“Did You Know? 4.0″ is an official updated release to the original Did You Know?/Shift Happens presentation first produced by Karl Fisch in August 2006. Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, in partnership with XPLANE, released “Did You Know 2.0″ in June 2007, and "Did You Know? 3.0" in September 2008. The latest version, released in 2009, includes new and updated statistics, thought-provoking questions along with a fresh design.

I think back to the impact Karl Fisch’s video had a few years ago, when I first viewed it, to what it has become today. It was incredibly powerful in it’s original format due to the underlying reason and motivation that Karl had for creating this presentation (noted in his blog post) - he wanted professional development to have an impact prior to the school year, to not do the same familiar training that led to nothing changing. Now, the new version of the video is even more powerful! It is no longer enough to view the video and be complacent; one must react in a constructive way.

“Did You Know? 4.0″ presents fascinating data and thought-provoking questions. It provides inspiration to make you think about globalization and the information age, it is an evolutionary presentation. Indicative of the “shifts” that are occurring, all the facts and statistics lead to one overwhelming conclusion: We’re connected, so we should be taking advantage of that both inside and outside of the classroom environment!

“Did You Know? 4.0″ as featured on YouTube

Source: http://youtu.be/6ILQrUrEWe8

You can find more information on the latest presentation, including suggestions for usage, a link to the various versions of the video, and other relevant resources, at http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com.