Cyber-savvy Kids 21st Century Learners Embracing new learning

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					  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

• 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
   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
               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…
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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

Time and knowledge to write an entire book and the
resources to have it published and marketed.

Skill in writing HTML code and the resources of a Web
                  Web 2.0

The code being used is different than in 1.0 allowing

o   The pull of content from one source to another.
      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?

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