Theresa commented on my blog about how it is important to know how to find the answer we don't always have to have the answers in our brain. I feel like this is something I am constantly trying to teach my students. I don't want them to ask me everything. They need to know how to find some things for themselves and then ask me when they don't understand it. I always tell students to google things. It is probably one of my favorite sayings. Many times students get frustrated because they just want the answer and they don't want to have to work for it.
Josie talks about how technology has made higher education possible for her. This is a true statement for me as well. With being in bush Alaska I would have to wait until I moved somewhere closer to a university. I have been very surprised by how much discourse and collaboration are a part of classes. I was very leery of the idea of online classes at first but have now come to enjoy them. I am learning so much and I believe it is do to the communication and discourse we have with each other.
I really liked how Bridget used this quote “There is a serious and persistent gap between how the digital youth of today learn in school and how they interact and work outside of school.” I too highlighted this quote, but then didn't use it in my blog post. It just didn't fit with everything else I was talking about. She supplemented this quote by using a personal example about a friends son who played video games. She wasn't sure that his skills would translate to the real world. I think she is right that video games and school are very separate. Even though they can provide many skills the challenge becomes the application. I want to include games in my classroom, but you have to carefully plan out your classes to be successful. I think it might have to be summer project for me.