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Teaching the net generation sb final

  1. 1. Teaching the Net Generation  Sherrard Pearce Lewis Shar Beck ITCC 5220
  2. 2.  Who is the net generation??? <ul><li>Born in 1980’s </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential learners </li></ul><ul><li>Social networkers </li></ul><ul><li>Instantaneous – Simultaneous- Immediacy </li></ul><ul><li>Open to diversity, differences, and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-taskers </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Net Generation has not known life without the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>A computer is not considered technology to them. </li></ul><ul><li>8-18 year olds: 96% have been online 74% access at home 61% use internet daily </li></ul><ul><li>76% of 12 year olds have a cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>13-17 year olds send 2000 text messages monthly </li></ul>
  4. 4. Survey findings from CDW-Government (1000 participants from national survey) <ul><li>High school students say technology is vital to their education and their future, but schools are not meeting their needs </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty members use technology to teach, but many students lack opportunities to use technology in class </li></ul><ul><li>To improve, districts should focus on developing 21st-century skills and bringing technology to class </li></ul>
  5. 5. Students use technology extensively as a learning tool and expect to use technology in college and the workforce <ul><li>84% say technology is important* to their ability to study and work on class assignments in high school.    </li></ul><ul><li>94% anticipate using technology to complete assignments in college. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>While 60% of students say that faculty members regularly use technology to teach, only 26% of students say they are encouraged to use technology throughout the day </li></ul><ul><li>One-half (53%) of faculty say they do not hold any of their classes in a 21st-century classroom </li></ul>
  6. 6. Personal use versus Educational use (CDW-G survey)
  7. 7. 21 st Century Vision <ul><li>Mobile/hand-held devices as learning tools </li></ul><ul><li>iPads or laptops for every class (6-8 min. per class) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology funded/sponsored by corporate/business </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum viewed through the lens of 21 st Century Skills and Themes (ncdpi) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning focused on creative thinking and the creation of “products” using technology that illustrates student mastery of content </li></ul><ul><li>Learning activities that provide real-time assessment feedback and access to data and internet resources </li></ul>
  8. 8. Implementing the Vision - Shar Beck / Elementary level - <ul><li>Utilize the technology currently installed to its fullest potential. (smartboards, laptops, elmos, IVC systems, fully furnished labs in all Davie County Schools funded by Mebane Foundation ) </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain financial support to provide current updated technology within each school. </li></ul><ul><li>Requires continued advanced training for teachers and encouragement to have teachers integrate technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide students more opportunities to explore and become engaged with the available tools. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Implementing the Vision - cont’d <ul><li>Change structures of classroom to technology-rich and learner-centered in K-5 by providing access to newer modes of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Add focus on inquiry-based learning and ability to gain global access. </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring ways to achieve basic educational curriculum in advanced ways to keep students engaged, stimulated, and challenged. </li></ul><ul><li>Informing teachers on how to use technology to manage and assess student progress data. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing opportunities for students to teach technology uses to teachers, peers and family. (after-hours access) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Implementing the Vision secondary/district level <ul><li>Secure corporate sponsorship/funding for technology needs (hand-helds, laptops, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize programs with proven success (supported by professional development) http://www.goknow.com/index.php </li></ul>
  11. 11. Implementing the Vision secondary/district level <ul><li>Provide professional development for teachers on 21 st Century Skills & Themes to build their capacity to create appropriate, aligned lessons/activities. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 21 st Century Professional Development characteristics <ul><li>Highlights ways teachers can seize opportunities for integrating 21st century skills, tools and teaching strategies into their classroom practice — and help them identify what activities they can replace/de-emphasize </li></ul><ul><li>Balances direct instruction with project-oriented teaching methods </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrates how a deeper understanding of subject matter can actually enhance problem-solving, critical thinking, and other 21st century skills </li></ul><ul><li>Enables 21st century professional learning communities for teachers that model the kinds of classroom learning that best promotes 21st century skills for students </li></ul>
  13. 13. 21 st Century Professional Development characteristics <ul><li>Cultivates teachers’ ability to identify students’ particular learning styles, intelligences, strengths and weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Helps teachers develop their abilities to use various strategies (such as formative assessments) to reach diverse students and create environments that support differentiated teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the continuous evaluation of students’  21st century skills development </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages knowledge sharing among communities of practitioners, using face-to-face, virtual and blended communications </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.p21.org/route21/index.php?option= com_content&view = article&id =6&Itemid=3 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.theteacherscorner.net /lesson-plans/technology/ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Implementing the Vision <ul><li>Require technological lessons/projects (perhaps a minimum number of assignments) from each teacher every semester </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor student success/gains in content mastery through use of formative and summative data </li></ul><ul><li>Make adjustments to equipment, professional development, and resources based on feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Provide feedback to teachers and students to build their capacities as 21 st Century learners </li></ul><ul><li>Identify programs and practices with proven gains in student learning; train appropriate individuals so that they can use/do same for the same gains </li></ul>
  15. 15. References: <ul><li>http://newsroom.cdw.com/features/feature </li></ul><ul><li>sprint.com/k12 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.p21.org/route21/index.php?option= com_content&view = article&id =6&Itemid=3 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.theteacherscorner.net /lesson-plans/technology/ </li></ul>