A Vision of K-12 Students Today

Posted: December 9, 2009 in Education, Pedagogy
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There are many versions of this or at least similar clips around but when I watched this one I was reminded of something I learnt during a workshop with Dr Michael Nagel recently. He discussed some the principles of the idea that the human brain (of Gen Y and beyond) is now developing to a modified architecture than the brains of those before them (Gen X back). This is enabling them to do something I think of as ‘complex snippet thinking’. That is work and think of lots of things in short/little doses for extended periods of time. In simple terms like conversing on MSN, Facebook, researching on Wiki’s and the Internet, typing out an essay, developing a presentation, watching TV, streaming a show etc… all at the same time and making it all work.

As written about the clip:
This project was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills. Equally important, it serves to motivate district level leadersto provide teachers with the tools and training to do so.

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