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“The World Is Flat” Syndrome
Changing how we live
Helps Keep the Academic Momentum
What has changed?
Access to 6.5 Billion 2006
300,000,000 in the US 2006
By 2020 - 55% of the world population will be in China and India.
By 2020 - 5% of the world population will be in North America.
$300,000,000 Intel Chip Factory in Ho Chi Minh City
Control Equipment from any where in the world.
Bill Gates visits Vietnam to jump start technology in the country.
Bill Gates Launches “One Click Project” in Hanoi. Low cost computers with stripped-down Microsoft programs.
Cheaper labor coming to U.S.
China invests $1.8 Billion in Gaming programming in schools
Perkins 4.0 Reauthorization
Secondary CTE Placements
Trade & Ind. 64%
CTSO Dropout Only 3.7%
2006 was defined by:
It takes 15 years to create a scientist or advanced engineer!
“We should be embarking on an all-hands-on-deck, no-holds-bared, no-budget-to–large crash program for science and engineering careers education program”
Thomas L. Friedman
“The World is Flat”
Consider the following statistics:
Consider the following:
Portable computing with all the services
BenQ-Siemens P5 Pocket PC Phone with Skype
When handwritten essays were introduced on the SAT exams for the class of 2006, just 15 percent of the almost 1.5 million students wrote their answers in cursive. The rest? They printed. Block letters.
Margaret Webb PresslerWashington Post Staff WriterOctober 11, 2006
Msg cmng thru loud n clr
Msg cmng thru loud n clr
"Cell phone customers who text are good at getting their thoughts down in concise fashion," said Charles Golvin, an analyst at Forrester Research. "People think of it as meaningless conversation and chatter, but ... it\'s an extremely efficient form of communication."
How do we test them on CSAP?
Podcasts are digital files that can be accessed through the Internet and downloaded onto a computer or MP3 player. Professors can record lectures as they speak during class or prepare supplementary information and upload to a server, such as their class Web site, for free. Students can then access the file and play it as often as they like.
· Helps students study better
· Convenient access to lectures
· Ability to repeat difficult portions Cons
· Temptation to skip class
· Diminished vitality of in-class debates
· Questions whether podcasting lectures contributes to learning
Part 1: An Introduction to Podcasting
Find out what podcasting is all about and how you and your students can create your own podcasts.
Part 2: Meeting Standards with Podcasting
Educators across the nation are using podcasting in their classrooms for language arts, language acquisition, and social studies.
Part 3: An Administrator’s View on Podcasting
School administrators are looking at podcasting as a great way to communicate with students, teachers, parents, and their community.
Welding (Junk yard, biker shows),
Culinary Arts (Cooking shows),
Health care (ER, Grey’s Anatomy)
Toshiba announces a prototype of a Fuel Cell MP3 Player. This Toshiba MP3 player is powered by a Methanol Fuel Cell. There is actually a Flash based MP3 player and a HDD based player. The HDD based Player has a 10ml fuel tank, which provides for a 60 hour play time. The Flash MP3 Player has a 3.5ml tank that holds for 35 hours.
Waiting for approval to use in these in the passenger compartment of airplanes! 2006
Example: Electricians needed for Colorado Project- loss of $175 million.
• By 2015, traditional gas-powered autos will start to decline with electric automobiles and hybrids taking up most of the slack.
Around 2030 we will see commercialization of the first friction-free, no-moving-parts flying vehicles, which will be considered by many to be the ultimate freedom machine. Much like the transition from analog to digital in the world of information technology, the study of traditional mechanics and traditional aerodynamics will be replaced with a new physics governing vehicular movement.
"Mark my word: A combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile. But it will come..."
Henry Ford, Chairman, Ford Motor Company-1940
1000th the thickness of human hair- stronger than steel
We looked at being employed for life, students today have to be employable for life.
We have to teach them to be able to change and be prepared!
Life is like riding a bicycle. You don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.Harvey Mackay