Owners of Australia's fast growing K-12 online learning environment Schoolbox, James and Sean help independent schools in Australia and New Zealand transform their teaching, learning and online communication. Today’s youth live in a digital world surrounded by devices, technology, online communities and are socially engaged though the web. The emergence of these digital natives is forcing traditional teaching methods/technology to move so rapidly, educators can be confused by how best to leverage digital learning to deliver an engaging learning experience through technology. James and Sean introduce how digital natives learn, how BYOD can work and how to style teaching and use technology in the classroom to fit with the mobile, social and and online world our students live in.
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Engaging Digital Natives Their devices, their world, their content
Introductions James Leckie Technical Director Alaress Sean Richards Managing Director Alaress
How are they getting online? Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 4901.0 Apr 2012
How are they getting online? Over 90% use internet for education! Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 4901.0 Apr 2012
What are they using? Socially.
What are they using? Socially. communicating with imagery!
What are they producing online?
What are they producing online? Students expressing themselves creatively!
Why these services?
Bite size content
Accessible on range of devices
Great, how do we teach in this language? They share knowledge freely Always connected They trust transparency They value 24/7 realtime interaction
Provide streams of bite sized information
Create blogs and engage students with comments
Share and upload short videos, audio
Post photos, infographics and diagrams
Encourage students to use their own devices and software
Use devices for research
Broaden the range of acceptable assessment submissions
Go social, enable peer review and discussion
Encourage students to ask questions and answer each other
Enable peer review
Ask students to share work with others and get feedback
Ok, what about the teachers? Work smarter not harder!
Engage students outside the classroom
Encourage collaborative learning and sharing of resources within the classroom
Engage students with materials and tools that matter to them