Friday, September 23, 2011
Blog Post #5
Don't Teach Your Kids This Stuff. Please?
This blog post was very interesting. It had a different format then other blogs. It was sarcastic and basically to the point. Some say it was confusing, but it the truth about technology. Technology is the future. This means that students need to being using technology to get them familiar with it. Although, I think students of the 21st century know all about technology and can use it better than their teachers and some teachers. I say YES to technology.
"From Mr. McLeod's About Me page, Scott McLeod is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens)."
The iSchool Initiative
Watching this video i was astounded by how much the itouch can actually be used for strictly school usage. I think that this is an excellent idea. He is really on top of this idea and knows exactly what it is he wants to make a reality. He is conquering his goal by getting the support of others and making meetings with different affiliates with the Apple itouch and school administration. I believe that this will one day be a reality.
Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir
This video is so cool. To know that all these people never met, but they are apart of 1 choir amazes me. I saw an instrumental video like this before in my intro to music class. I think it is so cool that this is able to actually work out and sound great. It definitely makes me think about how they are able to put all this together.
Teaching in the 21st Century
I really liked this video it makes you think. Thinking about this video I was pondering about how it would affect me being a teacher in the future. It seems to me that this video is saying that the teachers would be teaching the students how to apply different concepts, make sure they know how to validate the information and also problem solve with the information...etc. Right now students can find "anything, anytime, anywhere." Its totally made possible with all the technology that we have thus far. Thinking to the future that it is already true that "teachers are no longer the main source of knowledge." Now we have to change our teaching ways and teach them how to use the technology as long with trusting (validating) what they are reading online and such places. Teaching has totally changed, and I think for the better. We now have more technological resources being used at the students expense. I think its great.