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Technology and theDevelopmental Needs ofYoung Adolescents            Stephen Davis           rushtheicberg.com       theda...
Collaborative Google Doc  Click HERE or go to:   http://bit.ly/9hcuQk                           2
Brief Background...I have been teaching middle school          for 13 years.  I earned a M.A. in Middle LevelInstruction f...
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Today’s Take Aways  Needs, too - not only standardsBring the humanity back to education Focus on the developmental needs  ...
Developmental Needs = PIES          Physical         Intellectual          Emotional           Social                     ...
Needs, too -  not only standards               7
District officials,    principals,  teachers, and   parents have become puppetsto the standardstesting hysteria...         ...
Bring the humanity back      to education!                          9
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Any teacher can create     lessons that are“Standards Masterpieces”                           11
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A focus on the “PIES” create lessons thatare like a lived in house: comfortable and                  realistic.           ...
Our students are in a large sandbox     experiencing drastic physical,  intellectual, emotional, and socialchanges through...
Physical Needs of Adolescents                                15
Adolescents experience more physical changes than at any    other time in their lives,  except their first two years.     ...
Physical Needs and Technology   You Tube - Watch videos of plays,    sports, dancing and musicians. Nike BOOM and iFitness...
Neil Peart Drumming                      18
Nike BOOM            19
Geocache           20
Share Your Sites                   21
Adolescents know their sandbox is getting  bigger, but focus on specific areas, then    move to other areas of the sandbox...
Intellectual Needs of Adolescents                                    23
Adolescents increasetheir ability to execute    abstract thoughtprocesses, though oftenoverlooked because it’s   not as ob...
Intellectual Needs and Technology      Braingle - Solve logic riddles.     Mental Floss - Floss your brain!   Khan Academy...
Braingle           26
Mental Floss               27
Khan Academy               28
Share Your Sites                   29
The sandbox in which adolescents played and  discovered as a child is rapidly expanding,      producing greater joy and br...
Emotional Needs of Adolescents                                 31
Adolescents exhibit intensity and unpredictability because     they are navigating a   developing identity as an   adult, ...
Emotional Needs and Technology     Glogster - Create a dynamic poster!    Soundation - Compose a soundscape!Abby’s Road - ...
Glogster           34
Soundation             35
Abby’s Road              36
Share Your Sites                   37
Adolescents want to be alone and together.They want to be a part of a group, yet desire       to create their own identity...
Social Needs of Adolescents                              39
Adolescents desire to be     in a group, with increasing importance     placed on being  associated with other adolescents...
Social Needs and Technology   Social Voice - Share your voice.   Choc Walk - Walk for the cure.Global Read Aloud Project -...
Social Voice               42
Choc Walk            43
Global Read Aloud                    44
Share Your Sites                   45
More Links              Memoov             Symbaloo             Free Rice            Wallwisher                YelpNationa...
Needs, too - not only standards   Bring the humanity back to educationRemember the developmental needs (PIES) of          ...
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Developmental Needs of Adolescents and Tech

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Using technology to meet the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social needs of middle school students.

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Developmental Needs of Adolescents and Tech

  1. 1. Technology and theDevelopmental Needs ofYoung Adolescents Stephen Davis rushtheicberg.com thedavis2112@gmail.com twitter.com/rushtheiceberg 1
  2. 2. Collaborative Google Doc Click HERE or go to: http://bit.ly/9hcuQk 2
  3. 3. Brief Background...I have been teaching middle school for 13 years. I earned a M.A. in Middle LevelInstruction from Walden University. I teach at my former junior high school... 3
  4. 4. 4
  5. 5. Today’s Take Aways Needs, too - not only standardsBring the humanity back to education Focus on the developmental needs (PIES) of students 5
  6. 6. Developmental Needs = PIES Physical Intellectual Emotional Social 6
  7. 7. Needs, too - not only standards 7
  8. 8. District officials, principals, teachers, and parents have become puppetsto the standardstesting hysteria... 8
  9. 9. Bring the humanity back to education! 9
  10. 10. 10
  11. 11. Any teacher can create lessons that are“Standards Masterpieces” 11
  12. 12. 12
  13. 13. A focus on the “PIES” create lessons thatare like a lived in house: comfortable and realistic. 13
  14. 14. Our students are in a large sandbox experiencing drastic physical, intellectual, emotional, and socialchanges throughout the next few years. 14
  15. 15. Physical Needs of Adolescents 15
  16. 16. Adolescents experience more physical changes than at any other time in their lives, except their first two years. 16
  17. 17. Physical Needs and Technology You Tube - Watch videos of plays, sports, dancing and musicians. Nike BOOM and iFitness - Workout! or Lift Weights! Geocache - Go on a scavenger hunt. 17
  18. 18. Neil Peart Drumming 18
  19. 19. Nike BOOM 19
  20. 20. Geocache 20
  21. 21. Share Your Sites 21
  22. 22. Adolescents know their sandbox is getting bigger, but focus on specific areas, then move to other areas of the sandbox. 22
  23. 23. Intellectual Needs of Adolescents 23
  24. 24. Adolescents increasetheir ability to execute abstract thoughtprocesses, though oftenoverlooked because it’s not as obvious as physical changes. 24
  25. 25. Intellectual Needs and Technology Braingle - Solve logic riddles. Mental Floss - Floss your brain! Khan Academy - Get help with math. 25
  26. 26. Braingle 26
  27. 27. Mental Floss 27
  28. 28. Khan Academy 28
  29. 29. Share Your Sites 29
  30. 30. The sandbox in which adolescents played and discovered as a child is rapidly expanding, producing greater joy and broader discoveries. 30
  31. 31. Emotional Needs of Adolescents 31
  32. 32. Adolescents exhibit intensity and unpredictability because they are navigating a developing identity as an adult, while maintaining credibility with peers. 32
  33. 33. Emotional Needs and Technology Glogster - Create a dynamic poster! Soundation - Compose a soundscape!Abby’s Road - Listen to real, heartfelt teen talk 33
  34. 34. Glogster 34
  35. 35. Soundation 35
  36. 36. Abby’s Road 36
  37. 37. Share Your Sites 37
  38. 38. Adolescents want to be alone and together.They want to be a part of a group, yet desire to create their own identity. 38
  39. 39. Social Needs of Adolescents 39
  40. 40. Adolescents desire to be in a group, with increasing importance placed on being associated with other adolescents rather than adults. 40
  41. 41. Social Needs and Technology Social Voice - Share your voice. Choc Walk - Walk for the cure.Global Read Aloud Project - Read with people. 41
  42. 42. Social Voice 42
  43. 43. Choc Walk 43
  44. 44. Global Read Aloud 44
  45. 45. Share Your Sites 45
  46. 46. More Links Memoov Symbaloo Free Rice Wallwisher YelpNational Novel Writing Month Young Writer’s Program Twitter Facebook 46
  47. 47. Needs, too - not only standards Bring the humanity back to educationRemember the developmental needs (PIES) of students. 47
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