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A closer look at technology in schools.

A closer look at technology in schools.

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  • 1. Today's Top Ten Reasons We Are 21 st Century Learners
  • 2.
    • North Carolina was one of
    • the first two states to join the
    • Partnership for 21 st Century Skills.
    • That was in 2005.
    • Source: P21
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  • 3.
    • Our third graders are
    • the Class of 2020.
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  • 4.
    • Over time, our society
    • has changed
    • from an Agrarian Age
    • to an Industrial Age
    • to an Information Age.
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  • 5.
    • Mount Airy lost
    • more than 3,000 jobs
    • between 1999 and 2009.
    • Source: “When the textile mill goes, so does a way of life” in USA Today on March 11, 2010.
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  • 6.
    • North Carolina ranks 42 nd
    • in the number of households
    • with a computer.
    • Source: Digital Opportunity for North Carolina’s Youth: Fact Sheet by The Children’s Partnership
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  • 7.
    • Nearly HALF of Kindergarten
    • and first grade students
    • reported that they interact
    • with other people on websites.
    • Only half of these children
    • had adult supervision.
    • Source: Rochester Institute of Technology.
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  • 8.
    • Franklin Elementary is already
    • doing a lot.
    • SMART Boards, laptop carts, Senteos,
    • iPods, Skype, student-made movies...
    • But we can do more.
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  • 9.
    • Our multi-media world is
    • not slowing down.
    • Facebook, YouTube, and MySpace all existed
    • before our Kindergarteners were born.
    • Facebook users will upload 30 billion photos this year.
    • YouTube serves up 1 billion videos each day .
    • Source: http://www.labnol.org/internet/internet-statistics/12919/
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  • 10.
    • This is their world.
    • Children and teens spend an average of ten hours a day engaged in electronic media.
    • 76% of youth own an iPod or MP3 player.
    • 4 million children visit YouTube each month.
    • The average teen sends over 2000 texts a month.
    • If they’re not listening,
    • maybe we’re not speaking their language .
    • Source: http://www.frankwbaker.com/mediause.htm
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  • 11.
    • Because every child
    • deserves a
    • 21 st Century Education.
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