Sunday, September 7, 2014

A few things you probably didn't know...

Hello all!

Today I watched two videos that are truly mind blowing.

The first was Social Media Revolution 2011 which shares some of the social media statistics from 2011.
For example, if Facebook were a country, it would be the 3rd largest in the world! Also, a new member joins LinkedIn every second. These statistics are an eye opener as to how main stream social media has become and what a huge role it plays in peoples lives.

The second video I watched was Shift Happens. It's quirky title does it justice!

What I liked about this video is that it focuses on how the world is constantly changing. For example, the top 10 most popular jobs in 2010 did not even exist in 2004. If that will always be the case, as teachers, we're preparing students for jobs that don't even exist yet! It also has some statistics that are specifically focused on certain countries that were actually quite shocking.

I don't know about you but I learned a few things today. Who knew you could learn so much in under 6 minutes from watching 2 videos!


  1. Those are vert interesting stats! It is fascinating how social media grows in the span of few years. I was just thinking if this kind of growth happened to a belief or a religion ( and education of course) via Internet, it would truly be taking over the world :P

  2. I like that you used images of the videos. It helps readers know if they would like to check them out.

  3. I liked how you discussed teaching students for today, and not what would be expected of them 10 years ago. I connected with this idea because I feel that ESL is a growing field, and 10 years ago I'm not sure if ESL was as prevalent of a career option as it may be today. Additionally, technology allows for globalization of learning, which continues to grow and we have to properly prepare our students for that