Did You Know - School Opening 2006 Riverside

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Opening Day Presentation to staff - September 2006

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Did You Know - School Opening 2006 Riverside

  1. 1. Welcome to Riverside . . . . 2006-07
  2. 2. Did you know . . .Did you know . . .
  3. 3. For this year’s grade 9’s . . .For this year’s grade 9’s . . . the class of 2010 . . .the class of 2010 . . .
  4. 4. The Soviet Union has neverThe Soviet Union has never existedexisted There has always been only oneThere has always been only one GermanyGermany DNA has always been admissibleDNA has always been admissible in courtin court They are wireless, yet alwaysThey are wireless, yet always connectedconnected
  5. 5. They grew up with and haveThey grew up with and have outgrown faxing as a means ofoutgrown faxing as a means of communicationcommunication ““Google” has always been aGoogle” has always been a verbverb Text messaging is their e-mailText messaging is their e-mail They have rarely mailedThey have rarely mailed anything using a stampanything using a stamp
  6. 6. Did you know . . .Did you know . . .
  7. 7. Riverside has added more than 100 computers in the past year.
  8. 8. Riverside has 16 new LCD projectors this fall.
  9. 9. More staff will use tablet computers than use overheads – we had 0 tablets just two years ago
  10. 10. Riverside has a wireless network being set up – the first school to be retrofitted with it in the district.
  11. 11. District wireless devices have full access to the network (Internet, file servers, and printing).
  12. 12. Any student, teacher, parent, community member will have access to the Internet (but not file servers or printers).
  13. 13. Did you know . . .
  14. 14. Sometimes size does matter.
  15. 15. If you’re one in a million in China . . .
  16. 16. There are 1,300 people just like you.
  17. 17. In India, there are 1,100 people just like you.
  18. 18. The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQ’s . . .
  19. 19. Is greater than the total population of North America.
  20. 20. In India, it’s the top 28%.
  21. 21. Translation for teachers: They have more honours kids than we have kids.
  22. 22. Did you know . . .
  23. 23. China will soon become the number one English speaking country in the world.
  24. 24. During the course of this 8 minute presentation . . .
  25. 25. • 6 babies will be born in Canada • 244 babies will be born in China. • 351 babies will be born in India.
  26. 26. Estimates are that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs . . .
  27. 27. By the age of 38.
  28. 28. More than 50% of all employees are in a job they have held less than 5 years.
  29. 29. The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004.
  30. 30. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .
  31. 31. Using technologies that haven’t been invented . . .
  32. 32. In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
  33. 33. Name this country . . .
  34. 34. • Richest in the World • Largest Military • Center of world business and finance • Strongest education system • World center of innovation and invention • Currency the world standard of value • Highest standard of living
  35. 35. England.
  36. 36. In 1900.
  37. 37. Did you know . . .
  38. 38. Canada is 9th in the world in broadband Internet penetration. (67.9% - December 2005)
  39. 39. 1 out of every 8 couples married in North America last year met online.
  40. 40. There are over 100 million registered users of MySpace. (August 2006)
  41. 41. The average MySpace page is visited 30 times a day.
  42. 42. If MySpace were a country itIf MySpace were a country it would be the 11would be the 11thth largest in thelargest in the world.world.
  43. 43. There are only 8 planets in theThere are only 8 planets in the Solar SystemSolar System
  44. 44. Wikipedia is the onlyWikipedia is the only encyclopedia that has thisencyclopedia that has this informationinformation
  45. 45. Did you know . . .
  46. 46. We are living in exponential times.
  47. 47. There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month.
  48. 48. To whom were these questions addressed B.G.? (Before Google)
  49. 49. The number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the population of the planet.
  50. 50. There are about 540,000 words in the English language . . .
  51. 51. About 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time.
  52. 52. More than 3,000 new books are published . . .
  53. 53. Daily.
  54. 54. It’s estimated that a week’s worth of New York Times . . .
  55. 55. Contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century.
  56. 56. It’s estimated that 1.5 exabytes (that’s 1.5 x 1018 ) of unique new information will be generated worldwide this year.
  57. 57. That’s estimated to be more than in the previous 5,000 years.
  58. 58. The amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years.
  59. 59. That means for a student starting a four-year technical or college degree . . .
  60. 60. Half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.
  61. 61. It’s predicted to double every 72 hours by 2010.
  62. 62. Third generation fibre optics has recently been separately tested by NEC and Alcatel . . .
  63. 63. That pushes 10 trillion bits per second down one strand of fibre.
  64. 64. That’s 1,900 CDs or 150 million simultaneous phone calls every second.
  65. 65. It’s currently tripling about every 6 months and is expected to do so for at least the next 20 years.
  66. 66. The fibre is already there, they’re just improving the switches on the ends. Which means the marginal cost of these improvements is effectively $0.
  67. 67. 47 million laptops were shipped worldwide last year.
  68. 68. The $100 laptop project is expecting to ship between 50 and 100 million laptops a year to children in underdeveloped countries.
  69. 69. Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computation capability of the Human Brain . . .
  70. 70. By 2023, a $1,000 computer will exceed the capabilities of the Human Brain . . .
  71. 71. My 4-year old daughter Elizabeth will be just 21 years old and beginning her (first) career . . .
  72. 72. And while technical predictions farther out than about 15 years are hard to do . . .
  73. 73. Predictions are that by 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the human race.
  74. 74. What does it all mean?
  75. 75. As Al Gore says in his recent book and movie: Change is inconvenient
  76. 76. But we are leading the change in schools and it is going to continue to be incredibly exciting.

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