Wednesday, November 18, 2009
In the article Can Literacy Be Taught? By David Warlock describes that if someone wants something or is good at something it's because they practiced that or will do something to get to that point. This is exactly true because when you work and work at something you tend to get better. In the article David Warlock uses reading as an example because people who read less than others usually aren't as good. I think this article has more meaning that is initially there. David Warlock is saying to achieve something it takes heart and dedication. People have to want it and it's up to them to decide their own future. David Warlock goes on to say that every student will have a computer under their arm in the future. Technology is getting so advanced that in the future laptops for example will be cheaper and affordable for everyday students to have one to take to school. In the future our kids will be farther than we could ever dream and to have laptops would just step that up further.
In the article The World Became A Lot More Interesting by David Warlock describes that the world is being more cooperative but it's not because everyone is fighting to get into college, jobs, everything is competitive. David Warlock tells about how schools are starting to come together for the better for students because of their cooperation. Students just care about the grade and they do cooperate but not as much as people think. Jobs for example are competitive, people work together to show the boss so they can advance in their field. If anything the world is going to be less cooperative because everyone is in it for themselves. When it comes down to it there is no human being who will give their job to another. They would impress the boss or try to show him what he has. The world is not getting more cooperative in my opinion.
Monday, November 16, 2009
In the article Opening up the networks for learners by David Warlick describes a school obtaining wifi throughout their school and it is a good thing because students get bored during off hours while sometimes they need to finish up homework. David Warlick describes 1,200 out of 2,000 of the enrolled use some type of device to get on the internet or use wifi. This is outstanding 60% of the students have some sort of means for internet access. Parents went out and bought notebooks for their kids because this school was adding wifi. The parents must be dedicated to that school to get a laptop just because wifi was getting built in at a school. Kids should have some type of mobile device just for those times. Having wifi built in to a school is one of the many good things school can and should do.
Friday, November 13, 2009
In the article "Put forth our best writing selves" by Douglas Hesse isn't right about Twitter, Facebook, or texting will destroy or make writing because having these tools allows us to write more and more common than people would do in the past, if anything these tools are going to make us.
Friday, November 6, 2009
In the article Student found dead at CU-Denver by the Denver Post describes a women who dies inside the Campus Village at Aurora dorms 318 Walnut St. The cause of the death is unknown yet but I suspect it's drugs. She was found unresponsive and there's no sign of foul play. This just stirs up questions. How did she die? When did she die? Most importantly why did she die. This proves that college students need to be careful when it comes to many things. For example, drugs. This person could of been using drugs and suddenly went the wrong way. This is a wakeup call for the people going to school to tell them that even young people die.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
In the article Twitter Lists & Aggregated Content: Are We Responsible? by Karl Fisch it describes how kids get robbed of their twitter acts and just explains one big conversation over twitter. This article was interesting because I felt as if the district would be robbing my right to post on twitter.(I don't really post on twitter I don't even have an account.) The teachers should have the right not to be accounted for what they put on twitter unless it is inappropriate for society instead of school. School is filled will countless hours of teaching and at the end of the day everyone is tired and should be able to post their believes/thoughts. Should teachers have the right to post anything on twitter?
In the article "Keyboard vs. Pen?" it describes how a college profesor promoted a study that kids did a better job when writing with a pen. Kids do not write better using pen because I have first hand experience. Keyboards have allowed many people including myself to see their mistakes more thoroughly. Computers allow me to check the mistakes many people make like spelling words, correct punctuation, and pure grammar. If people didn't have computers than kids would be worse at writing including myself. The computer is a tool humans have created and it is whether you choose to use it wisely.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
In the article Give Me Ridiculous by David Warlock it descibed how the community came together to share wisdom at Long Island Technology Summit. This event had 206 keynotes. People would have presentations with these keynotes through the entire event. How long was this event? Who wants to know. David Warlock goes on to ask question about Web 2.0 and Web 3.0. David Warlock shows that he thinks web 3.0 should be here by now. Why is everyone talking about the web so much? Why can't we just take a break about it. Everywhere somone is talking about the web or fearful that the world is going to end. Why do we always have to worry? I don't understand why?