This video talked about the changing world of technology. He states that writing by hand is becoming less and less used and the use of computers is becoming the norm. He states in the first video that when writing up an article, he never had to use the library or the a book. He was able to find everything online and was able to write up the article on Google Docs. The paper is available online for anyone to see at any time and it was written, published, and shared all at the same time on the same computer.
In my experience, I have always been able to have access to computers and technology. I was always required to take a computer course to become more prepared in the technology field. I still remember in first grade, using the JumpStart computer program. I feel that with my preparation in school with computers, I could catch on fast to the extensive use of technology and multimedia in the classroom today.
I believe that students will be able to keep up and will be able to use multimedia. Children today are becoming more technologically advanced younger and younger. For example, I know of a six year old who has a facebook and runs it without help of her parents. This is crazy to think. When I become a teacher in a few years, students will be able to catch onto multimedia easily in my opinion.
The Chipper Series and EDM310 For Dummies
Chipper was all about procrastination, much like a lot of others. She wanted a way to be taught and not have to learn on her own. By being hand fed everything in her class, she wouldn't have to go out of her way to learn on her own. This video relates to how I feel about EDM310. Sometimes I get so frustrated with having all of this work and not having a professor constantly helping me with the work. I have realized though that by doing all of the work in EDM310 by myself, I have learned a lot.
EDM310 for Dummies was a great video made by Jamie Lynn. The video says that with the help of others, you can achieve anything. The message of this video is a good one. Don't ever be afraid to ask for help and work with others to finish tasks. Once you get past the basics in the networking, technology world, you can do things a lot easier.
I really like Smartboards. In the classroom that I'm in observing in right now in EDF 315, my teacher actively uses the Smartboard. The children love when she uses it for lessons. They are able to interact and use the Smartboard during her lectures. The two articles we were assigned to read weren't in favor of the Smartboard. They believe it is too expensive and more of a 'cop-out', rather than a good investment for the classroom. I found a website that agrees with the use of Smartboards in the classroom. Here is the URL: www.smartboardrevolution.ning.com/. On this website, teachers are able to share their ideas and tricks that they use with the Smartboard. There are always two sides of everything, but as of right now, the majority of teachers love the Smartboard.