Two Videos That Demonstrate the Importance of Technology Literacy

From the "Did You Know" video, I learned the power of collaboration is not limited to educators in the educational process. Our students must be able to collaborate with their classmates as well as students of other countries.This global network is one in which our students must become proficient. As educators we seek to keep things in a more controlled environment. We eliminate the useage of cell phones in our buildings and prohibit access to servers from handheld devices. Instead, we should utilize all of the technical potential of these students in order to help them learn.

An example of this power of student collaboration was found with the video "A Vision of Students Today" as 200 hundred students made 367 edits in order to show educators a view from the "other side" of the desk. These students created this document to show us as educators how we are misdelivering our message through textbooks that never get read and a true lack of knowledge of what is relevant in the minds of our learners. In many cases, our students are just simply tuning us out as we scratch away on our chalkboards. Perhaps we go find them where they are in order to reach them instead of expecting them to come to us as we always have. We can find them in the technology that keeps them interconnected and informed about the things that simply matter to them.

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Comment by Cheryl Abla on March 25, 2010 at 11:16pm
I thought the video provided educators with some "real" reflective thinking. Speed/Interest/Speed/Interest
I showed this to a group of digital educators and it was a bit too much. I just wanted to provide them some thinking time.
Comment by Laura Gonzalez on March 26, 2010 at 9:38am
Where are these videos?
Comment by David Jaroscak on March 26, 2010 at 10:35am
Comment by Brad Niessen on March 30, 2010 at 9:28pm
Isn't it amazing what we can lern when we listen to our students. I often think how important collaboration is with work in the real world. Thanks for sharing!

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