Friday, April 1, 2011

Blog Post #10

Morgan Bayda Post
After reading this post by Morgan Bayda,  I could relate to her. There are many times I feel cheated at Universities and I am glad that I am not the only one that feels that way. There have been countless times that I sat in two or three hour classes and come out learning nothing. Most of the time, the professor is reading off the slides or out of a book which makes it  hard to stay awake and learn. My education courses are where I learn most of my materials. I know that EDM 310 is a great example of that. We are learning materials and tools that we will use throughout our education experiences and in our classroom. At the end of this course, we are not going to walk out feeling like we have learned nothing.  Although, Dan Brown made many interesting points, I cannot say I agree with him. I personally think that dropping out of school is never the answer to anything. This post and video was great and I am glad that we were given the opportunity to comment on it.

Don't Let Them Take Pencils Home
I thought this post by Tom Johnson was awesome. I do know that students take advantage of tools that they are given. I think we should teach children proper ways to use their educational tools. If students want to play hangman, then they should. Hangman is a great way for students to work on their vocabulary and reading skills. Like the post says, "Children are learning even when we don't think they are." That is true because children are always learning in their own individual ways. If kids are playing games, having fun, and learning from it, then why can't they play games? I thought this post rocks and took an interesting approach on the use of technology. I will keep this post in mind on my educational path and for my future classroom.

1 comment:

  1. It is so true that children are always learning. Many people do not consider exploration as a process of learning and it is very much a very important part of the learning journey. I would much rather see a child doodling with a pencil than laying on the couch watching t.v. or playing a video game. I know that some video games are educational however I think the concept of them using a pencil is more self motivating than most video games or t.v. programs.