Miller dreams of a school that is not designed around parking lots. He believes in researching without having to step foot in a library. Miller speaks about information being able to be updated instantly. He shows the visual representations that can be composed on the internet. I used to think I was technologically literate until I was introduced to this class. The resources are going to be hard to come by. Inspiring spaces and teachers will definitely be needed. "What would it mean to build a building that united the best of the humanities and the best of the sciences." The goal of his technology is enabling people to tackle dreams while sharing them with others. He wants the university to be for ideas.
Miller mentions iTunesU and being about to access lectures from top professors and researchers. This is pretty cool. Because Miller speaks about writing and composing changing. Miller believes, "the limits and the restrictions are largely ones we place on ourselves."
Carly wrote a blogpost for a create your own assignment. Her assignment highlighted the power of multimedia in illustrating a point and keeping attention. She based her post around finding your own philosophy as a teacher by creating a youtube channel for philosophies.
I started my youtube channel and plan to add to it as more inspiration and motivation comes while exploring.
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The Chipper Series
The Chipper Series was a video with Chipper and Dr Strange. Chipper cannot seem to keep a job because of her poor work ethic. The primary message from this is to be prepared for what you want and to work hard to get it. Achieving your dreams require motivation, dedication, and responsibility. Chipper needs to work a little harder, although she seems to have good communication between her mentor. That is better than no communication!
Learning to Change, Change to Learn
Children are big communicators through text messaging. Technology is not hindering the students learning. It is enhancing it. Teachers need to research, reflect, and learn from the web. Children also learn from community, home, online. I agree with this completely. Students learn from all of these things, however students are also exposed and desensitized to negative roles in violent movies. Teachers and parents can help children synthesize and choose the right information. Students need to learn how to find, validate, and collaborate information.
1-Edmodo is a great networking tool that I could use in my classroom. Edmodo connects you to other teachers and educators interested in your field. There is a planner to help organize daily activities. There is a link to explore and discover. I thought it was really cool to have the insights tab that documents overal trending reactions, your reactions, and students reactions.
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