Thursday, October 9, 2008


I've been visiting secondary schools recently, choosing one for my eldest son. At two of them I saw firstly images and then a presentation on "Shifthappens".

This was originally created for a presentation at a high school in the US, entitled "Did You Know?". Since then various other versions have been created, and released on YouTube.

The wiki describing the project is at

Initially the presentation was created as a means of prompting discussion about education for school aged students. But it is equally applicable to much of what we do as well.

Questions that it raises for us are:
What do we think it means to prepare students for the 21st century?
What skills do students need to survive and thrive in this new era?
What implications does this have for our current way of doing things?
Do we need to change? If so, how?
How do we get from here to there?
What challenges must we overcome as we move forward?
What supports will we need as we move forward?
What kind of training will we need to move forward?

(taken from

This is the UK version of the video:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Makes me feel very small, but also very influential.