Saturday, June 6, 2009

Shift Happens

Shift Happens

This presentation blew my socks off!

It was originally created to help
school administrators think about what curriculum they should be creating for this day and age.

It contains examples of how demographics and exponential functions are affecting the USA and the world in very big ways.

Ie. In 2006, 1.3 million students graduated from college in the USA.

3.1 million graduated in India.

3.3 million graduated in China

India has more honors kids than the USA has kids!

The population of China with the top 25% IQs is bigger than the entire population of North America.

China will soon become the number one English speaking country in the world.

We are preparing students for jobs that do not yet exist using technologies that have not been invented in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet.

And stats on how the explosive growth of the internet and information is affecting us all. Google, Ebay, Myspace, Youtube, publishing.

See an earlier version here:

And definitely check it out!

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