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Technology and the Developmental Needs of Adolescents (Updated! 7/29/11)

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Technology and the Developmental Needs of Adolescents (Updated! 7/29/11)

  1. 1. Technology and the Developmental Needs of Young Adolescents <ul><li>rushtheicberg.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>twitter.com/rushtheiceberg </li></ul>Stephen Davis
  2. 2. Collaborative Google Doc Click HERE or go to: http ://bit.ly/9hcuQk
  3. 3. <ul><li>... parents and teachers often forget this due to the standards and state testing hysteria. </li></ul>Young adolescents experience drastic developmental changes that greatly affect their lives...
  4. 4. Needs, Not Standards <ul><li>Bring the humanity back to education! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the developmental needs (PIES) of students. </li></ul><ul><li>Any teacher can make lesson into a “Standards Masterpiece”. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Developmental Needs = PIES Physical Intellectual Emotional Social
  6. 6. <ul><li>Focusing too much on state standards creates lessons that are like a museum: perfect and static. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Focusing on the “PIES” helps to create lessons that are like a house that is lived in: comfortable and realistic.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Our students are in a large sandbox experiencing physical , intellectual , emotional , and social changes throughout the next few years. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Physical Needs of Adolescents <ul><li>Adolescents experience more physical changes than at any other time in their lives, except the first two years of their of life . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Physical Needs and Technology <ul><li>Instagram - Take pictures your world . </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube - Move along with videos of plays, sports, dancing and musicians. </li></ul><ul><li>Nike Boom and iFitness - Workout! or Lift Weights! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Share Your Sites Collaborative Gdoc HERE
  12. 12. <ul><li>Adolescents acknowledge and understand their sandbox is bigger, but tend to focus more closely on specific areas and then move to other areas of the sandbox. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Intellectual Needs of Adolescents <ul><li>Adolescents begin to increase their ability to execute abstract thought processes, though often overlooked because it’s not as obvious as physical changes . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Intellectual Needs and Technology <ul><li>Veritasium - Get help with science. </li></ul><ul><li>The Onion - Experience and learn satire. </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy - Be philosophical. Play Games! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Share Your Sites Collaborative Gdoc HERE
  16. 16. <ul><li>The sandbox in which adolescents played and discovered as a child is rapidly expanding, producing greater joy and broader discoveries. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Emotional Needs of Adolescents <ul><li>Adolescents exhibit intensity and unpredictability because they’re attempting to navigate their developing identity as an adult, while maintaining credibility with peers . </li></ul>
  18. 18. Emotional Needs and Technology <ul><li>Glogster - Create a dynamic poster! </li></ul><ul><li>Soundation - Compose a soundscape! </li></ul><ul><li>Storybird - Write a story! More HERE . </li></ul>
  19. 19. Share Your Sites Collaborative Gdoc HERE
  20. 20. <ul><li>Adolescents want to be alone and together. They want to be a part of a group, yet desire to create their own identity. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Social Needs of Adolescents <ul><li>Adolescents desire to be in a group, with increasing importance placed on being associated with other adolescents rather than adults. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Social Needs and Technology <ul><li>Social Voice - Share your voice. </li></ul><ul><li>CHOC Walk - Walk for the cure. </li></ul><ul><li>Global Read Aloud Project - Read with people. Tuck Everlasting! </li></ul>
  23. 23. Share Your Sites Collaborative Gdoc HERE
  24. 24. Bonus Links <ul><li>Memoov </li></ul><ul><li>Symbaloo </li></ul><ul><li>Free Rice </li></ul><ul><li>Wallwisher </li></ul><ul><li>Yelp </li></ul><ul><li>National Novel Writing Month Young Writer’s Program </li></ul>
  25. 25. Needs, Not Standards <ul><li>Bring the humanity back to education! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the developmental needs (PIES) of students. </li></ul>

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