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Canada: Back to School Stats

VIA CBC:

Back-to-school: 7 million students, 440,000 educators prepare for the new year

From tuition fees to teachers, a look at the numbers as students hit the books

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/back-to-school-7-million-students-440-000-educators-prepare-for-the-new-year-1.2750519

Here’s what is happening tomorrow – Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014:

“An estimated five million children will flood through the doors of elementary or secondary school in Canada this year”

“About two million sign up each year for classes at an institution of higher education such as a university or college.”

“Those entering universities will be schooled by 45,000 full-time professors”

“Nearly 10 times as many grade school teachers — about 396,000 full- and part-time — will watch over classes of elementary and secondary school pupils.”

“Parents spend more than $1,000 dollars on their young scholars, ranging from buying supplies for kindergartners to offsetting textbook costs for university students.”

“When it comes to the costs, parents will spend an average of nearly $1,400 on their children’s education”

“Those in university face steep tuition fees. The average tuition now costs $5,772. Dentists-in-training pay the most, at a whopping $17,300, while future educators fork over the least, at $4,400 for teachers’ college.”

“By the time they reach university, nearly all students will have cellphones.”

“An estimated one-quarter of Grade 4 students have their own cellphone. For Grade 7 students, that proportion rises to half, and by Grade 11, it’s 85 per cent.”

“university students typically spend the least, with only 15 in-class hours per week. . . . But with an average 17 hours outside the classroom spent on reading textbooks and working on assignments, the hours on academics adds up to a grand total of 32. Never mind the average of 18 hours of paid work many will be doing on top of that to help with tuition costs.”

“While it’s not known how many elementary or secondary students are spending outside of class on homework, researchers don’t recommend much. A mere 10 minutes per day per grade level of homework, so 80 minutes for Grade 8, should suffice, they say”.

Stephen

Stephen

Posted on: September 1, 2014, 10:15 am Category: Uncategorized

The Worst Company Data Breaches Ever

The Worst Company Data Breaches Ever

http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-the-worst-organizational-data-breaches-ever-2014-8

20140806 Compromised Data

Stephen

Posted on: September 1, 2014, 7:09 am Category: Uncategorized

Big Data from Small Places

Big Data from Small Places

Stephen

Posted on: September 1, 2014, 6:32 am Category: Uncategorized

10 Major Technology Trends in Education

10 Major Technology Trends in Education

THE Journal: “We have a first look at the results from the latest Speak Up survey, which polled hundreds of thousands of teachers, students, administrators, parents and community members about technology trends in education.

http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/02/03/10-major-technology-trends-in-education.aspx

According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is “beyond the tipping point”; and most kids don’t use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow, which CEO Julie Evans revealed at the FETC 2014 conference last week.

The 2013 results represent more than 400,000 surveys from 9,000 schools and 2,700 districts across the country. Respondents included 325,279 students, 32,151 teachers and librarians, 39,986 parents, 4,530 district administrators and, new to this year’s survey, 1,346 community members.

1. Personal Access to Mobile Devices

2. Internet Connectivity

3. Use of Video for Classwork and Homework

4. Mobile Devices for Schoolwork

5. Using Different Tools for Different Tasks

6. Paying Attention to the Digital Footprint

7. An increased Interest in Online Learning

8. Gaming is Growing, and the Gender Gap is Closed

9. Social Media in Schools

10. What Devices Belong in ‘The Ultimate School?’”

Stephen

Posted on: September 1, 2014, 6:20 am Category: Uncategorized

The 18 Most Innovative Cities On Earth

The 18 Most Innovative Cities On Earth

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-18-most-innovative-cities-on-earth-2014-8#

  1. Singapore
  2. Amsterdam
  3. Bangalore
  4. London
  5. Helsinki
  6. Hong Kong
  7. San Jose
  8. Vienna
  9. Copenhagen
  10. Rio di Janiero
  11. Medellin
  12. Cape Town
  13. Vancouver
  14. Santiago
  15. Dubai
  16. Tokyo
  17. Munich
  18. Seoul
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-18-most-innovative-cities-on-earth-2014-8#
Stephen

Posted on: August 31, 2014, 6:53 am Category: Uncategorized

Infographic: The Fate of the Common Gadget – Life and Death After Usage

Infographic: The Fate of the Common Gadget – Life and Death After Usage

http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/07/30/infographic-fate-common-gadget-life-death-usage/#.U-JdCPlznTo

How-to-dispose-an-old-e-reader-or-tablet-infographic[1]

 

Stephen

Posted on: August 31, 2014, 6:51 am Category: Uncategorized

What Happens on the Web in 60 Seconds (Infographic)

What Happens on the Web in 60 Seconds (Infographic)

WebIn60Seconds

Source: Qmee

Stephen

Posted on: August 31, 2014, 6:34 am Category: Uncategorized