Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

When looking at e-portfolio, people can have many different ideals when using it. The article broke down so many points about student centered, competence oriented, cyclical with regard to action and reflection, and multimedia-oriented. One thing that fascinates me about e-portfolio is being able to have complete control over the work. Student centered plays a big role in the portfolio process. The student decides what goes into it, and the student takes complete control of the portfolio, whether it's good or bad. The competence oriented aspect gives the student a chance to show their strong and weak points. The student has to know what to put in the portfolio, and by students trying different things, they would find out what works for them. Action and reflection causes a student to take action and then reflect on what they have done. This process allows the student to reflect on their weakness while improving on it at the same time. The last point would be being multimedia-oriented, which means being able to use other resources such as drawings and photographs. Students have to give an adequate amount of time to this task because of how the media plays a part in the process. So, overall each student has to take time to make sure that each part of the process is organized.


Reflection on Video
I feel that the video was very informative because it helps people who has no knowledge of the portfolio. This video also catches the attention of younger audiences, which makes the ideal of portfolio more interesting. It is important to understand a portfolio because it could be used with the student's interest. The video shows that people could use animation as well as bring the seriousness of education. The overall view of the portfolio is to make it become your own, and to add information as time goes on.

Can an e-portfolio help high school students become more organized?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Summary on Youth, Privacy, and Social Networking Technologies

When reading the article, one can conquer that technology is a very exciting tool but also a dangerous tool. The law makers knew that the Internet would evolve into something that would be wide open to the world. As the article stated, simple games such as Internet poker caused many problems, due to the wide range of exposure people had to make connections to each other. Life as we know it changes daily, and the Internet can be as harmful as a baby with a loaded pistol. The Internet can falsify so much information about a person. It is important for people to know what they are getting into before they put themselves out there. Government tried to put a restraint on hazardous people, but the Supreme Court overruled the law by saying it was unconstitutional because of the First Amendment rights. The Internet has grown into such a huge place full of different people, and it sends off an intoxicating image that could be abused by these people. Social networking can be a great thing as well, but there once again people abuse the privilege of technology. The article provided examples that proved that people have used every dirty trick in the book to manipulate people. Examples included people posing as someone else to trick innocent people into meeting them or other conniving acts. By reading this article, it is important for people to educate their children as well as themselves about Internet fraud, privacy, and other social networks that could be hazardous.

Reflections to Video
When looking at the video, it relates to the article because both are dealing with privacy. The video asks a question, How Safe are We on the Internet. When we pay our bills online, are we giving that hacker information about us that would allow him to commit Internet fraud. The video provided ways we as people can protect ourselves, and not falling for the antics of hackers provides people with the knowledge of knowing what and what not to do. It is very important to understand the ends and outs of the Internet, and as it changes, we as people should educate ourselves by knowing what is out there in cyberspace.

How can we as people control Internet fraud and the invasion of privacy?

Monday, February 8, 2010

My Thoughts

When reading the article, I was drawn to the points that were made by the author. I have always had the mentality that every child should and could be educated. Despite their background or socioeconomic situation, every child should have a quality education. After all, education is the key to the future of today's child, and without life could be very difficult for them. Technology is changing everyday, and it is up to us as educators to teach students as well as their parents about technology. Technology is the forerunner in today's world, and in order for us as people to stay ahead, we have to adapt with the changes that technology bring us. As the world turns, technology will continue to become greater and we as people need to change with it.
Technology can be used in so many different forms in the classroom. As an one time educator, I feel that if technology is used with all students and not those who are just special needs, it would be a better benefit. Special needs students go through so much mentally, and to be singled out like that with special technology gives them an unfair advantage. So, I feel that implenting technolgy with all students gives them all a fair advantage to be on the same level.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Question on article

I am all for technology when it comes to education, but what can schools in poor counties such as the Blackbelt due to improve technology in the classroom?