Putting the World In Their Hands: Augmented Reality in the Classroom
The wink of an eye, the simple one-finger tactile swipe down — these are the sights, sounds, and kinesthetic gestures that are changing the context of modern learning.
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/putting-the-world-in-their-hands-augmented-reality-in-the-classroom Wearable technology
http://www.wired.com/2013/12/wearable-computers/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/connieguglielmo/2014/02/12/the-case-against-wearables/ (Google Glass)
Millennials Are Old News — Here’s Everything You Should Know About Generation Z
Generations X,Y, Z and the Others – Cont’d
http://www.socialmarketing.org/newsletter/features/generation3.htm Beyond Millennials: How to Reach Generation Z
52% use youtube or social media for typical research assignments
Stephen Noonoo in his THE JOURNAL article:
Global Collaboration Projects that Go Way Beyond Skype
describes the “flattening” of the high school classroom, where students use communication technologies well beyond Skype (
Edmodo) to works with peers in real time around the world. The idea of flattening involves peer-to-peer mentoring (Vygotsky’s “zone”) besides high school students growing with the consciousness of growing in a global world.
Those will be the students, who in several years will be entering our (higher ed) environment. Are we ready for them?
Per our older blog entry:
do we know and understand the students who are coming soon to our classroom?
How did you figure out the Millennials? I found the following book
Howe, N., & Strauss, W. (2000).
Millennials rising : the next great generation /by Neil Howe and Bill Strauss ; cartoons by R.J. Matson. New York : Vintage Books, 2000. ! http://smallbiztrends.com/2009/09/33-useful-presentation-tools.html#
very helpful. Here is more about their “generational theory”
The Millennials are gradually graduating and a new generation is entering our higher education.
If you are interested to learn about the 2017-2020 graduates at college and adjust your teaching practices to their habits, understandings etc., here is a helpful book:
Levine, A., Levine, A., & Dean, D. R. (2012).
Generation on a Tightrope : A Portrait of Today’s College Student. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
We have it in electronic format