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This is a PPT that I used with our two high schools to generate some awareness of the differences that make up today's student. I utilized information from Karl Fisch's "Did You Know?" presentation. …

This is a PPT that I used with our two high schools to generate some awareness of the differences that make up today's student. I utilized information from Karl Fisch's "Did You Know?" presentation. The PPT made a huge impact. I also wanted to highlight some of the resources available to my teachers.

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  • 1. Pocono Mountain School District Technology Resources Instructional Technology 2007 – 2008 School Year
  • 2. Steve Spengler, Director Instructional Technology Secondary Education Phone: 570-839-7121 ext 60325 Email: stevespengler@pmsd.org
  • 3. Let me introduce myself…
  • 4. Few things about myself…. … and I’m not really happy with the Yankee win last night
  • 5. Few things about myself…. … and I’m predicting a Super Bowl re-match against New England… but we are talking about a Philadelphia team here
  • 6. Few things about myself…. My wife and I are first time parents. Kyla is 5 months old and is the single greatest thing to ever happen to me. According to my mother, it’s the first thing that I’ve done right in a long time.
  • 7. Few things about myself….
    • I am and always will be a teacher
    • I am a teacher of teachers
      • Staff development is my favorite!
      • Wilkes University’s Instructional Technology Certification Program
      • ESU’s Media and Communication Program
    • I am a literacy nut…focus on “new literacies”
    • I am an instructional technologist
    • I am a forward thinker…within reason
    • I strongly believe that technology “tricks” kids into learning
  • 8. Some food for thought…
  • 9. … because we LIVE in a different world and TEACH a different student.
  • 10. According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley . . .
  • 11. … the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 do not exist today.
  • 12. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .
  • 13. … using technologies that haven’t been invented . . .
  • 14. … in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
  • 15. The U.S. is 20 th in the world in broadband Internet penetration. (Luxembourg recently passed us.)
  • 16.  
  • 17. In 2006 alone Nintendo invested more than $190 million in research and development.
  • 18. [2006] The U.S. Federal Government spent less than half as much on Research and Innovation.
  • 19. How about this? 1 out of every 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met online.
  • 20. There are over 60 million registered users of MySpace. There are an additional 21 million visitors per year (2007).
  • 21. The average MySpace page is visited 30 times a day.
  • 22. There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month.
  • 23. To whom were these questions addressed B.G. ( Before Google )?
  • 24. The number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the population of the planet.
  • 25. There are over 500,000 words in the English language.
  • 26. That’s about 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time.
  • 27. More than 3,000 new books are published . . .
  • 28. … daily.
  • 29. It’s estimated that a week’s worth of New York Times . . .
  • 30. … contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18 th century.
  • 31. It’s estimated that 1.5 exabytes (that’s 1.5 x 10 18 ) of unique new information will be generated worldwide this year.
  • 32. That’s estimated to be more than the entire sum of the previous 5,000 years.
  • 33. The amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years.
  • 34. That means for a student starting a four-year technical or college degree . . .
  • 35. … half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.
  • 36. It’s predicted to double every 72 hours by 2010.
  • 37. Third generation fiber optics is presently being tested by telecommunications companies. . .
  • 38. … that pushes 10 trillion bits per second down one strand of fiber.
  • 39. That’s 1,900 CDs or 150 million simultaneous phone calls every second.
  • 40. It’s currently tripling about every 6 months and is expected to do so for at least the next 20 years.
  • 41. Predictions are that e-paper will be cheaper than real paper.
  • 42. 47 million laptops were shipped worldwide last year.
  • 43. The $100 laptop project is expecting to ship between 50 and 100 million laptops a year to children in underdeveloped or emerging countries.
  • 44. Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer ($$$) will be built that exceeds the computation capability of the human brain.
  • 45. By 2025, a $1,000 computer will exceed the capabilities of the Human Brain.
  • 46. First graders will be just 23 years old and beginning their (first) careers.
  • 47. And while technical predictions farther out than about 15 years are hard to do . . .
  • 48. … predictions are that by 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE.
  • 49. So what does this all mean for us?
  • 50. It means that it is obvious that technology needs to be a tool to help us meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s students.
  • 51. BUT we’re still trying to figure it out.
  • 52. A Technology Resource Guide
  • 53. A Technology Resource Guide http://www.magpi.net/programs
  • 54. A Technology Resource Guide 56 kbps ISDN DSL/ Cable T1 Internet2 Land Speed Record 6 Seconds 168 Hours 74 Hours 25 Hours 6.4 Hours
  • 55. A Technology Resource Guide www.nettrekker.com
  • 56. A Technology Resource Guide www.k12tlc.org
  • 57. A Technology Resource Guide www.unitedstreaming.com
  • 58. A Technology Resource Guide elearning.ciu20.org/courses
  • 59. A Technology Resource Guide www.studyisland.com
  • 60. A Technology Resource Guide Available to you on your desktop via the launcher
  • 61. A Technology Resource Guide Microsoft Photo Story 3
  • 62. A Technology Resource Guide Microsoft MovieMaker
  • 63. A Technology Resource Guide Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • 64. A Technology Resource Guide
  • 65. So here we are…
  • 66.  
  • 67. In order to meet the needs of today’s TOTALLY DIVERSE LEARNER…
  • 68. … we have to use innovative ways to REACH today’s student…
  • 69. … allowing us to diversify our teaching and improve our schools.
  • 70. A Technology Resource Guide
  • 71. Steve Spengler, Director Instructional Technology Secondary Education Phone: 570-839-7121 ext 60325 Email: stevespengler@pmsd.org
  • 72. Pocono Mountain School District Technology Resources Instructional Technology 2007 – 2008 School Year