Leigh ZeitzUniversity of Northern Iowa
We must teach our studentsfor their tomorrows,NOT our yesterdays.
Let’s tweetour comments.#MLMiste
Connected LearningConnected World
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Generation BirthYears Ages in 2013Generation X 1963 - 1980 33 - 50GenerationY(Millennials)1981 - 1994 19 - 32Generation Z ...
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 Civic-minded Materialistic Connected Trust authority Meaningful work Hovering parents Want children
 Web-based 2/3 of Gen Z Collaborate online Contribute to websites Tech makes things possible Are connected duringhom...
 Interested in Social Justice Highly educated Innovative thinkers Find solutions to problems Gamers Bored withTechno...
GenY + Gen Z = > 3 billion people
 Selfish If not eating, they aresleeping. Concentration span –nanoseconds Few skills and limitedinterest in taking Pro...
• Globally connected• Formally educated• Materialistic• Wealthier parents (GenY)• Gamers
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www.realneo.us
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Positive and confidentCan-doAttitudeFlickr.com/rdecom
StructureFrequentFeedbackVariety ofTasksFlickr.com/zeitz
AreTeam PlayersAppreciateDiversityEnjoyCollaborationFlickr.com/ToGaWandering
LearnWorkPlayFlickr.com/ToGaWandering
 Fun and Flexible Give Guidance and some Structure Leverage Comfort w/Collaboration & Multi-Tasking Positive Feedback...
 Authentic and Flexible Project-Based Learning in FlippedClassrooms Connect Globally Game-Oriented Structure Sequence...
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Doing is more importantthan knowingReality is no longer realLearning more closelyresembles Nintendothan logic
Consumer and Creatorare blurringTyping is preferredto handwriting
Multi-taskingis a way of lifeBuzzabouttechnolology.com
Rapidly shifting attention between multiple tasks.
DigitalMediaNet.com
ReelStatic.com
Expo Hall #3276
PewInternet.com
http://tinyurl.com/HowMillRU
 TV watching Reading newspapers Playing video games Cell phone Text messages High-paying job Appreciating diversity...
http://tinyurl.com/HowMillRU
http://tinyurl.com/HowMillRU
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We must teach our studentsfor their tomorrows,NOT our yesterdays.
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Making learning meaningful iste 13
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Making learning meaningful iste 13
Making learning meaningful iste 13
Making learning meaningful iste 13
Making learning meaningful iste 13
Making learning meaningful iste 13
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Making learning meaningful iste 13
Making learning meaningful iste 13
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  1. 1. Leigh ZeitzUniversity of Northern Iowa
  2. 2. We must teach our studentsfor their tomorrows,NOT our yesterdays.
  3. 3. Let’s tweetour comments.#MLMiste
  4. 4. Connected LearningConnected World
  5. 5. GenerationAlpha
  6. 6. Generation BirthYears Ages in 2013Generation X 1963 - 1980 33 - 50GenerationY(Millennials)1981 - 1994 19 - 32Generation Z 1995 – 2009 4 - 18Alpha Gen 2010 - 2013 0 - 3
  7. 7.  Cynical Don’tTrust Authority Individualistic Flexible Technology adept Had Distant parents Value work/life balance
  8. 8.  Civic-minded Materialistic Connected Trust authority Meaningful work Hovering parents Want children
  9. 9.  Web-based 2/3 of Gen Z Collaborate online Contribute to websites Tech makes things possible Are connected duringhomework and studying 25% connected in 5 min
  10. 10.  Interested in Social Justice Highly educated Innovative thinkers Find solutions to problems Gamers Bored withTechnology Excited about Opportunities
  11. 11. GenY + Gen Z = > 3 billion people
  12. 12.  Selfish If not eating, they aresleeping. Concentration span –nanoseconds Few skills and limitedinterest in taking ProfDevelopment toacquire more.GenerationAlpha
  13. 13. • Globally connected• Formally educated• Materialistic• Wealthier parents (GenY)• Gamers
  14. 14. msnbcmedia3.msn.com
  15. 15. www.realneo.us
  16. 16. Digital ComfyDigital Savvyflickr.com/gmaglia & flickr.com/rainbowgang
  17. 17. Positive and confidentCan-doAttitudeFlickr.com/rdecom
  18. 18. StructureFrequentFeedbackVariety ofTasksFlickr.com/zeitz
  19. 19. AreTeam PlayersAppreciateDiversityEnjoyCollaborationFlickr.com/ToGaWandering
  20. 20. LearnWorkPlayFlickr.com/ToGaWandering
  21. 21.  Fun and Flexible Give Guidance and some Structure Leverage Comfort w/Collaboration & Multi-Tasking Positive Feedback Answer all their Questions LetTHEM know that what they do Matters.
  22. 22.  Authentic and Flexible Project-Based Learning in FlippedClassrooms Connect Globally Game-Oriented Structure Sequence of challenges w/INSTANT FEEDBACK LetTHEM know that what they do Matters.
  23. 23. Flickr.com/MediaJon
  24. 24. Doing is more importantthan knowingReality is no longer realLearning more closelyresembles Nintendothan logic
  25. 25. Consumer and Creatorare blurringTyping is preferredto handwriting
  26. 26. Multi-taskingis a way of lifeBuzzabouttechnolology.com
  27. 27. Rapidly shifting attention between multiple tasks.
  28. 28. DigitalMediaNet.com
  29. 29. ReelStatic.com
  30. 30. Expo Hall #3276
  31. 31. PewInternet.com
  32. 32. http://tinyurl.com/HowMillRU
  33. 33.  TV watching Reading newspapers Playing video games Cell phone Text messages High-paying job Appreciating diversity Politics Social networking Religion Parents married Tattoo Piercinghttp://tinyurl.com/HowMillRU
  34. 34. http://tinyurl.com/HowMillRU
  35. 35. http://tinyurl.com/HowMillRU
  36. 36. RoteRelational
  37. 37. • U.S. Department of Ed• Fed. Comm. Commission• Publishing/TechnologyCorporations
  38. 38. Read WatchDoListen
  39. 39. ReadingsWatchingsListeningsDoings
  40. 40. ReadingsRead
  41. 41. Watchings Watch
  42. 42. ListeningsListen
  43. 43. Actively engaged with contentDoingsDo
  44. 44. We must teach our studentsfor their tomorrows,NOT our yesterdays.

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