Reactions to the six mandatory sessions
Session 1: Snowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society
a. Beginning student learning-kindergarten
b. Boys vs. girls
a. animated stories
b. video games
c. interactive art
a. light up
b. play music
Mr. Resnick’s learning theory may apply to younger students as he states. I
have only taught high school aged students who are beyond most of Mr.
Resnick’s theories. However I do think if we start implementing such changes
to younger students it will have a tremendous effect on today’s society.
Session 2: Daring Conversations
o 5 minutes on digital native
o Lack of verbal socialization
To me this session didn’t provide a strong educational theory or opinion to me.
A few semesters ago I completed the same research, nothing she said was a
shock, nor useful in my classroom.
Session 3: Students, Technology and Copyright
o 10 percent rule
o Educational law vs. public law
My second semester of TEAM was dedicated to technology copyrighting. This
session was not stimulating in anyway to me.
Session 4: Why Community Matters
o Leadership/management change
o More in-person communication
o Why 180 day?
I thought this session to be very interesting. Mr. November brings up a lot of
great points about the technology age. He states that teachers should be a
broker for relationships, which is what teachers tend to do today. I also agree
with his views on leadership. I think in a classroom creating strong leaders are
Session 5: Students as Producers
Hall Davidson and Tim Tyson
o Changing Nature
o Teachers – Students – Parents (technology life cycle)
o Students transfer knowledge
At the school I teach at, seniors can opt to take senior English as a theater
class. The students write their own plays and perform them to the school as
well as in a small off Broadway Theater in NYC. The kids are extremely
motivated when they make a connection with a famous actor doing exactly
what they do. I think this is a great tool and more schools should have such
Session 6: Learning Environments for Digital Kids
o Immigrant vs native
o Adapt or ignore
This session was informative for the most part. Again another topic TEAM spent
a semester on. It is very usefully in the classroom if the teacher knows how.