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How do we prepare the students of today to be tomorrow’s digital leaders?

How do we prepare the students of today to be tomorrow’s digital leaders? | Wiki_Universe |

"To understand the extent to which the skills taught in education systems around the world are changing, and whether they meet the needs of employers and society more widely, Google commissioned research from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The EIU surveyed senior business executives, teachers and students."

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Paul Franco's curator insight, June 5, 2015 2:27 PM

Muy bueno!!!!

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, June 7, 2015 5:56 PM

Preparing our students with the necessary skills for post-secondary career and college is critical, but especially for our poverty students.  Too often, school is the only venue to provide these thinking, collaboration, and problem solving skills. However, many poverty schools under the pressure of standardized testing are stuck in a remediation routine of filling gaps in content, reading, and math.  We must provide time for teachers to collaborate and plan integrated lessons that integrate these higher level thinking skills into their content areas. 

Katie Catania's curator insight, August 5, 2015 9:10 AM

What skills do learners need today to be prepared to be a leader as they move through school and into careers? Google commissioned a study and this post provides a short video that discusses key findings as well as a link to the final report, Driving the Skills Agenda: Preparing Students for the Future.

The Executive Summary provides a number of key findings, including the ones listed below. (The text below is quoted from the report.)

* Problem solving, team working and communication are the skills that are currently most in demand in the workplace.

* Education systems are not providing enough of the skills that students and the workplace need.

* Some students are taking it into their own hands to make up for deficiencies within the education system.

* Technology is changing teaching, but education systems are keeping up with the transformation rather than leading it.

The full report provides additional information, including a number of visuals as well as case studies. As educators it is important that we consider the skills our learners will need in the future, and this report provides insight into some of what will be needed.

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Social Network Overload - Infographic

Social Network Overload - Infographic | Wiki_Universe |

How often have you checked your social media accounts today? Feeling unplugged is a problem for many people.  This infographic from illustrates how people are addicted to social media, and what they rather do than give up their Internet lifeline. 


Two out of three people are afraid they’re missing something important on email, Facebook, Twitter, or other accounts. In the same survey, three out of five people wished there was a solution to monitor their various communication options.

This infographic is based on the survey by Harris, and conveys a growing trend—social media overload...

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Christine Harris-Smyth's curator insight, April 2, 2013 8:37 PM

The anxiety about missing out is not something new - it is like a child who doesn't want to go to bed when the others (adults, older children) are still having fun. It is simply in a new arena. This being connected all the time to digital media and communications devices is the new thing - not the anxiety.


We'll learn to live with it - nice infographic.


or die trying...

Marketing Colleges's curator insight, April 3, 2013 3:55 AM

The increasing need to be selective about which social media to use 


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Dos and don’ts: 5 tips for successful infographics for sustainability

Dos and don’ts: 5 tips for successful infographics for sustainability | Wiki_Universe |

It is no longer a secret that to communicate effectively we need a combination of words, numbers and images; hence the popularity of infographics. In the field of sustainability and corporate responsibility, where communication is overburdened with indicators and statistics, this mix is particularly suited to getting messages across to both experts and new audiences. Indeed, adopting a variety of formats reflects broader trends in digital communications...

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10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations

10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations | Wiki_Universe |

Communicating visually is one of the most effective ways to explain complex concepts and relationships, and can be a great way to explain your services/products and create valuable site content.

Visit thelink for a list of tools you can use to create visualizations, or simply use to communicate visually with your teammates.

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Antoine Cheret's curator insight, February 13, 2013 4:09 AM

C'est une tendance de fond : la représentation graphique des données, éléments clés de l'entreprise, des compétences ou des valeurs... Mais que faire lorsqu'on manque de ressources (pas de graphiste/infographiste) en interne ou en externe ? Les 10 outils présentés sont intéressants, souvent gratuit et le post comprend en plus des conseils pour conceptualiser son infographie, étape indispensable avant même de passer à la réalisation.

Donny Anderson's curator insight, February 25, 2013 8:02 AM

I have used before.  You need to be ahead on the technology learning curve to do this well, but don't shy away from trying!