Prompt: View the Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson and post your response. My Response: Oh, how I love this! Ken Robinson and I are kindred spirits in our philosophies of education! I greatly enjoyed watching his talk and hearing how eloquently he put many things that I already believe. I whole-heartedly agree with the need for a true revolution in education. For many years, I have been appalled by the state of the United States’ public K-12 education system Continue reading ED 650 Discussion: What My K-12 Education Taught Me
Prompt: Is it necessary to teach keyboarding skills in the classroom setting anymore? My Response: Ah, keyboarding. What do we do with it now? When I was a freshman in college (2001), I took a 1-credit keyboarding class. My dad caught word of this and let his opinion be known: this class was an utter waste of my time and money. Except it wasn’t. Could I have learned how to type quickly and effectively on my own? Sure. But I Continue reading ED 650 Discussion: Viva la voice-to-text!
Prompt: Should there be ‘Technology Standards’ and outcome assessments similar to other core subject contents? Or, should technology skills be integrated into everything that takes place in a learning environment and thus be ‘invisible’ expectations?” My Response: Though I don’t have K-12 experience, I have experienced a phenomenon in higher education that I think is relevant to this discussion. As a librarian, I work closely with the promotion of information literacy. At UAA information literacy is one the core student Continue reading ED 650 Discussion: Integrated Tech Skills Instruction