Sunday, September 25, 2011
Blog Post #5
Don't Teach Your Kids This Stuff. Please?
Technology can be very dangerous for young kids, but so can walking out their front door. Technology is important for kids and they need to learn. What we need to do so they are protected is monitor what they do online and on the phone. Parents and teachers can easily back track what website their kids have visited, check phone logs to see who they are talking to, and set up a social networking site they have access to. It may seem like a lot to do, but in the end its worth it. Here is a website for a biography on Scoot Mcleod: http://scottmcleod.net/bio/.
The iSchool Initiative.
This is a short video about a new way to learn. The iSchool uses the same platform as the iTouch, but can only be used for educational purposes. Students can use the iSchool for a calculator or read a book. The iSchool would be monitored by the teacher and parents. It could save cost and precious renewable resources.
This seems like a very good idea. Students could have everything they need for school at their fingertips. They could also easily find a good book to read without having to go to the library. Saving our planet is a top priority now and days, this product can reduce how much paper we use in schools. The only down I see is it can possible dwindle job opportunities for librarians and teachers.
Eric Whitacres Virtual Choir- 'Lux Auromque'
It seems today that the internet can be used for just about anything. You can play games, watch movies, download music, and set up a virtual choir. This just goes to show how much the world is changing and how much we can use the internet for. This is a very interesting video, because I have never before seen a virtual choir.
Teaching In the 21st Century
Today's students can find anything they want through the internet. That really you don't need a teacher who teaches just facts. Today a teacher needs to know how to use technology properly, so they can show their students how to use technology. This way there we will be a need for them. They can have their students set up a blog about what they learned that day in class or what they learned on their own. This way the students will remained interested.