Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Digital World

I watched a video about teenagers creating videos. These teenagers are using videos that they create to share information on certain topics such as the importance of not texting while driving. This is a great way for teenagers to get the word out about issues that pertain to them, and to share these issues with their peers. The information that was shared in these videos was interesting and relevant to todays student and teenager. I think this is a great tool to use in a classroom setting because students will learn from their peers. The video can be viewed here:

Project Learning

This video is about project learning. Project learning is a type of learning that focuses on one particular subject. Students pick a subject and they use the semester or the yeear to work on the subject. The students could use computers and technology for their research or to make videos and different things like that. I think that this type of learning could be utilized in a classroom. I do think, however, that it might be better utilized in older students. I also think that a downfall of this type of learning would be that it only focuses on one particular subject or topic being taught. Students might not learn all aspects of say science, or language arts, by only studying one topic. I also think it could be a problem when schools do not have the resources to fund this type of learning. Here is the video for you to view:

Achieving Dreams

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Student Independent Learning Project

I found a video made by a student about sex education in schools: Here is the link...

Here is the video...

Luis: Using Technology as a Life Tool

Technology is rapidly spreading throughout the world. It is evident from day to day how much people use and depend on technology. I watched a video from Edutopia about an 18 year old boy named Luis. Luis is using technology in his every day life, and helping others in the process. Luis is from a family that speaks very little English. He uses technology to help his family bridge the language barrier while performing daily tasks, such as paying bills. He also uses technology to help in his school and community. It is great to see Luis using technology to benefit himself and to make other people's lives easier. This video can be viewed at this website.

This video has impacted me by seeing Luis be so involved in his community. It is refreshing to see a young man doing something to help others. You see some youth using technology by playing video games, or other things that just benefit themselves. I really enjoyed seeing someone using it to benefit others.