Saturday, August 30, 2014

What Will Teaching in the 21st Century be Like?

Mr. Dancealot video the main point or what I took as the main point is no matter the technology used to help in teaching a course, if it is not followed up by a professor who lets the students actively learn they will not understand the material. What I mean by actively learning is by allowing the students to to try it for themselves, not just showing them what to do. By showing the students what to do yes they are getting an example but until they are made to repeat it back they have not truly committed it into their memory. Students who actively learn have better chances of learning and remembering material taught in the classroom. The author shows that students who just listen will not retain the information as well as a student who is committing it into memory. The author shows that no matter the technology you have going on in the classroom if the students are not allowed to discuss or preform examples during the learning period nothing, or only tiny things will stick in their memory.
Robert states that to teach in the 21st century we as teachers are no longer the only form of knowledge, and we must show the students how to interact with all types of social media that one can research information on, for this to happen the teachers must also be well versed in these forms of social media. Teaching is changing because the teacher is no longer the sole teacher anymore with the influence of outside sources the teacher is also considered the filter. We as teachers must filter out the negative resources that students can access and point them in the right direction when it comes to maneuvering about the social forums. I defiantly feel that teaching in the 21st century will involve tons of changes dealing with technology, we as students already use social medias to research topics that are in question. So yes teaching in this century will prove to have tons of change towards a more modern lifestyle.
In dealing with Network students it is important for them to have a teacher because they teach the student how to build this network and take advantage of learning opportunities. Not only does the teacher help with getting ahead of the crowd they offer guidance in times of need, and shows one how to seek help and act like a professional when talking to people in authority. Teachers for network students is not something unneeded, the teacher is needed to help mold the young student into a student who is self sufficient and an active learner.
Davis states that a classroom where students feel empowered is the best teaching environment for students. This could be a good thing as well as a bad thing though. I say it could be a good thing because an empowered student will be more proud and more confident of the work they put out in this class if they has this feeling of being their boss. However I say it could be a bad thing because a student could feel as if they can dictate what they can and cannot do due to this excessive empowerment they have or they feel that they have. Empowerment is okay but the students still would need to know where the lines are that cannot be crossed by this student empowered classroom environment.
In the Who's Ahead in the Learning Race video Dr. Strange makes it a point to show us that these young children seem to be very well versed in the mechanics of working these i pads and mac computers. The question is asked as to who is a ahead in the learning race, and by the looks of this video I myself feel as if the younger children are ahead because they are starting to have access to technology that we as adult students do have now but did not have while we were growing up. This could advantage of having access to such technology at a younger age allows for skills to be formed at a younger age as well that we did not necessarily have formed until we had the luxury of being introduced to them while we were growing up. I feel as if I am a little behind in this game because I have just now been introduced to some of the forums that the younger children have already been introduced to.
Flipping the classroom is where teachers will request students watch the next days material the night before class. This allows for the students to have time for them to gather questions they have about the next days lesson. Flipping the classroom is new to me yes, I have never heard of anything like this before. I feel that it is a good idea but could have some draw backs when it comes to the grade levels that are using this technique. I myself do not feel that this technique would work in my favor only because I will be teaching in the high school level and I do not realistically see high school students going home after a long day of school and watching a video about what they will learn tomorrow. I feel that getting them to do homework would be a big challenge already.
One can use problem-based learning to go between the classroom and the locker room. Problem-based learning allows for students to discuss the material between each other instead of automatically looking to the teacher to find or figure out the answer at hand here. Allowing an open discussion throughout the students is a great thing because they are helping each other achieve the answers to the questions they are seeking versus outright asking the teacher to help instead of the student seeking the questions on their own and actually learning the material versus just asking or guessing.

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