"The Networked Student"
That was my question when first watching this video. What is the purpose of a teacher? I am a fan of using technology in the classroom. However, I feel that this tools should be used to help educated you students in a more creative way for them to learn. I do not think that I will use this style in my classroom. I will introduce this to my students, so if they run into a class like this in the future they will have some background.
I am the teacher who wants to be side by side with my students. I want to be able to look at their faces and tell when they are confused or need help, but are afraid to ask. Some people or more open and some people or not. I just feel that those students who are shy will get left behind in those type of classes. If I am not interacting with them hands on, I feel like it will leave me wondering more about my students, then being faced to faced. Wondering meaning; Are they understanding the material, and etc.
Body language and facial expressions are things that are caught in the moment. If you are live and in person, you are not able to re-record a mistake. I think we understand things better if we are shown, rather then told. I want to respond to my students reactions through appearance. Another thing is when we read a text message or an e-mail we interrupt the message in our own feelings. You may be upset that day and get the wrong concept of the message that was sent.
"A 7th Grader's Personal Learning Environment"
I think her personal learning environment was nicely organized. Looks like her instructions were well written and easy to understand. How well she maneuvers and explain what she is doing, looks like she has had some lesson on how to create the page and were to go for information. I was not pleased when she said one of the scientist had not responded back, but her classmates have received replies back.
"The Machine Is Changing us"
Great film! thought it was going to be boring, but as always they never end up being boring. Over all I really did enjoy this film. My favorite part was "Charlie bit my finger again". I think youtube is an amazing website or shall I say community. I have used it many times before this class to look up how to do things, and watch crazy videos as the ones he showed.