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Engaging Digital Natives - by Mind Map: Engaging Digital Natives -
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Engaging Digital Natives -

Keynote speech given by Helen Baxter of Mohawk Media at the Inspired Impact education conference in Palmerston North, New Zealand in January 2011.

Published by Helen Baxter, Mohawk Media, NZ under a Creative Commons, Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (BY-NC-SA) License. You can share, remix and republish this work for non commercial use, as long as you give attribution and publish using the same CC license.

Helen Baxter, Mohawk Media

Helen Baxter is MD of Mohawk Media, producer of the g33k show on Kiwi FM, Teaching Fellow at Victoria University and author of the MsBehaviour Files at the Big Idea.

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New Ideas - write them down, process later

Batch process similar tasks

Book transition times for mental switching

Finish early?

Larks v Owls

E-learning lets you choose the best time and place

Albany High School - Self study Wednesdays

Space / Time Continuum in the Classroom



Digital Natives

No Wi-Fi

Ed Talks, Te Papa - 5 year old animatrix

Renaissance 2.0

Two-way exchange across generations

Augmented studying

Open Source Attitude

Embrace new Spaces & Places for Education

Recommend they Read Sci-Fi

Encourage X Disciplinary X Pollination = Invention

BOSE suspension + Latop Batteries = cars of future

How do you teach an Inventor?

1. Teach can do, will try  attitude. Generation Why? 2.  Provide multidisiplinary foundation 3. Provide Pathways, and knowledge trails  4. Provide Tools & Spaces  5. Stand Well Back and Facilitate

Campus of Future?


Use the tools they are using in their daily lives

Gaming is training our future surgeons, telepresence ops, pilots

MAKE, Instructable, DIY Everything



  "When participants were aware of the height, high ceilings activated abstract thinking and thoughts of freedom, whereas low ceilings activated concrete thinking and thoughts of confinement." Joan Myers-Levy  

Designing Your Optimal Creative Environment

Stand Up

In the standing more mobile positions, both accuracy of thinking and idea innovation were higher than when sitting down,  


The Classroom of the future




Recognise, praise, encourage


First they called us crazy, then they called us stupid, now they call us pioneers

Teachers Toolkit




Media Monitoring






Social Media







Freeware list of Educational technologies

62 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom

101 Online resources Transforming education

50 Excellent Open courses for teaching with technology

50 Open Source Applications for Science & Technology Education

Albany High School Open Source e-learning tools

Creative Commons Kiwi

Mindmap address

Mohawk Media

Training, consultancy, animated infographics, streaming services


Network of studios

Telescopic in size

Look for attitude, train for skills

Results not time or task based

Dyadic/two person project teams

Creative process needs structure

Earning OR Learning

What's our motivation?

Know that happiness leads to success

Fun is our prime directive

Three Things

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

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"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child." Pablo Picasso