The iSchool Initiative
I think this initiative is a great idea for teachers and
students. The seventeen year old has made a difference by traveling the country
and embracing mobile learning. With this program, I think students would look
forward to getting on their iPod touch for school. It was a great point he made
when he said the internet would block non-educational sites so students would
not be able to browse all over the web. This video was a really good way of
describing the pros of using the iSchool format when teaching.
Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir
This video is absolutely amazing. These people are from all
over the world and have never met before, but they have made a wonderful work
of art. Eric Whitacre is a genius. I cannot even imagine how long this took him
to put together. This video gives you a look at what else you can do with technology.
Who would have thought you could have so many people on one video from all
over the world?
Teaching in the 21st Century by Kevin Roberts
This video is very educational and something I believe all educators
should watch. The video says that teachers are not the source of knowledge
anymore, the internet is. It says that the teachers are the filter. I agree
that teachers should show students ways to use the internet as a reliable
source for information. It also wants
the educators to inform the students about the non-reliable websites. This was a great video.
Flipping the Classroom
I think flipping your classroom is a good idea for all
teachers. I agree with Dr. McCammon in the video Dr. Lodge McCammon's FIZZ -Flipping the Classroom that there is too much lecture in the classroom and
students are not engaging. The teachers post there videos on-line for students
to watch before class to have some knowledge about what the will go over in
class. Students can work ahead or review material they do not understand. This is a brilliant idea for teachers and students.