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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Blog Post #4

Don't Teach Your Kids This Stuff. Please? By Scott McLeod

        Scott Mcleod is a leading academic expert on showing students K-12 how to use technology and use it right and only for school and good social activities. He also wants students to excel while using technology and become technology leaders. He believes that technology is more of a good for children to learn and out weighs the bad that comes along with technology such as cyber predators.
        I agree with Dr. McLeod about his views of technology. I believe the good far out way the bad. I know that in this day and age it is so important for students to learn how to use technology because everything that most jobs require you do to now involves technological knowledge of some kind.

The iSchool Initiative 

       I absolutely love Mr. Travis Allen's idea of the iSchool. The concept absolutely mind blowing and I hope that this catches on. This would save so many parents a ton of money and would be great for Title 1 schools. I know that this would revolutionize schools, learning, and communication. Also it would improve studying if the students knew where to look and how to look.
     Also I had no idea that Apple had so many Apps already available and would work so great with iSchool. School would have been so much easier when I was going through if I had these great tools available. I hope that more people see this video and get behind the iSchool Initiative.

The Lost Generation 

     I would like for the whole world to see her video because I believe that this would wake up our generation to do something because it is never too late to start trying to change our future. I did not expect what happened after she got to the end of her speech because I did not like what I was hearing and actually got a little disheartened about what the first part said but the way she rewound it to make you see that we could change what was just said about made me burst with pride. The maker of this video should post this everywhere so that everyone can see this video and maybe even create some more exciting and motivating videos.

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 

      I had no idea that this was even possible. This video was amazing and I think this would be a great use of the internet because you could use this to bring hundreds of people together for so many different causes. You could use this for meetings of all the countries, use it to communicate with whole classrooms or teach classes to students who are half way around the world, or use it as Eric did and bring people together through song. No matter the where you are music transcends all language barriers. I personally believe that music will bring even the most diverse people together because everyone can sing, just some sing better than others but that is why we have a joyful noise section.


  1. Hi Brittany, my name is Ali. I really enjoyed reading your blog post about these videos. I agree with you on the iSchool initiative. It would save parents tons of money. Also, I think students would be more interested in studying if it was on something like an iTouch. I also didn't know it was even possible to have a virtual choir. I must say this completely blew my mind.

  2. The Virtual Choir is awesome. This is a great example of what can be done with the networking possibilities of the word wide web. The capacity to bring people together in meaningful ways is enormous. By the same token the capacity to provide meaningful learning opportunities for students all over the world is undeniable.

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