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Consumers to Creators Brad Fountain Discovery Education How to teach todays students
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler
Who are 21 st Century Learners?
Are They REALLY That Different?
Who are 21 st Century Learners? Top Five Gifts for Teenagers Portable Game Device Cell Phone Computer Video Game Console MP3 Player/iPods Source: Starkman, Neal (2007).Leave Me Alone.... T.H.E. Journal
Search Engines moving toward video Hitwise, Phil Butler, profy.com YouTube other sites
Are They REALLY That Different? 21 st Century Students Brain –Neuroplasticity –Hypertext Minds –Environmental Impact –Thinking Patterns –ADD or Disengaged Marc Prensky – Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants Part 2
Are you ready for my little girl? Name Alex Age 3 1/2
A research-based synthesis consisting of 30 years of educational research indicates need for social participation. Brown, Ann L, Cocking, Rodney R & Bransford, John D. How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Washington: National Academies Press, How People Learn
Where is your Personal Learning Community?
What about safety…and What About Me?
So What Does this Mean for Teachers and Schools?
If you are not prepared to be wrong, youll never come up with anything original. By the time students become adults they have lost that capacity. And national education systems are where mistakes are the worst things you can make. The result is we are educating people out of their creative capacities. - Sir Ken Robinson
Being Literate Today Means…
Putting it into practice.
Where do I Start? Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0
Tools of the Trade Online Collaborations –BlogsBlogs –WikisWikis –Google Docs/SpreadsheetsGoogle Docs/Spreadsheets –Skype –TwitterTwitter
Tools of the Trade Slideshare
Tools of the Trade Digital Storytelling –VoicethreadVoicethread –Photostory 3Photostory 3 –Movie Maker 2Movie Maker 2 –Adobe Premiere Elements/iMovieAdobe Premiere Elements/iMovie –AudacityAudacity –Freeplay Music
What does it look like? Digital Stories/Digital Projects –Book TrailerBook Trailer –HomophonesHomophones –Gods LaughGods Laugh –Rock Dating GameRock Dating Game
What does it look like? Cross-Curricular Projects on the Web –Johnny Appleseed ProjectJohnny Appleseed Project –Journey NorthJourney North Classroom Blogs –Mr. Cs Class BlogMr. Cs Class Blog –The Secret Life of BeesThe Secret Life of Bees Classroom Podcasts –Room 208Room 208 –RadioWillowwebRadioWillowweb
What does it look like? Google Earth –Grapes of Wrath Google Earth LittripGrapes of Wrath Google Earth Littrip –Coral Reef TemperaturesCoral Reef Temperatures –Mapping using addressesMapping using addresses Wikis –Vicki DavisVicki Davis –Tim FrederickTim Frederick Technospud
Some good reads… Blogs –2 Cents Worth – David Warlick –Teach42 – Steve Dembo –The Strength of Weak Ties – David Jakes –Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Wes Fryer –Weblogg-ed – Will Richardson –The Connected Classroom – Kristin Hokanson –Beths Thoughts on Technology in the Classroom – Beth Knittle Books –Tested – Linda Perlstein –Dont Bother Me MomIm Learning! – Marc Prensky –A Whole New Mind – Daniel Pink –The World is Flat – Thomas Friedman –What Video Games Have to Teach us About Literacy and Learning – James Paul Gee
What Will You Do to Make A Difference? Brad Fountain