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Deirdre Bonnycastle February 27 th 2012 Teaching Generation Z

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My presentation on educational technology for teaching in undergraduate medical education


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Deirdre BonnycastleFebruary 27th 2012

Teaching Generation Z

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Humans Use Technology

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Has had access to the Internet from birth

Has had access to email since elementary school

Has been using social networking programs since high school

Generation Z

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May think they can multitask, but can’t

Has access to information overload like no other generation

May not know how to access legitimate information (science vs opinion)

May never have been exposed to educational technology.

Generation Z Realities

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Growing exponentially, too rapidly to keep up

Start with your objectives and choose technology to help achieve that objective

Involve your students by asking “If we want to do X, what tools might we use.”

Technology Teaching Tools

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Have the librarian teach a class in search literacy

Create a social bookmarking account for your class where they can share articles

Create a class newsletter

Learn to use Twitter

Learn about Apps, Simulators, Case sites

Access to Information

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Bookmarking http://www.diigo.com/

Newsletter http://www.scoop.it/

Twitter http://twitter.com/

Tweetdeck http://www.tweetdeck.com/

Tools I Use

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Twitter hashtag #

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Students can see how others write which helps improve their writing

Other students can comment on what was written thus improving everyone's reflection and discussion skills

Other professionals can comment on what students writes thus engaging them in professional discourse

Individual Writing = Blogs

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UofS http://www.usask.ca/its/services/webpage_hosting/blogs/

Blogger http://www.blogger.com/tour_start.g

Google Doc http://youtu.be/zApehuekC-M


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Creates document that can be edited by a group

Team taskCommitteeResearch groupCase based learning

Group Writing = Wiki

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U of S http://www.usask.ca/its/services/webpage_hosting/wiki/

Blackboard has a wiki tool

PBworks http://pbworks.com/

Wikispaces http://www.wikispaces.com/


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Go Forth and Teach