Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Why Classes Should Blog (Reason 1)

http://bit.ly/dNMwc9 . This blog post posted by George, gives you the perfect example of why we need to start using technology more and more these days. People can keep in touch with others around the world.  The girl spoken about in this post is moving away and wont be able to stay at her current school. She told her teacher that she will always go on the blogger for her class and she will be able to still learn the things that her classmates are learning. And not only learning, she"ll be able to keep in touch with all of her friends that shes leaving. I think that the fact that she's going to be able to keep in touch is so great. And its all thanks to technology.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Should We Be Good at School?

Seth Godin's book, Linchpin: Are you Indispensable, had a segment in it that caught Tony Baldasaro's eye. He says, "The essential thing measured by school is whether or not you are good at school." Tony makes a good point by adding "Being good at school is a fine skill if you intend to do school forever." This such a good thought. Some people get crazy about worrying about getting good grades, although do you really need to be good at school in order to be a good worker? Once we get out of school, our “school” will really be working. I may not get the best grades, but I know that i am a good worker. For some people, it’s going to take a lot for them to think this way because they are so used to the school system that we’ve been living with for centuries.