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  • 1. Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceMaria H. Andersen, Ph.D. busynessgirl.com @busynessgirl
  • 2. What K-12 was teaching Me What 4-yearcolleges wanted
  • 3. NCLB State Testing YouWhat Common Core wants
  • 4. Common Core NCLB State Testing YouWhat colleges want
  • 5. What NCLB wants YouWhat Parents want
  • 6. But the problemis much bigger
  • 7. 10 years ago these technologies did not exist for the general publicGPS Google SearchText Messaging Hybrid CarsWikipedia iPad & iPhoneFacebook AndroidTwitter
  • 8. 10 years ago these jobs did not existApp DeveloperData MinerSocial Media ManagerSustainability ExpertUser ExperienceDesignerSEO Specialist
  • 9. In ONE decade, the world has been transformed …
  • 10. In ONE decade, the world has been transformed …
  • 11. In ONE decade,education has been transformed …
  • 12. 2005
  • 13. 2013
  • 14. (yes, that was me being snarky)
  • 15. “Technology will zap ourproblems away.”
  • 16. The real rockand the hard place?
  • 17. NCLB / State Testing What colleges want EducatorsWhat the real world wants
  • 18. What does the world want?
  • 19. Practical Math Percents & RatiosEveryday Geometry
  • 20. LogicLogical Reasoning Defining RulesApplication of Rules Programming
  • 21. Number Sense Operation Sense EstimationGroking MagnitudeStatistical Analysis
  • 22. Data Literacy Ability to Find DataReasonableness of Data Scrubbing Data Data Visualization Explanation of Data
  • 23. CuriosityExplore the boundaries Think for yourself Question Others Brainstorm Ideate
  • 24. NCLB / State Testing What colleges want EducatorsWhat the real world wants
  • 25. Bravo Common Core Math! Use appropriate tools strategically. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • 26. But then again …
  • 27. and …
  • 28. Politicians and International Testing Common CoreWhat educators and the world wants?
  • 29. So what’s ateacher to do?
  • 30. You have nosuperpowers (that I know of)
  • 31. But you aregetting somenew tech …
  • 32. Let’s figure out some interesting things to do with this technology.
  • 33. Besides this …
  • 34. You’ve heard of Geocaching?
  • 35. Data Sleuthing:Apples and Apple
  • 36. Who grows the most apples?
  • 37. Who has increased their apple production the most?
  • 38. When do we crave apples?When do we crave Apple?
  • 39. Is Apple the most powerful software company in the world?
  • 40. Does an apple a day keep the doctor away?
  • 41. How are apples and Apple related?
  • 42. Sleuthing Resources: WolframAlpha Google Trends GapMinder ManyEyes Visual.ly
  • 43. Geeky Sleuthing Resources: Google Public DataGoogle Fusion Tables
  • 44. Homework: FlowingData InformationIsBeautifulTED Talks: Hans Rosling Guardian DataBlog CoolInfographics Edward TufteWolframAlpha: Facebook Report
  • 45. Data Sleuthing Show & Tell Digital Literacy Data Literacy Curiosity Art
  • 46. Technology will not zap our problems away Teachers Will.
  • 47. Pleaseteach well.
  • 48. Maria H. Andersenbusynessgirl.com