Reaching and Teaching the Digital Learner
This keynote address is upbeat, motivational and informative. It can be a presented as a one hour keynote to a full day session.
The Digital Natives are not the students of the past. They learn and think differently which means teachers must learn to teach differently. In this keynote, Dedra will show teachers how to speak the language, use the tools, and make learning relevant to the 21st Century. Blogs, wikis, and web 2.0 will be explained and showcased. Done well, technology can be an awesome tool in the classroom, but it is not always easy! That’s why teachers need to sometimes be motivated to rise to the challenge by grabbing the attention of the video game generation and helping them use the tech skills of their future!
- Understand the reason why technology must become a part of the classroom.
- Identify the difference between integration and seamlessly integrating technology
- Use technology as a Communication tool, Instructional tool and a Performance tool in the classroom.
The students we are teaching today are digital natives who have never known a world without technology. How do you engage the multi-tasking, on-demand, Facebook generation? Learn how educators across the globe are using podcasting, blogging, wikis and other web 2.0 tools to teach the students of today. We will explore free Web 2.0 resources which can increase communication, collaboration, and engagement in your classroom.
Dedra is passionate about technology and all that it has to offer the students as we prepare them for the real world. The goal is to have technology seamlessly integrated into the curriculum. Technology should save teachers time and student projects should demonstrate learning of the curriculum, not overwhelm the curriculum. Dedra shows teachers ways to use the technology to teach their content effectively, engaging the learners of today. In her sessions, teachers will walk away with specific strategies that will launch them into action.