Don't Teach Your Kids This Stuff. Please? by: Scott McLeod
Scott McLeod is the co-creator of the Did You Know? videos. He is an associate professor at Iowa State University. I really enjoyed his post. At first, I was confused because I thought he was going to be saying technology was a bad thing. I finally clued in that he was being sarcastic. I loved the twist at the end. The whole time your reading, you think he is bashing technology and all the bad things about it are the only important ones. This is true, there are bad things that can come with technology, but we have to still put this stuff out there for kids to learn. The bad things can be over looked. The statement he makes at the end about seeing who is going to have a leg up in the world makes you realize that technology can be an advantage. It is obviously going to be the ones with technology instilled in their brains. Technology, like I say almost every time, is ever changing and ever growing. Of course the people who know more about it are going to be able to strive later on in life.
The iSchool Initiative
Wow. This video is very interesting. I feel like in years to come that this idea is fully reachable. It seems a little far fetched, but if you think about it, iPhones and iTouches have everything you could possibly imagine on them. Why not have a school. Like he said, it would cut down on a lot of costs for paper, pencils, and ink. The iSchool, I feel, is a great idea. I think it can happen, but as it would cut down the cost of a lot of different things, I feel like some paper and books would still be needed. It is a school after all. I liked this video a lot and I hope a lot more people will come around to watching it soon.
Watch the Lost Generation
Okay, I really liked this video. Telling a story forward then backward was really cool. It was kind of depressing the first time around, but when it reversed it was uplifting and exciting. I hope this video is true. Anyone who watches this video should realize the world is in need of some leaders. We have a lot, they just need to learn to work together to make this place even more wonderful. I really enjoyed this video and I am excited about it being watched all over the world.
Eric Whitaker's Virtual Choir
This video makes you realize how many people you can encounter online. All these people from all around the world came together to sing just one song. When you put them all together was a beautiful. The way they are strung together makes the virtual choir look huge. This video was fun and very relaxing to watch. I enjoyed it!