Karl Fisch的DO YOU KNOW?

 

         Karl Fisch是一位具有18年教龄的教师。他教授过中学数学,目前是科罗拉多州Arapahoe高中的技术主管。他还是Arapahoe课程创新小组的项目主任。Arapahoe高中在实施一项为期3年的有关建构主义和借助技术创建以学生为中心的教学模式的教师专业发展计划。在过去2年里,教师们每3周聚会一次,探讨建构主义学习理论、教学实践(教学论)、促进学习的技术应用(二十一世纪学习技能)。他们学校已经在每一间教室里配备了计算机,安装了投影仪,装备了3间无线接入网络的笔记本电脑教室。

         2006年暑假刚结束,新学期即将开始的时候,Arapahoe高中的校长请Karl Fisch为老师们解说一下目前教育界的技术发展和趋势。当时,Arapahoe高中获得了一笔基金会的赞助,刚刚帮学校换了两百多台的计算机,于是Karl就决定以让老师了解未来趋势的角度来制作一套投影片,希望他们可以知道自己面对的是什么样的挑战,并且进而能够让高中生们面对这样的改变。Karl从书籍、网路、政府资料中整理出了一些数据,并且用浅显易懂的比喻加入投影片中。(这些数据来自于《世界是平的》作者、教育界的知名人士、美国前教育部长、美国劳工部、麻省理工学院等等……)

         在做好影片,配上音乐之后,他把这个影片取名为Did you know?;在校内老师面前第一次播放的时候,他还觉得忐忑不安,但幸好底下老师的反应很不错,让他觉得这影片似乎达成了他想要传达的效果。

         不过,他错了。这达成的效果比他想象的还要大。

         过了几天之后,他把这段投影片放到自己的Blog上面供大家观看。立即有来自各地的使用者对这投影片感兴趣,要求授权让他们使用在不同的地方。这个投影片在华人世界的快速传播还是应当归功于朱学恒君,他首先将这个投影片翻译成了中文,介绍给华人世界。当时,在美国休斯敦的Rice大学,现场聚集了全美知名学府的研究者,还有许多来自世界各地的学术界人士;掌握上亿美金基金会教育经费的计划负责人在会议一开始的时候一句话也不说的直接开始播放这个影片。

我们必须教导现在的学生,毕业后投入目前还不存在的工作…
使用根本还没发明的科技…
解决我们从未想象过的问题。

         影片播放完之后,现场一片寂静,而她继续接道:“转变,正在发生。各位,我们所推广的开放教育就是在为了这个趋势作准备……”

         当天,朱学恒便把这个影片重新翻译成中文,请台湾的义工进行转档和影片制作,传上了Youtube。此后,许许多多的热心使用者将档案改编,重整,上传到Youtube上和提供各种不同的格式。其它人则是转寄、上课时播放给自己的学生看,研讨会时拿来作引言……

         到了现在,这个影片光是在Youtube上就有超过十种版本,将近两千人把它加为最爱,三百多则对这个内容感到震撼的留言,全部浏览人次超过五十万人以上。(这还不包括在网络以外的地方观看的人数)

         特别值得一提的是,Karl Fisch为这个投影片选配的音乐是一首非常好听的音乐——《最后一个莫西干人》(the last of the mohicans)。这首曲子是由欧洲著名新世纪世界音乐厂家edel制作,以印地安民族音乐为创作主题,结合现代的NEWAGE曲风,追溯这一古老民族神秘的传承文化、展现这片大地上雄浑壮阔的灵魂之声。 音乐具有恢弘的气势和悠远的意境,荡气回肠,给人以绝对的震撼,让人胸中充满豪情。

         看过电影《最后的摩根战士》的人会有所了解。莫希干人,北美印第安人的一个分支,莫希干(Mohicans)人,操阿尔冈昆语的印第安人,居住在哈得逊河流域上游的卡兹奇(Catskill)山脉。有五个重要分支,各由世袭酋长(首领)统治,选出的顾问予以辅佐。住在建於山上或林地里的堡垒,内有二十~三十间房舍。1664年被摩和克人驱赶而迁移到现在的麻萨诸塞州斯托克布里奇。在那里,他们被称为斯托克布里奇印第安人。后来又迁往威斯康辛州,现在人数约1,000人。

         网上有专家说是中国古代的殷人迁到美洲的,也有其它的说法。不管是怎么来的,他们有他们的风格,有他们独特的文化,有他们的生活方式。

         朱学恒说,“这个影片之所以让人感到震撼,并不是因为它使用了华丽的特效或拥有超级大明星的阵容。它的震撼之处在于其中所引述的都是事实。它让现在是世界第一强国的美国中教育界的佼佼者感到震撼,更让环境、资源远逊于美国的我感到震撼,我更觉得‘我们’(父母、师长、教育家、政策决定者、立法行政官员)都应该一样感到震撼”。

