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