1.) Don't Teach Your Kids This Stuff. Please? by Scott McLeod
2.) The iSchool Initiative (5:42)
My reaction to this video was WOW! I am really amazed at how far technology is advancing. I believe the iSchool initiative is a fantastic idea. The only problem I see is just how much will they cost for each student to have? And what about those students who cannot afford to buy one if they are required to purchase? Though technology is greatly advancing, is the cost of schooling going to be greatly increased as well to cover the cost of all of this newer technology? If so, where does all of this money come from and who is paying?
3.) The Lost Generation (1:44)
If you listen to the way the video is speaking, you get a negative vibe on how things in the world seem to be. Upon listening closer, as the video is going backwards, it turns from "negative" to a more "positive" view of things. I will say that this generation seems to be wrapped up too much into social sites as "Twitter" and "Facebook" that we often forget about the real world outside, and how much we are missing out on. The way the speaker portrays how negative things at first are, then to go backwards and make the negatives turn into a positive is amazing and such a twist in the end.
4.) Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir (6:20)
This video was absolutely amazing and left me speechless in the end! I am almost lost for words to post a reponse on it. It is just absolutely amazing at how far technology has advanced compared to 10-15+ years ago. To put together a choir of 185 students whom have never met, and all singing in perfect stance is just absolutely amazing and breathtaking. It is amazing at what one can achieve and do using the internet alone, and how far one can go.
5.) Teaching in the 21st Century
The use of technology in classrooms leads a path to numerous amazing items. Through the use of Twitter, Facebook and various other programs, one can communicate with just about anyone in the world. The internet provides a vast amount of knowledge and tools needed to succeed in the world today. It's amazing at how with the click of a button, one can go anywhere they wish, look up anything, and find all sorts of valuable information within a matter of seconds. Programs such as Skype, Googletalk, and various chats allow one to call and video chat with one another. Something that could not be done 10 years ago. I personally believe that after watching this video, teachers should be required to learn as much about technology as they can, and should incorporate the use of technology in their classrooms. Technology is rapidly changing in todays society, and is very much different than that of 10+ years ago. This video was eye-opening and I enjoyed watching it.