Ian Jukes @ ISTE 2010

16 Jun

* pardon the typing errors, the session was fast and that dude was moving 🙂

Ian Jukes > ISTE 2010
Understanding the digital generation – the whole presentation is co pletely downloadable

Ppl under the age of 25, their change has been brought about by changes in technology. The change the rest of us experienced was brought on by other forces.

Because of digital bombardment, primary outside of school, these kids’ brains are changing, they have developed a cultural brain, brain changes are physical and chemical,wired differently=hyperlinked minds, they process info in a parallel manner not linear, neural plastic.

The eyes of digital readers read info differently than those of the older generation, they scan it differently, old uses the golden me and small Z curve, digital readers don’t do that , they go first to bottom and then scan the sides in an F pattern…Kent State study. Tend to ignore right side and bottom half of the page.

Major differences I. Learning styles and preferences…
@ Prefer quickly from multiple sources – teachers haven’t had the same online, high speed experiences, don’t understand the need for speed
@ Digital learners prefer prallel processing and multiple tasking – teachers don’t, teachers like linear and slow. Multiple tasking is really about having a good memory and adept at task switching. Quoted Medina a lot.
@ Digital learners prefer pictures, sound, video before processing text – the relationship between text and pictures have been reversed since 1985 when the pictures were just complimentary, multisensory experience without text has been powerful enough for these kids, think about the news…which do you learn more from. These kids aren’t paper trained, they are light and sound trained.
@ Digital learners Prefer random access to hyperlinked multimedia information – this has created hyperlinked minds, Medina says moving from linear to multi-pathed may make it difficult to follow linear thought, heavy books with an index doesn’t make sense, beginning to end isn’t the same as exploring on your own, BOTH skills are equally essential.
@ Digital learners prefer to network and collaborate simultaneously with others – opening a new game system and figuring it out , the principle of useful failure
@ Digital learners prefer to learn just in time – teachers teach just in case! Today’s economy is very different, thomas freidman says kids will have 10-17 carreers by the time they are 35 years old, threw in some dan pink stats. Which world are we preparing them for?
@ Digital learners not only prefer but are looking for instant and differed gratification and rewards – teachers focus on delayed and differed, if they put in the hours they will be rewarded with the next level, perhaps a video game mindset? Video games ask for decisions every one half second and reward them every ten seconds, in the classroom it is one every 35 to 40 minutes.
@ Digital learners

Lee Crockett takes the mic

Solution fluency
6 Ds
Define the task
Discover, turn to the past and ask how we for here
Dream, take off the blinders
Design, mapping out the process
Deliver it, put the plan into action, ship create a product
Debrief, ask how could we have made this product and process better, it helps them own the learning

Information fluency – how important is memorization?
5 As
Ask good questions
Analyze, bias reading between the lines
Apply, real world context, move vision into practice
Assess, like the debrief

Creativity fluency
GM cars as art
Sony design makes devices stand out
Xerox stories are more powerful than manuals

Media fluency
Analytically at the content and decoding the real information
Determining the best media to get our message out

Collaboration fluency
Global, virtual interaction
Book – the digital diet
Team working proficiencies in digital and real time

Digital citizenship is composed of these proficiencies

Traditional literacies balances with 21st century fluencies

Standardized tests are being used to measure non standardized brains, traditional literacies are not enough, just because we were here first doesn’t mean they have to do it our way. – register and get access to the blog


Posted by on June 16, 2010 in venturing out of the cube


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2 responses to “Ian Jukes @ ISTE 2010

  1. Susan

    June 16, 2010 at 10:04 am

    It’s funny you should blog about this today. Just last night (or rather EARLY this AM, I picked up a book I thought we had been given to read. (This is my leisure reading to help me sleep, right?) The book is Walk Awhile in My Shoes. Come to find out, it was actually a book my husband’s company had them read. Anyway, all the things you mentioned are in that book.
    I’m having a hard time with having to take vacation/sick days to be able to stay at home to get my work done to meet deadlines. I won’t complain b/c I’m glad just to have a job. However, with interruptions, no printer, no copier, no scanner and a large amount of time not having internet access, I’m having to work from home. I am a team of one. Thank God that my old team is pitching in!

  2. texasbuckeye

    June 16, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I feel like I’m complaining by writing this, but it has really been on my mind. It’s not even about me. I’m seeing expertise in our dept being ignored in favor of titles. At least that is my perception and you know what they say…perception is everything. I know that these are desperate times for some but functioning in panic mode isn’t going to get us out of it. I have lots of trust in many of the decision makers, so I hope my perception is wrong or thus era will pass quickly.


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