Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blog Post #2

Did You Know? 3.0
This video shared some very interesting facts.I was shocked to find out that China will soon become the number one english speaking country in the world. CHINA!!! To know that students are currently being prepared for jobs that do not yet exist is mind blowing to me. This mean new technology is constantly being born and soon there will be no point of the going green commercials because everything we do will be generated by a computer in some sort of way.

I look forward to the new things in technology to come forward each year. It never seems as if there is nothing that can replace the current invention until something better comes out. for instant the X-Box 360 with cordless controllers. Who would have thought your actual body would become the controller. Each of the facts really amazed me.

Mr. Winkle Wakes
This video is a prim example of how the world changes within the blink of an eye. Mr. Winkle wakes after a hundred years and finds that technology has taken over. People can now talk to each other over the computer and actually see one another. But as Mr. Winkle discover some things do not always change. Education is somewhat still the same as one hundred years ago. Classrooms still require long lectures with notes being taken on paper and boredom from listening to a teacher talk on an on. I feel that the the way education is being taught in classrooms have come up a little in technology but it is not yet on the same page as the world outside of the classrooms.

Sir Ken Robinson: The Importance of Creativity
Sir Ken Robinson says school kills creativity. A true stamement was that stood out to me the most was that kids will take a chance and if they don't know the, they will have goal. They are not afraid of being wrong. If you are not prepared to be wrong, then you will never ocme up with anything orgininal. This takes away the creativity in individuals.

Sir Ken also gave the example of the little girl who does not pay attention in class, draws a picture of God in her own image. The teacher makes the statment that "Noone knows what God looks like" and the girl comments and say, "They will in a minute." This was very fasinating to me. Who is to say what God looks like, but who is to say that the imiage the little girl painted was not actually God?

I have learned a lot from this video that I teaach my kids one day!

Cecelia Gault(Young Student in Findland)Interviews Sir Ken Robinson
Cecelia is a very smart girl. She intervied Ken Robinson with such confedence and maturity. She also stood with great posture and focused most her attention on her person being intervied. It hi clear she was taught by and excelent teacher.I will be sure to incoorperate activities such as intervieing in my classroom and bring out the inner confidence in my kids.

Viki Davis: Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts
Wow!!! These are the skills I want to be able to teach my kids. These are the skills they will need for the real world both now and in the future. I think Viki Davis is doing a very good thing with her students and they will greatly appreciate it ater they go further in life!!!


  1. So what do you need, what do you need to be able to do, what do you need to know to be a Vicki Davis type of teacher?

  2. KaShondra,

    I did not think about having my students doing interviews like you did when you saw Cecelia's podcast. I think perhaps it would be a great way to bring out a shy student's confidence some. I appreciate that you want to focus on making students better prepared for life by helping them come out of their shells at a young age. Confidence has always been an important trait in the professional world no matter which profession it is, and I do not see that changing any time soon!

  3. Great Post. I agree with you on all, especially Sir Ken Robinson's take on creativity. Kids aren't afraid of being wrong, until we criticize what they do. Instead of criticizing I agree that we should be encouraging them now matter what it may be that their good at.