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1 LEARN NC Reaching the Digital Native Daniel Kelo Web Applications Developer LEARN NC – School of Education The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Natives are Getting Restless 2

3 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Natives are Getting Restless  How can teachers (digital immigrants) reach them? 3

4 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Natives are Getting Restless  How can teachers (digital immigrants) reach them?  Recognize that they process information differently 4

5 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Natives are Getting Restless  How can teachers (digital immigrants) reach them?  Recognize that they process information differently  Meet them on their turf: Get ‘em where they live 5

6 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Natives are Getting Restless  How can teachers (digital immigrants) reach them?  Recognize that they process information differently  Meet them on their turf: Get ‘em where they live  What do they do? Your students:  Text  Listen  Watch  Remix  Share  Play games  Interact on social networking sites 6

7 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Natives are Getting Restless  How can teachers (digital immigrants) reach them?  Recognize that they process information differently  Meet them on their turf: Get ‘em where they live  What do they do? Your students:  Text  Listen  Watch  Remix  Share  Play games  Interact on social networking sites  How can you take advantage of the skills and interests that they have already developed to engage them in learning? 7

8 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Get ‘em where they live 8

9 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Get ‘em where they live  Consider ways to incorporate audio 9

10 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Get ‘em where they live  Consider ways to incorporate audio  Social Studies  Oral histories and interviews  10

11 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Get ‘em where they live  Consider ways to incorporate audio  Social Studies  Oral histories and interviews   Natural sciences (frog or other animal calls) 11

12 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Get ‘em where they live  Consider ways to incorporate audio  Social Studies  Oral histories and interviews   Natural sciences (frog or other animal calls)  Foreign languages (phrases, vocabulary) 12

13 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Get ‘em where they live  Consider ways to incorporate audio  Social Studies  Oral histories and interviews   Natural sciences (frog or other animal calls)  Foreign languages (phrases, vocabulary)  Music history or song IDs 13

14 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Get ‘em where they live  Consider ways to incorporate audio  Social Studies  Oral histories and interviews   Natural sciences (frog or other animal calls)  Foreign languages (phrases, vocabulary)  Music history or song IDs  Podcasts (lectures, broadcast segments, etc.) 14

15 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Get ‘em where they live  Consider ways to incorporate audio  Social Studies  Oral histories and interviews   Natural sciences (frog or other animal calls)  Foreign languages (phrases, vocabulary)  Music history or song IDs  Podcasts (lectures, broadcast segments, etc.)  Can you think of other ways to use sound to convey your subject? 15

16 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Get ‘em where they live  Consider ways to incorporate audio  Social Studies  Oral histories and interviews   Natural sciences (frog or other animal calls)  Foreign languages (phrases, vocabulary)  Music history or song IDs  Podcasts (lectures, broadcast segments, etc.)  Can you think of other ways to use sound to convey your subject?  Teachers have reported significant improvements in test scores after incorporating audio podcasts 16

17 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: In Practice

18 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: In Practice  Make filenames relevant to material

19 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: In Practice  Make filenames relevant to material  Add metadata/ID3 tag if additional text would help your students identify attributes of audio  This text is displayed by most audio players  ID3 tags can be edited in iTunes (File, Get Info) or by one of the many available ID3 editors 

20 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: In Practice  Make filenames relevant to material  Add metadata/ID3 tag if additional text would help your students identify attributes of audio  This text is displayed by most audio players  ID3 tags can be edited in iTunes (File, Get Info) or by one of the many available ID3 editors   Best to stick with commonly-displayed tags like title and artist (ex: artist=Spring Peeper Frog, title=Breeding Call)

21 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: In Practice  Make filenames relevant to material  Add metadata/ID3 tag if additional text would help your students identify attributes of audio  This text is displayed by most audio players  ID3 tags can be edited in iTunes (File, Get Info) or by one of the many available ID3 editors   Best to stick with commonly-displayed tags like title and artist (ex: artist=Spring Peeper Frog, title=Breeding Call)  Direct students to download audio files themselves from sites like learnnc.org, or package data for them if you have a web-accessible place to share files

