Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thing #15

I have seen this video before, and totally agree with it. Heck, I'm just like the students in there, as I would be in large classes doing things that had nothing to do with the class I was in. In this day and age, teachers need to realize what the kids of today have at their disposal and that the teacher needs to change their approach if they want to grab the attention of the student. The profs in college that actually kept my attention were the ones that didn't adhere to the old model of "I will stand up here and talk for an hour while you take copious notes", rather they engaged us regularly in discussion or debate.

The thing that stuck out most to me in all the discovery resources was the iceberg article. Library 2.0 to me means that we no longer should depend on just books or magazines. Heck, a good example is the process of textbook adoption: it takes a couple of years for a new edition to be approved, by that time the information can be out-dated, and they have to start all over again. Why use text when same information, only in different formats, can be available online. I think that for libraries to continue being relevant, they need to get away from dependence on just books and magazines, and to utilize the web much more. Kids need to see that there is a lot more than just Facebook or gaming sites online.

I finish this post with the following quote I remember the most from high school english, from Thoreau: " The more you know, the more you know the less you know"

1 comment:

  1. I agree---it is getting harder to keep up with all of the new technology that comes out every day. the kids we teach today have grown up with computers and they are very comfortable with using it for all of their research. It is my job to marry the two approaches together so that kids of today are prepared.