Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sam's Digital Youth Portrait

In the video Sam's EduTopia Digital Youth Portrait, it’s about a 13yr old girl who has basically learned about technology on her own. Also she uses technology in her everyday life to solve many of her everyday problems. It’s a great video for teens to watch, because it reflects on all the technological possibilities that are out there.





Given the fact that I am not technologically savvy, I actually value people who are out in the world treating technology as a another everyday tool. I remember one time that I had to have my sister show me how to embed a video because I forgot what Professor Fryer said to do. I was about to email him but she told me that she knew how to do it.

I will never underestimate what the mind of a younger person can perform. Just when I think I know something about Technology, I learn something new. In most case, outside of this Technology class, the technological things I have learned is from someone that’s yonger than me. I think that’s quite valuable because the youth of today are our future.

In my class, I will try to give my students every possible chance to use technology. Even if it is as simple as having them to make a digital 5 – picture story. I believe that today’s Teachers need to use every beneficial, technological avenue possible in their classrooms.

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful blog. I agree with you they are our future and we should encourage our students to play with these tools to learn how to use them. Trial and error is a great way to really lean something. We should never be embarrassed to have someone younger then us teach us something. Great Reflection!

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  2. Good job linking and embedding the video!

    You don't have to consider yourself "not digitally saavy." Look at you blogging now and hyperlinking! I bet 90% of classroom teachers today in Oklahoma don't know how (yet) to embed video on a blog post. So don't count yourself SO far behind. Keep it up!

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