Sunday, September 9, 2012

Blog Post # 2

Glass Teaching Board

Did You Know?

This video was very interesting to watch. It's unthinkable that the Chinese will have more English speakers than the rest of the world combined. It's also almost unthinkable to know how many people are on you tube all at one time. I personally didn't get a cell phone until I was 15, but the number of kids who have one, especially so young, is crazy.
Will I be ready to teach these kids that will have so much new technology by the time they are grown? I know I will do my best to stay up-to-date with the latest information in order to prepare them.

Mr. Winkle Wakes

This video was humorous and obviously meant to make you think. Why after all these years has everything around us progressed, yet education remains the same? Teachers still stand in front of students and lecture them, but are they really teaching them? We as future teachers should take this into consideration. If the future of education is to change we have to help change it.

Schools Kill Creativity

I really enjoyed this video, because I agree with it. He points out that we teach kids for one purpose, which is, to be college professors. We limit children from doing things they are good at and enjoy, and we try to force them into what society believes is right. We shouldn't hinder these kids from the things they are good at, but we should encourage them to branch out and pursue these things.

The Future

Watching those videos was pretty cool. It's hard to imagine a world where those things are second nature. To think I may be teaching children who will grow up to work in a world with these things is a little wild. The way I see it is I will also be working in this world possibly. I not only have to prepare my student's, but I will need to prepare myself. I honestly look forward to see the way things change and what's invented. I wan to be ready.


  1. Jessica,

    This was an average response. You were supposed to write at least two paragraphs per section, but alas, you only have four paragraphs where there should be at least eight. The content itself is below par compared to past students as well. We want to see you thinking about the topics. This blog is your chance to throw out your thoughts and expound upon your ideas. If you disagree with something in one of the posts, say so! If you agree, fine, say that you agree, but we want to know why you agree. Give your readers examples. Tell us a story. You're an English major (so am I) so I'm expecting you to bring certain skills to the table. Show us what you can do and what you believe. Trust me, if you don't agree with everything you won't be penalized. This class is about more than just "getting a grade."

    On a side note, when you fill in the field for the TITLE modifier to an image, it needs to be something other than Google images. Google is simply the search engine that you found the image with. If you click on the image itself, it will take you to the host site for the picture. That's the URL that you will copy and put into the TITLE field. Right now you aren't properly crediting the source of the image used. And that's bad.

    Good luck!

  2. Thank you for your comment, and I will make sure to take all of this into consideration in future posts.

  3. Hi Jessica,
    I feel like you could have said a little more in your post about each of the sections. You really only said a few things about each of them. Although you did give your opinion, I think readers would benefit from you summarizing what you saw in these videos. Even though your classmates and professors are the ones who will be reading your posts, I would suggest writing and explaining things as if the reader does not know what the assignment was. What you have written is written well, however I feel like you should elaborate a little more or your future posts.