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  1. CAIS June 18, 2006 Santa Barbara, CA Marc Prensky marc@games2train.com www.marcprensky.com © 2006 Marc Prensky © 2006 Marc Prensky

  2. Education Credentials • Master of Arts in Teaching (Yale) • MBA (Harvard) • Taught High School Math (5 yrs) • Ran a Street Academy • Taught Elementary School French • Taught College Music • Still Tutor Math © 2006 Marc Prensky

  3. Serious training in a game environment © 2003 Marc Prensky © 2006 Marc Prensky

  4. RecentProjects Higher Ed Military • Stability Operations: • Winning the Peace • The Battle of the Brains • Financial Literacy • Dinner Party with History K-12 Business • Games In A Flash • Chemistry Game (MeCHeM) • FL, LA Virtual Schools Courses • Algebra Game (The Algebots) • Physics Game (Space Junk) • Cell Phone Game (Elemental) • Reading Teacher Game • Insurance Game • Pharmaceutical Game • Cell Phone Game © 2006 Marc Prensky

  5. RecentProjects K-12 • Games in a Flash • FL, LA Virtual Schools Courses • Chemistry Game (MeCHeM) • Physics Game (Waste of Space) • Periodic Table Cell Phone Game • (EleMental) • Algebra Game (The Algebots) • Reading Teacher Game © 2006 Marc Prensky

  6. I’ll be going at (slides will be available) © 2006 Marc Prensky

  7. Sky Takemura-Sora Prensky b. April 26, 2005 © 2006 Marc Prensky © 2006 Marc Prensky

  8. Helping Our Students Learn and Succeed © 2006 Marc Prensky

  9. in a 21st century world… © 2006 Marc Prensky

  10. …BEFORE the end of the 21st century! © 2006 Marc Prensky

  11. What if we don’t? © 2006 Marc Prensky

  12. © 2006 Marc Prensky

  13. Five Keys To Helping Kids Learn and Succeed In the 21st Century © 2006 Marc Prensky

  14. Our Students Understanding Generating Engagement Dealing With Change Sharing Achieving Our Successes MUTUAL RESPECT © 2006 Marc Prensky Generating

  15. Theme#1 Understanding Our Students © 2006 Marc Prensky

  16. Why are we educators having such problems? © 2006 Marc Prensky © 2003 Marc Prensky

  17. What’s so DIFFERENT about the21st century? © 2006 Marc Prensky

  18. Why educators are having problems • The world is changing © 2006 Marc Prensky © 2003 Marc Prensky

  19. Question 1 What percent of theworld’s population isunder 25? © 2006 Marc Prensky

  20. Percentage Under Age 25? A 20 percent B 30 percentC 40 percentD 50 percent © 2006 Marc Prensky

  21. % Under 25? 50% © 2006 Marc Prensky

  22. Question 2 What percentage of our teachersare under 25? © 2006 Marc Prensky

  23. Question 3 What percentage of people in this roomare under 25? © 2006 Marc Prensky

  24. We have to involve our studentsin everything we do! © 2006 Marc Prensky

  25. Why educators are having problems: • The world is changing • Students are changing © 2006 Marc Prensky © 2003 Marc Prensky

  26. Today’s younger learners are NOT the ones our systems (and teachers) were designed and trained to teach! © 2006 Marc Prensky © 2003 Marc Prensky

  27. Today’s Students aredifferent © 2006 Marc Prensky

  28. Why? • 5-10,000 hours Video Games • 250,000 emails and IMs • 10,000 hours on cell phones • 20,000 hours TV (incl. MTV) • 500,000 commercials • < 5,000 hours book reading © 2006 Marc Prensky

  29. Digital Natives • 2 billion ring tones per year • 2 billion songs per month • 6 billion text messages per day © 2006 Marc Prensky

  30. “Brains like ours alter profoundly to fit the technologies and practices that surround them.” -Andy Clark Director, Cognitive Sciences Program.Indiana University © 2006 Marc Prensky

  31. Digital Immigrants Digital Natives Conventional Speed Step-by-Step Linear Processing Text First Work-Oriented Stand-Alone © 2006 Marc Prensky

  32. “Students are not just using technology differently today, but are approaching their life and their daily activities differently because of the technology.” --Net Day “Speak-up Day” Summary © 2006 Marc Prensky

  33. The e-Life Digital Natives • Coordinating • Projects, workgroups, MMORPGs • Evaluating • Reputation systems–Epinions, Amazon, Slashdot • Gaming • Solo, 1-on-1, small & large groups • Learning • About stuff that interests them • Evolving • Peripheral, emergent behaviors • Searching • Info, connections, people • Analyzing • SETI, drug molecules • Reporting • Moblogs, photos • Programming • Open systems, mods search • Socializing • Learning social behavior, influence • Growing Up • Exploring, transgressing • Communicating • IM, chat • Sharing • Blogs, MySpace • Buying & Selling • ebay, papers • Exchanging • P2P • Creating • sites, avatars, mods • Meeting • 3D chat rooms, dating • Collecting • mp3, video, sensor data REFERENCE © 2006 Marc Prensky

  34. The e-Life Digital Natives • Coordinating • Projects, workgroups, MMORPGs • Evaluating • Reputation systems–Epinions, Amazon, Slashdot • Gaming • Solo, 1-on-1, small & large groups • Learning • About stuff that interests them • Evolving • Peripheral, emergent behaviors • Searching • Info, connections, people • Analyzing • SETI, drug molecules • Reporting • Moblogs, photos • Programming • Open systems, mods search • Socializing • Learning social behavior, influence • Growing Up • Exploring, transgressing • Communicating • IM, chat • Sharing • Blogs, MySpace • Buying & Selling • ebay, papers • Exchanging • P2P • Creating • sites, avatars, mods • Meeting • 3D chat rooms, dating • Collecting • mp3, video, sensor data © 2006 Marc Prensky

  35. “ [ Technologies are] re-writing the rules of adolescence.” -- a mother © 2006 Marc Prensky

  36. Digital Natives Digital Immigrants © 2006 Marc Prensky

  37. We have a “Digital Immigrant Accent” • Printing out our e-mails • Not Going to the Internet First for info • Needing a printed copy for editing • Not Using (or liking) IM • Thinking “Real Life” happens only off-line • Assuming teaching equals learning © 2006 Marc Prensky

  38. Teaching=Learning © 2006 Marc Prensky

  39. 21st Century Learning is unlikely to be created through PUSH from teachers It has to be “PULL!” © 2006 Marc Prensky

  40. i.e.Students have toWANTto do it © 2006 Marc Prensky

  41. Theme#2 Generating Engagement © 2006 Marc Prensky

  42. Engagement (= motivation, passion) © 2006 Marc Prensky

  43. “Without motivation there is no learning” – James Paul Gee © 2006 Marc Prensky

  44. “If a learner is motivated, there’s no stopping him” – Will Wright © 2006 Marc Prensky

  45. “Learning comes from passion, not discipline” – Nicholas Negroponte

  46. Why educators are having problems: • The world is changing • Students are changing • Engagement is changing © 2006 Marc Prensky © 2003 Marc Prensky

  47. “Learning Takes Work” Disagree? Agree? © 2006 Marc Prensky

  48. Yes, Learning takes Effort, but © 2006 Marc Prensky

  49. Effort for learning can FEEL LIKEWORK OR Effort for learning can FEEL LIKEPLAY © 2006 Marc Prensky