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Engaging Generation Z Students
Cross-generational communication in education
X-Y-Z generational differences
Three generations who have grown up under the influence of technology
Gen-X
1965-1980
"Just do it!" self-reliant generation looking for formal recognition.

Learning through independent research and onlin
e skill-building.

Skeptical. Master perfect 30 second elevator pitch to engage them.
Gen-Y, MillenNials
1981-1995
Hyper-optimistic, low self esteem.
Seek freedom, flexibility, instant gratification.

Prefer instructor to interact and learn from. Famous for their 12 second attention span.

Arrange teaching process as a focus-break-focus cycle so they can learn continuously.
Gen-Z
1995+
Always connected but don't want to be tracked. Individualistic, pragmatic.

Value high maintenance face-to-face relationships. Visually enhanced learning.

Perceive vast amounts of fragmentary visual information through continuous 8 second attention span cycles.
Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved
— Matthew 9:14–17, Mark 2:21–22, and Luke 5:33–39
Visual Storytelling for Gen Z
Case: US students search for Civil Rights related materials
100 thousand times per month.
Use GetArchive tools to meet the demand:
5-10 minutes
Create A Collection
Search and grab any of the PICRYL's 5M public domain objects. Upload your media. Pin from any site across the web (meet fair use requirements).
10-20 minutes
CONVERT TO a STORY
Put objects in sequence. Annotate with captions & voice (optional). Pick a template: audience-tailored slideshow, timeline, map, walkthrough, guide.

1-5 minutes
Publish and engage
Publish your Story to blogs and web pages to make it instantly available for everyone to share as a link, mini-site, embeddable script or video.
Bridging the Gap with Visual
GetArchive is for teaching and for learning.
Or just for fun, because it's cool.
Search through world's media
5M public domain media from world's finest archives are available for free to learn and use. Just type a keyword in a search field.
On any device
Works on web and in apps: Picryl.com and apps available for iOS and Android.
Social engagement
Share and re-share any object, collection, story in social networks, start a discussion.
Creative tools
Create and engage with ease: collections, slideshows, stories, videos.
Pin
Pin media on any website with browser extension. Automatically comply with fair use exemption for scholarship.
Visual Framework
Set a framework to organize and monitor individual and group progress. Compare results.
The world's cultural heritage media bank that
fits a millennial mindset
Go to Picryl
To Teach Visuals, Embrace Visual
Creative Tools
The new generation prefers visually enhanced learning, so we made visual media easy to produce.
Legal Free Content
Media that can be legally used for free is abundant. We made it easy to find and to use.
Visual Templates
Your story can be a slideshow, timeline, step-by-step guide or walk through. Engage your students!
Multiple Exports
Export your slides and stories. The availability of multiple formats matters: it makes it easer to engage millennials.
Social tools
Free your media. Have your collections shared, stories retold. Build strong audiences that share your vibe.
Visual Story vs. Slides
In a slideshow, images and texts come together.
Click "play" to see the text "hooked onto an image"
WOW Your Students
Teach Them The Way They Understand Best
GetArchive is simple to install and free to use