Before you do anything more in your education classes, I would recommend watching this video that I found on Youtube.
It does not matter what subject, state, or grade you intend on teaching. This video does something that I was blown alway by.
It shows students, k-12 all asking us, their future teachers, to do one simple thing for them; to engage them.
The vision for these students is that they “will use engaging technologies in collaborative, inquiry-based learning environments with teachers who are willing and able to use technology’s power to assist them in transforming knowledge and skills into products, solutions, and new information” (Nesbitt).
Some of the strongest signs that students were holding up?
“I am a 21st century learner.”
“76% of my teachers have never used wikis, blogs, podcasts.”
“What are we learning by sitting here?”
“By 2016, the largest English speaking country will be China.”
“What kind of education would you want me to have?”
After watching looking at this blog, how would it make you feel if those were your kids holding up the sign. This is a reality we are going to have to face sooner than we may realize.