The Networked Student
This video centers around a student in a class that has no books. The student must
learn to learn through the internet and connecting with others via the
internet. This can be accomplished through blogs and or search engines, just to name a few.
My reaction to this video is, it is a great concept. I do not think I would
implement it in my classroom as a sole purpose learning platform, however it
could be used for three to four projects a year. I think that would maximize
the effectiveness of such a learning platform.
In the last minute of the video the question was asked "why does a networked
student need a teacher"? The role of the teacher, in this case, is to be
a learning architect, modeler, learning concierge, connected learning incubator,
network sherpa, synthesizer, change agent. As one can tell, the teacher has
many roles and can be in multiple roles at any given time.
A 7th Grader's Personal Learning Environment (or PLN)
That was great information. It is amazing how technology is changing the way we
learn, as well as the way we are being taught!