Sunday, February 28, 2010

Week 7

This is How We Dream
I really enjoyed this video! I can honestly say that since I received a laptop that my research experiences have been 110% faster and easier. The ways in which society have used technology are absolutely fascinating to me and have made life as a student much better! I am very intrigued by the idea of writing with multi media. I am a the president of the "Cram Club" and I am notorious for holding on to information strictly for testing purposes and leaving that information in the classroom with my test. I think that this new idea for writing with multi media will help my fellows crammers retain our information better.

Networked student
This video was very cute! They could have easily distributed this information via podcast but, the cute pictures made the video more fun and easier to sit through. However, I did find it a little difficult to follow because I was entranced in the pictures. In reference to the question "Do networked students need a teacher"? My opinion is no. These 'networked' students do not NEED a teacher. Teachers provide guidance and help if ever needed but all information that needs to be distributed can be done from the screen of your computer.

Toward a New Future of Whatever
I did not enjoy this video that much. I knew some of the people he referenced but I did not know many of them, so I found myself lost on several occasions. I do agree that we live in a time where peoples main focus is on themselves. People are very independent now and as a result, they are trying to find out who they really are. This longing for self recognition to me has led a great deal of our society to think about and focus on themselves. Michael Wesch is a great speaker, this video just did not reach me in an intriguing way.
This week I followed a student named Chris. I read his post about his favorite food. Ironically, we both feel that Chinese is our favorite food. The URL for his blog is

For my Personal Learning Network thus far all I have done is simply try to find different people to follow via Twitter, Facebook and blogs. So far, I am following Dr. Strange on Twitter and facebook and through our class blog daily. I am also following Dr. Karl Fisch's blog at . Dr. Fisch has had some very interesting posts that I really enjoyed reading


  1. I still believe that networked students will need teachers. There is alot of information out there and can easily be overwhelming.I still believe that students learn best from a classroom enviroment where students can ask questions when problems arise.

  2. Hi its Annalize.l we have 310 students at our school. What do you like to do at school and in the weekends. From Annalize New Zealand,Hamilton,Waikato,Melville Intermediate School.

  3. Kelly you made some great points! I'm right there with you in the cram club. I think that the writing in multi media idea would definitely help people like us remember information better.

  4. Great job on your posts! I liked the way Dr. Miller has transformed himself as technology has developed too! I wonder how different our jobs as educators will be 20 years from now when it comes to technology?

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