"More importantly, highly effective instructors know that if they cannot be digital technologymore dynamic, more dazzling, more interactive & more interesting than thatelectronic gizmo in their students hand, they have no business being infront of them in the first place." -- Mike Lanouette CELL PHONES “Ten Traits of Highly Effective Instructors” In the classroom????????????????
The students are digital and the systems are analog Congressman George Miller . . . and some teachers are vinyl
We know . . .DistractionsCheatingHarassmentInterruptions
But then . . .textingemailinternetcalendarmusiccamera/videoapps
so i became a digital immigrant Nintendo Toshiba laptop If you can’t beat Cell Phone ‘em . . . Super Nintendo xBox 360Other gaming counsels iPod Nano
Digital CitizensWhere were you when you realized the world wasflat?
rule #1“If it’s not happening, it’s because you’re not doing it.” -- Thomas Friedman
imagine this assignment You dislike your school lunch . . . QuickTime™ and a QuickTime™ and a mpeg4 decompressor mpeg4 decompressor are needed to see this picture.texting - compile feedback from peers, faculty, and others on the are needed to see this picture.food.email - begin an email campaign to administration and schoolboard members.pictures/video - visually document the food and variety.facebook/twitter/youtube - spread the word for your cause.blogs/wikis - multi-media outlets for your cause.
Engage your StudentsAs content producers and publishers.