Saturday, February 5, 2011
Blog Post # 3
The video A Vision of Students Today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftechliterateteacher.blogspot.com%2F&feature=player_embedded is about how kids view school. They say that some of the things in the classroom will not help them in the future and that the books they buy is useless. I believe some of the things are correct. I know that I have bought books that cost a lot and I have not used them. I think that just the school's way of getting more money.
If I was to make a part in this video, I would have a sentence that says, "slow down and explain it more". I feel like some teachers do not do spend enough time explaining things they teach. There in a rush to go into the next lesson without really explaining what they have just went over. I know it's college and we are old enough to learn on our on, but in that case why don't we just show up for the test date.
On It's Not About Technology article http://eduratireview.com/2009/04/its-not-about-technology.html/, Ms. Hines wrote about how technology is useless without basic knowledge. She talks about how teachers need to teach some things such as literacy before they can go into technology. She also said that students need to become creative.
I agree that we should know basics before we can advance into other things. I know how to type this article and post it. However, I'm always scared that (i'm or im for example) using punctuation wrong. If I cannot get that right, then how can I expect to for someone to listen to what I have to say. I believe technology and basic knowledge is very important. We will need both going into the future.
In the article The Fischbowl: Is It Okay To Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2007/09/is-it-okay-to-be-technologically.html, Karl Fisch explains basically the same thing Ms. Hines wrote. They are both trying to get the point about being literate. My favorite thing he said was about how parents would accept the idea of being illiterate at math. I have heard that same thing but in different ways.
How many time has parents held there kid back just because of their lives. I have seen kids drop out of school and the parents response was that they did not finish school, so what could they say. I have also heard parents say I did drugs so I can't tell them they can't. Even though the parents know that the best thing for their kids is to finish school and don't do drugs, they will help them do the exact opposite by saying these negative things.
The social media count ttp://www.personalizemedia.com/garys-social-media-count/ shows how much usage of sites and downloads are being use on the internet. I believe all this can help me as a teacher. You can do so much through the internet now. Some of these sites can help you communicate good with students, other teachers and even parents. This can be helpful for communication on a regular basis.