Wednesday, September 16, 2009

my pick

"A Vision Of Students Today" by Michael Wesch talks about education and how technolgy both helps and hurts our ability to learn. The students at Michael Wesch's University gathered data and statistics at their school and they came up with very interesting facts. One student said that her average class size is 115 students and that only 18% of her teachers know her name. What that means to me is that there is not enough hands on interaction and that if a student doesn;t understand something then it will be harder to get one on one help. Another student said that she will read 8 books in a year. But she also said that she will read 2300 web pages and 1281 facebook profiles. If she traded the time she spent reading facebook profiles and web pages for reading books then she could have read a lot more. And I think that reading books is way more important. Some of the students agree that they only get seven hours asleep a night. I think one cause for that deprivation is because teachers are giving out assignments to do on computers which might take longer than doing an assignment out of a book. And with all the things that students have do to makes it neccessary to multi task which can make the work less quality. All of these things and more is what is happening to a lot of students in America I believe with technology it is going to get worse.

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