Digital Immigrant “An individual who was born before the existence of digital technology and adopted it to some extent later in life.” Digital Native “A person who was born during or after the introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater understanding of its concepts. This usually describes people born during or after the 2000’s.”
For the next 5 minutes, discuss at your tables… * What technology did you use when you were in high school that was considered “cutting edge”? * What is cutting edge in your classroom or library today?
“Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” - Mark Prensky
Mark Prensky (2011) Digital Natives Prefer: Receiving information quickly from multiple sources Multi-tasking and parallel processing Pictures, sounds and videos before text Hyperlinked sources Interacting with others in “real- time” User generated content (peers) Learning that is instant, relevant and fun Digital Immigrants Prefer: Controlled release of information from limited sources (pre- determined) Single or “focused” tasks Often prefer to get information from a text Greater need for private and personal space Like information presented linearly, logically and sequentially
As a result, our students (digital natives)… Mature earlier. Years earlier than children did even a couple of generations ago. Have spent their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, videogames, digital music players, video cams, cell phones and other toys and tools of the digital age. On average have spent less than 5,000 hours of their lives reading, over 10,000 hours playing video games and 20,000 hours watching TV! Mark Prensky (2011)
“Today’s generation of students should anticipate having multiple careers in industries that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented yet to solve problems we haven’t even begun to think about yet.” -Thomas Friedman in The World is Flat
The digital generation processes information differently than the people of the generation before (the way they read). They operate at “twitch speed”: they expect instantaneous access to information, goods, and services at the click of a mouse and expect rewards or instant gratification! About 95% of students are now either visual or auditory learners with only 5% kinesthetic. Perdue University (2008)
* Technology is a tool that can change the nature of learning. * In a technology-rich classroom, students don't "learn" technology. Technology provides the tools to be used for authentic learning. * Edtech supports but does not replace best practice! (Lynn Schrum 2005)
* Cindy Smith – LMS/STC at Goshen Elementary * LMS Perspective * Facilitator * Teacher * Developing Leaders * Caroline Lesousky – Teacher at East Oldham Middle School * Gained a new professional learning community * Realized technology does not have to involve iPads * Deepened my appreciation for technology as a tool to enhance and extend learning
* What is your journey with OCTI going to be in your building? * Face to face meetings? * Peer observations? * Online discussion space? (wiki, blog, Edmodo, etc.) * Learning new technologies? * Setting and achieving tech goals? * Professional development? * LMS lead conversation for 5-10 minutes
* What is OCTI like at the district level? * octi@Oldham.kyschools.us * District website District website * Twitter@OldhamEdtech
* Pre-seminar learning * Two days away (November 9-10) * Learning/sharing tech day one * Observation/reflection day two * Ongoing meetings in your building * Reconvene in Spring with levels to reflect on our progress * https://sites.google.com/site/octi201415/ https://sites.google.com/site/octi201415/
* Please set a personal goal for yourself as a teacher and/or member of OCTI in the 2014- 2015 school year. * Share at tables.