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.

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2. Helen Baxter, Mohawk Media

2.1. Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/helenbaxter

2.2. [email protected]

2.3. Mohawk Media

2.3.1. twitter.com/mohawkmedia

2.3.2. Creative Commons NZ

2.3.3. Digital NZ

2.3.4. the g33k show

2.3.5. twitter.com/theg33kshow

2.4. MsBehaviour

2.4.1. DJ / Creative ID

2.4.2. The MsBehaviour Files

2.4.3. twitter.com/msbehaviour

3. Time

3.1. New Ideas - write them down, process later

3.2. Batch process similar tasks

3.3. Book transition times for mental switching

3.4. Finish early?

3.4.1. Then play! Book playtime into the schedule Kinect games Creative & technical experimentation Kinect Hacks

3.5. Larks v Owls

3.5.1. Most creatives are owls Quiet No interruptions Controllable light levels Less distractions

3.5.2. Most managers are larks Maker schedule v managers schedule

3.6. E-learning lets you choose the best time and place

3.7. Albany High School - Self study Wednesdays

3.8. Space / Time Continuum in the Classroom

3.8.1. Re-think the use of Physical Space, Delivery Methods & Time

3.8.2. Centres for Academic Excellence

3.8.3. Design Schools 2.0

3.8.4. Schools of Ambition

3.9. TEDucation

3.9.1. TED Talks Technology, Entertainment & Design Ideas Worth Spreading Eva Vertes - Aged 19 TED Under 30 Alzheimers Breakthough Aged 14 Princeton - Cancer Stem Cells Research Sir Ken Robinson

3.9.2. Grokkit.com

3.9.3. Online Text Books Cafescribe

3.9.4. Open Source Science MyExperiment.org

3.9.5. Teachertube Pay Attention "I don't have ADHD - I'm just not listening

3.10. Tele-students

3.10.1. Online Learning Resources

3.10.2. MIT Online Courses

3.10.3. Open Source Science - MyExperiment.org

3.10.4. Online textbooks Cafescribe

3.10.5. Collaborative Tools Wikis Ed Research Wikis Free Thinking LOOP Shared Docs Open Peer Review Online Meetings Audio / Text Project Management Re-use Material - Iterative Podcasts Blogs + Comments

3.10.6. "Don't expect me to go into school every day"

3.10.7. Study with the same tools as the workplace.

4. Digital Natives

4.1. No Wi-Fi

4.2. Ed Talks, Te Papa - 5 year old animatrix

4.3. Renaissance 2.0

4.3.1. "New Leonardos" Scientists & Artists

4.3.2. Creativity + Science + Technology = Renaissance 2.0

4.3.3. WANTED: Creative Thinkers & Innovators

4.3.4. Hackers, remixers, mashup artists Using open data Mix and Mash

4.3.5. Tinkering & inventing

4.3.6. 3D printing revolution Ponoko.com Shapeways

4.4. Two-way exchange across generations

4.4.1. Best person for Job Age independent

4.4.2. Let Generation Y & Z teach Us

4.4.3. Tech Angels, Tech Crew & Tech Execs Wellington Girls College Mentoring Angels

4.4.4. Digital Opportunities Projects, NZ

4.4.5. Our first contracter was one of the first Tech Angels Met her as a VJ Creative / Technical balance

4.5. Augmented studying

4.5.1. The Einstein Approach

4.5.2. know where the knowledge is

4.5.3. Saves your processor & harddrive space

4.5.4. Step 1: Learn How YOU learn

4.6. Open Source Attitude

4.6.1. learn

4.6.2. develop

4.6.3. share

4.6.4. connect

4.6.5. innovate

4.6.6. Remix CC Licensing Creative Commons Kiwi

4.7. Embrace new Spaces & Places for Education

4.8. Recommend they Read Sci-Fi

4.9. Encourage X Disciplinary X Pollination = Invention

4.10. How do you teach an Inventor?

4.11. Campus of Future?

4.11.1. Like Googleplex

4.11.2. Work + Play = Lifelong Learning

4.12. Skills

4.12.1. Multimedia production/publishing

4.12.2. Selling Ideas, self Presentation

4.12.3. Branding & ID

4.12.4. Scientific Method

4.12.5. Critical thinking

4.12.6. Time Management

4.13. Use the tools they are using in their daily lives

4.13.1. Banning phones is like asking them to sit with their hands over their ears

4.13.2. Smartphones

4.13.3. Social Media

4.13.4. Enagage through their networks

4.13.5. Don't take their PCs away - because they're not studying hard enough at Geography.

4.13.6. "Email is for Old People"

