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  1. Consumers to Creators How to teach today’s students Brad Fountain Discovery Education http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/

  2. “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

  3. Who are 21st Century Learners?

  4. Are They REALLY That Different?

  5. Who are 21st Century Learners? • Portable Game Device • Cell Phone • Computer • Video Game Console • MP3 Player/iPods Top Five Gifts for Teenagers Source: Starkman, Neal (2007).Leave Me Alone.... T.H.E. Journal. 33-38.

  6. Search Engines moving toward video YouTube other sites Hitwise, Phil Butler, profy.com

  7. Are They REALLY That Different? • 21st Century Student’s Brain • Neuroplasticity • Hypertext Minds • Environmental Impact • Thinking Patterns • ADD or Disengaged Marc Prensky – Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants Part 2

  8. Are you ready for my little girl? Name Alex Age 3 1/2

  9. How People Learn • 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, 2000.

  10. Where is your “Personal Learning Community”?

  11. What about safety…and What About Me?

  12. So What Does this Mean for Teachers and Schools?

  13. “If you are not prepared to be wrong, you’ll 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

  14. Being Literate Today Means…

  15. Putting it into practice.

  16. Where do I Start? Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0

  17. Tools of the Trade • Online Collaborations • Blogs • Wikis • Google Docs/Spreadsheets • Skype • Twitter

  18. Tools of the Trade • Slideshare

  19. Tools of the Trade • Digital Storytelling • Voicethread • Photostory 3 • Movie Maker 2 • Adobe Premiere Elements/iMovie • Audacity • Freeplay Music

  20. What does it look like? • Digital Stories/Digital Projects • Book Trailer • Homophones • God’s Laugh • Rock Dating Game

  21. What does it look like? • Cross-Curricular Projects on the Web • Johnny Appleseed Project • Journey North • Classroom Blogs • Mr. C’s Class Blog • The Secret Life of Bees • Classroom Podcasts • Room 208 • RadioWillowweb

  22. What does it look like? • Google Earth • Grapes of Wrath Google Earth Littrip • Coral Reef Temperatures • Mapping using addresses • Wikis • Vicki Davis • Tim Frederick • Technospud

  23. 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 • Beth’s Thoughts on Technology in the Classroom – Beth Knittle • Books • Tested – Linda Perlstein • Don’t Bother Me Mom—I’m 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

  24. What Will You Do to Make A Difference? Brad Fountain brad_fountain@discovery.com