<ul><li>What do you need to know, when most of recorded knowledge is a mouse-click away? </li></ul>In light of this…what do students still need to memorize?
<ul><li>How do we prepare our students for jobs that don’t yet exist- - </li></ul>using technologies that haven’t yet been invented . . . in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet?
If at-risk students have a limited experience and knowledge-base from which to draw, will Web access to information help to fill in the gaps?
If you only have a student with you for a few days, weeks, or months is sequentially taught curriculum going to make sense?
Should we be teaching children or helping them learn?
Are you Ready for 21st Century Teaching and Learning? It isn’t just “coming”… it has arrived! And schools who aren’t redefining themselves, risk becoming irrelevant in preparing students for the future.
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet! Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Web 3.0
<ul><li>Some statistics- </li></ul><ul><li>- 1 billion people on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>57 million blogs, 1.7 million posts </li></ul><ul><li>a day. </li></ul><ul><li>50 new blog sites created every minute </li></ul><ul><li>“ None of the top 10 jobs that will exist in 2010 exist today." -- Richard Riley , (Former US Sec. of Ed.) </li></ul>A Changing World
Currently, the number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the population of the planet. Remote Control for Your Life Think of the number of cell phones that are Internet capable! Imagine with me how we can leverage that accessibility in the classroom! Small, portable, and instantly the homeless are contactable!
Creativity Creativity is now as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status. If you're not prepared to be wrong then you will never come up with anything original. We don't grow into creativity we grow out of it, or rather, we get educated out of it.
Rethinking Teaching and Learning <ul><li>New Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Demographic </li></ul><ul><li>Active Content Creators </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and Communication </li></ul>
Two Perspectives Tom Carroll, NCTAF Peter Vaill Antioch University http://sxnuss.people.wm.edu/tom_carroll.swf http://sxnuss.people.wm.edu/peter_vaill.swf
Time Travel Lewis Perelman, author of School's Out (1992). Perelman argues that schools are out of sync with technological change: . ..the technological gap between the school environment and the "real world" is growing so wide, so fast that the classroom experience is on the way to becoming not merely unproductive but increasingly irrelevant to normal human existence (p.215). Seymour Papert (1993) In the wake of the startling growth of science and technology in our recent past, some areas of human activity have undergone megachange. Telecommunications, entertainment and transportation, as well as medicine, are among them. School is a notable example of an area that has not (p.2).
An Indian physicist puts a PC with a high speed internet connection in a wall in the slums and watches what happens. New Delhi physicist Sugata Mitra has a radical proposal for bringing his country's next generation into the Info Age from a Businessweek Online Daily Briefing, March 2, 2000. Hole in the Wall Experiment Digital Divide, Web 2.0, and Homeless Children
The truth is that parents of children with technology access at home will ensure that their children have this information advantage. Who will ensure that the children of poverty are given an equal opportunity?
Who is the Net Generation? Source: Educating the Net Generation, Diana Oblinger and James Oblinger (2005)
<ul><li>Born in or after 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology means MP3, PDA, Phones that do it all </li></ul><ul><li>Daily communication involves- cell phones, text messaging, IMing, Blogs, and Email </li></ul><ul><li>Academically diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Consumed by extra curricular activites </li></ul><ul><li>Thrive on group interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Tinkerers </li></ul><ul><li>Family Oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Ethically and racially diverse </li></ul>Millennials…
Real Question is this: Are we willing to change- to risk change- to meet the needs of the precious folks we serve? Can you accept that Change (with a “big” C) is sometimes a messy process and that learning new things together is going to require some tolerance for ambiguity.