Thursday, July 28, 2011

21st Century Skills

After visiting the website  Partnership for 21st Century Skills, I discovered that there is a need for skills to be proper in the workplace, but a lot of schools arent in the movement to get the needed skills.  At the website there were a variety of videos and blogs for educators to explore.
Information on the site that suprised is how the mission was to serve as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness at the center of US K12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders. With this missionin place I think all students will get proper exposure to 21st century skills and be able to use them on a daily basis. Information I disagree with on the site is basically the set up the page. The site doesnt come of as being a catalyst for incorporation 21st century skills into the classroom. I feel the setup of the site could be a bit more appealing to technology to support its purpose.

The implications of my students and myself as a contemporary educator are in line with many of the state initiatives.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Technology in the classroom

 I am currently taking a class at Walden University called  Integrating Technology into the Classroom. I am very excited because I currently teach and I want to learn more ways to use technology to teach my kids. Unfortunately about six years ago, the internet was limited both in what it could do and in who used it. Many people had heard the word but did not have a clue what it was. Today, teachers have not only been exposed to the internet but also have access at home or at school. In fact, a large number of schools are being retrofitted to place the internet in every classroom. Even more exciting than this is the newest technology: Wireless. A school can purchase a 'Portable Classroom'. This consists of laptops networked together, allowing students to work at their desks WITHOUT wires. If the laptops are networked to a printer, students can print from their personal computer to the classroom printer. I this day in age I want to use every tool I can in my classroom to have my students as prepared as possible for the technology filled world.


Technology in the classroom