A Vision of Students Today
"What is it like being a student today?". This video seems to sum my college life right up. I buy hundreds of dollars worth of books, just to use one or two. I have one professor that knows my name. Plenty of people pay to take the classes, but NEVER come. Fortunately, I won't be covered in student loans when I graduate, but I know plenty of people that will be.
Many people don't even buy textbooks anymore because of all of the resources we have online now. All of the different websites, who knows if textbooks will even be used in the future? What's the point in having a chalkboard anymore if everything can be put into a computer and shown through projection, etc.? I think is this video added a little bit of information about dorm life, it would be perfect. If you would like to watch this video, just click on the link below.
Product of Kansas State University A Vision of Students Today
It's Not About Technology
I could not agree with this article more. Teachers must be willing to learn and teach at the same time. Technology is advancing so quickly, they will not always be able to know it all. They are going to have to be willing to take advice from whomever or wherever it may come. "Learning is not the same to all teachers and all students, but it must always be the goal". What's the point in having a classroom with no learning happening? It would be a waste of money, time, and effort. If a student simply does not learn the subject matter, then teaching has not been done. We need teachers in today's society to realize when learning is not taking place.
We could have the best equipment in a classroom, but without a teacher who knows how to use, it is no good. "When we put innovative tools in the hands of innovative teachers, amazing things can happen". That sentence is the best from this entire article. Without educated teachers, what is the point? We need teachers who are willing to teach and willing to learn! If you would like to read this article, you may click on the link below.
Kelly Hine's Article It's Not About The Technology
Is It Okay To Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?
I do agree with Mr. Fisch. I think every teacher should have some type of technological capabilities. With technology advancing so quickly in today's society, who knows if classrooms will even have textbooks in the future? Teacher's should at least be required to know the bare minimum about computers.
Another thing I really agreed with him about, is he mentioned he hated hearing people say the were computer illiterate. I personally would be worried if I heard a teacher at my child's school say something like that. I don't think it as extreme as reading and writing, but no doubt at all, I would not feel as comfortable with that school as I should. If you would like to read Mr. Fisch's blog, just click on the link below.
Karl Fisch's Blog Is It okay to be a Technologically Illiterate Teacher?
Gary's Social Media Count
This social media count is almost overwhelming to me. With number's getting so much higher within only seconds, what would happen if everything just stopped? Would society just crash? Businesses be done? Of course! Technology is a very important part of society today. This just proves within only a few seconds, how much people use technology! If you would like to see this, which I do recommend, just click on the link! Gary's Social Media Count