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Marc prensky

CAIS

June 18, 2006

Santa Barbara, CA

Marc Prensky

[email protected]

www.marcprensky.com

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Education Credentials

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (Yale)

  • MBA (Harvard)

  • Taught High School Math (5 yrs)

  • Ran a Street Academy

  • Taught Elementary School French

  • Taught College Music

  • Still Tutor Math

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Serious training

in a game environment

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RecentProjects

Higher Ed

Military

  • Stability Operations:

  • Winning the Peace

  • The Battle of the Brains

  • Financial Literacy

  • Dinner Party with History

K-12

Business

  • Games In A Flash

  • Chemistry Game (MeCHeM)

  • FL, LA Virtual Schools Courses

  • Algebra Game (The Algebots)

  • Physics Game (Space Junk)

  • Cell Phone Game (Elemental)

  • Reading Teacher Game

  • Insurance Game

  • Pharmaceutical Game

  • Cell Phone Game

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RecentProjects

K-12

  • Games in a Flash

  • FL, LA Virtual Schools Courses

  • Chemistry Game (MeCHeM)

  • Physics Game (Waste of Space)

  • Periodic Table Cell Phone Game

  • (EleMental)

  • Algebra Game (The Algebots)

  • Reading Teacher Game

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I’ll be going at

(slides will be available)

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Sky Takemura-Sora Prensky

b. April 26, 2005

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Helping Our Students

Learn and Succeed

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in a

21st century

world…

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…BEFORE the end

of the

21st century!

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What if we don’t?

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Five Keys

To Helping Kids Learn

and Succeed

In the 21st Century

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Our Students

Understanding

Generating

Engagement

Dealing With

Change

Sharing

Achieving

Our Successes

MUTUAL RESPECT

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Generating


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Theme#1

Understanding

Our Students

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Why are we educators

having such problems?

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What’s so

DIFFERENT

about the21st century?

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Why educators

are having problems

  • The world is changing

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Question 1

What percent of theworld’s population isunder 25?

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Percentage Under Age 25?

A 20 percent B 30 percentC 40 percentD 50 percent

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% Under 25?

50%

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Question 2

What percentage of our teachersare under 25?

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Question 3

What percentage of people in this roomare under 25?

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We have to involve our studentsin everything we do!

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Why educators

are having problems:

  • The world is changing

  • Students are changing

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Today’s younger learners

are NOT the ones our

systems (and teachers)

were designed and trained

to teach!

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Today’s Students aredifferent

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Why?

  • 5-10,000 hours Video Games

  • 250,000 emails and IMs

  • 10,000 hours on cell phones

  • 20,000 hours TV (incl. MTV)

  • 500,000 commercials

  • < 5,000 hours book reading

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Digital Natives

  • 2 billion ring tones per year

  • 2 billion songs per month

  • 6 billion text messages per day

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“Brains like ours alter profoundly to fit the technologies and practices that surround them.”

-Andy Clark

Director, Cognitive Sciences Program.Indiana University

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Digital Immigrants

Digital Natives

Conventional Speed

Step-by-Step

Linear Processing

Text First

Work-Oriented

Stand-Alone

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“Students are not just using technology differently today, but are approaching their life and their daily activities differently because of the technology.”

