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