I’m a 21st Century Tool!
In case you’re feeling masochistic, here’s my 5 minute Ignite style presentation on Henrico’s path to 21st century skills.Yes, I plan to transition to awkward PPT based comedy in the near future. You can see the other 5 min presentations here. It’s an interesting national look at what people are trying to do. I’m always interesting in how these things overlap.
So the folks over at Google Blogoscoped had a great idea. Use Google trends as a writing prompt. For instance, if the top queries are … 1. subaru impreza 2. priyanka chopra 3. build a bear … and so on … … then your narrative may go like this, to quote from Simon’s try: I went out and bought a brand new Subaru Impreza last week, which was very scary as I have only just passed my test. I took Priyanka Chopra, the Indian film star, with me to keep an eye on me and exert a calming influence as I was pretty nervous because the Impreza is wild beast of car. “Let’s go build a bear”, I shrieked as we weaved through traffic, “an actual live bear that will do our bidding”. “Good idea,” agreed Priyanka, “This bear could drive us around too, anything would (and so on) … Morphs pretty well into a fun writing prompt that uses subjects that are, by definition, things people are interested in. Ways to take it to the next level- write the zeitgeist as a character or historical figure use the words to take the pass the sentence game to the next level see who can make the longest sensible sentence with the fewest additional words (not listed in the trends list) […]
cc licensed flickr photo shared by bionicteaching I saw a presentation today delivered by Jason Tester (Institute for the Future). It was one of the more interesting presentations I’ve seen in a while. The whole presentation was framed around superhero skills for the immediate future. The names are a little silly but he had some fresh websites and I think the ideas are solid. Tester is not an education expert and so he didn’t try to make tight ties to how these skills play out in schools. mobbability -work in large groups while maintaing role, organize and collaborate with many simultaneously influency -ability to be persuasive in multiple social contexts ping quotient -measures your responsiveness to other peoples request for engagement, propensity/ ability to reach out to others via a network protovation -fearless innovation in rapid, iterative cycles open authorship -creating content for public consumption and modification emergensight -ability to prepare for and handle surprising results and complexity (or create the right conditions for it) signal noise management -filtering meaningful info patterns and commonalities from the stream of information coming into our lives cooperation radar -the ability to sense, almost intuitively, who would make the best collaborators on a particular task longbroading -thinking in terms of higher level systems, cycles, the big picture One of the things that struck me […]