Don't teach your kids this stuff, Please
My take on this poem was very uneasy. I read this poem against the grain. I tried to accept the fact that it was sarcasm, but it was truly hard. After reading I could see exactly what he was saying as far as how negative the Internet and cell phones can be, yet they can also be positive. Take C4K's for example. I not only read the ones that I am assigned to I also read others and have noticed that there are some very smart and creative souls in the world. Not teaching with multi-media tools will only hinder our children's education instead of boosting it.
Who id Scott McLeod?Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading academic experts on K-12 school technology leadership issues. Dr. McLeod is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens).
In one word. Brilliant! This could change education as we know it. New things are constantly being brought to the table about education.For example, The Smart Board. I love this and it should be in every classroom. If we had access to the iSchool things would and could be so much better.
Imagine being able to AFFORD$$$ College. Having the iSchool would absolutely cut the cost because there would be no need to spend $200-#300 on books. They would be in the palms of our hands. I like this idea alot. That IPhone is something serious. I must buy one now, I do not want to be left in the dark.
Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir
The entire 185 people in this video have never met, yet they are in a choir. This was the most creative thing I have seen with a choir. I honestly had a tear in my eye. I knew I had to watch a virtual choir but was not expecting this. Great Choir Eric, and very well done!
Teaching in the 21st Century
Kevin Roberts basically makes you think about all the ways that influence children in the classroom. Yes, there are pens, pencils, and paper, but that should not be all. He states that there will be temptations with using multi-media tools, but if the information is engaging you can for the most part capture the many abilities that are stored in children's heads.They need to focused on the subject at hand therefore the subject needs to be challenging and stimulating. Some will argue that multi-media technology should not be used in the classroom, but with technology changing as we speak there won't be " No child left behind" it will be THIS WORLD LEFT BEHIND!