Know Your Millennials (Timed)

Category: Education

Presentation Description

A bit about Millennials and what their nature means for teachers now and in the future.


By: k3hamilton (128 month(s) ago)

Slide 1 Do you sleep with your cell phone? How you answer that question might tell you something about yourself! Before we talk about that though, let me take you back, back.. back in time…

By: k3hamilton (128 month(s) ago)

Once upon a time in a time far away (or at least I hope it’s far away, ) it was a PUSH, World. People sat at home in their little boxes and were comfortable in front of their new fangled television sets having information PUSH-PUSH PUSHED at them. The television was the center of the family. It provided information and entertainment. Mom and Dad and Billy and Suzy, the captive audience sat and watched. Life back then was a whole lot about PUSH, and sit and receive.

By: k3hamilton (128 month(s) ago)

Slide 3 In this world Teachers were the source of knowledge and learning. And students, who looked very much the same, all sat comfortably row on row receiving information. Life was good - Repeat, repeat, repeat and memorize and during the exam it was regurgitate fact upon fact. Everybody seemed happy, but maybe some felt a little the same or a little excluded or maybe felt they were not allowed to say anything different.

By: k3hamilton (128 month(s) ago)

Slide 4 Then something strange happened….they had always feared the bomb way back then, but this explosion was a different type of explosion altogether. This explosion was about change and everything would be different. The change didn’t quite happen overnight but to some it felt like it did.. At first they called it the “superhighway.” almost everybody was hopping on. Suddenly newspapers were dying and television was struggling; everyone had a cell phone and the internet was king and the world was going mobile. It was a digital world!

By: k3hamilton (128 month(s) ago)

Slide 5 The world changed but when we looked inside the classroom it looked much the same. As teachers stood in front of classes with row on row of students … they tried to push the same old information in the same old ways; they wrote on their blackboards, but when they turned around not everyone was listening, and some were asleep!

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Presentation Transcript

Slide 1: 

Do you sleep with your cell phone?

Once upon a time…. : 

Once upon a time…. Life was all about PUSH

Teacher = Learning + Knowledge : 

Teacher = Learning + Knowledge PUSHING Knowledge

Then something strange happened : 

Then something strange happened

The world changed but the classroom didn’t : 

The world changed but the classroom didn’t still PUSHING Knowledge

Growing up Digital : 

Growing up Digital

Now it’s a PULL World : 

Now it’s a PULL World Involvement

Who are our students? : 

Who are our students? Today is about Pull Choose Connect Create

Who are the Millennials? : 

Who are the Millennials? Born in digital era – social – multitasking Collaborative – resourceful - innovative thinkers Love a challenge Want to produce something worthwhile Impatient Comfortable with speed and change Thrive on flexibility and space to explore Value guidance

Millennials: Open to Change : 

Millennials: Open to Change . Don’t Box me in!

Open to Change: Diversity : 

Open to Change: Diversity

Millennials: Diversity : 

Millennials: Diversity

Volunteering: Social Concern : 

Volunteering: Social Concern

Social: Collaboration : 

Social: Collaboration

Technology Use: Anytime/Anywhere : 

Technology Use: Anytime/Anywhere

Mobile 24/7 : 

Mobile 24/7 How Millennial Are You Quiz:

Resources : 

Resources Digital Nation-Life on the virtual frontier. (2010). Frontline-PBS. Retrieved from Digital Native Map Hamilton, K. (July 22, 2009). Who are the Millennials. kehamilt:YouTube. Retrieved from How Millennial Are You? (2010).   Millennials: Portrait of generation next. (2010). Pew Research. Retrieved from   Oblinger, D. (2003). Boomers, Gen X and Millennials: Understanding the new students. Educause. Retrieved from

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