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21st Century Learners & Technology to Engage Your Business Class

OBEA Conference April 23 2010

Jeremy Bracken

on 5 May 2011

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Transcript of 21st Century Learners & Technology to Engage Your Business Class

Technology To Spice Up
Your Business Class! The Students The Teacher ANYONE CAN DO IT!!
- I'm no techy (don't even own a cell phone!)
- Don’t be overwhelmed
- Don’t do it all at once
Pick a few that work and run with it
Add others as you grow Today's students – K through college – represent the first generations to grow up with this new technology. They have spent their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, videogames, digital music players, video cams, cell phones, and all the other toys and tools of the digital age. Todays average college grads have spent less than 5,000 hours of their lives reading, but over 10,000 hours playing video games (not to mention 20,000 hours watching TV). Computer games, email, the Internet, cell phones and instant messaging are integral parts of their lives. Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
Marc Prensky WE CAN BE FUNNY! So lets be hilarious! Students certainly don’t have short attention spans for their games, movies, music or Internet surfing. More and more, they just don’t tolerate the old ways – and they are enraged when we are not doing better by them
•Prensky “Enrage me or engage me” “Different kinds of experiences lead to different brain structures, “ says Dr. Bruce D. Perry of Baylor College of Medicine. As we shall see in the next installment, it is very likely that our students’ brains have physically changed – and are different from ours – as a result of how they grew up. But whether or not this is literally true, we can say with certainty that their thinking patterns have changed. Netiquette Before encouraging students to collaborate online, it is a good idea to set the groundrules for "netiquette" Many sites can help your students understand online etiquette. This link will take you to a simple quiz
http://www.albion.com/netiquette/netiquiz.html A Wiki It’s a website that allows the readers to also be writers – aka teachers
You can get FREE wikis from www.wetpaint.com, Google and other sites Benefits
•Daily work updates
•Absent students can catch up
•Parents can keep in touch
•Keeps you organized year to year
•Upload assignments
•NO EXCUSES www.brackensclass.wetpaint.com
Also used to organize the teams I coach Spice up that Wiki! Online Debates and Discussions Widgets - Tools that make your site more interactive
Clocks, Weather, NHL Update, RSS Feed
ohttp://www.widgipedia.com/ Slideshows
www.photobucket.com Polls
www.freeonlinesurveys.com Collaboration for all PHOTOS RSS Feed Music Delicious Delicious is a site that effectively allows you to create your own search engine. "Tag" the sites and articles you find useful for easy retrieval later
Search 'Tags' of other users with similar interests
Join networks or people with similar interests
User generated 'ratings'
The more it is tagged, the more useful the 'delicious community' finds the site Videos Youtube
Yahoo - CEO Clips
TeacherTube (no filter)
CBC News in Review
Frontline - PBS Download Videos www.zamzar.com
Free & no account req'd My personal philosophy - keep the videos short. Running a 60 minute video without pausing it, debriefing, applying or discussing the issues is NOT teaching I like having 2-3 short videos every class. Even if you have to throw in a silly video (stand up comedian talking about jury duty, etc) it helps break up the class and keeps the students engaged You don't have to be a genius! Objective: Appeal to auditory, visual AND kinesthetic learners Speaking the language of a 21st century learner Wordle It creates a “word cloud” with the words you give it
The words that appear more often will be larger in your “word cloud”
It can link with your delicious tags too USES IN THE CLASSROOM
Pefect for a thought starter, unit intro, or ice breaker
Motivational poster
Key words for a unit
Insert a poem or story to get a visual representation
Place multiple essays/assignments together and let Wordle show common concepts sample video from TED PowerPoint PowerPoint?! That isn't new! Well these uses for it are! Timer - Clock Guess what it is?? Tell your story with ONLY pictures Get a clicker LINKS
http://www.netxv.net/esc/technology/InstructionalTechnology/templates/powerpoint.htm SmartBoard + Clickers VISUAL
AUDITORY Prezi Software Prezi can be used by you or as a
presentation tool by your students ! www.prezi.com I hope you enjoy... 1 in 3 US teens sends over 100 text messages a day With the internet, video games and other external stimuli, their brains are in overdrive almost all day. As educators, we need to replicate that level of intensity in order to keep them on board with the curriculum REMEMBER
Technologies are tools students use to create knowledge and to create personal and social change Instead of browsing the internet for things you like, get an RSS subscription and those articles will FIND YOU E-Learning Ontario The ministry has some great interactive games waiting for you. You'll need to have a school password to access them. Trust me, they're easy lessons that cover curriculum expectations and the kids will love them!

I have created a list of all the ELO interactive law links Other Ideas Sound 'drops' Will Richardson Michael
Wesch Imagine a school in which the students – all of them – are so excited about school that they can hardly wait to get there. Imagine having little or no “discipline problems” because the students are so engaged in their studies that those problems disappear. Imagine having parents calling, sending notes, or coming up to the school to tell you about the dramatic changes they are witnessing in their children: newly found enthusiasm and excitement for school, a desire to work on projects, research and write after school and on weekends. Imagine your students making nearly exponential growth in their basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening, researching, scientific explorations, math, multimedia skills and more! http://www.21stcenturyschools.com/What_is_21st_Century_Education.htm Google Docs My Final Thoughts

As educators, we have a responsibility to speak their language; a language that didn’t exist 10 years ago

These technologies will help you with classroom management and transform the way students learn. No longer will they be passive observers who simply memorize facts. They will become active participators in their own education. You will enable them to link core concepts through analytical collaboration and they'll be better prepared for future challenges.

Don't teach them WHAT to think.
Teach them HOW to think. Music Videos Online Law Games

Weird Laws
the-world/ Jing www.wordle.net www.21stcenturyfluency.com Attributes of Digital Learners http://www.useit.com/alertbox/reading_pattern.html Digital Learners Prefer... Traditional Teaching Styles Are... Access to information quickly from multiple media sources Controlled release of info from limited sources Parallel processing and multitasking Linear processing and single-tasking Pictures, sounds, colours and video BEFORE text Text before pictures, sounds and videos Random access to hyperlinked multimedia info Provide info in a linear, logically sequential manner Network simultaneously with others Work independently before interaction Prefer to learn 'just in time' Prefer to teach 'just in case' Instant gratification and immediate rewards Deferred gratification and delayed rewards They want learning that is relevant, active,
instantly useful and fun Many educators feel compelled to teach memorization of content in the curriculum Animoto allows students to make professional looking videos with only basic computer skills Free version - 30 second videos Full version - $3 per video or $5 per month http://animoto.com/play/THs4XEqN8KEDGWPK8kICsg http://www.onlineschools.org/ Picture is worth 1000 words Trust me - kids want to see the picture more than they want to read/listen to 1000 words The eye processes the content of photographs 60,000 times faster than it interprets text DO SCAVENGER HUNTS
Give assignments where kids go to the mall to find marketing strategies, demonstrate key terms, etc Trust me - the kids want to learn through pictures more than your 1000 words Ever have those days where you weren't feeling great the night before class and didn't prepare a 4+ lesson? Well it's happened to me ...more than once So I might incorporate www.soundboard.com I use them the same way radio DJs do Plant answers
in audience 1 - Use cards to divide groups
2 -Assign random cards - you have a
second deck. The card(s) you draw corresponds to who can answer http://www.random.org/
Random number generator Random Numbers
Coin Flipper
Rolls Dice
Draws Card www.sporcle.com IB Student Choice!
Amazing infographic data
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