22 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: Access 22

23 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: Access  Recent studies reveal that the “Digital Divide” is shrinking (University of Minnesota (2008, June 21). Educational Benefits Of Social Networking Sites) 23

24 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: Access  Recent studies reveal that the “Digital Divide” is shrinking (University of Minnesota (2008, June 21). Educational Benefits Of Social Networking Sites)  Students do not need latest iPhone or iPod 24

25 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: Access  Recent studies reveal that the “Digital Divide” is shrinking (University of Minnesota (2008, June 21). Educational Benefits Of Social Networking Sites)  Students do not need latest iPhone or iPod  Standard “old” MP3 player perfectly adequate 25

26 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: Access  Recent studies reveal that the “Digital Divide” is shrinking (University of Minnesota (2008, June 21). Educational Benefits Of Social Networking Sites)  Students do not need latest iPhone or iPod  Standard “old” MP3 player perfectly adequate  This technology has existed for nearly a decade 26

27 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: Access  Recent studies reveal that the “Digital Divide” is shrinking (University of Minnesota (2008, June 21). Educational Benefits Of Social Networking Sites)  Students do not need latest iPhone or iPod  Standard “old” MP3 player perfectly adequate  This technology has existed for nearly a decade  ~2GB players available for < $20 including shipping, (sometimes less than $10 if you shop smart) 27

28 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: Access  Recent studies reveal that the “Digital Divide” is shrinking (University of Minnesota (2008, June 21). Educational Benefits Of Social Networking Sites)  Students do not need latest iPhone or iPod  Standard “old” MP3 player perfectly adequate  This technology has existed for nearly a decade  ~2GB players available for < $20 including shipping, (sometimes less than $10 if you shop smart)  Best if player has at least a text display 28

29 Discover. Teach. Share. Get ‘em where they live: Access  Recent studies reveal that the “Digital Divide” is shrinking (University of Minnesota (2008, June 21). Educational Benefits Of Social Networking Sites)  Students do not need latest iPhone or iPod  Standard “old” MP3 player perfectly adequate  This technology has existed for nearly a decade  ~2GB players available for < $20 including shipping, (sometimes less than $10 if you shop smart)  Best if player has at least a text display  Video support is nice, but not yet necessary 29

30 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Finding Media 30

31 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Finding Media, cont… 31

32 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Finding Media, cont… 32

33 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Native: Text Messaging 33

34 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Native: Text Messaging  Today’s cell phones are not merely phones 34

35 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Native: Text Messaging  Today’s cell phones are not merely phones  They are powerful portable computers, and this will become increasingly important in the future 35

36 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Native: Text Messaging  Today’s cell phones are not merely phones  They are powerful portable computers, and this will become increasingly important in the future  Your students love to text 36

37 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Native: Text Messaging  Today’s cell phones are not merely phones  They are powerful portable computers, and this will become increasingly important in the future  Your students love to text  Many (all?) of them think is for old people 37

38 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Native: Text Messaging  Today’s cell phones are not merely phones  They are powerful portable computers, and this will become increasingly important in the future  Your students love to text  Many (all?) of them think is for old people  Get in touch with them on their terms 38

39 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Native: Text Messaging  Today’s cell phones are not merely phones  They are powerful portable computers, and this will become increasingly important in the future  Your students love to text  Many (all?) of them think is for old people  Get in touch with them on their terms  If you can’t beat it… exploit it! 39

40 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Native: Text Messaging  Today’s cell phones are not merely phones  They are powerful portable computers, and this will become increasingly important in the future  Your students love to text  Many (all?) of them think is for old people  Get in touch with them on their terms  If you can’t beat it… exploit it!  Think of ways to creatively employ texting to enhance learning in your classroom  Employ phones as a response system for quizzes, polls, etc.  Teacher can immediately see results  Consider virtual office hours for questions via text 40