4.14. Gaming is training our future surgeons, telepresence ops, pilots

4.14.1. Coolest job on the planet? Driving the Mars Pathfinder robot

4.15. MAKE, Instructable, DIY Everything

4.15.1. Claytronic & Catoms - Programmable Matter

4.15.2. Robots & Nano-technology

4.15.3. Coming soon...the Fab Lab Revolution Ponoko.com Shapeways.com

5. Space

5.1. Space

5.1.1. Study from University of Minnesota

5.1.2. Ceiling height can affect the way we think

5.1.3. High ceilings are best for abstract blue sky thinking, and lower ceilings help with detailed, analytical thinking.

5.1.4. Learn in different places for maximum retention

5.1.5. Rework Minimise interuptions Minimise noise Collaboration Rooms

5.2. Designing Your Optimal Creative Environment

5.2.1. Light

5.2.2. Noise

5.2.3. Design (formal/informal)

5.2.4. Temperature

5.2.5. Peers (solo/team)

5.2.6. Authority Figures (present/absent)

5.2.7. Mobility

5.2.8. Intake (eating/drinking)

5.2.9. Time of Day

5.3. Stand Up

5.3.1. Study by Research Partnership Steelcase International and the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich

5.3.2. 300 students observed in different layouts: (fixed, mobile, standing, sitting).

5.3.3. Both accuracy of thinking and idea innovation were higher than when sitting down

5.3.4. Five principles • Plug and Play • Fold and go • Say and see • Relate and reflect • Inspire

5.3.5. Three types of learning spaces Informal Student lead Teacher lead

5.4. Activities/requirements

5.4.1. Focused work

5.4.2. Collaboration

5.4.3. Learning

5.4.4. Socialising

5.5. The Classroom of the future

5.5.1. Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom Make kids aware of learning environment Integrated classrooms Mixed ages Learn when you are ready Work as a team Communities of coaching Respect Able to communicate x age Integrated green technologies Primary Classrooms

6. Attitude

6.1. Innovation

6.1.1. Inspiration Read widely

6.1.2. Initiative Doers AND thinkers

6.1.3. Inventive New approaches

6.1.4. Ideas Lots of them

6.1.5. Integration Context is key

6.1.6. Involvement Willingly collaborate

6.1.7. Impact Stand out

6.2. Constraints

6.2.1. Number one key to innovation is scarcity Look for ways to save Time, Money, People, Skills Want to get creative? Drop a 0 off the budget. Not hard in NZ

6.2.2. Lazily productive

6.3. Recognise, praise, encourage

6.3.1. Losada line - 2.9013 positive interactions needed to counteract one negative

6.3.2. 6 to 1 for success

6.3.3. How you do it is important

6.3.4. Danish company - Order of the elephant

6.4. Approach

6.4.1. Hacking Do the best you can with the resources you have The g33k show: Half hour of Animated TV weekly using mobile phone tools, Google Earth, Google Sketchup, Elastic bands and Hacker mentality

