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Did You Know? 2.0

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Did you know? Did you know? in the next 8 seconds . . . 34 babies will be born India: 5, China: 4, U.S.: 1 What will the world be like... ...for them? Name this country . . . • Richest in the world • Largest military • Center of world business and finance • Strongest education system • Currency the world standard of value • Highest standard of living Great Britain Great Britain in 1900. 2006 college graduates U.S. U.S. 1.3 million India India 3.1 million China China 3.3 million How many 2006 college graduates in India speak English? 100% In 10 years it is predicted that the number one English speaking country in the world will be ... China Who would have predicted this 60 years ago? Who would have predicted this 40 years ago? Who would have predicted this 20 years ago? Did you know? According to the U.S. Department to Labor 1 in 4 workers has been with their current employer less than one year 1 in 2 workers has been with their current employer less than five years The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today's learners will have... 10 to 14 jobs... by their 38th birthday Many of today's college majors didn't exist 10 years ago New media Organic agriculture e-business Nanotechnology Homeland security What will they study 10 years from now? Today's 21-year-olds have: Watched of TV 20,000 hours Played 10,000 hours of video games Talked 10,000 hours on the phone And they've sent/received 250,000 e-mails or instant messages More than 50% of U.S. 21 year-olds have created content on the web More than 70% of U.S. 4 year-olds have used a computer Years it took to reach a market audience of 50 million Radio 38 TV 13 Computer 4 Number of Internet devices in 1984:1,000 Number of Internet devices in 1992:1,000,000 Number of Internet devices in 2006:6,000,000,000 Did you know? We are living in exponential times The first commercial text message was sent in December 1992 The number of text messages sent and received today... exceeds the population of the planet The Internet started being widely used by the general public in early 1995 1 out of 8 couples married in the US in 2005... met online Revenue for eBay in 2006:$6 billion eBay was founded in 1996 There were more than 2.7 billion searches performed on Google... ...this month

To whom were those questions directed B.G? (Before Google) MySpace visitors More than 230,000 new users signed up for MySpace... today If MySpace were a country... It would be the 8th largest in the world YouTube visitors since September 2005 Did you know? There are more than 540,000 words in the English language... about five times as many as during Shakespeare's time web-surfer blog widget e-learner dot-commer Internet More than 3,000 books were published... The amount of technical information is doubling every two years New information By 2010, it's predicted to double...every 72 hours Third generation fiber optics has recently been tested that push 10 trillion bits per second down a fiber That is 1,900 CDs or 150 million simultaneous phone calls every second It's currently tripling every six months The fiber is already there, they're improving the switches on the end... Which means the marginal cost of these improvements is effectively... zero Nearly 2 billion children live in developing countries One in three never completes fifth grade

In 2005 the One Laptop per Child Project (OLPC) set out to provide laptops to these children The first shipments should be in mid-2007

Kids who have never held a textbook will now hold the world And be you Predictions are that by the time children born in 2007 are 6 years old, a supercomputer's computation capabilities will exceed that of the human brain And while predictions further out than 15 years are hard to do... 2007 2015 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computing capabilities of the human race what does this all mean? shift happen We are currently preparing students for jobs and technologies that don't yet exist... in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet. We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein - Did you know... There are students in China, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, and the USA who remember understand analyze evaluate create communicate collaborate on projects everyday Ask Your Kids: Are you doing this in school? Ask Your Principal: How are you helping my child become literate in the 21st century? Ask Your School Board: Are you providing the resources and training necessary to prepare students to be successful in 21st century society? Ask Your Elected Representatives: Now that you know all this, what changes should be made to current education legislation? What's your vision? Did you know... The original version of this presentation was created for a Colorado (USA) high school staff of 150 in August of 2006 to start a conversation about what our students need to be successful in the 21st century By June 2007 it had started more than 5 million conversations around the world And now that you know, we want you to join the conversation Visit

Video Details

Duration: 8 minutes and 19 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: XPLANE
Director: Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and XPLANE
Views: 259,017
Posted by: scottmcleod on Jul 27, 2007

An official update to the original "Shift Happens" video from Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, this June 2007 update includes new and updated statistics, thought-provoking questions and a fresh design. For more information, or to join the conversation, please visit -- Content by Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, design and development by XPLANE.

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