Sunday, September 9, 2012

Blog Post 2

Creative Genius Mind Map
Video # 1
Did you know?
Did you know 3.0-A John Strange 2012 Version and Did you know 3.0 contained an abundant amount of information that I did not know. These videos opened my eyes and mind to the rank in which technology is placed in our lives today. The importance of technology grown more everyday due to the high levels of usage. Today technology runs every aspect of our lives including our personal lives.
In my opinion, the technological growth of other countries should push America to excel above and beyond. Our population may be smaller compared to other countries but that shouldn't stop us from growing with the rest of the world. Today everyone has access to some form of technology.

Video # 2
Mr. Winkles wakes
In the video Mr. Winkles Wakesby Matthew Needleman, the character wakes up after 100 years to find the whole world has changed. He is astonished by all the technology everywhere in the office setting and in the hospitals. He just wishes the world would be like what it was before 100 years of sleep. He then comes to the school where it looks as if the world hasn't changed that much.
Mr. Winkles wakes makes you think about technology in schools. In this video the questions that come to mind are; Why hasn't technology improved in the classroom? Why does Mr. Winkle have the familiar feeling like 100 years ago? Have we failed to conform to the technological advances in the classroom? In my opinion, technology plays a large role and as future educators we should learn just how important it is.

Video # 3
Sir Ken Robinson
The video of Sir Ken Robinson:The Importance of creativity really hit home with me. He got my mind thinking about the importance of creativity in classroom. Sir Ken Robinson states in his video "Creativity now is important as literacy." He talked about how children are brave and will try anything. In his video, he also stated "That our schools are educating them out of their creativity." This video makes you think about what you will do as a teacher and how you will help your kids learn.
In my opinion, if we facilitate creativity this will allow children to learn in their own way. Children are naturally creative, they just do not know how to harness their creativity. As a future educator, I want to teach myself and my students how to harness creativity and use it to help us learn together.
Video # 4
A day made of glass
In the video,A day made of glass, they showed you what Corning is planning to do in the future. All the technology in the video was exciting and overwhelming. To know that some of the technology shown in the video is available today is the part that is exciting. Corning is on the brink of expanding our technology as we speak.
In my opinion, I believe the classroom would change all together with Corning's new technology. These things would help children learn in a fun and exciting new way. The board and the work surface in the classroom would capture the attention of all the students. This kind of technology wouldn't just help the classroom but it would help the entire school.

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    1. In your comment affect should be effect and effected should be affected. Look up affect and effect. They are commonly used incorrectly.

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  2. Your paragraphs on Did You Know? come very close to being Perfect Paragraphs that say nothing.

    "...contained an abundant amount of information that I did not know." Be specific. What are you talking about. Make a list.

    "These videos opened my eyes and mind to the rank in which technology is placed in our lives today." After your eyes were opened and you also your mind, ahat did you see and think about? You did not tell us.

    "The importance of technology grown more everyday due to the high levels of usage." You need has in front of grown.

    From what you have written I could easily say that there is no evidence you watched either of the videos. None.

    "As a future educator, I want to teach myself and my students how to harness creativity and use it to help us learn together." Any ideas about how to do that?

    You need to share more about what the assignment says/argues/conveys and a lot more on what you think about the arguments and information being presented.

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  3. Keely,
    Your blog post is visually appealing and reader-friendly in that we can easily go to each video by clicking on the title of the video. Finally, it is well organized because you consistently use one paragraph to summarize the video and a second paragraph to reflect on it.
    In the summery of the first video can you give a little more detail or examples into what the "abundance of information" was and exactly how the information "opened your eyes". Also, I suggest that you not use "in my opinion" because your blog is an expression of your opinion. Also, if you take out "in my opinion" your statements become stronger.
    Corrections might include: between the video three and four you did not put a second spacing between them like you did with the others. Another is in the title Mr Winkles Wakes there should be a space between Wakes and by.

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