Are you 21st Century Literate?
Why should you be?
Watch Did You Know? (Video through the TeacherTube web site)
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?
Watch - Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age: A New Model for the Workplace
How are you innovative?
"The core skill of innovators is error recovery, not failure avoidance." Randy Nelson, Pixar University
Consider the Power of Possibilities through Andreessen's eye
Lunar Society and the Homebrew Computer Club
National Science Foundation and the Internet
Accomplish Learning 2.0 - This online learning journey will ask you to complete 23 “Things” or Web 2.0 tools.
Each Thing will show you one more web tool. There are many places for you to explore, experiment with,
and think about creative ways to use 2.0 tools.
Examine Online Collaboration and Social Networking - Web 2.0
PBS 39 - Career Gates - Technology online video
Using Online Collaboration and Social Networking to do work
Podcasting as a tool | The Invisible Web
eGovernment - evaluate yours | Bloggez- vous? Should you build a blog?
Cars - Individual Privacy, Public Safety and Justice | Web 2.0 and You
Watch & Consider the thinking of Lawrence Lessig then respond in a debate or in writing:
Lawrence Lessig warns against abolishing copyright | against file sharing copyright content | the emergence of hybrid economy videos
Dig Deeper and act
Information Literacy Activities | Info Literacy - web & print resources | Keyword searching | Boolean Searching
How to work in a group | Practice using Google's many features
Small Pieces, Loosely Joined ebook activity about the web
Web 2.0 - how to blog & podcast video at TeacherTube | TeacherTube
the personal learning environments blog | Google's Super Satellite Captures First Image
Elgg, open-source social networking software developed at the University of Brighton,
has been designed specifically with academic uses in mind. Community 2.0 TechLearning article about Elgg
Current TV | NSBA Report on Social Networking PDF
The “MySpace Impact Awards” - people who are using MySpace to make a positive impact on the world.
Hunts / Nature / Civics & History / Pennsylvania
Projects / Computers / Puzzles
& Projects / Site map / Home
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12/2007 Cynthia J. O'Hora.
Individuals and educators may freely use this activity.
Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Format - Highlight the text. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document in a contrasting color (not yellow) or font (avoid Symbol, , or other ornate artistic fonts). Save frequently as you work. Enter your name and the date in a header. Submit the assignment via a class dropbox or an email attachment. Bad things happen. Save a copy of your document in your computer.
Make Your Own Answer Sheet Form using Word Processing
Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together. You do not have to take paper based notes at the library and digitalize them at home.
Watch Google Docs video TAI - How could you use free, Google Docs to do a project? How would this facilitate group projects?
Photo Credit: U.S. Census Bureau