1. Michael Wesch: A Vision of Students Today
This video goes around a college lecture hall with students holding up signs of what their days consist of being students. Some have signs that point out how many hours they spend studying, how many hours they spend on the computer e-mailing, and even how the writen tests in the class will not apply to them. If students don't want to be in class don't waste the money for the class. If the class isn't going to help you with anything in your future don't take that class.
The end of the video says that some people think technology alone will save us, I don't believe that. Technology isn't a miracle solution to everything. A student has to want to learn the material to succeed with or without laptops and iphones.
2. "It's Not About the Technology" by Kelly Hines
Mrs. Hines makes a good point in her post by saying that many people think that the first thing to get our students ready for the 21st century is technology. I agree with Mrs. Hines when she says that this is not the case. I believe students, regardless of the advancement in technology, should learn the basis of education first.
Teachers are not the only educators in todays school system. The children are also educators because they are growing up in the new technological generation. I don't put technology down or ignore the advancements but I think students should learn how to do the things they may need in life before learning the, what I call shortcuts of life, technology.
Karl Fisch: Is It Okay to Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?
In Mr. Fisch's rants I DO NOT agree with what he says about technological illiteracy, I do however agree that just because a student is or isn't technologically literate should not cause a bias judgement of acceptance. A teacher being technologically illiterate should not be thought of as being less qualified as a teacher just because he or she may not be able to teach using today's technology. A good educator is a person who can pass on information of a subject to his or her students.
In education sometimes it is hard to pass on the information to a student due to lack of student interest. In today's society,and probably the future's, the way to gain student's interest is through computers. This is caused by the continuous growing of the digital and technological world that is not only being introduced to kids but in some cases more or less forced on them by society. This in my oppinion may help kids in one sense but hurt them in other ways in education and personal growth.
Gary Hayes Social Media Count
The continuous changes in the social media count for the digital world is going to eventually put everyone from the old world out of business. As an educator, students will be able to look things up faster then ever with high speed internet rather then using books for History or English. Looking formulas up for Math or Chemistry is useless unless knowing how to put the formulas to use. There are also ways of looking up tutorials to learn how this proccess is done. So, in a sense, the continuing increase of computer use with today's society is making people lazy. I use a computer for a couple of things that are pretty much forced on me by teachers and employers. I had never blogged before starting EDM310 and after EDM310, at this point I do not intend on blogging ever again. I may change my mind by the end of the semester but only time will tell. Technology may be the future but I don't agree with every part of it.