Scott Mcleod's Dangerously Irrelevant
My C4T Post #3 Comment #1 was for Scott Mcleod. In his post he refers to Mimi Ito's thoughts of how parents have negative views on internet learning and how children have positive views on it. She also says that younger people use this not only for learning but also for their social lives. As far as them using it for education the internet is a better choice for anyone because of the convenience.
My thoughts on this situation is simple. Times have changed we need to make some changes also. We should learn to bridge the gap between older and younger generations. We should take advantage of the convenience the internet has to offer. We shouldn't turn our heads on better ideas. Lets face it using the technology lately just means less work. Why not make it easier on ourselves?
My C4T Post #3 Comment #2 was also for Scott Mcleod. In his latest post he uses Quirky kids, Frisbee, and dead fish slides to help show how schools are continuing "burp back education". Quirky Kids uses sarcasm while showing how standardization has deleted creativity. Frisbee slide simply says, " being good at school is a little like being good at Frisbee, It's nice but it's not relevant." Dead Fish slide shows how schools are only stuffing kids with information.
When I read these three slides I have to say I laughed out loud. Yes, they are funny but they are sad because it's true. As a teacher I plan to of course go by state curriculum because it's my job but it's also my job to introduce my students to new things and to make school interesting. I believe I can accomplish this by spending time on planning new and exciting ways for my students to learn.