Archive for January 2008

Am I a Teacher From the Past or a Teacher From the Future?

January 31, 2008

 Reading Around the Corner, I find these two bulleted list of methods teachers are doing in the past and things teachers are supposed doing for the future.  Looking at the list, I can’t say I’m a product of either one, but more so a hybrid of the two.  A good chunk of my methods courses […]

Ron Paul’s Thoughts on Educational Technology

January 30, 2008

In a recent interview with Mike Arrington, Ron Paul answered the question: Do you think the government has any place or ability to help bridge the gap when it comes to technology education? I found this part to be the most interesting part: “That’s generally how the system has worked over the many years of […]

What is Culture Exactly?

January 29, 2008

When I think of culture, I think of the many things that encompass a society.  Dialects, customs, technology, economy, etc. are all contributing factors to determine a culture.  Within our own culture, we have several different types of subcultures that have their own defining elements.  Whether it is sports, education, technology, books, movies…whatever really, you […]

Can’t Have One Without the Other

January 28, 2008

I believe this article says it all about why some school administrations are not adopting technology in the classroom.  According to “Technology Can’t Create Change When Culture Stays the Same,” the expectations that some schools have for technology, such as laptops, will be the savior of low test scores and bring them up.  They are […]

Going 85 mph…Back to the Solomon’s Four Precepts

January 28, 2008

I take a look back at Solomon’s for precepts in chapter 1 and phaedrus’s blog I’m trying to be more critical of the text. #1: “Access to up-to-date hardware, software, and connectivity.” The best way I know how to convey my opinion of the first precept is to use the metaphor of buying a car.  […]

Absent

January 24, 2008

I know I have wrote a lot today. Reason why I got on a roll with my blog posts is because I will be going out of town tomorrow for a couple days to Memphis, TN for a concert.  I wanted to make sure I got everything taken care of before I left.  Just an […]

Problem With Educational Access

January 24, 2008

There is definitely a problem with educational access out there and it shows in the policies they create and the goals they set. Blocking access to beneficial websites, using out-of-date technology, and not teaching to the needs of the 21st century are all ways of just amplifying the effect denying access has taken on our […]

The Four Precepts of Solomon

January 24, 2008

After Chapter 1 and the four precepts of Solomon, I found it to be informative on how exactly access is being hindered in our schools. The third precept about access to teachers who know how to use digital resources and tools stands out to me. When I was in my student teaching, we had a […]

Denied Access

January 24, 2008

Found an example of how education is denying access to wonderful resources on the Around the Corner blogsite.  In this blog, Mr. Guhlin talks about iTunesU and how it offers a almost infinite number of resources such as podcasts from teachers students can download and listen to them.  He mentions the fact that he is […]

Doing My Part to Promote Diversity in Education

January 24, 2008

Well, currently I am working on a new project with the Future Teacher Corps organization here at Morehead State.  For those people unfamiliar with FTC, we are a group of pre-service teachers who go out into schools to promote the university and education department.  One of the few things that MSU does not provide enough […]