Snipets and notes typed on the fly...
Boomerangs- Liberate them Right now 65% of kids return home between 19 and 28
What does it mean to be globally competitive?
Is there more economic opportunity in India than in the US—the question asked by an immigrant who is moving back ( students can not get into an Indian university because the US standards for Math and science is to low)
China has overtaken the Boston region in developing the upcoming companies
Russia etc recruit elementary teachers with math and science degrees
What are this countries expectations regarding what it means to be educated….
You can get a Stanford degree sitting anywhere in the world
Stanford on line high school 12,000 a year and you will have 3 years of Stanford credit.
17% to offshoring…
70,000 for a programmer in US vs 8,250 in India, China 9,000
When you are desperate you will learn
Should you feel a sense of urgency?
Michigan requires online learning to graduate from high school
Elementary – recruit teachers with math science degrees
HS start requiring online learning
A Whole New Mind- Daniel Pink a very important book.
3 things you need in a technology society
art, music, and social skills
Teach people to be creative and innovative – art and music are the road in to these areas
Think beyond the technology
Globalize the curriculum, create learning communities
Teach students to deal with massive amounts of information ( do not spoon feed small bits of content)
Globalization- teach empathy…think globally they will work in a globally connected world- are you teaching them to understand people across the world… if you only do one thing with internet teach social justice
Alan led a great skype demonstration of building global understanding.
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