"You," as in YouTube and MySpace, as in the World Wide Web <ul><li>Citing the explosive growth and influence of user-generated Internet content such as blogs, video-file sharing sites and social networks and digital democracy, the magazine picked us this year. </li></ul>
Source: Mark Treadwell - http://www.i-learnt.com "Technological change is not additive, its ecological. A new technology does not change something, it changes everything" [Neil Postman]
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 " Jobs in the new economy--the ones that won't get outsourced or automated--"put an enormous premium on creative and innovative skills, seeing patterns where other people see only chaos." -- Marc Tucker, (an author of the skills-commission report and president of the National Center on Education and the Economy*
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! But NOT just for email or surfing the Web– mobile learning, when it truly arrives will be a way to do things we couldn’t do before.
It is estimated that 1.5 exabytes (1.5 x 1018) of unique new information will be generated worldwide this year. That’s estimated to be more than in the previous 5,000 years. Knowledge Creation
For students starting a four-year technical or higher education degree, this means that . . . half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.
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.
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.
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).
Rethinking Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Multiliterate </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Demographic </li></ul><ul><li>Active Content Creators </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and Communication </li></ul>We are in the midst of seeing education transform from a book-based, linear system to an web-based, divergent system with profound implications for every aspect of teaching and learning.
Teacher 2.0 The Emergent 21 st Century Teacher Teacher 2.0 Source: Mark Treadwell - http://www.i-learnt.com
Multi-Literate Teacher <ul><li>A multiliterate teacher understands the many ways that technology interacts and intertwines with academic and interpersonal life, and actively learns how to gain control over those aspects impacting teaching, social, and professional development. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiliterate individuals are aware of the pitfalls inherent in technology while striving for empowerment through effective strategies for first discerning and then taking advantage of those aspects of changing technologies most appropriate to their situations. </li></ul>The New London Group in 1996
Active Content Creators On Andrew Churches’ Blog He takes a stab at a 21 st Century tools match-up with the new Blooms. http:// www.bloglines.com/blog/andrewch?id =4
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?
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.