21st century education

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  • 1. A 21st Century Education
  • 2. Traditional classroom model We get a lot of this... and some of this... but very little of this... Source: Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State University
  • 3. But what if this was our classroom...
  • 4. Tremendous prevents this from happening? What amount of constraint in education
  • 5. Food Schools Interests Extracurriculars Classes Entertainment Girlfriends Responbilities Kids lives are filled with constantly changing pieces Boyfriends Music Friends Grade Authoritative Clothing Expectations Figures Levels Style
  • 6. A Vision of Students Today (mwesch) Complete 49% of readings assigned -- only 26% of which were deemed relevant to life Will read 8 books, 2,300 Web pages, and 1,281 Facebook profiles per year Will write 42 pages for class and 500 pages of email
  • 7. A Day in the Life of a Student Today... 7 hours sleeping 1.5 hours watching TV 3.5 hours online 2.5 hours listening to music 26.5 hours 2 hours talking on the cell phone 3 hours in class 2 hours eating 2 hours work 3 hours study
  • 8. Did You Know 3.0 The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004 Todays learner will have 10-14 jobs by the age of 38 (US Dept of Labor) 1 in 4 workers have been with their current employer for less than a year 200 million registers users in MySpace, 5th largest country in world 31 billion Google searches per month 4 exabytes (4.0 x 10^19) of unique information will be generated each year By 2049, a $1000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the entire human species
  • 9. Social Media - social media - s-shl m-d-- noun - Internet-based tools for sharing and discussing information Social media depends on interactions between people as the discussion and integration of words builds shared- meaning (source: netlingo.com) Social media is an educational tool
  • 10. Students need to take ownership over their educations Generate Connect and content Network Incorporate on Moodle Web 2.0 projects
  • 11. Creativity provides leadership for the community
  • 12. Watch podcasts on TED.com
  • 13. Follow experts on Twitter
  • 14. Connect with Skype & iChat
  • 15. Join a workgroup online
  • 16. Work with your teacher and create a Ning or Wiki for a topic
  • 17. Make a Voicethread for study sessions
  • 18. Rethink Knowledge
  • 19. More resources available at delicious/liontech/lcc