Ewan McIntosh is a forward thinking educationalist. He runs a blog called edublog which I like to keep an eye on.
He has a nice slideshow that you can watch here
The show has these interesting statistics (and no he doesn’t say where the data comes from).
UK Teens and Tweens (I guess 10-19 year olds) spend 1400 minutes a week online. (I make that 23 hours a week or (average) 3 hours a day). Only 60 minutes in front of a computer in school.
Of this 47 minutes a day are on Bebo
150 Hours -typical average time to complete a computer game – also the same number of hours required to complete one year at university.
Pupils have 140% time! This is because they multitask when online – they will be using messenger and writing their bebo page, possibly composing an email and running a game in the background.
75Million blogs are tracked by technotati (ie adult blogs). One new blog every 2 seconds. Over 17 new blog posts written every second.
In the 19th Century …..
the usual audience for a pupils work was 1 (the teacher). Even if you had your work on display (quite unusual) the maximum audience was (typically) 30. Spend 5 minutes to see who actually looks at a display – probably nobody.
Do one thing at a time
Let ME explain
What is happening in the 21st Century classroom
Potential audience of 1,000,000,000 if you post an article on wikipedia.
We’ve heard of Digital Natives and Immigrants – well what about digital holiday makers? Why not take a trip and spend a bit of time somewhere else but don’t just stick to the tourist traps – find out what is going on underneath.
Interesting presentation …