 7. Rising generation is camped in the desert
  8. 8. texting
  9. 9. tunes
  10. 10. social
  11. 11. “Meanwhile, their intellects refuse the cultural and civic inheritance that has made us what we are up to now.”
  12. 12. Where are professors when it comes to technology?
  13. 13. Where are professors when it comes to technology?
  14. 14. Where are professors when it comes to technology?
  15. 15. Where are professors when it comes to technology? powerpoint = technology
  16. 16. Where are professors when it comes to technology?
  17. 17. Where are professors when it comes to technology?
  18. 18. presentation software is a tool, not a solution.
  19. 19. technology - think of it as a tool, not a solution.
  20. 20. in the beginning . . .
  21. 21. Where are professors when it comes to technology? flashlight approach to teaching
  22. 22. Where are professors when it comes to technology? the sun is already shining
  23. 23. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach
  24. 24. Attending a lecture
  25. 25. Attending a lecture specific time and place
  26. 26. Attending a lecture specific time and place mediocre professor
  27. 27. Attending a lecture specific time and place mediocre professor in a room
  28. 28. Attending a lecture specific time and place mediocre professor in a room passive recipients
  29. 29. Attending a lecture specific time and place mediocre professor in a room passive recipients seems oddly old fashioned
  30. 30. students are fact-checking professors in class.
  31. 31. we aren’t used to the scrutiny.
  32. 32. when it comes to technology, students know more than the professors
  33. 33. our old models of learning
  34. 34. New models of learning • Abandons lecture and passive recipient learning • Embraces technology • Involves students • Inspires creativity
  35. 35. back to you
  36. 36. back to you
  37. 37. You Don’t Know Anything About Technology
  38. 38. expert consumers
  39. 39. expert consumers novice creators
  40. 40. technology entertains
  41. 41. technology entertains but it doesn’t instruct
  42. 42. informs you of events
  43. 43. informs you of events doesn’t keep you organized
  44. 44. computer accompanies you to class
  45. 45. computer accompanies you to class but it only distracts you from the professor
  46. 46. spend hundreds on iTunes
  47. 47. spend hundreds on iTunes but not on music you perform in your private lessons
  48. 48. Creativity Organization Life long learning
  49. 49. Moving from the Consumer to the Creator
  50. 50. the future belongs to a very different kind of person
  51. 51. era of left-brain dominance is over and that “right brain” qualities will dominate
  52. 52. inventiveness empathy meaning
  53. 53. agricultural age industrial age information age
  54. 54. conceptual age = creators and empathizers
  55. 55. organization
  56. 56. perhaps you are already organized
  57. 57. perhaps you are already hyper - organized
  58. 58. perhaps you are already hyper - organized
  59. 59. Getting Things Done
  60. 60. GTD rests on the principle that a person needs to move tasks outside of the mind
  61. 61. mind like water
  62. 62. Not every answer to organization is with technology
  63. 63. Technology tools for the student
  64. 64. collaborating
  65. 65. Life Long Learning LLL
  66. 66. always have a book
  67. 67. get smarter friends
  68. 68. unlearn assumptions
  69. 69. listen to smart people
  70. 70. tools i use that you might enjoy
  71. 71. mindmapping
  72. 72. instapaper
  73. 73. evernote
  74. 74. You Don’t Know Anything About Technology And Neither Do I

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