People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events.
Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month.
More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month.
1. Don't be afraid to fall in love with something and pursue it with intensity. 2. Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit and enjoy your greatest strengths. 3. Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others and to walk away from the games they impose on you. Free yourself to play your own game. 4. Find a great teacher or mentor who will help you. 5. Don't waste energy trying to be well rounded. 6. Do what you love and can do well. 7. Learn the skills of interdependence.
New Skills For A New Age What students must master to succeed.
LEARN Access, evaluate, and use different forms of information. Exercise critical thinking. Exhibit fluency with tech tools.
CREATE Use various forms of media when presenting ideas. Display originality. Employ problem solving skills.
COLLABORATE Work successfully as a team. Demonstrate cross-cultural awareness. Communicate complex ideas effectively.
www.p21.org Collaborate with Others Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member
Communication and Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
Communication and Collaboration Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller
#1 Major Finding Difficulty accessing technology Insufficient access to the internet Too few computers in classroom Inadequate computer hardware and software iPhone used to circumvent school firewall
Inadequate technology may have contributed to the failure of effectively creating a dynamic learning community with students’ in Norway.
How many times were gifted students allowed to access the internet in school this week?
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. -George Bernard Shaw
Technology Tools to Access Shared Thinking and Strengthen Collaborations Dr. Angela Housand & Dr. Brian Housand NCAGT 2011 – Winston-Salem, NC http://bit.ly/NCAGT-MOTM