Senior Emily Smak, 20, tries out the treadmill workstation in one of the study lounges in the new Education and Human Services Building at Central Michigan University. There is a new iMac computer attached to it so students can get a little exercise while doing homework or other things on the computer.
Growing Up Digital by Don Tapscott <ul><li>“Today’s kids are so bathed in bits that they think it’s all part of the natural landscape. To them, the digital technology is no more intimidating than a VCR or toaster.” </li></ul>
When I was growing up, my parents told me, “Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.” I tell my daughters, “Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.” ---Thomas Friedman, 2005
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What does it mean to be a student in the digital age?
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Start an audio Podcast and update regularly For students For parents
Gcast <ul><li>Can make audio recording via your phone </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a Gcast account </li></ul><ul><li>Call your own account from cell phone, record conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Send as a digital file where you want it to go </li></ul>Now costs $99/yr for cell phone, free if upload digital file
<ul><li>Made with iWeb </li></ul><ul><li>Saved on MobileMe </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Gcast (embed) </li></ul>
Encourage you to engage students in their own learning
What Are 21 st Century Learning Skills <ul><li>Digital-Age Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Inventive Thinking (creative) </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Communication </li></ul><ul><li>High Productivity </li></ul>Courtesy of Howie DiBlasi
Team of students: <ul><li>Research team – Google – AltaVista Search </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial Team – Jing (Create Screencasts) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Team –Podcasts (Recordings) </li></ul><ul><li>Scribes Team – Google Docs (take class notes) </li></ul><ul><li>Global team – e-pals – IVC- Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions To Society – Kiva </li></ul>Courtesy: November Learning & Alan November
NSBA Survey (July 2007) <ul><li>52% of schools prohibit social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Problem is student safety on-line </li></ul><ul><li>List of Educational Networking sites at http://www.educationalnetworking.com/List+of+Networks </li></ul>http://thejournal.com/articles/2009/09/16/social-networking-in-schools-incentives-for-participation.aspx
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Teachers use Twitter <ul><li>To communicate with students and parents on homework and class activities </li></ul><ul><li>To link up with other teachers in a type of professional learning community </li></ul>
Start discussing: “ What is the future computer for classroom use?”
<ul><li>“ Laptops are very ’90s,” says University of Michigan researcher Elliot Soloway. “They are your daddy’s computers.” </li></ul>
<ul><li>At Empire High School in Vail, Ariz., students use computers provided by the school to get their lessons, do their homework and hear podcasts of their teachers’ science lectures. </li></ul>
<ul><li>In California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this summer announced an initiative that would replace some high school science and math texts with free, “open source” digital versions. </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ In five years, I think the majority of students will be using digital textbooks,” said William M. Habermehl, superintendent of the 500,000-student Orange County schools. “They can be better than traditional textbooks.” </li></ul>
At Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, a select group of freshmen received Kindles, an online book reader, instead of the textbooks.
<ul><li>iPad </li></ul><ul><li>$500 to $700 </li></ul><ul><li>Operating system similar to iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>E-reader </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple apps to run simultaneously </li></ul><ul><li>"You're going to walk into a store, the store is going to recognize that you've entered the store, it will say, "Do you want to buy a venti coffee?" — it will know what you're going to buy and maybe the transaction will take place on the tablet," Crothers speculated. "It's not made for typing ... you'll have the option, but it's a whole new paradigm.” </li></ul>
Will educators let students use mobile devices?
<ul><li>Smart phone penetration will hit 82% by 2013 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text to screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-class polling </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>The App Store is producing an explosion of educational mobile content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Translation tools, musical instruments, learning games, mobile books </li></ul></ul>
Existing pilots of mobile education are demonstrating success
<ul><ul><li>Preliminary research from both Australia and the US is finding that when using iPod Touches as part of their class activities, school attendance increases, students are more willing to come to school, and they do more homework </li></ul></ul>
<ul><ul><li>Further quantitative research is needed, but it seems obvious that kids will learn more if they are engaged in the process -- and cutting-edge mobile devices like the iPod Touch are brilliant at driving engagement. </li></ul></ul>
Mobile devices offer access to the Internet in places where the traditional web doesn't reach Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?iPhone-Education---4-Reasons-Why-Mobile-Devices-Will-Transform-How-Our-Kids-Learn&id=2662128
Record Lecture Using ProfCast Save to GarageBand Embed in iWeb Upload to WebPage
Encourage teachers to engage students in their own learning
“ We should instead use technology funding to bolster new learning models and innovations, such as online-learning environments, to level the playing field and allow students from all walks of life -- from small, rural communities to budget-strapped urban schools -- to access the rich variety that is now available only to children in wealthy suburban districts.”