Thursday, February 2, 2012

blog post #2

Did you know?                                                               

After watching Did You Know my eyes are more open to making sure I speak proper English. People from India and China speak better English than most Americans. I speak slang everyday with people. As a future Educator, I want to be sure I will not translate this slang to my to my students.

I am looking forward to the next generation of teaching. I feel passionate about being technologically literate so that I will be able to communicate with the rest of the world. This video was truly an eye opener as to how many people there are in other countries that speak English. This tells me I must make my best efforts to speak proper English.

Mr. Winkle Wakes

After Watching the Video Mr. Winkle Wakes my question is "How will people communicate in the future if they are not technologically literate?" Poor Mr. Winkle could not receive treatment at the hospital because he did not understand how the hospital was set up.

He did not know how to communicate with the rest of the world.If students are being taught like the video with the computer collecting dust in the back of the room, they will not be capable of communicating with the rest of the world in their future.

The Importance of Creativity

After watching the video Schools kill creativity I have to say I agree with his comment that we as a society do not place enough emphasis on children's creativity.He talked about how each child is unique and we must help them to develop their special talents.

Children are always more interested in playing a game than listening to a lecture. When I was in elementary school when we drew a picture of what we wrote about it was always easier to think of something to write about. The ideas of our children are going to lead us into the future. We must place value on what each child has to offer in the classroom, whether in math, science, art, or dance. This video really enlightened me into thinking in the direction of accepting what the children are good at doing.

A Vision for the 21st Century

After watching the video A Vision for the 21st Century I was totally blown away by this idea.

The video is sending a message that we need to change the way we educate students in the classroom. I agree that lecturing to students and making them read out of books are ways that need to change. I am not sure if this idea of a 3-D video game is the answer, but maybe it could be a good place to start.

1 comment:

  1. Cyndi,

    Good job on this post!

    Keep up the good work,