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  • GapMinder Labs then CO2
  • Google Trends
  • Google, Microsoft, Apple
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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