--Net Day “Speak-up Day” Summary

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The e-Life

Digital Natives

  • Coordinating

    • Projects, workgroups, MMORPGs

  • Evaluating

    • Reputation systems–Epinions, Amazon, Slashdot

  • Gaming

    • Solo, 1-on-1, small & large groups

  • Learning

    • About stuff that interests them

  • Evolving

    • Peripheral, emergent behaviors

  • Searching

    • Info, connections, people

  • Analyzing

    • SETI, drug molecules

  • Reporting

    • Moblogs, photos

  • Programming

    • Open systems, mods search

  • Socializing

    • Learning social behavior, influence

  • Growing Up

    • Exploring, transgressing

  • Communicating

    • IM, chat

  • Sharing

    • Blogs, MySpace

  • Buying & Selling

    • ebay, papers

  • Exchanging

    • P2P

  • Creating

    • sites, avatars, mods

  • Meeting

    • 3D chat rooms, dating

  • Collecting

    • mp3, video, sensor data

REFERENCE

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The e-Life

Digital Natives

  • Coordinating

    • Projects, workgroups, MMORPGs

  • Evaluating

    • Reputation systems–Epinions, Amazon, Slashdot

  • Gaming

    • Solo, 1-on-1, small & large groups

  • Learning

    • About stuff that interests them

  • Evolving

    • Peripheral, emergent behaviors

  • Searching

    • Info, connections, people

  • Analyzing

    • SETI, drug molecules

  • Reporting

    • Moblogs, photos

  • Programming

    • Open systems, mods search

  • Socializing

    • Learning social behavior, influence

  • Growing Up

    • Exploring, transgressing

  • Communicating

    • IM, chat

  • Sharing

    • Blogs, MySpace

  • Buying & Selling

    • ebay, papers

  • Exchanging

    • P2P

  • Creating

    • sites, avatars, mods

  • Meeting

    • 3D chat rooms, dating

  • Collecting

    • mp3, video, sensor data

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“ [ Technologies are] re-writing the rules of adolescence.”

-- a mother

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Digital Natives

Digital Immigrants

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We have a

“Digital Immigrant Accent”

  • Printing out our e-mails

  • Not Going to the Internet First for info

  • Needing a printed copy for editing

  • Not Using (or liking) IM

  • Thinking “Real Life” happens only off-line

  • Assuming teaching equals learning

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Teaching=Learning

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21st Century Learning is unlikely to be created through PUSH from teachers

It has to be “PULL!”

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i.e.Students have toWANTto do it

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Theme#2

Generating

Engagement

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Engagement

(= motivation, passion)

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“Without motivation there is no learning”

– James Paul Gee

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“If a learner is motivated, there’s no stopping him”

– Will Wright

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“Learning

comes from

passion,

not discipline”

– Nicholas Negroponte


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Why educators

are having problems:

  • The world is changing

  • Students are changing

  • Engagement is changing

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“Learning Takes Work”

Disagree?

Agree?

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Yes, Learning takes

Effort, but

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Effort for learning can FEEL LIKEWORK

OR

Effort for learning can FEEL LIKEPLAY

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Learning feels like play

when you have

ENGAGEMENT

=

Motivation, passion

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Today’s kids

UNDERSTAND

ENGAGEMENT

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When I was a kid

IT WAS BORING

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Today’s kids

GO ONLINE

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“I could have nothing to do and I can always find something on the Internet.”

– A High School Student

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“On the Internet you can play games, you can check your mail, you can talk to your friends, you can buy things, and you can look up things that you really like.”

– A High School Student

Yahoo

Born

to be

Wired

Conference

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The e-Life

Digital Natives

  • Coordinating

    • Projects, workgroups, MMORPGs

  • Evaluating

    • Reputation systems–Epinions, Amazon, Slashdot

  • Gaming

    • Solo, 1-on-1, small & large groups

  • Learning

    • About stuff that interests them

  • Evolving

    • Peripheral, emergent behaviors

  • Searching

    • Info, connections, people

  • Analyzing

    • SETI, drug molecules

  • Reporting

    • Moblogs, photos

  • Programming

    • Open systems, mods search

  • Socializing

    • Learning social behavior, influence

  • Growing Up

    • Exploring, transgressing

  • Communicating

    • email, IM, chat

  • Sharing

    • Blogs, MySpace

  • Buying & Selling

    • ebay, papers

  • Exchanging

    • p2p

  • Creating

    • sites, avatars, mods

  • Meeting

    • 3D chat rooms, dating

  • Collecting

    • mp3, video, sensor data

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Today’s kids

know what engagement

feels like

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They want to

feel engaged

all the time

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Especially

when they are

learning!

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But much of our educationis SO BORING…

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…that it feels like we’re putting depressantsin their food!

