Sunday, May 6, 2012
Blog post 5
Dr. Mcleod is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education which is the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators. He was a co-creator of a very popular video series called, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognition from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, the National School Boards Association, and the Center for Digital Education. Source http://scottmcleod.net/bio/
I do believe that there is a way to incorporate mobile devices into education since this is the number one device that most children have access to on a daily bases. I also believe that education does need to be re evaluated so that the technologies we know today will help learning become more interactive. There is some reasoning behind the financial part of it. Like Travis stated it could be less expensive but, when you think about the monthly bill say maybe $50 to $65 per month that can add up. I think it could be a little more costly than he stated in his video. There should be more research about this to see if it could really benefit our children. Maybe there could be group test run that would give the possibility more validity.
Don't Entertain But, Engage
After watching the Prezi Presentation by Kevin Roberts, His meaning of teaching in the 21st century is to engage students. I also gathered that because technology is becoming more evident we as educators need to become more tech-knowledgeable so that we can show our children the things to look out for when using the internet. He made some great points in his presentation. I do believe that this can have a profound affect on me as a teacher because as he stated we would almost become obsolete. I don't believe educators will ever become obsolete because in my opinion the internet and cyberspace is not always correct. The computers don't have a brain. They display what is put into them. I don't want to become obsolete as an educator so, I will adjust to the changes and gather the skills needed to be successful as technology evolves throughout education.