Text for Did You Know Presentation

1.      Did You Know . . .
2.      AHS has 249 new computers this fall.
3.      212 of them are from grants.
4.      AHS has 33 new LCD projectors this fall.
5.      33 of them from grants.
6.      AHS has a wireless network running right now (802.11 a/b/g).
7.      District wireless devices have full access to the network (Internet, file servers, and printing).
8.      Anybody’s 802.11 a/b/g device has access to the Internet (but not file servers or printers).

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*Scott’s version starts here.

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9.      Did you know . . .
10.  Sometimes size does matter.
11.  If you’re one in a million in China . . .
12.  There are 1,300 people just like you.
13.  In India, there are 1,100 people just like you.
14.  The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQ’s . . .
15.  Is greater than the total population of North America.
16.  In India, it’s the top 28%.
17.  Translation for teachers: They have more honors kids than we have kids.
18.  Did you know . . .
19.  China will soon become the number one English speaking country in the world.
20.  If you took every single job in the U.S. today and shipped it to China . . .
21.  China would still have a labor surplus.
22.  During the course of this 8 minute presentation . . .
23.  60 babies will be born in the U.S.
244 babies will be born in China.
351 babies will be born in India.
24.  The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs . . .
25.  By the age of 38.
26.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor . . .
27.  1 out of 4 workers today is working for a company they have been employed by for less than one year.
28.  More than 1 out of 2 are working for a company they have worked for for less than five years.
29.  According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley . . .
30.  The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004.
31.  We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .
32.  Using technologies that haven’t been invented . . .
33.  In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
34.  Name this country . . .
Richest in the World
Largest Military
Center of world business and finance
Strongest education system
World center of innovation and invention
Currency the world standard of value
Highest standard of living
36.  England.
37.  In 1900.
38.  Did you know . . .
39.  The U.S. is 20th in the world in broadband Internet penetration.
(Luxembourg just passed us.)
40.  In 2002 alone Nintendo invested more than $140 million in research and development.
41.  The U.S. Federal Government spent less than half as much on Research and Innovation in Education.
42.  1 out of every 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met online.
43.  There are over 100 million registered users of MySpace.(August 2006)
*Scott updated to 106 million for September 2006 and added this slide:
If MySpace were a country, it would be the 11th-largest in the world (between Japan and Mexico)*
44.  The average MySpace page is visited 30 times a day.
45.  Did you know . . .
46.  We are living in exponential times.
47.  There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month.
48.  To whom were these questions addressed B.G.?
(Before Google)
49.  The number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the population of the planet.
50.  There are about 540,000 words in the English language . . .
51.  About 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time.
52.  More than 3,000 new books are published . . .
53.  Daily.
54.  It’s estimated that a week’s worth of New York Times . . .
55.  Contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century.
56.  It’s estimated that 40 exabytes (that’s 4.0 x 1019) of unique new information will be generated worldwide this year.
57.  That’s estimated to be more than in the previous 5,000 years.
58.  The amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years.
59.  It’s predicted to double every 72 hours by 2010.
60.  Third generation fiber optics has recently been separately tested by NEC and Alcatel . . .
61.  That pushes 10 trillion bits per second down one strand of fiber.
62.  That’s 1,900 CDs or 150 million simultaneous phone calls every second.
63.  It’s currently tripling about every 6 months and is expected to do so for at least the next 20 years.
64.  The fiber is already there, they’re just improving the switches on the ends. Which means the marginal cost of these improvements is effectively $0.
65.  Predictions are that e-paper will be cheaper than real paper.
66.  47 million laptops were shipped worldwide last year.
67.  The $100 laptop project is expecting to ship between 50 and 100 million laptops a year to children in underdeveloped countries.
68.  Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computation capability of the Human Brain . . .
69.  By 2023, a $1,000 computer will exceed the computation capability of the Human Brain . . .
70.  First grader Abby will be just 23 years old and beginning her (first) career . . .
71.  And while technical predictions further out than about 15 years are hard to do . . .
72.  Predictions are that by 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the human race.
73.  What does it all mean?
74.  Shift Happens.
75.  Now you know . . .
 
The Fischbowl:
http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

Fischbowl Presentations: http://www.lps.k12.co.us/schools/arapahoe/fisch/fischbowlpresentations.htm

  

 

 

 

 

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  1. 今天听了焦教授的课,觉得受益非浅

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