Wednesday, May 12, 2010

PLN 31

In the article “If I was a Petulant Child” by David Warlick, the author talks about a presentation he was giving to teachers, and that he was doing it without internet. He says it wasn’t a problem for him, but pictured a likely reaction of a twelve year old.
No Internet? Wait a minute. You want me to talk about how my generation thinks, how we interact with each other, how we play – and work – and learn, what we care about and where we do it — and you want me to do it without the Internet?
I think that this is very true. Our entire generation almost revolves around the internet, if not most of the world. Shouldn’t there be a push to get internet in all school districts in the U.S., at least? This is what matters to me in David Warlick’s “If I was a Petulant Child.”

PLN 30

In the article “Rethinking How Students Learn” by Will Richardson, the author talks about a book that he started reading and shares part of a chapter from it. In the chapter he gave, it talks about how schools have stayed almost the same for over one hundred years. This matters to me because I go to school. I am learning almost the same way people did over one hundred years ago, but our world hasn’t stayed the same for that long. Why is school staying the same when everything else is changing? This is what matters to me in Will Richardson’s “Rethinking How Students Learn”.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

PLN 29

In “2txt? Or N2txt?” by Garrison Kellor, the author talks about how texting may be causing young men to lose social interaction skills. Texting removes 98% of nuances in face to face conversations. I think that this may not be true. Plenty of people at my school will just approach and say hi, without really knowing me. This does sound very possible though. I am somewhat like what the author described, but I have been like that for most of my life. This is what matters to me in Garrison Kellor’s “2txt? Or N2txt?”