1.) The Networked Student by Wendy Drexler
This video was very interesting. As I was watching Networked Student, it reminded me of EDM310, as the student in the video is using different tools to communicate with his teacher and classmates. This video goes into great depths on the different technologies and how they can benefit both thr students, and the teachers in used correctly. The only negative I see about this video is the fact that students could become too "spoiled" over technology, thus possibly limiting their connection with their teacher. I enjoyed this video and it reminded me of EDM310.
2.) A 7th Graders Personal Learning Environment
The young lady in this video did a fantastic job on her PLE. She carefull explains in detail everything she has done to put her PLE into place. As well, she shows you what she can do on her PLE, and what she needs to do before class begins. Her science class is like EDM310, paperless.
The points that Mr. Michael Staton and Bill Ferriter make about the use and cost of Smartboards in the classroom I hae to disagree on them. Although they may be expensive, the "benefits" of them in classrooms far outweigh the costs in the end. Students need creative ways to learn and keep their attention going. Smartboards allow teachers to create and produce interesting lessons, and allow the students to engage in interactive play as well.
The following link explains the benefits of Smartboards in the classroom. The blogger Mohd Anwar B. Alwi lists the benefits of Smartboards in the classroom, and why he thinks they are great tools to have.