Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Blog Post #6
The Networked Student by Wendy Drexler
This is a very good video about a class that has no textbook. It could actually be any class. It tells how connectivism can empower students and strengthen the learning process. This is done through websites, blogs, podcasts, and itunesU to name a few. Knowledge is shared and learning opportunities are present through the connections.
Why do we need teachers? We need teachers even in a connected classroom experience. Teachers are necessary for guidance, motivation, and help with building the network. EDM 310 is a class just like the video suggests. This class is connected throughout the world through websites, blogs, podcasts, and twitter. A lot of knowledge is shared in these experiences . We, students, have many learning opportunities and are guided by lab assistants, Dr. Strange, and each other.
I have a good understanding of the networked student and that will make me a better teacher. I plan on continuing my journey in EDM 310 and use the knowledge for my future classroom. I have already decided that I will have a classroom blog. I'm making decisions, through my experiences in EDM 310, to enhance the education of my students.
PLE of a 7th Grader
This is a great video by a 7th grader who has knowledge and experience with a PLE. She has created a great network and seems to enjoy using it and helping others as well.
She tells about blogs, note taking, and the use of glogster. She has the freedom to do what she wants with her PLE. That is, how and when she uses it is her responsibility. She has a very cool looking PLE and is proud of it. She especially uses her PLE in science class. I wonder if that is her favorite class?
My PLN is in the beginning stages. This 7th grader has inspired me to take it seriously and enjoy it. I have made a list and will begin construction of my PLN on symbaloo very soon. This post was helpful.