Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Vision of Students

This video was very intersting. I liked this video because we got to see some perspectives of college students. Many of these facts were true. There are thousands of people in debt. There are so many people who only make one dollar a day. A bunch of college classes will not even be effective by the time they graduate.
My reaction was not surprising because what they had written down was very true. I have not used many text books since I have been here, so it has been a waste of money. Some of the classes that I have taken will not be helpful for me in the future. I'm very glad to be in this class because of the creativity and new skills involved. Edm 310 is giving me skills that I will actually use in the future.

It's Not About the Technology by Kelly Hines

This post is about the four aspects that teacher needs in order to be effective. The four things that a teacher needs in order to be effective is 1. Teachers must be learners. 2. Learning and technology are not the same thing. 3.Technology is useless without good teaching. 4.Be a 21st Century teacher without the technology.
This video is true in some ways; however some ways it is not. I do not agree with "Be a 21st Century teacher without the technology." Since everything almost involves some sort of technology, teachers should use it and embrace it.

The Fischbowl
The Fischbowl had some very valuable information in it. I do agree with what is being said. I especially like the quote "If a teacher today is not technologically literate - and is unwilling to make the effort to learn more - it's equivalent to a teacher 30 years ago who didn't know how to read and write." I agree with this completely.

Gary's Social Media Count
This Media Count was very shocking to me. The numbers of new facebook members, the money spent on gifts of facebook is unrea to me. All of this information is unbelievable. I think that this information proves how much we use technology and how much we need to know about it.

1 comment:

  1. Wesch: You have approached this video from the perspective of what it says about students. But the video also critiques the performance of colleges, universities and their faculties in educating students. Or, more precisely, providing learning opportunities. What is your take looking at the video from this perspective?
    I agree with you.
    And I agree with you again.
    Rapid changes are all around us!