Sunday, September 25, 2011
Blog Post #5
Don't Teach Your Kids This Stuff
I think that if we don't teach our children technology, that they will be left behind. The world that we are living in now is different. Technology runs our world today. It's best that everyone knows how to use it. Scott McLeod is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump and occasionally at The Huffington Post.
The argument that is being made by Travis Allen, is that there is not enough technology in the schools due to the world we live in. He feels that since we have been born into this situation that everyone needs an iSchool to keep up to date. He is trying to get as many supporters as possible to help him with this. My first reaction to this was that it's a great idea, but in the long run it will get out of hand. How are teachers going to prevent students from cheating? This will also create a problem, as far as jobs. A lot of teachers will be out of work if everyone agree with this.
My first reaction to this video was wow! I have never seen anything like this. It was so different, I mean different as in a creative way. Eric was very creative when he thought of this. I think that everyone who was involved in this had a great time.
Teaching In The 21st Century
In this video, Robert thinks that it means nothing to teach in the 21st century. He feels that everything that is being taught has a bigger source that can be found easily using the internet. The way I feel about all this is that he's right. I think that technology will eventually take over and put a lot of people out of work. The thing about Robert's video is that if he's right, It looks bad for us who are trying to become teachers. We may have to find another job.