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evenWITHtechnology!

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“Whenever I go to school I have to ‘power down’”

– a high school student

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“You do have to slow down when you’re talking to teachers.”

– a Liverpool student

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For today’s students to learn,

ENGAGEMENT

Is

MORE IMPORTANT

than Content

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Why?

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Content

Will Change!

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Content won’t help

students continue to learn

throughout their lives, but

ENGAGEMENT

WILL!

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Outside of formal learning…

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Today’s StudentsareEmpowered

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“I want to do things that conform to

my time frame,

not someone else's."-- Matthew Kahlil, a senior at U.C.L.A., who goes to the movies less often than he used to.

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“Kids want to

put their own mark

on the site.”

– Deborah Schwartz, MOMA

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Today’s StudentshaveTools

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What’s different about the new technology is that it is

programmable.

– Alan Kay

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Today’s StudentsareHands-On

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“Players are producing as much as they are consuming

– perhaps more.”

– JC Herz

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Today’s StudentsEmbrace Complexity

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“[They are] living in dataspace, begging to handle more simultaneous data streams than their parents ever imagined.”

-- Beck and Wade: Got Game

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Today’s Studentswant things to beFun

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“Fun is the act of mastering a

problem

mentally.”

-- Rafe Kotter: A Theory of Fun

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Today s students are not add but rather eoe

Today’s students areNOT“ADD”but rather“EOE”

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E ngage me or e nrage me

“ENGAGE MEorENRAGE ME”

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It’s not attention deficit –

I’m just not listening!

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One place to go for engagement

One Place to Go For Engagement

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… in their pocket!

Almost EVERY student already

has a powerful computer…

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We should be

USING them!

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Mobile Phones Are

Powerful Computers

Inexpensive

Always in their pocket

Optimized for Communication

Full of Useful Add-ons

e.g. Cameras, GPS, internet

Easy to download to

Attachable to External input/output

Missing? Imagination!

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We Can Use Mobile Phones for Learning:

Skills.

Languages.

Poetry.

Literature.

Public Speaking.

Writing.

Storytelling.

History.

Surveys.

Polls.

Match-ups.

Testing.

Communication.

Memory aids.

Blogging.

…and even

assessment

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Theme #3Understandingand Dealing With

Change

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“Email is for

old people”

– A student

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Discontinuity:

Digital Technology

We are here

Our Lives

CHANGE

TIME

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“Nothing ever wears out”

– A teacher

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Tool switching is already close to instantaneous

Yahoo Google Email IMiPod vPodmp3 wmaGameBoy DS, PSP

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Our Students’ Lives

CHANGE

TIME

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The change that is THREATENINGto the Immigrants…

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“Most of us prefer to walk backward into the future, a posture which maybe uncomfortable but which at least allows us to keep on looking at familiar things as long as we can.”

-- Charles Handy

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The change that is THREATENINGto the immigrants…

…isEMPOWERINGto the natives!

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My New Book:

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IT power isdoublingevery year

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Sky Takemura-Sora Prensky

b. April 26, 2006

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Question 4

In 2036,How much more powerful will IT bethan it is today?

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How many times more powerful will IT be?

A one million times B ten million timesC one hundred million timesD one billion times

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Sky will be working with technology that is1 billion timesmore powerful than today!

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230

= 1,073,741,824

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What Does That Mean?????????

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Pre - 21st Century

Solving problemswith the tools we have

21st Century+

Inventing new toolsto solve problems

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They’d better be

learning

PROGRAMMING

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When

will all this change

END!??

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IT WON’T !!!

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There’s no Destination!(Only the fast train)

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No One In educationgets this yet

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Except, of course…

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Our Students

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…their technology changes monthly!e.g. PHONES: text, cameras, videos, motion sensors, diodes, sky tunes

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From now on,

Tools Will COME FAST…

  • Blogs

  • Wikis

  • Wikipedia

  • Podcasting

  • Polling Devices

  • Speed Enhancers

  • Cell Phones

  • Games

…and GO FAST

  • Wires

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In fact, too fast to master!

