Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Blog post #4

Don't Teach Your Kids This Stuff. Please?

McLeod is pretty humorous but has a good point in his message. He wants the kids to be up to par in the technology field and he tries to convince the parents to not let their kids learn these things. It is important that we make our children understand that technology is a part of life now and will be used all the time. He does make some good points that there are bad things that children can see on the internet, but they are very easily avoided if the parents take the right precautions and set up barriers to where their kids want be able to come in contact with it.

Scott McLeod is the co-creator of the Did You Know? Video. He also helped in creating the country's "first graduate program designed to prepare technology-savvy school leaders."

The iSchool initiative

This clip is basically shows us how technology can change how we learn, communicate, and progress. Technology has brought new ways of learning as well as made students use these ways in their advancing lifestyles. It brings about so many different ways of learning in only one object. This is a great video!

The most interesting thing to me in the video is that the indication that iSchool save students up to six hundred dollars and not only that, It would be saving the school money too. It would be so much simpler having only one mechanism to keep up with to instead of having three or four books to lug around.

Lost Generation

This clip has a good point by showing us that things we do or where told to do can be reversed. We have our own choices to make in life. We can reverse these choices by asking ourselves if this is really what I want to do or is this really who I want to be. Our generation should be the one to start the turning point. Different generations where raised in different times and lifestyles in which they can be reversed to.

Eric Whitaker’s Virtual Choir

I was amazed by this musical peace. It is amazing how good they can be without ever practicing together as a group. This clip shows use ways that our technology can be used in different fields such as performing arts. It is just another great way technology can be used in our lives.

Teaching in the 21st Century

Teaching will be simplified in time by having the right technology. Yes, we will still need teachers to aid use around in learning this steps, but with the right technology, every question you want to know can be found it. To teach means the same to me. It is just an upgrade on how simply we can make it.


  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on these blogs. Each of these blogs are very unique. Eric Whitacre's is amazing! In regards to the iSchool, could you ever imagine being a teacher that taught from the ischool? That would be amazing. I agree with you that it wold save so much money and it would cut down on waste like paper and pencils. How far technology has come. I cannot even begin to imagine what it will be like in just a few years when we graduate. We might need Dr. Strange's class again.
    Are you in elementary education or secondary?
    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I wish you the best in college and EDM 310!

  2. Olivia,

    Some students have suggested requiring EDM310 in the first semester and a revised/advanced version in the last semester. What I hope to see is EDM310 techniques being used in practice during the 3 semesters you are in the schools. Anthony, Dillon and Dina are doing that just now!

  3. "...he tries to convince the parents to not let their kids learn these things. " What things?

    "To teach means the same to me. It is just an upgrade on how simply we can make it." Do you mean to say that teaching in the 21st century is no different than teaching in the 20th century." I don't understand what you intended to say.