6.4.2. Curious

6.4.3. Playful

6.4.4. Fun

6.4.5. Agile thinking

6.4.6. Adaptable to change

6.4.7. Prepared to Publish and iterate Fast Nothing is perfect It's good enough for rock & roll

6.4.8. Failure is part of the experimental process Fail fast and move on

6.4.9. Creative Appearance, style, approach

6.4.10. Professional Time, comms, delivery

6.4.11. Personal perception Where are the inventive girls?

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

6.5.1. It takes about five years to become a pioneer

7. Teachers Toolkit

7.1. Email

7.1.1. GMail

7.2. Files

7.2.1. GDocs

7.2.2. DropBox

7.3. Knowledge

7.3.1. Diigo Groups Digest of Internet information, groups & other stuff

7.3.2. Pearltrees

7.3.3. Mindmeister

7.4. Media Monitoring

7.4.1. Twitter

7.4.2. Google Alerts

7.5. Mindmaps

7.5.1. Mindmeister

7.5.2. The Brain

7.6. Money

7.6.1. Xero

7.7. News

7.7.1. Personalised News

7.7.2. Feedly GReader + Firefox add on Manage RSS feeds Real Simple Syndication

7.7.3. Zotero Collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. Firefox plug in

7.8. Planning

7.8.1. Plan Hq

7.9. Presentation

7.9.1. Prezi

7.9.2. Mindmeister

7.10. Social Media

7.10.1. Hootsuite

7.10.2. Twitter

7.11. Streaming

7.11.1. Livestream

7.11.2. Qik

7.11.3. Ustream TV

7.12. Talk

7.12.1. Google Chat

7.12.2. Skype

7.13. Tasks

7.13.1. Pocketmod

7.13.2. Basecamp Free account

7.13.3. Team Work PM Free plan - 2 projects More sophisticated than Basecamp

7.14. Time

7.14.1. Rescuetime

7.14.2. Doodle

7.15. Videconferencing

7.15.1. Skype Beta

7.15.2. Dim Dim

7.15.3. Oovoo

7.15.4. Freebinar

7.16. Wikis

7.16.1. Gdocs Act as a Wiki

7.16.2. WikiMatrix

7.17. Freeware list of Educational technologies

7.17.1. Academic Software

7.17.2. Business Tools

7.17.3. Computer Assisted Drawing

7.17.4. Desktop Publishing

7.17.5. Editor Programs

7.17.6. Games Software

7.17.7. Internet Software

7.17.8. Languages Tools

7.17.9. Linux-Mac-Unix

7.17.10. Math Tools

7.17.11. Music-Audio-Video

7.17.12. Productivity Tools

7.17.13. Programming, AI

7.17.14. Science Tools

7.17.15. Security Tools

7.17.16. Special Education & Accessibility

7.18. 62 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom

7.19. 101 Online resources Transforming education

7.20. 50 Excellent Open courses for teaching with technology

7.21. 50 Open Source Applications for Science & Technology Education

7.22. Albany High School Open Source e-learning tools

7.23. Creative Commons Kiwi

8. Mindmap address

8.1. http://www.mindmeister.com/73517382

9. Mohawk Media

9.1. KnowledgeBoard

9.1.1. Editor of International community - KM, Creativity, Innovation

9.1.2. Research, scenarios, whitepapers on the future of business

9.1.3. European KM Scenarios Trends and visions in KM

9.1.4. Influenced how we have structured our knowledge/creative business

9.2. Network of studios

9.2.1. Cloud Based Collaboration tools Converted after the Great Hard-drive Crash of 2004

9.2.2. Manage projects not people

9.2.3. Manage the work, not the team Assign Discuss Deliver

9.3. Telescopic in size

9.3.1. Work with freelancers Offer mentoring, training & business support

9.3.2. Build flexible, lean & agile teams

9.3.3. Outsource to local SMEs No employees

9.3.4. Hire hotdesks in co-location premises if needed

9.4. Look for attitude, train for skills

9.4.1. Work with 'T Shaped People'

9.4.2. One deep area, wide ranging interests and willingness to collaborate

9.4.3. X-Generational

9.4.4. X-Media

9.4.5. X-Disciplinary

9.4.6. Creative / Technical brains needed for: animation motiongraphics webdesign music production

9.4.7. You can't silo/specialise

9.4.8. It's all about context

9.5. Results not time or task based

9.5.1. R.esults O.nly W.ork E.nvironments

9.5.2. No schedules Clear deadlines

9.5.3. How when where done? Doesn't matter PJs & Chardonnay? No problem As long as you deliver on time and at professional quality

9.5.4. Self direction Productivity, engagement goes up

9.6. Dyadic/two person project teams

9.6.1. We are smarter than me

9.6.2. Problem solving easier

9.6.3. Collaboration needs Trust

9.7. Creative process needs structure

9.7.1. You can herd cats

9.7.2. With the right tools

9.8. Earning OR Learning

9.8.1. Devote at least 20% or more of our time each week to upskilling, reading, planning, playing

9.9. What's our motivation?

9.9.1. Daniel Pink intrinsic rewards Bonus schemes have negative effect on knowledge & creative workers Same across all cultures Manual - bonus Cerebral - praise & profile Give credit where it's due

9.9.2. profile

9.9.3. relationship/goodwill

9.9.4. income

9.10. Know that happiness leads to success

9.10.1. Built business around creative flow time

9.10.2. Passion projects

9.10.3. Positive emotions expand peripheral vision

9.10.4. Choose the right projects

9.10.5. Happy to turn work down if the fit is wrong

9.11. Fun is our prime directive

9.11.1. Built business around time to play

9.11.2. Kinecting with our crew

9.11.3. It's got to be fun, rewarding, interesting or challenging

9.11.4. "Fun is the secret to the Virgin's Success" Richard Branson

9.11.5. Leads to bottom line results

10. Three Things

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

10.2. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstein

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