In application I think it is more important to be a constant resource acquring new information constantly so that everyone serves as a resource for another, this would help keep up with the changing media and changing technology that teachers are challenged with! The application is quite universal on all these possiblities as well, so I think it is important to introduce a new program to students, then see what they come up with a projects, this taps into them being owner and creator of projects to be more interested in them. I think it is important to have at the beginning of the year a dictionary or encyclopedia, if you will of all the possible programs student could use for various purposes, and before the year it out, have at last every one of them experimented and used in some way. It is very easy to pull the latest trends or popular ideas of a period out of the news, and if teachers can collaborate with students to see how they can make ideas/projects based on those events around us, the news and events that interests us, and make those events the projects that represent that current year. I think collaboaration with students to do this creates the "we're in this together" mentality and further motivates the students in projects they are vested in.
With the first article, I see alot of common sense information, however, it is not that common sense when you do not have time to just stop, think about how to be sensible with the technology presented and make sure the info is applied to more than just one sitting. I think using a blog is a great idea, and alot of areas that people did not consider things to be Web 2.0 but in reality are, they are just more resources that enable more and more social media. To effectively get the informationout to the public, without seeming to be overwhelming, I see blogs can do that, they can reach the masses and be personal at the same time. Honestly, I tried blogster, but somehow, something with Wordpress worked perfect, it just clicked. I never did a blog until I came to Mexico in July 31, 2011 of this year, but apable in a blog! It is excellent and I have no problem writing every day whereas in a written diary, no way. However, I did want a physical book in my hands lol. I have a slowly growing public thanks to the information and variety of presentaton mediums that are available. I saw the forst article to be more explanative in how these mediums can be applied and begin to induce people to embrace these new technologies.
In seeing this video, wow, alot of outbranching ideas come forward!
First, with the speaker himself, I thought it is a good idea for teachers to bring into the classroom speakers that are involved with technology on a daily basis so the teachers and the students can see what is on the horizon for their futures. This video got me excited about the Atlantis game and how it involves students more into decision making and technology - they students need to see this during a school day to get excited too and push/pressure teachers to show them paths to reach these destinations.
I like the part where he said the students are the hero, for the first time professions that were not given alot of attention can come to the forfront thanks for situational social media that allows any profession to share the spotlight with decision making.
I like the advent of programs that allow students to be more proactive in technology, the Atlantis Program is awesome and quite capable of connecting to pop culture while also incorporating sme individual decision making that will challenge students.
When you hear standards you usually think GRrrrreat, I like the fresh perspectve that approaches using social media can have on standards, the comment that was the options are more interesting is true, I see the same standards but being creative and bending the expectations of these so they can be more appealing and put a different spin onto what using standards are.
With the repetitive word Tinker, this set the tone for what was to be a difference than students simply being filled, like vessel, with info. Students WOULD be playing a proactive role in thr difference of making decisons rather than memorizing them.
Also, administration, faculty, and parents have to share jount custody of this new entry into social media for it to be effective.
The whole way through this I thought how challenging these new approaches in media are and how desperately needed are MediaSpecialists/librarians to help take the load off teachers in these areas. If the need and worry is to take care of the needs and interests of students, then before we do lose more students to lethargy, I think we do need to utilize the extended role Media Specialists play in heping set up new approaches to technology in the classrooms alongside the teacher to show librarians of the 21st Century can not be deemed for the library alone, but a resourse that can add to the curriculum and challenge students!