Wednesday, October 28, 2009
In "A Gardener's Approach to Learning" by David Warlick, David talks about his experiences gardening. He then continues on to talk about his learning strategy and how this stratagy may help others learn. In the article, what matters to me is the future. We should all strive to be "information gardeners". We need to be able to connect information together to find relevant uses for it. No information is completely useless; it just may need other information to make sense. This is what matters to me in "A Gardener's Approach to Learning" by David Warlick.
Monday, October 26, 2009
In “Check the Wind First” by David Warlick, the author talks about how he thinks that the schools should work toward giving students technology that will help them in the class room. In this article, I agree with David. The schools should work more toward helping us, the students, traverse the “digital landscape”, instead of attempting to control every single aspect of our environment. The environment we work in is important, but our learning is more important.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
In “What Difference Might one ‘S’ Make” by David Warlick, the author describes what a class in the future might look like. He describes the class as being an independent study where students use computer applications to create a project that helps each student relate to what they are learning. After reading this article, I have decided what matters to me the most is making education more personal. We could use more classes like the one Warlick mentions in the article. These classes would teach us skills that would come in handy in looking for a job. We should have more classes that allow us to choose what we learn, so we can work towards the job we want. Why try to teach us applications that may not be used? “What Difference Might one ‘S’ Make” by David Warlick made me excited about future classes where I am in charge of my own learning.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
In “Our Googley Advice to Students: Major in Learning” on the Google Blog, what mattered to me is the future. This article is similar to “Rigor Redefined” by Tony Wagner, because it also talks about the skills jobs look for. Why do our schools not teach these skills? Everyone would benefit from teaching these skills, yet they are not taught. Some may be a little hard to teach, but these skills are important to our future. This is what matters to me in “Our Googley Advice to Students: Major in Learning” on the Google Blog.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
In “Rigor Redefined” by Tony Wagner, what matters to me is the future. We need more classes like the Algebra II that was talked about in the article. Why are our schools set up where we just learn and practice, instead of actually using the skills talked about in the article? The education system needs to have more critical thinking skills, adaptability, leadership, and communication. This is what mattered to me in “Rigor Redefined” by Tony Wagner.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I disagree with the article “Keyboard vs. Pen” by C. O'Donnell. I write better and faster on a computer, not with a pen. Plus my handwriting is close to horrible, so some people can’t even read what I write out. My hands hurt after writing for even a fairly short time, but when I type only my wrists hurt only if I leave them in one position for an hour or two. This is what matters to me in “Keyboard vs. Pen” by C. O'Donnell.
Monday, October 5, 2009
In “Footprints in the Digital Age” by Will Richardson, what matters to me is the future. We need to use our technology to connect with other people more, not just sharing. If we connect and not just share, then we are likely to become better people. This is the first major technological that is run by the younger generation, so we need to take charge of it. This is what matters to me in Will Richardson’s “Footprints in the Digital Age”.