Presentation given at The Way Up XXV conference in Des Moines on 11/3. It explores the characteristics of millennials and how we can create a learning environment that best addresses their learning styles.
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Computers are NOT technologyInternet is better than TV
Betsy Sparrow at Columbia Published in July, 2011Hampers recall but improves retrieving information15th century when books were considered the end to intelligence as we knew it.
Rerouting it.Changing HOW we remember . Recalling info less and remembering where to find forgotten info more.“the brain is a specialized in its circuitry. If you repeat mental tasks over and over it will strengthen certain neural circuits and ignore others” Gary Small, Neuroscience professor at UCLA.
Make up 1/3 of US population 80 millionMost studied group of allReflection of sweeping changes – Continually connected.Photosharing toolDocument sharingVideo sharingInformation-co-editing toolSakai, Meez, edmodo