I was assigned to comment on David Truss's blog, David Truss :: Pair-a-Dimes for Your Thoughts. In his Invisible Technology post, he talked about how technology should become 'invisible'. Moreover, invisible means that it is the norm and widely accepted. For instance, David used the example that we don't call pencil and paper activities 'pencil activities' and technology should be the same way. Furthermore, he goes on to say that learning can be facilitated easier when technology becomes invisible. This post was a very short post with only three or four sentences but, it was to the point. Also, he provided more information on the topic in a comment below his post. In this comment he clarified what it meant for technology to become 'invisible'.
I am a student at the University of South Alabama taking a course in EDM 310, which teaches us how to use and incorporate technology into the classroom. I will be summarizing my visits to your blog through a post in my blog, www.reedjessseedm310.blogspot.com, on February 8th. My class objectives and your blog post topic are both on technology so it was easy for me to relate to what you were saying. Moreover, technology is beginning to become the norm for completing work instead of the traditional pencil and paper. With the use of technology, many more learning doors are opened. Furthermore, I enjoyed reading your post and it really got me thinking about how technology is becoming more "invisible" and pencil and paper are taking it's place.
In the second post I commented on, David used a video of a presentation he did at the Discovery Education YVR Ignite Session called Transforming Our Learning Metaphors #yvrignite. The presentation spoke a great deal to me because he talked about how learning should not just be preparation for the next grade or for college. Yes it should be about those things but, it should also be a journey and not a destination. Also, he said that the subjects taught should all intertwine and relate to one another so the student can better understand. This was a very interesting and engaging presentation. All aspiring teachers should watch it!
I thought that presentation really hit home with me. I have always said that learning should be more than just preparation for the next grade or college. As you said, learning is a great experience and teachers should be able to provide that experience for children. It was a great presentation and really provoked my thought process as I continue in my education degree.
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