Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blog 10

An Open Letter to Educators
This blog and video was seriously like a smack in the forehead for me. You know kind of like a wake up call. That time when it all seems to come together and make sense. We as a society are moving forward, we are constantly discovering new things and inventing amazing creations. BUT, we as a school are not following these improvements fast enough. We are falling behind! We live in a world where you do not even have to leave your home to  be successful. It, all the information, stores, work, all of it can be done by simply walking up to your computer and turning it on. Now I know not everyone can work like this but it is an option. We as a school needs to take a big step into this and see that there are other ways to educate ones self. Instead of pushing these new things away we need to grasp them and use them to reconstruct the school to where it is somewhere to really learn and not somewhere to go to remember facts. Yes, facts are important but you can learn the facts at home and then come to school and learn how. School should be a place where learning the stuff you memorize is put to practice so that when you go into the work force you know what your doing. You are not just sitting there like I know all this stuff, but I do not know how to use it. 
Do NOT Let them Take Pencils Home 
It is kind of strange that anyone would think that taking pencils home would be a big deal. It was in this case "affecting the standardize test score". It is ridiculous. I really do think that it was right of him to question the research that was given in this situation. Yes he recognized it as a problem, but instead of it just staying a problem he did something about it. We should all be problem solvers, find the best way to do things. Also find ways to make objects more efficient for the best.   
What is your sentence?
My sentence is: She has made a difference in many children's life and will continue to do so.


  1. Neileigh,

    I also agree with you that schools are not moving fast enough to teach these new improvements to students. I, too, think that “we are falling behind”. We must all make the attempt to not only learn how to use new technology, but use it effectively in the classroom. I thought your sentence was good. I think we should all try to make a difference in each student’s life. Your pictures are very colorful and they go with your post very well. Good job!

  2. Neileigh,

    Schools definitely need to embrace the new technology and use it to enhance childrens learning. It is exactly like you said, children need to know how to do things...not just the facts. I really like your sentence! It is hard to sum up want you want to do with your life in one sentence! Is it not? Keep up the good work!

  3. Hahaha, Neileigh, your reaction is hilarious. You got the main point that application is key to learning.