The Networked Student
This is a very creative video. It is an oversimplified approach in explaining how technology has and will seriously affect schooling one way or another. Any teacher who does not believe in technology should take a look at this video, and consider how this will affect everyone. Technology is here to stay.
I believe that this is a very empowering way to learn. You can only learn so much by sitting in a classroom listening to the narrow mindedness of a professor. Listening to a lecture you get one point of view, the teachers. By using blogs and student discussions students can share their own findings and opinions with each other. Therefore building their knowledge and comparing facts in order to form their own educated opinion of something. Burp back teaching methods can only take you so far in life.
I think that I will be prepared to teach a networked student. I do believe that students need the guidance of a teacher, however I love the idea of this technique. I will continue to learn about technology in order to better my students future. All teachers should be willing to learn continuously. You expect your students to.Why not you as well?
A 7th Graders Personal Learning Environment
I was very impressed with her work. Seeing a 7th grader be so successful with her online work really inspires me. I feel like I learned a lot from her video. She gave me some new ideas about my own PLN. I loved how she had everything she needed on one page. This helps so much with organizational skills and teaches kids how to be responsible. I think that kids will love the responsibility of this type of learning environment. I also believe that it will help kids to become more independent. We live in and environment today that is overcome with an external locus of control, nothing is their own fault.I believe that this will eventually cure this problem.
The Machine is Changing Us
This was a very interesting video. I love the way that he compared how language has changed so much over time. It really got me thinking. It also made me laugh! I use words all the time, and my mom always asks me what in the world I am talking about. Not only does our language change all of the time but so does our culture and our way of thinking and doing things.
Another good comment he made was that we never know who we are talking to when we are twittering or face-booking or any social networking site for that matter. I have thought about this before, but I don't think many people have. Some people are so irresponsible when talking and giving out information on the internet. I think that more people should take this into consideration. This will really make you consider what you put on the internet. You can always be Googled!!!