I really enjoyed this particular blog post. I liked how he used sarcasm to get his point across. I am aware that the internet can be dangerous, but only if it is miss-used. To me, technology has tons more pros than it does cons. I am glad that Dr. McLeod is teaching his students about technology. His students will be way ahead of students that are not taught about it. Technology can help students grow, flourish and prosper. I will definitely use technology ALL the time when I become a teacher! I also did a little research to figure out who Scott McLeod is and came to find out that this guy is pretty brilliant. He is the co-creator of the "Did You Know?" video, which I thought was completely awesome. According to his longer bio on his blog, http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org , he is "widely recognized as one of the nation's leading academic experts on K-12 school technology leadership issues." Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology. If you have not checked him out, then do so by following the link above!
The iSchool Initiative
This video was awesome. The high school student from Georgia definitely did a good job with this video. He began the video talking about how school budgets are being cut, teachers are being let go and classrooms are becoming larger. His solution: the iSchool. The iSchool is a device based on the
Although I really like this idea, I do think that it would take a while before the iSchool was actually used. I think some schools would think that the students would abuse this and play games on it all the time. If students were to use this, I think that the iSchools should be monitored. As a future teacher, I would consider using the iSchool. I think it would benefit us beyond what we can imagine.
This video almost gave me chill bumps. The beginning of the video was very depressing. I was definitely relieved when the video started to reverse. I do believe that our generation has changed drastically over the decades, but that does not mean we are doomed forever. We can do something about it. I believe that we can change the statistics of this world. I really, really, really liked this video! I liked how the words reversed. That was so cool.I am going to definitely share this with others. I found it very empowering!
Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir
This video was interesting. I think it is amazing how he found all these people on YouTube and made a virtual choir over the internet. I have never seen anything like this before. I would like to see some of his other work sometime! I think it is amazing that none of these people actually sung together, and I was amazed to see how many people participated in the end credits. Very cool!