"A Vision of Students Today" by Michael Wesch
This movie does seem to capture my college experience. I am like some of those students.I did not exactly understand though if the video was portraying technology negatively or positively. Technology, to me, is very useful, helpful and can save time, but if used wisely. The statistics of time spent watching t.v., playing on Facebook & listening to music takes a lot out of your day. More time is spent doing that then actual school work. I try to manage my time wisely when it comes to school work and doing recreational things, which includes the internet. Like I said before, I don't quite understand if the video was about whether technology was good or bad? What do you think? Also, where did they get these statistics?
"It's Not About the Technology" By Kelly Hines
I enjoyed this blog post. I totally agree with Mrs. Hines. I am constantly learning, and when I become a teacher I will still be learning everyday. When people become teachers, they don't just "BOOM!" know it all, therefore, teachers must continue their journey of knowledge even after graduating. Also, teachers must want to learn in order to be effective teachers. Why should a teacher expect their students to want to learn, if they do not want to learn?
It is definitely not all about technology. Don't get me wrong, technology is a great innovative tool, but it is meaningless in the classroom if the teacher does not have the passion to learn about it or have the passion to be innovative. I agree with Mrs. Hines, we need to keep up with the learning trends of our students in order to relate to them! I also agree that the 21st Century is about creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking not technology!
"Is It Okay to Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?" By Karl Fisch
This is a great blog post! No wonder it won the most influential post of 2007. No! It is not okay to be a technologically illiterate teacher!We need to stay informed and be in sync with the technological innovations that occur throughout our career if we want to be effective teachers! We don't want our students to be behind because we aren't willing to learn about technology! We do not want our students to be learning things from 30 years ago. We want them to learn about things that are occurring in the present times. Since we are supposed to be teaching our students to where they learn something, shouldn't we be willing to learn as well?
I agree with Karl Fisch, if educators are not willing to learn about technology and become technological literate, then they need to find another profession! Times are constantly changing. Life is not like it was 50, or even 10, years ago. We have to keep up with the innovations and changes of education to be effective educators!
Gary Hayes Social Media Count
This is just crazy (not in a bad way) ! Technology is becoming more popular by the second! Things are changing so rapidly! As an education major, I will be continually learning about all these new things that are occurring in the tech world. It is a little overwhelming with all the things changing so rapidly, but it is also exciting! I love learning new things! I also love that I will be able to teach students about it!