For the tech class I need to write about things that were interesting in three of the articles we were assigned to read.....
So, "Examining Social Software in Teacher Education" is an article about teachers and social networking through the internet. It talks about how this can be a good and a bad thing, but many teachers automatically think it is bad. This is an interesting article because it shows teachers how they can grow as a learner and a teacher. They can collaborate with others to make themselves better teachers, but they can also relate with the students and teach them how to use the software safely.
"Social Networking" also talks about how this kind of software can be used. Facebook, Myspace, and Wikipedia are mentioned in this article. This article talks more about the websites themselves and how they came about. This is interesting because most people have no idea how the sites were made and what about them keep people interested.
NEOMILLENNIAL USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
STRATEGIES: UTILIZING SOCIAL NETWORKING
MEDIA TO SUPPORT “ALWAYS ON” LEARNING STYLES
Is interesting because it talks about learning styles of our students. Students are now "hardwired" and this is different from the learning most teachers are used to.
We as teachers need to utilize technology with our students, because this is how the world is today. If we ignore the fact that our students, parents, and fellow co-workers are on the internet, how is this helping our students learn?