September 2012 :http://www.ncte.org/journals/la/podcasts
Local Literacies in a Global World
This podcast is by editors of the language arts podcasts. The people in this podcast are Sonia Nieto and K. C. Nat Turner. They are from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The main point in this podcast is kids adapting to diverise language and schools. For some kids schools is not a comfotable place, but it schould be for all students. The home language can be a big part of their education. There was nothing new in this podcast I learned. They did not talk about much technology but they talked about the growth of schools and familes.
RSS can benefit reading and learning because it is a fast and quicker way to see other peoples blogs.It can help your learning by seeing the latest headline news and summary. By using RSS, you can post and see other peoples videos and audio files. RSS helps to keep you with to date with your blogs and keeps you up to date with your favorite sites. You can also use RSS by teaching other people about RSS feeds,there own personal web sourse, web page design, and web features.
I am using google reader
The blogs I subscribed to were Brooke Rodriguez, Lizzy Wisma, Karli Adkins, Whitney Combs, and Jess Gross.
I think laptops are going to be the most beneficial technology. Everyone is used to having a computer that sits in one room and if you need to use it you have to go to it. In schools, teachers may have limited computer time or space. If every kid had a laptop there would be no waste of time going to a computer lab or a library. Students can do thier homework or look up anything in their classroom seat by the use of their computers. With laptops students have the oppertunity to use them whenever and where ever. I think as a teacher it will make assignments easier because all students have a laptops and access to the internet. Also, now a days most teachers post grades and assignments online and if every kid had a laptop they could access that easier. Plus teachers can put their notes and worksheets online making it easier for them and the students.It would also make note taking faster and easier. Also by using laptops it can help make the students more comportable with technology which can help them in thier future career.
Geroge Courso. He blogs because he thinks it could really help the students with learning as well as him being a better teacher. He said that he does it because it personally helps him with what he does, reads, and helps him reflect on things. Link: http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/2350
Mrs. Kathy Cassidy. She blogs because believes that it makes the students have worldwide audiences.She says that with blogging the students can see themselves as writers because they have others reading what they wrote and they can comment on it. Link: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/top-20-teacher-blogs
Greg Laden. He is a science teacher whos uses blogs for web carnivals (looking at plants) and finding and sharing links with his students. He says that you can use the blog post yourself by learning and adapting with the students by what they my write. Link: http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2010/09/01/how-can-science-teachers-use-b/
When I become a teacher I think blogging will be a good way to connect with the students. It will give the students the oppertunity to write what they feel and what they need to express. It might be better for those students who don’t speak up in the classroom and it gives everyone an equal oppertunity. Also, I think it is a good and new way for students to learn and it may be exciting for them because they may not of done it before so it may interest them more than the regualr things teachers do. I also think I, being a teacher, can learn from it too. I can learn from the students and beome a better all around teacher.