Sunday, March 13, 2011

Blog Post # 8

This is How We Dream Parts 1 and 2 were very amazing videos.  They both gave some very good information about incremental and fundamental change and the importance of multimedia.  I was in agreement with the speaker when he said,"As we work in this digital environment we see material changing in front of us.  It amazes me how technology is constantly changing day by day.  We as future educators must stay abreast with these changes.  I think that I am prepared to write multimedia. Taking this class has surely taught me a lot about the technology used in the education system.  My students will definitely know how to do this.

I really enjoyed watching EDM 310 for Dummies. This video was good but very amusing.  I thought that Jamie Lynn and Jennifer Chambers did an excellent job producing this video.  It was very funny, but they gave some very useful information about being a successful EDM 310 student."  By watching this video, I plan on creating a video for my students about my life journey and how to be successful in my class.  I loved everything about this video!

Learn to Change, Change to Learn was a pretty good video.  The people in this video gave some very useful comments.   I liked it when the lady said, "It is about producing a quality teacher.  This is the truth! In order for students to succeed in their education, they have to have a quality teacher.  The criteria for a quality teacher includes:  being patient, empathetic and caring.  I also liked it when it was said that "It is not about memorizing facts but being able to apply it.  This is what makes a good 21st Century teacher.

The Secret Powers of Time was a very interesting video.  The author explained the 6 time zones. Past positive relates to pleasure.  Past Negative relates to regret.  He described the south as being more past oriented and the north being more future oriented.  He also stresses the importance of making past oriented students more future oriented.  He states that children hate learning the traditional way because they want to be in control of something.  I have seen this so many times.  Children do not like to do things unless they are in charge.  I was in total agreement with him when he said, "Alcohol, drugs and sex are affecting future oriented students.  This is true.  In the world that we live in today there are so many children that are drinking under age, having children during their teenage years and high school students selling drugs. I think that this is a shame! I also agreed with him when he stated that "Children today are very different from us."  I see that children today act nothing like I did when I was in school.  So many of them do not care about doing any work. I think that there should be less of this.  I enjoyed watching this video!

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates You was interesting as well.   The author gave some very useful advice for teachers.   He stated, "If you reward something, you get more of the behavior that you want" and "If you punish something, you get less of the behavior that you want."  Very Much So!!  Children today are more apt to doing behaviors that result in rewards than those that result in punishment.  He discussed a study conducted at MLT of students that were given challenges.   Rewards were used as the incentive.   For this study, the larger the reward the worser the performance.  I thought that this was very Strange! He also discussed and gave a good illustration of  the 3 factors that lead to better performance and personal satisfaction which include autonomy, mastery and purpose.  I liked it when he said, "If we treat people like people, get past ideology, it would make the world a better place."  I very much so agree! If teacher treat students like they should be treated, they will will respect their teacher and others.


  1. Hey Sheena! I like your post on this! It was well written! I had a little trouble viewing it with your white letters against your dark background, but it was a great post nonetheless!

  2. Sheena,
    This is a good post, but I think you can do so much better! Expand more in each video, tell us exactly your thoughts and ideas!
    Amberly Elmore