Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blog Post #3

A Vision of Student Today was an amazing movie.  A lot of the information given in this film applied to my college experiences.  On Tuesdays, I spend 10 hous at schools and I spend 5 hours at school on Thursdays.  I work 8 hours 2 to 3 days out of a week. I spend anywhere from 3 to 5 hours a day online completing assignments for EDM 310 and other courses.  I spend 2 or more hours talking on my cell phone to either my mother or my boyfriend.  I get anywhere from 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night.  This movie had a lot of information that is related o my daily college experiences.

Some of the information given did not relate to me.  I do not print out a lot pages from my e-mail.  Most of the messages that I recieve through e-mail are junk, and I delete them.  I do not think that filling out scantrons will not help me.  Filling out a scantron helps us learn the importance of  reading carefully and following directions.  One little mistake on a scantron can have a great affect on a student's grade.  I would add "I spend 30 minutes a day exercising" to this movie to make it accurately represent my college expriences.

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It's Not About the Technology is a great post.  Ms. Hines gave some very good information.  Education is not all about technology.  In addition to application, education requires knowledge, comprehension and analysis of material learned in areas of study.  Technology alone can not help children become well-educated learners.

I agree with the point that Ms. Hines stated "Teachers Must Be Learners."  Teachers do not have the answers to everything.  They have to research for answers to certain questions that they may have to ask reliable individuals for answers to certain questions.  We as future teachers have to be teachable.

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Is It Okay to Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher is a very important post for future educatiors. Mr. Fisch gave a lot of good points.   It is not okay for teachers to be technologically illiterate.   Technology is a big part of a teacher's occupation.  Technology is forever changing and teachers must be aware of these changes. 

I totally agree with Mr. Fisch when he said that all educators who do not acheive a basic level of technological capability should be embarrassd.  This is the truth! In the world that we live in today, I see that so many young children know so much more about computers than adults.  I think that this is very strange, but it is true.  A a future educator, I want to be technologically literate. 

We as educators must stay updated with our research to help us familarize ourselves with these unfamilar changes.

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  1. I really enjoyed "A Vision of a Student Today". It just makes me wonder what it will be like when my son starts college. The expense, classes, or resources. I think that this video correlates with what Mr. Fisch said regarding educators with a basic level of technological capability.In the very least this is a must, but I think that it should be set a higher level than that. Along with a teacher's mindset changing so must their professional training.

  2. I think that is an important thing for teachers to realize: that they really do have the responsibility to keep learning. Facts are being updated all the time, and if a teacher is giving wrong facts, then the students will be assuming the wrong thing for years!

    Stephen Akins