Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Blog Post #10
Adventures in Pencil Intergration has a post with the drawing above posted. Well I did a little research on paper mate and ticonderoga. I read about the ticonderoga and how it has the yellow and green strips. I remeber the pencil from school. I checked out a teacher's blog Blog about Best Pencils and the teacher said paper mate is better for your money.
However, I believe John T. Spencer is talking about technology. Technology now days is better and more expensive than regular school supplies. He is saying that technology will not be used by every educator. They will say it is too expensive.
Why Were Your Kids Playing Games?
John T. Spencer has a meeting with his principal. The principal is asking him why were his students playing games instead of having class. What the principal and many others don't understand is that students learn through games. Much of their content standards can be taught through games. I was AMSTI certified in May. AMSTI (Alabama Math and Science Technology Instinctive) teaches teachers how to teach math concepts through games. It was so much fun. I know I would rather learn math through games. I am sure that a child would too!
The Con Academy John T. Spencer school is visit by Khan Academy man. The principal ask Mr. Spencer to come talk to the salesman. Mr. Spencer is not impressed with this differentiated instruction, pick your worksheets, and change your role as teacher man. However, the principal is. I believe we should combined all the "new and old" stuff in education. We just can't throw out the window what has worked for centuries. But we can't ignore what is happening in the future. Wow! I have tons of work ahead of me.
Don't Teach Your Kids This Stuff, Please?
Scott McLeod is stating that we all need to get on board with technology, even if someone is telling you not to. Because they are doing it. Dr. McLeod has created the only academy dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators. Which is wonderful. The sad thing is that he is the only person who has a academy for administrators. He is an author. He is in the fore front of technology and using technology in schools.