Welcome to the 22nd Century Classroom Wiki!

Our current Kindergarten students will retire in the year 2075, only a quarter century removed from the 22nd century. This workshop will focus on how to implement a vision and plan of where our "digital natives" need to be heading and what educators can do in their classrooms to support this paradigm shift and connect the "digital dots." In the age we live in, we must be forward thinkers and give our students the appropriate resources in order to co-author, collaborate, and network with others all over the world.


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Digital Natives
from http://edorigami.wikispaces

Media Exposure

Mark Prensky - in his papers digital natives and Digital immigrants, highlighted the exposure our students have to different forms of media.

My summary of the digital divide

Native learners (Digital Natives) (Neo-Millennial Learners)
Emerging Digital learners (Digital Immigrants)
Multiple multimedia information sources rapidly
Slow controlled information release – limited sources
Parallel process & multi-task
Singular process and single or limited task
Processing order Picture, Video & Sound --> Text
Processing order Text --> Picture, Video & Sound
Random access to interactive media
Linear, logical sequential access
Interact/network simultaneously to many
Interact/network simultaneously to few
Comfortable in virtual and real spaces
Comfortable in real spaces
Prefer interactive/network approach to work
Prefer students to work independently
“Just in time” learners
“Just in case” learners
Instant access, rewards & gratification
delayed/differed access, rewards & gratification
Learning is relevant, instantly useful and fun
Learning is to teach to the curriculum guide and standardized tests.
Compiled and created by Jill Neuhard