Cyber-savvy Kids 21st Century Learners Embracing new learning technologies while keeping kids safe online Sponsored by Northeast Washington Education Council Educational Service District 101 US Attorney‟s Office, Eastern District of Washington Spokane Public Schools Overview • 21st Century Learning Environments • Web 2.0 Tools Benefits and Risks • Minimizing Risks While Embracing New Technologies 12th Graders' Perceptions About School Source: United States. Dept. of Education. National Center for Education Statistics What changes are happening? • Immediate access to information in real time o Wikipedia Vision • Socialization no longer requires F2F interactions at school • Access to school related information is readily available o Why should I memorize the atomic number of Fe (iron) when I can Google it and learn so much more? What about online gaming? “Video game designers have created such an engaging system that [kids] don‟t care if they have to fail 100 times before they actually succeed,” says Etuk. “If you ask any teacher how she would feel about a child failing 100 times at algebra, but never giving up and even asking his friends to help him succeed at algebra, that teacher would say, „That‟s the dream.‟” Source: Administrator Magazine “Video Gaming During Class” How are kids using online access to information for school? What changes has online access made to students in your school? In what ways are you addressing these issues? Growing up online… How are we preparing our kids to be competitive in a global workforce? Shift Happens… What if a traditional college degree didn't matter? MIT OpenCourseWare • Lecture Notes, Exams and Lectures FREE - No Registration Required! • Over 1800 Courses Available Online • Want to learn Single Variable Calculus? • What about Computer Language Engineering? Table Talk What implications does access to this information have on our current notion of what it means to be a college graduate? What shifts should we make in order for our kids to be prepared for the 21st century workforce? One possibility... The Internet Landscape Has Changed What is Web 1.0? Think of web 1.0 as a library filled with content a few skilled people wrote for the masses to enjoy. Books Time and knowledge to write an entire book and the resources to have it published and marketed. Web1.0 Skill in writing HTML code and the resources of a Web server. Web 2.0 The code being used is different than in 1.0 allowing for: o The pull of content from one source to another. (Collecting) RSS feeds, Mashups, and Podcasts for example o Pushing content back to the web without technical skills or resource (Collaborating and Creating) YouTube, MySpace, Ustream, Wikipedia What educational opportunities does School 2.0 present to us? School 1.0 teachers held the information and shared it with students. School 2.0 Teachers and students working collaboratively while teaching and learning. The focus is on relevant and authentic content that creates real life learning experiences.. Technology simply makes it easier, like improved code for the web. Examples of Web/School 2.0 Elementary kids posting to the web? Classroom Blog What about the risks? • Exposure to Harmful Information? o Typo Squatting o Uploading/Downloading Pornographic Images/Videos o Uploading/Downloading Tutorials for Illegal Activities • Online Solicitations? o Chat Rooms o Instant Messaging o Social Networking Sites o Other Online Mediums • Identity theft? Other risks?