LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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DIGITAL LEARNERS

INTRODUCTION

What may we discover on this "Learning in the 21st Century" EDUC 504: Point-CounterPoint Wikispace? You may find various elements related to our group presentation, "Learning in the 21st Century." First, there are diverse visual representations that highlight the evolution from 20th Century to the 21st Century learning environment. Please find below our explorations in development of our group project. Further, you may find references that represent the conceptualization of our presentation. You may also navigate photos, research links, power point presentations, and documents throughout our Wikispace. Enjoy the exploration of "Learning in the 21st Century!
Regards,
Mindy, Sophia, Curtis, Brianne and Amanda

PRESENTATION

Our Point-CounterPoint team presentation introduces both perspectives, in response to the question, Learning in the 21st Century: Should schools adapt to students, or should students adapt to schools?

Presentation. What WE had to say:

Wallwisher. What YOU had to say: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/smac50421century


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PROJECT PLANNING

Below is a photo of the white board we constructed to establish the flow of our presentation.

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Following is an elaborated illustration of our work flow, using CMap.


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TEAM ROLES & RESEARCH

OPENING SKIT: THE 21st CENTURY LEARNER

-Demonstration of teachers attempting to adapt to the 21st century learner (Brianne "Beezy")

-Examples of 21st century students in the classroom (the texting, Internet-surfing, attentive student)

Here's a post from an educational blog about the pros and cons of several tech tools in terms of classroom use:
http://blog.classroomteacher.ca/27/classroom-technology/

And since the skit focused on what can go wrong when incorporating technology into teaching, here is the beginning of an article about lessons learned from a middle school multimedia center about the positive sides of using multimedia projects in schools (to view the whole article, search for the title through the UM library site):
http://www.questia.com/googleScholar.qst?docId=5000275828

LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: DEFINITION OF 21ST CENTURY LEARNER

- Definition of 21st century learner (Amanda)

    1. In an increasingly complex, demanding and competitive 21st century, students need to learn more than the 3R’s they are tested on in school. It’s time to help them go “above & beyond”, by embracing the 4Cs –communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
    2. http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1007&Itemid=239
    3. http://one.laptop.org/about/mission (schools adapting to learners example?

LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: SCHOOLS ADAPTING TO STUDENTS

- Schools Adapting to Students (Mindy)

Shall we envision the impossible, in which schools structure themselves to students, toward 21st century global citizenry?

Digital Learners of the 21st Century. Technological explosion of information in an increasingly complex, competitive global market environment demands dynamic learning. Forefront educational institutions are approaching these learning evolutions:
http://thesouthern.com/news/article_ee87dd88-0191-11df-abf3-001cc4c03286.html

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Interactive Framework for developing 21st century skills:
http://www.p21.org/route21/

21st Century Schools:Global resource for 21st century education, professional development, and curriculum.
How might schools develop media literacy in 21st century digital natives? What dose the 21st century classroom look like?
http://www.21stCenturySchools.com/

What is 21st Century Education?
http://www.21stCenturySchools.com/What_is_21st_Century_Education.htm

Standards & Skills of the 21st Century Learner.
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/AASL_LearningStandards.pdf

The Digital Learner. In adapting to digital learner’s behavioral preferences, how might the 21st century classroom integrate technology in meaningful, strategic ways? Perhaps with the integration of iPhones (smart phones) as learning tools; laptops as mobile learning centers, iPads in lieu of textbooks and as multi-media resource centers; ebook curriculum; classroom networking by means of Twitter and Facebook; Educational Wikispaces as collaborative learning spaces.

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LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: STUDENTS ADAPTING TO SCHOOLS

- Students Adapting to Schools (Sophia)


-Technology Induced ADD?
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20050328/1051222.shtml

-Young People Cop to it: Technology is Bad for Us
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Economy/story?id=7590263&page=1

-Negative Effects of Computers in Classrooms
http://courses.wcupa.edu/fletcher/english121/projects/10b/jessy.htm

The Rise of ADHD: Is Technology to Blame?
http://www.everydayhealth.com/adhd-awareness/the-rise-of-adhd-is-technology-to-blame.aspx

LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: BEHAVIORAL PREFERENCES

- Digital Age: Behavioral Preferences (Curtis)

The preferential differences between digital natives and digital immigrants
http://instructionaltechnologyconnections4u.pbworks.com/f/Behavioral+Preferences+of+Digital+Natives+and+Digital+Immigrants.doc

Calm down, there is not enough research to say that we must reform all of education
http://api.ning.com/files/AkclmKAQ9nT0vPJuCYL9261SknCvwP1UJ-RaVQ7kZumzWZVPq5iNlfGrqf0Jpc3wUnK8A07FuVmRXQ1WRqnre5q2z53PRnT0/Thedigitalnativesdebatecriticalreview.pdf

Research about preferences, claim that digital native and immigrant be replaced with digital nerd and normal
http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Feb_11/article03.htm

What about Special Education, preferences, and 21st Century learning?
http://isc.sagepub.com/content/46/4/246
you can find this article through the U-M library website, but it cannot be linked on a public page

Vocational Students
http://www.edutopia.org/shop-classes-vocational-education-technology

Even vocational track programs need to incorporate technology, and most will push for post-secondary education in their field for certification
http://www.edutopia.org/shop-classes-vocational-education-technology

http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/smac50421century
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