Michael Wesch: A Vision of Students Today
Every statement that was expressed is true for someone somewhere. Some pay for college, while others have parents who help them, some come to class on a regular basis, while others never attend, some will make an A, while others will fail. The list could go on an on, but it shows every college student faces one if not more of these facts. I normally have a class size of thirty, I also have some classes that some material will never help me, I attend class, and many other things. Some of the situations listed I have faced, while others I have not. Every college student has some classes that are not relevent or some classes that always requires online work. At the same time technology has pros and cons. Technology can be bad in the classroom, because if a student brings his/her laptop to the classroom, they may not be paying attention at all. At the same time laptops in a classroom could help bring info inside the classroom.
"It's Not About the Technology" by: Kelly Hines
I LOVED what Kelly Hines had to say in her blog post. I loved how she said, "She didn't think ipods, blogs, wikis, and podcasts should always be the new change." I love blogging and always being able to connect to the internet so quickly, be we can not get so caught up in society we forgot what teachers are really meant to do. Her four points for teachers were great to me. It makes me want to be a great teacher in the future. I totally agree that teachers must be learners and that learning and teaching are not the samething. I agree that if the students have not learned anything, then no teaching existed. I love the statement, "The 21st century is going to be about working smarter and not harder. I agree that technology is useless without teaching. I do feel in schools that computers are just being used as a game and such. If a teacher uses technology, then as a teacher you have to make sure your teaching the students and making sure they fully understand.
Karl Fisch: Is It Okay to Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?
I agree I do believe that educators should achieve a basic level of education. I do not believe that every teacher should be extremely technologically brilliant, but yes they should have the basic ideas. Each teacher should be able to fully work the internet, understand the internet, and know how education is important to students. Principals or people responsible should beware of each teacher's abilities before hiring them. In today's society, being technological illiterate is not ok.
Gary Hayes Social Media Count
This site really amazed me. I knew that each second everything changes and technology is always advancing, but I did not realize it was that fast. As a teacher, it means even in two years when I have graduated and I will be looking for a job, things could be different. Maybe principals will hire someone quicker who has had more computer classes or who seems to be more advanced with technology. Who knows? I feel that gradually everything will become more and more technological based. I like technology, but at the same time I do not want to much technology.