Every 60 seconds…

Change comes to America schools slowly, and more as an afterthought. Our classrooms look and feel much like they did at the turn of the century and our instruction has remained largely teacher directed. We still embrace the traditional A-B-C-D-F grading system, our assessments still ask for mostly low level factual information, and thanks to NCLB and standardized test pressure, the arts are generally still considered nothing more than a nice break from “real” learning.

However, the impact of the Internet and social media in particular is beginning to change schools from the bottom up. The pervasiveness of information is changing the role of the teacher from expert to facilitator. No longer is the classroom teacher the primary source of facts, figures, statistics, and knowledge. Students can easily access that information online and being digital natives they often navigate swifter than their teacher. What we are seeing now are growing pains. The institution needs to adapt to meet the needs of students’ learning style and the resulting expectations from the job market for graduates to be tech savvy collaborators, ready to problem solve and find creative solutions to problems.

This infographic is making the rounds:

60 Seconds - Things That Happen On Internet Every Sixty Seconds
Infographic by- Shanghai Web Designers
And here is the text:

Did You Know That – In 60 SECONDS

  • Search engine Google serves more that 694,445 queries
  • 6,600+ pictures are uploaded on Flickr
  • 600 videos are uploaded on YouTube videos, amounting to 25+ hours of content
  • 695,000 status updates, 79,364 wall posts and 510,040 comments are published on Social Networking site Facebook
  • 70 New domains are registered
  • 168,000,000+ emails are sent
  • 320 new accounts and 98,000 tweets are generated on Social Networking site Twitter
  • iPhone applications are downloaded more than13,000 times
  • 20,000 new posts are published on Micro-blogging platform tumbler
  • Popular web browser FireFox is downloaded more than 1700 times
  • Popular blogging platform WordPress is downloaded more than 50 times
  • WordPress Plugins aredownloaded more than 125 times
  • 100 accounts are created on professional networking site LinkedIn
  • 40 new Questions are asked on YahooAnswers.com
  • 100+ questions are asked on Answers.com
  • 1 new article is published on Associated Content, the world’s largest source of community-created content
  • 1 new definition is added on UrbanDictionary.com
  • 1,200+ new ads are created on Craigslist
  • 370,000+ minutes of voice calls done by Skype users
  • 13,000+ hours of music streaming is done by personalized Internet radio provider Pandora
  • 1,600+ reads are made on Scribd, the largest social reading publishing company

Are we ready to take on this challenge?

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