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Today’s teachersneed to know

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How to Teach Using ToolsThat are Unfamiliar, and That We Can’t Fully Master!

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My answer…

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It’s important that teachers

DON’T WASTE TIME

Learning to Use New Tools,

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Because…

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The kids can do that!

(and they want to)

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“Don’t try to keep up with the technology

-- you can’t”

– A 14 year old girl

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“You’ll only look stupid.”

– A 14 year old girl

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Teachers Need to:

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UNDERSTAND

New Technologies

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SO THEY CANHELP KIDS EVALUATE

THEM

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AND SO THEY CANTEACHKEY LESSONS

ABOUT THEM

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Recent New Tools

  • Email

  • Search

  • IM

  • Blogs

  • Wikis

  • Wikipedia

  • Podcasting

  • Polling Devices

  • P2P

  • Games

  • Networking

  • Augmented Reality

  • Texting

  • Cameras

  • GPS

  • Speed Enhancers

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How Teachers Should Use New Tools

Assign

Evaluate

Teach

  • Search vs. Research

  • Fair Use vs. Plagiarism

Design

a Wikipedia

Entry for…

Wikipedia

  • Communication

  • Journalism

  • Use of MM

  • Creativity

  • Communication

  • Journalism

  • Use of MM

  • Creativity

Make a

Podcast

About…

  • Oral vs. Written

    Communication

Podcasts

IM

Design a

Class using

only IM

  • Usefulness

  • Breadth

  • Depth

  • Originality

  • Informal vs. Formal

    Language

Phone-based

cameras

Take and

Photoshop

To best

Illustrate…

  • Communication

  • Originality

  • Artistry

  • Technique

  • Pictures vs. Words

  • Appropriate vs. In-

    appropriate

  • Truth vs.

    Manipulation

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Theme#4Achieving

MUTUAL RESPECT

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Interestingly,

vis-à-vis

the future,

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Most Educators

DISRESPECT

Our students

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…although

few of us

would admit it.

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Still, we say (or think)

things like

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“Stop playing those games and get to useful learning”

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“Your games are a waste of your time money and brain cells.”

– A parent

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This really

disrespects and hurts

the students…

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…who work enormously

hard for the results

they get

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“When I heard that, it broke my heart.”

– A kid

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And so, in turn…

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Students

DISRESPECT

Educators

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We teach them almost

nothing

about the future

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Which they have to

learn about

on their own --

After school

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Today’s Education is

Bifurcating

“School”

(Credentials)

Legacy Stuff

Irrelevant

PUSHED ON THEM

= Boring

“After School”

(21st century learning)

Future learning

Stuff they Know they Need

PULLED BY THEM

= exciting

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And since they know

technology

is the new literacy

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They see most of their teachers as

ILLITERATE

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And They Don’t Bother

Listening

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A recent Pew study

found 1/3 of college

students interviewed

admitted playing

games during class

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Even Their Parents

DISRESPECT

Educators

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“The cookies on my daughter’s computer know more about her interests than her teachers do.”

– Henry Kelly, President, FAS

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I believe…

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Disrespecting

each other

is the root of many of our problems

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To Get students to Listen…

They Have To Know

Teachers Respect Them!

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So…

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How Do We Get

RESPECT

For each other?

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  • We should

  • Foster the Message:

We Are All Learners

We Are All Teachers

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2. We should

Give them work

That is worth respecting!

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3. We should

Respect what the

kids find valuable…

Especially their games!

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If you only listened

to the Press…

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…you might think

Computer and

Video games…

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… were the worst

things in the world

for kids.

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But the TRUTH

Is that

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Games produce learning with engagement

Games produce LEARNINGWITHENGAGEMENT

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“I love getting level-ups – knowing I’m getting better. I started at level one and now I’m on 40. Now I can do more things. I can keep going and it’s really fun.”

– Tyler, Age 10

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Kids play games

NOT because they are games,

but because they’re the

most engaging intellectual

thing they have

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Learning

is the real reason

they play!

