Thursday, June 14, 2012
Bog Post #5
Tran's Allen I school
The video Travis Allen I thinks this is wonderful concept that young Mr. Allen Travis video#2 has came up with. I like the fact that it would have the school districts money. I love the fact that students, teachers, and parents can communicate this easily. I really like the iHomewrok, as a mother and a child I know children lie about homework. This way the parents would always now exactly what is expected of the students. He says that our education system is broken. Yes the education system is broken. The districts give more money to the "big wigs" then the teachers.
Most students don't come to school with school supplies, so I think it would be very hard to get the parents to spend $150 for and iPhone. I do believe that technology belongs in the classroom. However I don't want my sons on the interent or youTube. I don't want my sons to be goggled. I believe Mr. Allen has great ideas but they are not realistic. Children are not responsible. They would loose the iPhone. A parent is not going to want to replace it. I still believe in reading real books. I do like the books on the iSchool, however I have spent at least $2,000 on my home library. My favorite three parts is the U.S. Presidents, the Star Walk, and Formulae Math problems.
Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir "Lux Aurumque"
The video Lux Aurumque was wonderful. It is hard to believe that none of the singers have never meet. All the singers were recorded on YouTube and Eric uploaded and put all of the together. I loved seeing all the different faces and how they made a big picture.
Kevin Robers Teaching in the 21st Century
Mr. Robers Teaching in the 21st Century says that we ae no longer teachers like we use to be. Students can get everything they need to know online. We are just a filter. We as teachers are to teacher our students how to look up what they want to know. We are to teach them online safety. We are only there to watch and make sure they are looking up the right things. I think this is crazy. I want to be a teacher not a filter.
A. Katie Gimbar Why I flipped my Classroom
Katie is a math teacher Why I flipped My Classroom who was wasting valuable instruction time. She was only teaching to the average students. She was leaving behind the low students. She wasn't challenging the higher students. So she tape her lessons and made a podcast. The students were able to watch the lesson the night before. If they had questions, they could post them. This made her instruction time go down to 10%. She was able to help the students that need extra instruction. She was able to challenge the higher students. I do like this idea. One draw back for me is that all the students wouldn't watch the podcast. If you are a struggling student the last thing you want to do when you get home is watch your teacher teach new concepts.
B. Dr. Lodge McCammon's Fizz
Dr. McCammon's Fizz is a new way for teachers to video the concepts and have the students watch before class. He claims that the Fizz is very efficient. He says you can focus on differentiated instruction. Yes, I think this is great. I would love to use this in my own classroom. But again the struggling students are not going to care about watching me teach. Most students have lives outside the classroom. They are in school 8 hours a day anyways. Great idea.. hOw do you make the students do it???
C. Ms. Munafo Flipping the Class-4th grade STEM
Again I don't think students unless they are the higher students are going to do this. 4th grade STEM I do agree with her idea to allow the students to watch the videos when they come to class the next morning. I would use this as my morning routine. I am a mother and I know how hard it is to get my son to do two pages of homework every night. There are so many outside activities that students have to do when school is over. I think the whole education system is forgetting that these are KIDS!!!!