Sunday, January 24, 2010

EDM Entry 2

Michael Wesch: A Vision of Students Today

This was a very interesting. I actually liked this one because it in my opinion was true. Sometimes when you are in a big lecture classroom many things go through your mind. I know for myself things that have nothing to do with the subject is going through my mind. The time I have left in the class and the other things I have to do is what I'm thinking about.

The movie does capture my college experience as far as a large lecture class room goes. If I was the director of this movie, I would have first had the teacher teaching and then show the class doing their own thing while the lecture is being brought forth. Then I would start the music and show the class with their notes. This would be my way of showing what the students had on their mind while the teacher was up lecturing.

"It's Not About the Technology" by Kelly Hines

I agree with the post, education isn't all about technology. The educational community does need an overall change in teaching. With the advances in technology and everyone having access to technology, teaching should not only be focused on pen and paper but also the advances in the technological world.

I think teacher should want to include technology into the classrooms. They should be able to teach it as well as be taught using this method. Sometimes because students spend more time on it than teachers, the teachers should be willing to learn form the students if they get in a jam on the internet.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with what you said about capturing the college experience in a lecture hall in a different way. Starting off having the teacher teach, and then showing what all the students are thinking about, would have portrayed a very accurate view of the classroom. I also agree with what you said about teachers should be willing to learn from the students. Teachers should not be too proud to learn from students or too stubborn not to. Good post.