The Networked Student
In the video, the student will use networking as a source for information. The student will research topics and share the findings with others. The student will still need a teacher’s guidance but in a different way. The teacher will teach the kids how to make these networks. The student want be able to start there process without a starting point. The teacher will have to aid in the process by helping the students navigate through there sources and make sure they are reliable ones to use. This will allow the teacher to keep tabs on how the student is doing. The teacher will know if the student is being proficient in his or her work and the teacher will be able to assist the student with any problem or question they may have. The teacher will not have to teach all the time but will still be needed throughout most of the course.
A 7th Grader's Personal Learning Environment
The concept behind student’s PLE or PLN is endless. The way the system works allows the student freedom to do assignments anytime. The way in which it works allows a student the freedom to take an assignment and venture in any direction the students desires. The traditional learning style limits the student’s accessibility to learn new material and information on the web that can’t be found in books. Students can research information from many different sources. Students can choose from a wide range search to a direct approach on the subject wanted and also can make sure the information obtained in the search is not out dated. The students can access all this at any time, from anywhere. The student will be able to keep all there information in one place and will be able to look back if needed at any time. The student will be able to work at his or her own pace and will be able to use their resources for a reference. The teacher will be able to keep up with the progress the student has made and see what the kid has done throughout the day. The student will also be able to obtain information if they have to miss school. The student can do the assignments in any order they choose, as well as take more time with the harder assignments to make sure they understand. This is a good way to keep organized and keep on the right track in the learning field.On this website, It shows you tips about smartboard as well as challenges, games, lesson plans, adding animation, and other ideas. It also gives you a grade level that you can base your search an lessons on. It has so many ways in that smartboard can be used.
Why Smartboards are a Dumb Initiative and Why I hate Interactive Whiteboards
In this post by Michael Staton, he mainly focused on how expensive the smartboard is and how it is not worth the money spent. I have never personally experienced with using smartboard in a classroom but I do see where it can be useful in class. I took the time and looked at videos about smartboard and I believe it is well worth the money. I think that using it will not only help the kids in learning the program but it will also let the kids interact better with other students.
In the second post I think it is just opinioned based and his thought about Interactive Whiteboards are like many others but there are people whose opinion is different than his. This person seems smart and probably likes to use technology. He also makes the statement: Do you really want to spend thousands of dollars on a tool that makes stand-and-deliver instruction easier? It seems to me that both smartboard and whiteboards come back to the same things. They are both opinionated and the both cost a lot of money.
On this website, It shows you tips about smartboard as well as challenges, games, lesson plans, adding animation, and other ideas. It also gives you a grade level that you can base your search an lessons on. It has so many ways in that smartboard can be used.