Friday, June 11, 2010

A Vision of Students Today

I have to agree with most of this video. It is suppose to capture most students college experiences and it does. It talks about the information we are learning in classes that most of it is not relevant to our lives. It also talks about how busy college students are with classes, studying, working, and still trying to have a personal life.

Towards the end of the video it talks about how much debt students get into by borrowing money to attend college. It then says that even though they will be in about $20,000 debt after graduation that they are the lucky ones. The main message it was trying to reach is that their are people in the world who are barely making $1.00 a day and for us to appreciate what we have. If you would like to see the video for yourself. Please click on the link below.

Michael Wesch's video

It's Not About the Technology

I really enjoyed reading Ms. Kelly Hines post. She was talking about the many ways teachers need to change their way of teaching. What I really enjoyed about her post was that she was not just talking about learning the new technology. Being in college right now most teachers are informing us how important technology is.

Ms. Hines is not saying technology is not important, but she does not believe it is the main change teachers need to make. She said, "Teachers who customize the learning experiences of their students to involve critical thinking and problem solving are doing their students a greater favor than those who misuse technology as a means of facilitating learning." I agree with this statement because technology is only as good as the person teaching it. Technology is a good thing just not the necessity. If you would like to read Ms. Hines post. Please click on the link below.

Kelly Hines' post

Is It Okay to Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?

In Mr. Karl Fisch blog I happen to agree with with him. Although teachers do not need to depend on technology to teach the students we do need to know how to use it. Those that do not want to learn technology to help our students are not only hurting themselves, but the students as well.

I understand that when they started teaching technology was not really being used, but it is today, and they need to embrace it. Principals need to hold them accountable for learning the new technology and not just allow them to get by without learning it because of their age or how many years they have been teaching. Once again, I want to specify that I am not saying technology is everything, but it is something we as teachers need to embrace, use, and teach. I have also attached a link below to his blog if you would like to read it for yourself.

Karl Fisch's blog

Gary Hayes Social Media Count

I was really amazed by this countdown that I added it to my blog.

1 comment:

  1. Wesch: You discuss this video only addressing the comments made about students. What does it say about how colleges and universities organize and deliver an educational program to students? How applicable is that argument to K-12?
    Hines: Good analysis of her position.
    Fisch: What should we do when teachers do not embrace technologies. How does that square with your job argument in your post of 6/16?