Last week I got invited by Roni Staimpel at the North Coast EMC to speak to educators from in and around the Cleveland, OH area. And this week, I’m back in Columbus, OH at the eTech Conference spreading the love.
Everyone I spoke to, both in Cleveland and Columbus, told me that I had to have Skyline Chili before I returned home to Silver Spring, MD. And I did, and it was wonderful!
But this isn’t a Zagat review, so here’s the tech-tie in. I took the picture with my cell phone, e-mailed it to myself, and then posted it on this blog. Now that isn’t all that complicated, but it is a simple example of what our students are doing all the time. In fact 70% of YouTube’s registered users are American and roughly half are under 20 years of age.
So how do we reach those learners? Well one way is to reach them by incorporating tools that they are used to, like iPods, cell phones, wikis, and blogs, tools they are already using, into your instruction and classroom.
Here is a PowerPoint that delves into that topic a little deeper. I have also included tips and tricks for reaching these 21st century learners. Feel free to edit it and make it yours! (Note this is the presentation delivered to the North Coast EMC minus the videos). The Digital Classroom – Reaching the 21st Century Learner
I hope that this presentation helps spur your imagination and order up some technology in your classroom – extra cheese and onions.