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Teaching in your e-Classroom Workshop for Wissahickon School District August 5 and 20, 2008 Jean Thorpe, M.Ed. UMASD.

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1 Teaching in your e-Classroom Workshop for Wissahickon School District August 5 and 20, 2008 Jean Thorpe, M.Ed. UMASD

2 Television viewing is a major activity and influence on children and adolescents. Children in the United States watch an average of three to four hours of television a day. By the time of high school graduation, they will have spent more time watching television than they have in the classroom." American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, As of September 2001, 143 million Americans, or about 54 percent of the population, were using the Internet, and new users were adopting the technology at a rate of more than two million per month. 90 percent, or 47.4 million, of children between the ages of 5 and 17 use computers at home and at school. Seventy-five percent of 14- to 17-year-olds and 65 percent of 10- to 13- year-olds use the Internet. CNN, February 6, 2002 Our Students Digital Life

3 Todays Digital Teens & Twenties 87% of U.S. teens aged use the internet, up from 73% in By contrast, 66% of adults use the internet, up from 56% in % of teenage internet users say they go online on a daily basis, up from 42% in Pew Internet and American Life Project, July % of teens think computers will improve their educational opportunities; almost as many think technology will create better jobs in the future and help us live longer, healthier lives. " Teenagers and Technology," Newsweek, April 28, 1997, p.86 Today's average college grads have spent less than 5,000 hours of their lives reading, but over 10,000 hours playing video games and 20,000 hours watching TV Marc Prensky, Digital Immigrants, Digital Natives

4 Our Digital Elementary Students Our students represent the first generation to grow up with our new technology. They have spent their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, videogames, digital music players, video cams, cell phones, and all the other toys and tools of the digital age. Our students have changed radically. They are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach. Prensky, Marc, Digital Immigrants, Digital Natives. On the Horizon, NCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5, October 2001 Thanks to Kristin Hokanson, Pete Vreeland and Dave Montalvo, UMASD KtI

5 Agenda e-Class How-to Sharing Moodle Discussion Board Finding / Collecting Resources for your E- Classroom LUNCH The New Discovery Streaming


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