This is a presentation on the state of education in NC. It was used to set the context of a professional education meeting with Teacher educators. Websites used for presentation: http://delicious.com/bethanyvsmith/diduknw
The guiding mission of the North Carolina State Board of Education is that every public school student will graduate from high school, globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21st Century.
There has been a 45% increase since 2000 in the number of teenagers who use the Internet at School
17% of 11 th & 12 th graders in 2004 took the AP exam, compared to 12% nationally.
The Top 5 Websites in the US are: <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>
According to Nature, Wikipedia has an average of 3.86 mistakes per article and Encyclopedia Britannica has 2.92 mistakes per article. However, Wikipedia gets fixed more quickly.
86% of incoming students at NC State in the College of Education in 2007 brought laptop computers with them.
College of Education enrollment has risen from 1,284 in 2003 to 1,698 in 2007
Worldwide there are over 1 billion on line today
1.2 million students will NOT graduate this year in America
The U.S. Department of Commerce Ranked 55 industry sectors by their level of IT intensiveness. Education was ranked number 55 — below coal mining.
60% of 10- to 21-year-olds say their schools should give them more preparation for the real world
62% of all Americans are part of a wireless, mobile population that participates in digital activities away from home or work.
Internet users ages 12 to 28 years old have embraced the online applications that enable communicative, creative, and social uses. Internet users ages 29 to 69 years old are more likely than internet users in other age groups to engage in online activities that require some capital: travel reservations and online banking.
Some 55% of all adult Americans now have a high-speed internet connection at home. The percentage of Americans with broadband at home has grown from 47% in early 2007.
More than half (55%) of all online American youths ages 12-17 use online social networking sites.
Some 12% of internet users say they have downloaded a podcast so they can listen to it or view it at a later time.
Fully 87% of online users have at one time used the internet to carry out research on a scientific topic or concept.
More than 53 million American adults have used the Internet to publish their thoughts, respond to others, post pictures, share files and otherwise contribute to the explosion of content available online.
More teens are creating and sharing material on the internet. And 28% of online teens have blogs, up from 2004. Blogging growth is almost entirely fueled by girls. A subset of teens -- super communicators -- rise as email fades as a communication tool for teens.
This Year’s College Freshman <ul><li>Have never rolled down a car window </li></ul><ul><li>Fox has always been a major network </li></ul><ul><li>High definition television has always been available </li></ul><ul><li>They get much more information from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert than from the newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>Avatars have nothing to do with Hindu deities. </li></ul><ul><li>The World Wide Web has been an online tool since they were born. </li></ul>