Monday, December 14, 2009
Thinking About Obsolescence
Funny one came through the Twitterverse this eve.
Only it's not that funny, is it?
Only it's not that funny, is it?
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TeachPaperless was noted as a Twitterer worth ReTweeting by Education Week's Digital Education blog. Also in Ed Week: "Shelly Blake-Plock has had some really intriguing posts already this year and I'm already behind. Considering he published 639 entries on his TeachPaperless blog in 2009 it's going to be hard to keep up, but well worth the try."
“When I originally contacted Shelley last week to inquire as to whether or not he would be willing to talk to my staff, he jumped right in, and he didn’t disappoint. What impressed me most about him as I listened to him describe his practice was his clear vision of what it meant for his students to function in a classroom that he designed: it was about them learning. He truly designed the environment with their learning–their unbridled learning–in mind. His decision was not a secretarial one, but rather came from a desire to push students to take control of information gathering, processing, and creating.” – Chalkdust 101
Shelly's @TeachPaperless feed was named as one of the 'Twitters to Follow' by the Lincoln Center Institute.
Shelly was awarded a press pass to NECC 2009 from ISTE for his post:What Does Internet Blocking Suggest to Students?
TeachPaperless was named one of the 'Top 25 Blogs for Educators' byWorld Wide Learn.
"I think you have some great ideas for teachers, and as we do professional development around the state of Maryland, we will point teachers to your blog." Debbie Vickers of Thinkport.org a partnership between Maryland Public Television and Johns Hopkins University's Center for Technology in Education
Shelly was named a 'Featured Author' for his TeachPaperless comic series at Pixton. com.
"The invention of the computer promised to lead us to a paperless society but has failed to deliver on that promise... until now, perhaps?" TeachPaperless was featured by Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning as an Everyday Innovation
I haven't been keeping up so maybe this has been addressed, but I started getting really bummed out reading this article. Why? Well, today I was talking to a student with some personal issues about how she can "do school" around her situation. Internet access at home would be great, and she has it, but it is dial-up. Another student had a baby on Thanksgiving. Her boyfriend and 4 siblings go to my school, but I still have not seen pictures of the baby. I brought it up today only to find out that among the dozen or so people living in their house, no one has a digital camera or cell phone camera, and they cannot afford to get their film developed. These things aren't obsolete, just abandoned by everyone who has the means.ReplyDelete
Yes, i agree with you there. Still there are many photographers prefer to used those cameras using film. they are more comfortable with it.ReplyDelete
It kind of makes me sad to see technogly taking over from the basic stuff. God be with the days where you would go to a shop to look for a certain somthing that may only pocess, now its all done on ebay, and most supermarkets are going internet based now, so you who wont have to walk any where which is really bad for our health. Your health is wealth, remember that.ReplyDelete
Still there are many photographers prefer to used those cameras using film. These things aren't obsolete, just abandoned by everyone who has the means.ReplyDelete