Interesting Statistics

Ewan McIntosh is a forward thinking educationalist.  He runs a blog called edublog which I like to keep an eye on.

He has a nice slideshow that you can watch here

The show has these interesting statistics (and no he doesn’t say where the data comes from).

UK Teens and Tweens (I guess 10-19 year olds) spend 1400 minutes a week online.  (I make that 23 hours a week or (average) 3 hours a day).  Only 60 minutes in front of a computer in school.

Of this 47 minutes a day are on Bebo

150 Hours -typical average time to complete a computer game – also the same number of hours required to complete one year at university.

Pupils have 140% time!  This is because they multitask when online – they will be using messenger and writing their bebo page, possibly composing an email and running a game in the background.

75Million blogs are tracked by technotati (ie adult blogs).  One new blog every 2 seconds.  Over 17 new blog posts written every second.

In the 19th Century …..

the usual audience for a pupils work was 1 (the teacher).  Even if you had your work on display (quite unusual) the maximum audience was (typically) 30.  Spend 5 minutes to see who actually looks at a display – probably nobody.

Phrases used:

Do one thing at a time

Concentrate

Let ME explain

Home WORK

What is happening in the 21st Century classroom

Potential audience of 1,000,000,000 if you post an article on wikipedia.

We’ve heard of Digital Natives and Immigrants – well what about digital holiday makers?  Why not take a trip and spend a bit of time somewhere else but don’t just stick to the tourist traps – find out what is going on underneath.

 

Interesting presentation …

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