Sunday, September 12, 2010
Blog Post 3
I am asked to write about my reaction to this video so her goes. When the video first starts, it shows empty seats and walls that needs a coat of paint. It has a sort of an atmosphere of despair, as if to say what can I learn here, or what hope is there.
Then the students are there holding up signs and what they are saying is very true. Books are priced way to high and college is very expensive and some students that pay for these things never show up for class. When a student spends class time on other things instead of listening to their instructor and taking notes they are only cheating themselves and the person who is paying for their college expense.
If a student really wants to study and be dedicated he or she can make their college experience great.
This movie does not capture my college experience because, I see what time I have put into college as an investment in life. I have enjoyed going to college and I have met people who have enriched my experience of college. The only thing I could add to this video to make it more to my experience would be to have the students studying and to have an instructor in front of the class teaching and holding the attention of every student.
Learning should be a wonderful experience, something you should look back on and remember with joy.
Ms Hines, I agree that learning is not all about technology, and we as teachers must always be ready to learn new things. Technology is just a tool to be used but, it is no good in the hands of a person that can not understand how it works. We all use different types of technology such as computers, ipods and others.
But the first thing we use is our minds and the mind is an unexplored vast area, where we can do so much. To see the results of children using what you have taught is so great and this is not just in the class room but in all areas of learning.
We must treat our children as if they were a national treasure that we are investing in. Because they are our future and other generations will depend upon what they learn today. Let us teach them a better way to solve problems that we will leave with them.
I have to agree with what you wrote, no one should be technologically illiterate. All teachers should be able to use any type of software to enhance their ability to teach.
As you said the jobs of the future will need people that are technologically literate. People should not think because they can not use technology that it is alright. because like you said it is not something to be proud about. Let us all keep learning and not stop, you are never to old to learn something new.
I had no idea that things were happening so fast. Over three thousand blogs created in less than five minutes, and the videos watched on You Tube, plus all the other things that are happening right now at the same time. This is sort of mind boggling but it is fascinating also.