Sunday, November 4, 2012

Post #10

Adventures in Pencil Integration: I'm a Papermate. I'm a Ticonderoga.
John T. Spencer

I do not know how to explain this cartoon. The Artist/ Author says it is him
making fun of the I am a pc I am a Mac commercial. What else is there to

Why were your kids playing games?

pencil integration
I am at a lost here because the directions do not say what to do other than
identify and create a link to a complete blogpost, and follow the requirements
in writinga quality post.
2. Read Why Were Your Kids Playing Games? You will probably enjoy
all posts on this blog. Look it over. Read at least one other complete post.
Identify it and create a link to it in your blog post. Be sure you are clear
about what Mr. Spencer is saying. Looking at other posts (and other items) on
his Blog will help you understand his approach. Think about the title to his
blog as well. Explore BEFORE you reach your conclusions. Follow the requirements
in Writing A Quality Blog Post.

Don't teach your kids this stuff.
Dr. McLeod's Bio taken from his website
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., currently is serving as the Director of Innovation
for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency 8 in Iowa. He is on leave from his
position as an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University
of Kentucky. Dr. McLeod also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the
Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s
only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators,
and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift
Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology
leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa,
the National School Boards Association, and the Center for Digital Education.
In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of
Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership
issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Education Recoded and occasionally at The
Huffington Post. He also just completed his first book, What School Leaders
Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media.
Dr.McLeod makes two central arguments in this post, do not teach your kids
various technology and because he is, his kids will have a "leg up" on your kids.
I find the things listed in his post as do not teach your kids are things
they will discover by playing around on the internet. I hold the whole post
as cynical. The fallacy of technology users are ahead of non users is hog wash!
Being technological literate offers nothing in the way of being ahead of other


  1. Hi Broderick,

    Your post is very confusing. The way you space your posts makes them very hard to read.

    I think at the end of your post you are trying to say that students who are technologically literate are not "ahead" of students who are not technologically literate. I can say with confidence that I think you are wrong. Almost every job today has been improved by technology in some way. So that makes technologically literate people more valuable in terms of improving society and job quality.

  2. Hi Broderick,
    I was very confused by your post. I think that there was more to explain on the cartoon that John T. Spencer posted. The way that you have spaced the post makes it difficult to read. I also do not agree with what you are saying in the Don't Teach Your Kids this Stuff section. In today's society it is very important to keep up with technological advances and more job oppurtunities come from those advances, which is why students need to be taught how to use technology to its fullest potenial.