Thanks for coming to my session today at TESOL 2016. I hope I was able to help you open some doors to a few adjacent possibilities for engaging your Generation C students. Please remember, this page was designed to function as your outsourced memory for today’s content. Feel free to use it and share it as you see fit. And, if you think of some ideas that I missed, feel free to share those with me. I am always happy to help guest authors share their favorite Teacher Tricks.
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Have You Met Tega?
Mark Prensky on Digital Immigrants & YouTube is the Literacy of the 21st Century
Although it is a very difficult thing for many educators and other people to hear and face, and strange as it sounds, the truth is that for most people in the twenty-first century reading and writing are not the best ways to communicate.
According to Allan J. Kimmel, we can thank professors Jan Kietzmann and Ian Angell for the term.
“Generation C refers to Constantly Connected Citizens who are Creative, Capable, Content-Centric Curators, Copiers and Combiners who are Community-oriented, Collectively Communicative, Collaborative, and Co-developing Consumers of Common Content.”
Let’s Play Another Game…
Work with a partner and see how many words you can come up with by combining the following letters.
Duncker, K. (1945). On problem solving. Psychological Monographs. 58(5, Whole No. 270).
Glucksberg, S. (1962). “The influence of strength of drive on functional fixedness and perceptual recognition”. Journal of Experimental Psychology63: 36–41. doi:10.1037/h0044683.PMID 13899303.
The Candle Problem
We Cant See What We Cant See!
Only 71 companies remain today from the original 1955 Fortune 500 list
The Adjacent Possible
This term was originally coined by the biologist Stuart Kauffman, but it was recently popularized in Steven Johnson’s book Where Good Ideas Come From. You will find an RSA Animate video summary of his book at this link. Basically, it refers to the fact “that at any given time – in science and technology, but perhaps also in culture and politics – only certain kinds of next steps are feasible.” For example, growing in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, many of today’s teachers learned or were made aware of adjacently-possible techniques for learning and sharing ideas (The book, the pencil, the notebook, the phone, Microsoft Word) Today’s kids live in a world with 1.6 million apps available from Google Play and 1.5 million apps available in iTunes (Statista, 2015). How many Adjacent Possibilities do these apps allow for? Are we sharing these possibilities with our students?
Bricking, Clicking, and the Adjacent Possible
Cold Calling, No Opt -Out & I don’t Know…YET!
Reverse Image Searching and the Many Faces of Google
Veracity – With Veracity, you can perform reverse image searches on any image, otherwise known as “search by image” if you are a Google Images fan. Adjacent Possibilities: Bring in pictures of the content you want your students to learn. Rather than teaching it, have them do the reverse image searches to learn the content and teach you back what they learn.
More Bricks and Clicks
New Trick: Add GIF to the beginning of any YouTube Video link
Brick and Click?- Use GIFs or Videos with Total Physical Response
Capture App – The Youtube Capture App allows you, or your students, to capture great moments in theclassroom and then easily stitch them together to tell a story. You can then edit and crop your videos on the go and even add music backgrounds. Once finished, you can easily upload them to Youtube and share. Adjacent Possibilities: Record a presentation and share with students or have students share with you, have students record a 1 minute Pecha Kucha teach back, Use the Capture app to make a video and then use that video in EdPuzzle.
Coloring and Augmented reality