Friday, September 2, 2011
Blog Assignment # 2
The 3.0 video has really intrigued me on how fast technology has traveled across the whole world. In the video there were so many important facts stated about technology i was just astonished. I caught myself glued to the screen wanting to make sure I read every word phrase. All the interesting facts given in the video I didn't even know myself. I realized that I too have yet to really grasp the importance of technology on the World.Technology has made such a huge advancement in our world today it is importance of keeping yourself updated. Also in understanding the dependence our world is on the technology and the challenges of being able to use it.
Our world today has changed in a lot ways thanks to technological advancement in jobs, schools, and communication. America has expanded in opportunity and other wonderful successes due to technological inventions.It really is a wonderful video in educating our world in the importance of the World is to relying on technology. Technology has provided us with many tools in educating our students more in the future with the ideas of China and India. Within watching the video it proves how much more teachers should be familiar with technology ,and what is it doing for our World.
I really liked watching this video, because it showed the importance of knowing what is happening around you such as technological wise. Some adults have let technology pass them by in wanting no part, no change, and no interest. To many adults they haven't seen the major importance of needing to know ,and in understanding why. Even kids of all ages should be keeping up with becoming more educated each day on the new advances around them.
Mr. Wakes demonstrates the use of technology in the medical fields, jobs, Social networks, and communication except for schools. In the video he is captured running to the schools where he felt more at home. You are able to see this emotion and point to show the schools are not involved in the new advances. The schools have not found the importance in learning and the essential value in providing kids with this information. They need to become more familiar in what's going on outside of the school. Technology should be incorporated in schools,and teaching. This video shows the importance of why they should be more involved.
I really enjoyed watching Ken Robinson's video on "schools kill creativity". This video was very enlightening to watch. I believe and agree 100% in what he was speaking about on the importance of Art. Teaching creativity is just as important as teaching literacy in schools. As Robinson says, "Be prepared to be wrong, kids lose that along the way", through the years. I liked his thoughts on how we should educate in creativity instead of growing out of learning. The video made me question myself," why don't we teach dance, art, music, and creativity to all generations?" A lot of what kids enjoy doing are not praised, but are told they can not become that in the future career.
We need to reconstruct academically in schools: incorporate arts ,and creativity into lessons. As a kid I loved being creative, but it wasn't in school as much but more at home.Creativity is just as important as all other subjects as Math and English are.It develops endless possibilities limitless to kids. Their imagination is developed and are full of ideas in expressing their selves ! We as teachers need to value ideas and the creativity of the children. Instead of the arts being given as "busy work" or to occupy them during free time. I personally think creativity should be taught and expanded in schools.We are shortening the spectrum of learning arts for the kids today with not having them included are made important.
This video was wonderful! I loved how Mr. Robinson was interviewed by a student. I love how he didn't have to think of what to say he spoke from the heart. I responded to this video by wanting to portray all the important facts mentioned to my future class. I want to make sure the Cecelia in my classroom gets a great education.I will provide her with help in guiding her to the right path. I want to explain the importance of intelligence being diverse, but everyone contains intelligence no matter the color or age. She will learn the greatness of exploring all different ideas,matters, and subjects. I will take what Mr.Robinson said about how creativity revolves in everyone not just certain people,but a quality everyone possesses with their own creative ability.
Vicki Davis is a school teacher in a small community enhancing the quality of technology in her classroom.MS. Davis brings enlightenment and forms of different more advanced technology to her students.Vicki teaches them the new tools of social networking,and how to use advanced games all within technology. She stays connected all around the world speaking on her teaching motives with different people and Countries.
I seen in the video where she believes you as a teacher do not have to know everything before teaching. She uses literacy in this course in teaching terms for the students to be able to use their brain.Vicki has taught her students to use google to help define what the word means. The empowerment of the students helps push their selves to want to learn more on their own. She keeps the students interacting and being involved with one another through class time and Digiteen. Digiteen is a website for teen students can create Blogs, chat groups, and to become connected with people their own age from around the world. Also the class is able to connect with and interact with her through her lessons. The students are inspired to communicate with people across the world , and being able to travel to different places. Vicki connects all the new perspectives of technological advancements from outside to her students on the inside. The students really enjoy and learn new advancements everyday thanks to their teacher Vicki Davis.