Sunday, February 26, 2012

Blog Post 5

Don’t teach your kids this stuff. Please?

 Dr. Scott McLeod is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky and the founding director for the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE).Dr. McLeod, uses a little bit of sarcasm to convey his opinion for the need
to have more technology in the classroom. He expresses some of the concern that parents have about their kids being online. As a parent I do understand the concern of kids being online, especially younger children. This is still not a good reason to shelter them from technology. We must educate our youth to properly use the resources available to them. 

The iSchool Initiative 

Zeitgeist Youngmind's Entry

In this video Travis shows us what education can be like in the future. He believes that we can revolutionize the education system by using Apple's iTouch interface program. By using a variety of apps that allow for notes, recorders, scientific calculators, and other available apps in history and reading he shows us a unique way that we could save money and expand our learning capabilities.
The arguments presented in this video are very impressive, especially by someone as young as Mr. Allen. The idea of students having one small computer as opposed to multiple books is very appealing. To think about our teachers being so accessible for their students is  exciting! I think this would be a great step forward in our educational system. 

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir

I found this video very interesting, but I'm not sure that I would ever use the internet in this way. I do find it fascinating that the internet has a way of connecting us all over the world. I think in music and art classes this would be a great way of sharing new ideas, and different forms of art and music. 

Teaching in the 21st Century by: Kevin Roberts

What does it mean to teach in the 21st century? That is what Kevin Roberts is asking in this video. He tells us that teachers become obsolete if all they can do is provide information. Technology allows students' to have unlimited access to plenty of information. it is our job to filter this information and help them use it effectively. He states that our job is to teach students both life skills and technology skills, as opposed to just fact and content.
Technology today allows for learning to be both fun and engaging.
As a teacher in the 21st century, I am going to make sure I find and use technological resources to keep my students engaged.  I feel that I need these technological resources to keep learning activities relevant to my students.

Reading Rockets

As a future history teacher I found the section on oral history very helpful. History is full of facts, and dates. As a good teacher it is our job to teach students not to read the information, but what is important in the information they read. Allowing students to connect their personal family history with important events in history is a great way to help them understand what really happened and what life was like back then. 






1 comment:

  1. Tina,

    Be sure to add alt and title modifiers to all the images you use in blog posts. Also, did you fully understand that Mr. McLeod was being sarcastic? He does want kids to use the internet to their full ability. Good post!