In reading Morgan Bayda's blog post, I felt a sense of not being the only one so frustrated with the lack of attention on the needs of education! Followed by a more relieving video by Dan Brown, I saw that these two students just as I have come to a realiziation that we need change. Traditons are a wonderful base to build off, but we must continue to build up to the everchanging trends in the modern world. Students attention is becoming harder to attain for a human is in no way comparable to the vast ways technology can teach. It is independent, so therefore more popular because we indidivuals enjoy teaching and learning ourselves. Sometimes teachers will get bored with the subjects they teach and loose a passion they once may have had!
We have a great opportunity at hand, if we would only reach out and grasp it. Technology and communication networks such as TWITTER, BLOGGING, and DELICIOUS provide ways to share our gained knowlegde and not just store it in our minds to spit back out on a test. The capabilites we can have with use of outside materials could make the classroom as intising as a trip to Disney world!
But to quit yacking, I'll end with this, today I went and voted to reinstate an education tax system that could and possibily will jepordize my getting a job after graduation-- WE NEED A CHANGE!!!
Tom Johnson's "Don't Let them take the pencils home"
Mr. Johnson's peice was great for reading and I enjoyed it highly! The reference to the pencils and authorities was so relevant to the practices that are being avoided and replaced today. I saw in reading this that our children are being given the short stick! There is no education in limiting what tools for learning students may encompass! We must embrace the modern world for what it is worth and use the tools provided at much ease and accomodation!