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This wiki is designed to give you a little more background on the Did You Know?/Shift Happens presentations (original, version 2.0, version 3.0, version 4.0, version 5). The wiki also will connect you with some resources to learn more about the shifts that are occurring in our world and their implications for K-12 and higher education.

Because we are educators in the United States, our experiences and perspectives are going to be somewhat America-centric. However, we believe that the themes of Did You Know? are global in nature and apply to schools and children around the world. We want all children to be successful. We do not view the growing importance of India and China as negative but rather as additional opportunities for everyone in the world. We do not mean to gloss over the very real issues that countries such as India and China face, and we recognize that globalization and "flat world" factors have downsides just like other societal shifts. We prefer, however, to focus on the positive benefits and on doing what we can to help children learn and grow so that they may become successful digital, global citizens.

We'd like your help. Everyone must be involved in the conversation if we are to come up with a system of education for our children that prepares them for the 21st century. Click on the links on the left to get started; request to join the wiki if you want to add to or revise the wiki. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have comments, suggestions, or questions.

Many, many thanks to the folks at XPLANEexternal image t_mini-a.pngexternal image t_mini-a.pngexternal image t_mini-a.pngexternal image t_mini-a.png who voluntarily donated their time and considerable expertise to make the new version of Did You Know? They were a joy to work with and we are very grateful for their assistance.

Karl Fisch, The Fischbowl,
Scott McLeod, Dangerously Irrelevant,,