Classrooms and Libraries for the Net Generation
(Doug Johnson’s session is over flowing. People standing out side looking in. I am sitting in the Blogger Cafe while David Jakes has a front row seat in the session. He is taking his notes in Skype. I’m copying the notes here as a blog post about the session….exactly what Doug is talking about.)
10 tech directors
All the rest are librarians
And you are getting a long so well.
Showing old photo and Second Life image
Showing what kids today have never known-very effective
The Kennedy disaster was a plane crash, not a disaster.
They are just eating this shit up,
Doug has got some groupies.
They’ve never used white out.
First understanding: it will be easier to change the way we teach, the way our Net Gen students learn.
Second understanding: Today’s students like to learn. They just don’t like what we want to teach and how we teach it.
See the Educating the Net Generation from Educause
Don’t do anything without music
Don’t like to go outside
Want quick fast immediacy
Bombarded with commercialism have a ton of stuff
Skim over the tops of things, know a little about a lot-the generalist generation
Learn by failing, inductive discovery
Talk for hours without saying anything
My job is to confuse you at a higher level.
Now showing demographics of millenials.
Follow Zits in the comic strips to understand Millenials
Watch more digital media than television
See Student Monitors Lifestyle and Media Study, 2005
See Threshold Magazine, new resource
Doug is asking if anyone is live blogging this
We call informal learning with other kids (what they do online at night) …cheating
How will schools change as a result of students understanding and knowledge of technology
Ability to cheat taken away from kids (are you kidding me?)
Let them bring their iPods
Give kids more choices
Quit expecting kids to follow long directions.
We need to use technology as a hook
Make education 24/7
Use students own technology to teach them
Buildings places kids want to be
You are actually blogging this…you were serious
Information has changed, its becoming conversational
Now talking about a home media ecology and all the tools-I would call it an ecosystem rather than an ecology, but they’re close enough
Now talking about tagging and how so last year Melville Dewey is
Confusion about tagging, don’t get that its about categorizing
I don’t mean to dis on Dewey-Doug
They think tags are about finding information…
Now talking about Wikipedia…This is the evil wikipedia, devised by Satan, and cast from the depths of Hell (tongue in cheek)
Showing Encarta vs. Wikipedia chart. Wikpedia blows it away.
Teach copyright from the point of view of the creator
Discrimination and evaluation skills need to be taught to kids.
Students need guidance more than ever
Needs to be a focus on organizing, creating and using information.
Doug has myspace page…with no friends (But we’re all your friends Doug!)