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School 2.0 : Technology and the Future of Schools

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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.

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I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.

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