Fantastic video on the progression of information technology, researched by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Bronman, remixed
By the way, I did not create this video! Search on the names above if you want more info – they are responsible. Karl Fisch, high school teacher's blog was a 2006 EduBlog Winner. Read More: McLeod, Fisch
-There are more honours students in India than America has kids.
-Top 10 in demand jobs for 2010 did not exist in 2004.
-we are educating our kids for jobs that don't exist.
-our students will have 14 jobs by age 38
-half of all workers have been with their employer less than 5 years
-if MYSpace was a country it would be the 5th most populated country
-the US is 19th ranked broadband serviced country
-31 billion Google searches per month
-half the information a freshman learns will be outdated by his/her third year
How do we adapt education policy and practice with this kind a rapidity? We cannot, except ensure our kids are literate with reading, technology and languages and critical thinking. Next time you feel overwhlemed, relax and take a breath, you are not alone.