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1 Did You Know...

2 This is the first day of the rest of your life. Are you ready and willing to prepare for your future?

3 Your school has a 14,000 volume library for your use at no cost to you.

4 Your school has computers that have access to a network which provides …

5 research databases, internet resources, and educational programs to further your knowledge and increase your academic skills.

6 Your school’s teachers are highly educated and they are here now to educate you to the level that you let them.

7 It won’t be easy, but…

8 Did you know...

9 Sometimes size does matter.

10 If you’re one in a million in China...

11 There are 1,300 people just like you.

12 In India, there are 1,100 people just like you.

13 The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQ’s...

14 Is greater than the total population of North America.

15 In India, it’s the top 28%.

16 Translation for students: They have more honors kids than we have kids.

17 Did you know...

18 China will soon become the number one English speaking country in the world.

19 If you took every single job in the U.S. today and shipped it to China...

20 China would still have a labor surplus.

21 During the course of this 8 minute presentation...

22 60 babies will be born in the U.S. 244 babies will be born in China. 351 babies will be born in India.

23 The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner (that’s you) will have jobs...

24 by the age of 38.

25 According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley...

26 The top 10 in-demand jobs that will exist in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004.

27 We are currently preparing our students for jobs that don’t yet exist...

28 and for using technologies that haven’t been invented...

29 in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.

30 Name this country...

31 Richest in the World Largest Military Center of world business and finance Strongest education system World center of innovation and invention Currency the world standard of value Highest standard of living

32 England.

33 In Do they hold any of those positions today?

34 Did you know...

35 The U.S. is only 20 th in the world in broadband Internet penetration. (Luxembourg just passed us.)

36 In 2002 alone Nintendo invested more than $140 million in research and development,

37 while the U.S. Federal Government spent less than half as much on Research and Innovation.

38 Did you know...

39 We are living in exponential times.

40 There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month.

41 To whom and where did we turn for answers B.G.? (Before Google)

42 …perhaps to a library and a librarian, still the ultimate search engine.

43 Will you take advantage of your library and librarian to enrich your education?

44 Did you know...

45 There are about 540,000 words in the English language...

46 About 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time.

47 More than 3,000 new books are published...

48 Daily.

49 It’s estimated that a week’s worth of the New York Times Newspaper...

50 Contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18 th century.

51 It is time for you to start reading more.

52 It’s estimated that 1.5 exabytes (that’s 1.5 x ) of unique new information will be generated worldwide this year.

53 That’s estimated to be more than in the previous 5,000 years.

54 The amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years.

55 That means for a student starting a four-year technical or college degree...

56 Half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study,

57 and it’s predicted to double every 72 hours by 2010.

58 Third generation fiber optics can push 10 trillion bits per second down one strand of fiber.

59 That’s 1,900 CDs or 150 million simultaneous phone calls every second.

60 The fiber is already there, they’re just improving the switches on the ends.

61 Predictions are that e-paper will be cheaper than real paper.

62 47 million laptops were shipped worldwide last year.

63 The $100 laptop project is expecting to ship between 50 and 100 million laptops a year to poor children in underdeveloped countries.

64 Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capability of the human brain...

65 By 2023, a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capability of the human brain...

66 A first grader today will be 23 years old and beginning her (first) career...

67 What does it all mean?

68 The playing field between countries (and students) is now level.

69 The world is once again flat!

70 You are competing with students from all over the world.

71 No matter where they live, they will have access to almost all the knowledge you do in this great country of ours.

72 In the international competition to have the biggest and best supply of knowledge workers, America is falling behind.

73 So that means it is time to…

74 Throw away the Game Boy.

75 Turn off the television.

76 Get to work.

77 Do your homework.

78 Learn how to find out what you do not know.

79 Learn how to learn.

80 Use every resource at your disposal to educate yourself.

81 Strive to reach your highest potential.

82 Children in India and China are starving for your future jobs.

83 Now you know...

84 This presentation was adapted from a power point created by Karl Fisch for the Arapahoe School District in Colorado and uses ideas created by Thomas Friedman in his book, The World is Flat. The music is the theme song from “The Last of the Mohicans,” created by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman.


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