(Shhh!)

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and the

Game System

Reviews

Official

sites

Fan sites

games

Mags

Blogs

IM/chat

is a big part of the

learning process

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Today’s Games:

Complexity Matters

“Mini”

5 min-2hours

TRIVIAL

Or, at best,

One-Noted

“Complex”

8-100 hours

NOT TRIVIAL

Complex Games take the same amount of

time as a course (30-100 hours)

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Today’s complex

Games are more like

INTELLECTUAL

SPORTS

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complex

What Kids Learn from Games

To cooperate, collaborate & work in teams,

i.e. to work effectively with others

To make effective decisions under stress

To take prudent risks in pursuit of objectives

To make ethical and moral decisions

To employ scientific deduction

To quickly master & apply new skills and information

To think laterally and strategically

To persist and solve difficult problems

To understand and deal with foreign

environments and cultures

To manage business and people

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And many people in their 20’s

attribute their success in

Leadership

Business

Medicine

Law

Military Roles

To their game playing

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“I remember my parents yelling at me for playing games. They never know I had a 300 person guild to manage.”

-- Successful entrepreneur

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Game Training

For Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. James Rosser, Beth Israel Hospital NYC


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“Gamers have amassed thousands of hours of rapidly analyzing new situations, interacting with characters they don’t really know, and solving problems quickly and independently.”

-- Beck and Wade, Got Game

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Gamer Attitudes

Beck and Wade: Got Game

  • Be a Hero

  • Immerse Yourself in Data

  • Make the Tough Calls

  • Take different perspectives

  • Make Things Better

  • Don’t be Afraid to Fail –

  • Take risks to get rewards

  • Winning Matters

  • Work in Teams

  • Take Responsibility

  • Add Value

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Respecting Games:

  • Who plays a game that relates

  • to what we are discussing?

  • Can you think of an example

  • of this in your games?

  • How would we design

  • a game about this?

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Respecting Games:

Use Complex Games’Design Principlesto createengaging instruction

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Seven key things to take from complex game design

Eye Candy

Seven Key Things To Take From Complex Game Design:

Gameplay!

Goals

Engagement

Decisions

Adaptivity

Leveling-up

Iteration

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Seven Key Things To Take From Complex Game Design:

  • Focus on keeping players engaged every second

  • Limit Frills & Eye Candy, Go For Gameplay, i.e

  • Create goals important to the player (Be a Hero)

  • Add continuous, important decisions w/feedback

  • Employ “Leveling up” (to encourage practice)

  • Adapt continually to each individual on-the-fly

  • Forget theory -- try and iterate!

(Digital Immigrant Version)

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Respecting Kids?

“Whenever you add an instructional designer, they suck the fun out”

– A Game Designer

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Respecting Kids Means

“DON’T suck the fun out”

– The Kids

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Students

(Digital Natives)

prefer

ENGAGEMENT

Teachers/

Curriculum Designers

(Digital Immigrants)

are used to

  • Content First

  • Engagement First

  • Presentation

  • Gameplay

  • Few Decisions

  • Frequent Decisions

  • One Thing at a Time

  • Multiple Data Streams

  • In Person

  • Online

  • Once-and-done

  • Iterative

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Theme#5

Sharing

Our Successes

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Today’s Young Learnerslove toShare

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Digital Natives

“Sharing Is Power”Be the First to Post It

Digital Immigrants

“Knowledge is Power”Keep Information to yourself

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Many Teachers and Schools

are doing

Great Things!

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and yet…

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So Much

GOES TOWASTE

from being used by only

One Teacher,

In One Classroom

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If we could just

capture, access and re-use work already done,

we would be

HALFWAY THERE

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How?

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Use the

most powerful

technology tool

in the world

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Google!

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Put it on the Web

!!!

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Do all teachers have

an easy way to put on the Web

an HTML page, a Video,

a Wiki and a Blog?

If not,

make it happen now!

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www.TimRylands.com

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Bottom line what can i do

Bottom Line:What Can I Do?

