School 2.0 : Technology and the Future of Schools
Presenter Timothy Magner
School 2.0 website. (A must read!)
Cell phones allow you to call a person not a place
65.4% of U.S. population own cell phones.
Average U.S. home has 26 different media devices
Wired teen population surges at the 7th grade
44% of boys 79% of girls online in 6th grade
e-mail is a fixture -IM is preferred
79% of teens report helping adults do something online that they couldn’t do themselves.
Use to customizing everything
US youth lag much of the world in use of mobile devices to connect to the Internet
Showing poster of School 2.0 (from link above)
“We’re creating the future together!”
Question: Top two challenges for schools
Answer: Recourse and effectiveness
Said he would put the PPT online. Worth it if you give presentations to staff…great stats that can be used.