No audio with this one – but it is packed full of exciting links! I’m presenting at the above conference later this week and have attached pdf versions of the slides that I’m using. I’ll do a voice-over at a later stage – but you’ll get the rough idea of what I’m presenting!? Obviously, you wont get to see the embedded video clips or the funky transitions, sorry!
The future looks grim! According to Middleton (2010), “there is an epidemic of educational failure and disengagement in New Zealand.” Generation Y, our current clientele, have been described as lacking communication, basic math and writing skills and even critical thinking. These “Millennials” are stereotypically lazy, spoilt and demanding. Juxtapose all this doom with what’s happening on the internet and the future is positively blooming! Social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have exploded into life over the last 5 years and our adolescents just can’t get enough; 73% of “wired teens” log-on to them daily (the same Gen-Y students that we as educators are struggling to motivate and engage in the classroom?!).
In this session, I will argue that the way our students’ learn has changed over the last two decades. Unfortunately, the way we teach them hasn’t. Could tapping into their love of social media be the solution? I’ll explore the challenges and benefits of using social media in education, the superb synergy between social media and the New Zealand Curriculum, and then finally leave you all with a challenge!
Below is a pdf version of my presentation and also some great resources!:
The new iPad 2: I thought it was just a fancy toy? Podcasts: Downloading PE lessons from the iTunes store? Twitter: It’s far more useful than just finding out what Richie McCaw had for breakfast! For the last year I’ve made a conscious effort to embrace some of the new technologies available to our students and explore what value they can add to physical education. By using these technologies and integrating them into our teaching and learning programs, students have been more engaged in their learning. Student voice tells us that physical education at Pakuranga College has the “cool” factor! In this session I will focus on three technologies; the new iPad 2, podcasting and Twitter. I’ll show you in detail how each of these have been used in a physical education context and also the feedback received from students.
* Some of the Apps that can be used with the iPad 2 and NCEA PE
* How to create and submit audio/video lessons to iTunes for students to download
* How using Twitter can really connect you with your students
* How, using Twitter, you can receive the best PD every day for FREE!
Here’s the pdf version of my presentation: