Teaching Talia

Today’s Kids

Posted on: March 30, 2007

It is estimated that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs…

By the age of 38


1 out of 4 workers today is working for a company they have been employed by for less than one year.

More than 1 our of 2 are working at their their current job for less than 5 years.

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

Question for parents and teachers: How do we prepare our children or students for 14 different jobs and several different careers?

We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist…

Using technologies that haven’t been invented…

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

Question for Administrators?
How do we do this?

Did you know…

That the USA is only 20th in the world in broadband internet penetration.
(Luxembourg just passed them.)

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

This is twice as much as the US Federal Government spent of research and innovation.

1 out of every 8 couples married in the U.S.A least year met online.

There are over 100 million registered users of MySpace
(August 2006)

The average MySpace page is visited 30 times a day.

Did you know…

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

To whom were these questions addressed B.G?
(Before Google)

The number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the population of the planet.

By their 21st birthday, digital kids will have sent/received 250,000 emails/IMs, spent 10,000 hours on the phone, and watched 20,000 hours of TV (with 500,000 commercials).

Kids use electronic media 6.5 hours a day into which they pack 8.5 hours of exposure to that media.

They multitask.

There are about 540,000 words in the English language…

About 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time

More than 3,000 new books are published…


It’s estimated that a week’s worth of exposure to a major daily newspaper…

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

Yet print newspapers will be extinct by the first quarter of 2043.

Did you know…

the amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years.

That means for a student starting a four-year technical degree…

Half of what they learn int heir first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.

It’s predicted to double every 72 hours by 2010.

Predictions are that e-paper will be cheaper then real paper.

And with the rapid and exponential growth of knowledge, does it makes sense to publish it in a book?

Did you know…

47 million laptops were shipped worldwide last year.

Number of iPod sold in 2006 = 8,100,000

Up from 304,000 exactly three years ago

University students identify the iPOd as more “in” than beer.

What does it all mean?

Preparing our children for a future that we cannot even describe requires of educators more than we have ever expected before


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