Saturday, August 30, 2014

Blog Post 2

                                What Will Teaching in the 21st Century be Like?

1. The central message of this video, is that instructors will lose the attention of students when they are not participating with the lesson. It's interesting that he thought he will actually be able to teach a dance class from just a power point. It's really hard to learn dance moves, by not being able to participate. In his conclusion, he told the student's that he will test them on the material that was taught in the class. I do not agree with his conclusion, he did not give the students a chance to interact physically and he drained them with so much information.
2. I think Robert is trying to inform students and teachers how teaching has changed. Everything  now is being based off using many online sources. Now students have to be more technological literate. Roberts is also trying to convince that students do not always need to be entertained by lessons but be more engaged. Entertainment is passive and engagement is active, which the video entails. Robert really wants the students to be more engaged in learning.

I. What does Creation Mean Today?
   a. blogging
   b. animation
   c. recording
II. How could you gather and discuss data
    a. cellphone
    b. Facebook
    c. online surveys

I think Roberts see education changing as there will be a lack of teachers trying to engage their students. Students will more than likely find answers to materials given from class on the web or from a friend. So, teachers will do less teaching. This change will continue and it hurts the students, because they are losing the experience of being an engaged listener with an instructor. In the end, they will be more entertained by social media and sources from the web.

3. The video shows that being a connected student is not so bad at all. There are many resources and tools to use to help with your lessons. It is interesting to know that some materials can even be listened to through an Ipod. Blogging is also shown to be a great way to interact with people on an educational level. A teacher is still very important because he/she offers guidance to a student when it's necessary. She also will help the student to determine what information is good to collect from different sources.

4. The video explains, that many people network globally. I understand her when she explains how many students learn different ways and by using paper and pencil is not always helpful to many students.

5. I really think that younger kids in this day and age learn things that are given to them easily. It's sad that some know more about technology then their parents. I have a cousin who got his first Ipad at the age five and all on his own he made his own Youtube page and even uploaded videos on his own. It amazes me how smart the younger generation is.

6. Flipping the Classroom is a very good idea to come up with. This helps the students to be prepared to come to class the next day. It also help to get ahead and manage the students time. Also this helps students that normally get behind on different subjects that's taught in class, get a head start.

7. I think what this article is trying to say is that teachers need to be more involved with their students. Being a great teacher is not to just give students the lesson and materials to learn. It is more of being a mentor and empowering students with great wisdom. This action needs to be more in the classrooms, because students sometimes need that extra push and be uplifted daily.

This picture was taking by my parents at my Debutante Ball.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

What about EDM310

Many previous students informed me that this class is a headache with all the work that's required. My fear about EDM 310 is not making an A out of the class. EDM 310 has no comparison to other classes I have taken. Time management will be the most difficult thing for this class, but I think by doing the work the day that it's given will help a lot. I'm sure that at the end of the semester, I will have learned so many interesting tools that will be useful for my journey to become a great educator. Looking at the past couple of weeks, I've actually had fun with this class. I'm sure that EDM 310 will turn out great for me and I'm looking forward to the many projects their is to come. 

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Hello, my name is Porscha Sellers from Suffolk Virginia. I consider my parents as the backbone of my life. They are the type of parents that most will consider as, having tough love. Even through that tough love, they always had an input about the decisions I made. That reason alone made me choose South, I wanted a fresh start and also to be an adult. I decided to major in Elementary Education because I always wanted to be there for young kids and to get a chance to change their lives educationally. I think that an educator is someone that has the ability and the love of helping someone grow and develop at an academic stand point. What I think an educator entails in the 21st century, is in teaching students of how to sustain a great job. I consider myself as being a great listener and given good advice. I just wish that one day I could be more outgoing and adventurous.