Are you 21st Century Literate?

Why should you be?

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Assess yourself.

What skills will a person need to be successful in the 21st Century?



Which of these 21st Century skills do you have?


How are you using them?



Based on your self assessment, are you prepared to live & work in the 21st Century?



Who is responsible for seeing to it that you are prepared to work and live as an adult?



Educational Attainment in the United States: 2006 - The report showed adults with less than a high school diploma earned about $19,915 a year. High school graduates earned $29,448. Adults with a bachelor’s degree earned an average of $54,689 in 2005. Those with a master’s, professional or doctoral degree earned an average of $79,946. Earnings Gap Highlighted by Census Bureau Data on Educational Attainment, U.S. Census Bureau. 2007. Newer Data


Consider this Average-Wage Earners Fall Behind

"Geerling is at the leading edge of changes that herald a new era for millions of people earning around the national average, $17 an hour.

This new era requires that workers shoulder more responsibility and risk on the way to financial security, economists say. It also demands that they be nimble in an increasingly fluid job market. Those who don't obtain some combination of specialized skills, higher education and professional status that can be constantly adapted will be in danger of sliding down the economic ladder to low-paying service jobs, usually without benefits.

Meanwhile, those who secure the middle-class jobs of the 21st century will have to make $17 an hour stretch further than ever as they pay more for health care or risk doing without insurance and assume much or all of the burden for their retirement." by Jonathan Krim and Griff Witte, Washington Post Friday, December 31, 2004; Page A0

Decide - Where will you be? Why?



"The core skill of innovators is error recovery, not failure avoidance." Randy Nelson, Pixar University


Learn more:

bullet Consider the Power of Possibilities through Andreessen's eye

bullet Lunar Society and the Homebrew Computer Club

bullet Examine Online Collaboration and Social Networking - Web 2.0

bullet Using Online Collaboration and Social Networking to do work

bullet Podcasting as a tool

bullet eGovernment - evaluate yours | bullet Bloggez- vous? Should you build a blog?

bullet Cars - Individual Privacy, Public Safety and Justice | bullet Web 2.0 and You

Dig Deeper and act

bullet Practice using Google's many features

bullet Small Pieces, Loosely Joined ebook activity about the web

bullet Google's Super Satellite Captures First Image

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