Friday, October 30, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
In Karl Fisch’s video “2020 Vision,” he acts as if he is a speaker at a high school graduation in the year 2020, this is important because it predicts the future of learning. The video summarizes how education has changed from the year 2007 to 2020. In the 13 years much has changed, Google is as powerful as a country and education has changed entirely. Instead of going class to class students bring their own laptop and go through courses on their specific interests. Some of the students even stay at home and learn without ever leaving their room. According to the video the learning experience is in depth on the specific subject the pupil is interested in.
Monday, October 12, 2009
“Educational Leadership” “Tony Wagner” talks about how it is more important for teachers to teach the material so students understand it, instead of teaching it so they can pass a test. I can really connect to this article. Last year in Spanish 1 I did not understand most of the material. Instead of aiming to understand the language I aimed to get a passing grade in the class so I could move into Spanish 2 in high school. I did get the passing grade and my teacher agreed that if I passed her class I could move into Spanish 2 in high school. When the year started I quickly realized that it wasn’t enough to pass the class but it was necessary to understand the language to move up in the class. This relates to “Educational Leadership” because it is proof that teachers are teaching so their students get good grades instead of understanding the material.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
“Hiker Found after Spending a Night in the Freezing Cold,” by Dan Bonface of 9News tells of a story of a missing Hiker who was separated from his group, this is an important lesson to keep in mind, stay in pairs when in the backcountry. This Hiker was reported missing by his friends after they were somehow separated at the top of a 14 thousand foot mountain. Many Search and Rescue Teams were dispatched to