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Technology Today

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A closer look at technology in schools.

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Technology Today

  1. 1. Today's Top Ten Reasons We Are 21 st Century Learners
  2. 2. <ul><li>North Carolina was one of </li></ul><ul><li>the first two states to join the </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership for 21 st Century Skills. </li></ul><ul><li>That was in 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: P21 </li></ul>10
  3. 3. <ul><li>Our third graders are </li></ul><ul><li>the Class of 2020. </li></ul>9
  4. 4. <ul><li>Over time, our society </li></ul><ul><li>has changed </li></ul><ul><li>from an Agrarian Age </li></ul><ul><li>to an Industrial Age </li></ul><ul><li>to an Information Age. </li></ul>8
  5. 5. <ul><li>Mount Airy lost </li></ul><ul><li>more than 3,000 jobs </li></ul><ul><li>between 1999 and 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: “When the textile mill goes, so does a way of life” in USA Today on March 11, 2010. </li></ul>7
  6. 6. <ul><li>North Carolina ranks 42 nd </li></ul><ul><li>in the number of households </li></ul><ul><li>with a computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Digital Opportunity for North Carolina’s Youth: Fact Sheet by The Children’s Partnership </li></ul>6
  7. 7. <ul><li>Nearly HALF of Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>and first grade students </li></ul><ul><li>reported that they interact </li></ul><ul><li>with other people on websites. </li></ul><ul><li>Only half of these children </li></ul><ul><li>had adult supervision. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Rochester Institute of Technology. </li></ul>5
  8. 8. <ul><li>Franklin Elementary is already </li></ul><ul><li>doing a lot. </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Boards, laptop carts, Senteos, </li></ul><ul><li>iPods, Skype, student-made movies... </li></ul><ul><li>But we can do more. </li></ul>4
  9. 9. <ul><li>Our multi-media world is </li></ul><ul><li>not slowing down. </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook, YouTube, and MySpace all existed </li></ul><ul><li>before our Kindergarteners were born. </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook users will upload 30 billion photos this year. </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube serves up 1 billion videos each day . </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.labnol.org/internet/internet-statistics/12919/ </li></ul>3
  10. 10. <ul><li>This is their world. </li></ul><ul><li>Children and teens spend an average of ten hours a day engaged in electronic media. </li></ul><ul><li>76% of youth own an iPod or MP3 player. </li></ul><ul><li>4 million children visit YouTube each month. </li></ul><ul><li>The average teen sends over 2000 texts a month. </li></ul><ul><li>If they’re not listening, </li></ul><ul><li>maybe we’re not speaking their language . </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.frankwbaker.com/mediause.htm </li></ul>2
  11. 11. <ul><li>Because every child </li></ul><ul><li>deserves a </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Education. </li></ul>1

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