41 Discover. Teach. Share. The Digital Native: Text Messaging  Today’s cell phones are not merely phones  They are powerful portable computers, and this will become increasingly important in the future  Your students love to text  Many (all?) of them think is for old people  Get in touch with them on their terms  If you can’t beat it… exploit it!  Think of ways to creatively employ texting to enhance learning in your classroom  Employ phones as a response system for quizzes, polls, etc.  Teacher can immediately see results  Consider virtual office hours for questions via text  Challenges:  Avoid use during tests  Misuse or inappropriate use 41

42 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Game-Based Learning 42

43 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native: Embedded Google Maps 43

44 Discover. Teach. Share. Reaching the Digital Native: Summary 44

45 Discover. Teach. Share. Reaching the Digital Native: Summary  Incorporate audio into your lessons 45

46 Discover. Teach. Share. Reaching the Digital Native: Summary  Incorporate audio into your lessons  Use texting for interactivity with your students, (polls, quizzes, spelling bees, etc.) 46

47 Discover. Teach. Share. Reaching the Digital Native: Summary  Incorporate audio into your lessons  Use texting for interactivity with your students, (polls, quizzes, spelling bees, etc.)  Consider short code or poll collection: 47

48 Discover. Teach. Share. Reaching the Digital Native: Summary  Incorporate audio into your lessons  Use texting for interactivity with your students, (polls, quizzes, spelling bees, etc.)  Consider short code or poll collection:  Explore gaming as a possible means to engage students 48

49 Discover. Teach. Share. Reaching the Digital Native: Summary  Incorporate audio into your lessons  Use texting for interactivity with your students, (polls, quizzes, spelling bees, etc.)  Consider short code or poll collection:  Explore gaming as a possible means to engage students  Employ Google Maps (in many LEARN NC resources), Google Earth, GPS, etc. 49

50 Discover. Teach. Share. Reaching the Digital Native: Summary  Incorporate audio into your lessons  Use texting for interactivity with your students, (polls, quizzes, spelling bees, etc.)  Consider short code or poll collection:  Explore gaming as a possible means to engage students  Employ Google Maps (in many LEARN NC resources), Google Earth, GPS, etc.  Keep abreast of technological developments 50

51 Discover. Teach. Share. Reaching the Digital Native: Summary  Incorporate audio into your lessons  Use texting for interactivity with your students, (polls, quizzes, spelling bees, etc.)  Consider short code or poll collection:  Explore gaming as a possible means to engage students  Employ Google Maps (in many LEARN NC resources), Google Earth, GPS, etc.  Keep abreast of technological developments  When you hear of a cool new technology, consider ways that you might incorporate it into your classroom 51

52 Discover. Teach. Share. Reaching the Digital Native: Summary  Incorporate audio into your lessons  Use texting for interactivity with your students, (polls, quizzes, spelling bees, etc.)  Consider short code or poll collection:  Explore gaming as a possible means to engage students  Employ Google Maps (in many LEARN NC resources), Google Earth, GPS, etc.  Keep abreast of technological developments  When you hear of a cool new technology, consider ways that you might incorporate it into your classroom  The future looks bright for those willing to embrace and incorporate new technologies 52

53 Discover. Teach. Share. One to One Computing  Public and Private Schools  Green County  Other NC County's looking at this or have already started  Cary Academy 53

54 Discover. Teach. Share. One to One Computing Living with a digital native  7 th grade  Teacher web pages  Home work listed  So no more “I don’t know….”  What  When due  Grade value 54

55 Discover. Teach. Share. One to One Computing Living with a digital native  Collaboration  With other students  IM   Skype  With Teacher   Electronic submission of assignments  Wiki space  blogs 55

56 Discover. Teach. Share. Road Blocks  Access to technology  At school  Firewalls  Policy  At home  Professional Development  The Law  CIPA – “Children's Internet Protection Act” 56

57 Discover. Teach. Share. The Future… …is what we make of it  The digital divide is also between teacher and students  Try something new  Learn from your students 57

58 Discover. Teach. Share. Digital Native  Questions? 58


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