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Just kidding

(Just Kidding)

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Make a real effort to

Make aREAL effort to

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Understand

Your Students

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The e-Life

Digital Natives

  • Coordinating

    • Projects, workgroups, MMORPGs

  • Evaluating

    • Reputation systems–Epinions, Amazon, Slashdot

  • Gaming

    • Solo, 1-on-1, small & large groups

  • Learning

    • About stuff that interests them

  • Evolving

    • Peripheral, emergent behaviors

  • Searching

    • Info, connections, people

  • Analyzing

    • SETI, drug molecules

  • Reporting

    • Moblogs, photos

  • Programming

    • Open systems, mods search

  • Socializing

    • Learning social behavior, influence

  • Growing Up

    • Exploring, transgressing

  • Communicating

    • email, IM, chat

  • Sharing

    • Blogs, webcams

  • Buying & Selling

    • ebay, papers

  • Exchanging

    • music, movies, humor

  • Creating

    • sites, avatars, mods

  • Meeting

    • 3D chat rooms, dating

  • Collecting

    • mp3, video, sensor data

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Generate

Engagement

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ENGAGEMENT

Is

MORE IMPORTANT

than Content

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Deal with

Change

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…In the RIGHT way

Assign

Evaluate

Teach

  • Search vs. Research

  • Fair Use vs. Plagiarism

Design

a Wikipedia

Entry for…

Wikipedia

  • Communication

  • Journalism

  • Use of MM

  • Creativity

  • Communication

  • Journalism

  • Use of MM

  • Creativity

Make a

Podcast

About…

  • Oral vs. Written

    Communication

Podcasts

IM

Design a

Class using

only IM

  • Usefulness

  • Breadth

  • Depth

  • Originality

  • Informal vs. Formal

    Language

Phone-based

cameras

Take and

Photoshop

To best

Illustrate…

  • Communication

  • Originality

  • Artistry

  • Technique

  • Pictures vs. Words

  • Appropriate vs. In-

    appropriate

  • Truth vs.

    Manipulation

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Achieving

MUTUAL RESPECT

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We Are All Learners

We Are All Teachers

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Sharing Successes

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Put it on the Web!!!

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How do I do all that in this era of

Standards and Assessments?

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You don t

YOU DON’T!!

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You let the kids do it

You let the kidsdo it!

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The prensky challenge

“The Prensky Challenge”

  • Let’s prepare a fabulous future curriculum (nanotech, genetics, protomics, robotics, bioethics, etc.) for the second half of the year

  • Which the kids can have IFF they complete the entire year’s standard curriculum in just half a year, AND

  • Everybody passes the standard tests (i.e. the faster students bring the slower ones along.)


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Keep Asking the Key Questions

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“How much

of what I am teaching

will my students use

in the future?”

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“Would my students

even be here

if they didn’t have to?”

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WE CAN

ENGAGE

OUR STUDENTS…

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and

HELP THEM

LEARN!

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No one says it’s

EASY,

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But that’s why they’ll

Thank Us

When we succeed

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and

We’ll Be Happier

too!

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They’re our students

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We owe them

the best!

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so…

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Let's Go Do It!

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Thank You!


Marc prensky

email:[email protected]

web sites:

www.marcprensky.com

www.socialimpactgames.com

www.gamesparentsteachers.com

www.games2train.com

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CAIS - Day 2 Agenda

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1.Feedback: Opinions, Affirmations, Dissents, Rants, Discussion, etc.

(with Digital Natives)

  • 1 Hour?

BREAK

  • 1 Hour?

  • 2. What Can/Should we do? Creative thinking based on the five keys

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Take your best shot

at Prensky!

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Our Students

Understanding

Generating

Engagement

Dealing With

Change

Sharing

Achieving

Our Successes

MUTUAL RESPECT

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Generating


Seven key things to take from complex game design2

Eye Candy

Seven Key Things To Take From Complex Game Design:

Gameplay!

Goals

Engagement

Decisions

Adaptivity

Leveling-up

Iteration

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