Monday, 14 December 2009
In the article “Tweeting from History” by David Warlick, the article explains how advanced a school can be with the tools that are on the internet like twitter. First, he contacted history teachers about using a twitter page for turning in assignments for fast exchange. Next, he thought about how you could use it for students’ questions on assignments so everyone in the class could see. Last, using Twitter could bring a class alive for everyone even if they hate the class since it brings purpose to students when their work opens up to the internet. Clearly, the internet can enhance the learning of the students outside of the classroom.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
In the article “Learning Languages Through Subtitles?,” by David Warlick, explains another use for subtitles in movies other than enhancing the experience, to learn new languages. First, it could help a person learn a new language because they would learn the words with examples to back them up to help remember. Next, they hear the word in their own language and see it in a different language for comparison that helps for memorization. Last, if people realize that they can learn new languages through movies more people might consider taking up new languages since people already watch a ton of movies and no change in life style would be necessary to fit it into their schedule. Obviously, the subtitles in movies are allowing for people of different languages to come together and learn one and another’s culture through film.
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
In the article “I Read (?) The News Today, Oh Boy” by Karl Fisch, continues to explain how important technology has become to society supported by a video narrated by Terry McDonal, Sports Illustrated – Tablet Demo 1.5. First, writing is still important and is taking second to technology although writing is necessary for most of the technology used today since we mostly use things like Facebook, a communication website. In the video the tablet proves another instant where writing was required for the technology to be purposeful, the example the video took SI magazines “full” of “writings” to just make accessing specific articles easier for the user. Next, the schools teaching technology is important so that the students can keep up with their own generation because of the technological advancements that are being made. The tablet is just one of the many technological advancements that are being made, putting tons of magazines on a little hard drive for convenience. Last, all technology has entertainment incorporated into it to make everything more enjoyable. Clearly, technology has advancements that everyone will just have to adjust to.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
In the article “What Frontier” by David Warlick, he communicates how important competition and challenges have become for the world in almost everything we do. First, David Warlick says, “My teachers were challenged to educate a generation who would send people to the moon and beyond, to explore the frontiers of space,” because the president (JFK) wanted to be on the moon first. JFK even said “We choose to go to the moon, we choose to go to the moon, in this decade and do the other things, (not because they are easy, But because they are hard,.)” because it was a challenge to be able to complete. Next, in the educational system every country is racing to make sure that there students are the best equipped to succeed in life, or in just America making sure all have the same curriculum so all Americans have an equal chance at a certain job based on their degrees. Last, challenges and competitions are improving life styles with new technology and new discoveries for everyone in the world. Clearly, David Warlick has a clear understanding of what is and has been happening in the world.