Thursday, December 10, 2009
In the article "What Frontier" By David Warlock describes about how Americans are looking for challenges and that we don't do stuff because it's easy but because it's hard and he is dead right because we went to the moon not because it was easy but because we rose up to the challenge. This is like education which David Warlock starts to describe thoroughly in his article. Education is a challenge. Some people take the challenge straight on but other dodge it trying to do as least as possible with a good grade. The people who look for the challenge are going to be the successful, happy, and have a good future not for themselves but for society. Everything you do is a challenge, if it is easy or difficult. When you walk to school its a challenge. David Warlock is right because we do things for the challenge not because its easy.
In the post "I Read (?) The News Today, Oh Boy" By Karl Fisch is right about how "text" is changing in modern day society because we are using simpler words, phrases, and meanings but with those little things we are becoming more intelligent with how we use our "text". Jason Ohler once said we need to stop paper training our students and Jason is right because it seems as if the more time spent on the computer, writing the better the writing becomes. These are words of wisdom but words or wisdom aren't hard to come by because everyday we write them ourselves through our passages in writing and thinking for the next day. We decide the future and we decide the new "text".
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
In the article "I Don't Need Your Network( or Your Computer, or Your Tech Plan, or Your...) By Will Richardson is right because we do get hung up on the technology question not the curriculum question which could approve our education to new heights. Will Richardson goes on to asks question such as "How are we helping our teachers understand the potential of phones and all these shifts in general?" which leads to a great point because how are teachers going to keep up on all the technological advances. It's easy for a kid because that's what he usually does when he gets home. Surf the web and check what's came out. Video games, email, and news. If a kid keeps up on whats happening better than an adult then how is our next generation going to be? Our age is becoming so sophisticated it's just crazy to think about the future when its happening before our eyes. We have to adapt to these shifts and changes in the technological age and it seems as if we are doing a good job at it.
Monday, December 7, 2009
In the article "Google Goggles: Why didn't I think of that?" By Karl Fisch is amazing to think about because of how this technological advancement can affect the future. This gadget will allow humans in the future to use picture recognition for everyday use. In the future this could help the population with everyday chores and mostly everything you can think of. Google Goggles are key because they are the first thing that led to more advancement. Google Goggles are like a wakeup call of how advance we are getting. Fifty years ago we didn't even event the computer and now we can recognize pictures. I wish I could have made that discovery.