Wednesday, November 11, 2009

PLN 22

In the article “Put forth our best writing selves,” by Douglas Hesse he talks about the possibilities of texting and using Twitter and how it could either be the death of writing or make it better. This matters because for the future generations of America writing may either be almost completely ruled out of school or one of the most important subjects. If Twitter and texting improve writing then it could mean better writing in schools. It also could mean better writing for younger kids because they would enjoy writing on the computer, blogging, and texting. So it could help future generations get into writing easier then pencil and pepper. The article “Put forth our best writing selves,” by Douglas Hesse matters because it is important that writing is still a big part of education in the future.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

PLN 12

In the article “Footprints in the Digital Age,” by Will Richardson it talks about how young kids are progressing in technology very fast and how writing a blog or posting a picture is not easy to erase and will stick with a person unlike writing on paper.
In the article, Will Richardson talked about how much young kids are progressing with technology. It said that young kids are doing many things online that most adults do not know how to do. This matters very much because it shows that the next generations will be very technologically advanced but they might not be as educationally advanced. They may read one book a year and read thousands of web pages a year. It also talked about what someone does on the internet could affect their future and their job options. It said that if an educational leader such as a teacher or administrator Googles the student and something bad comes up then it is possible that they may not be wanted in the school. What does this mean for students in the future? It matters because they could not get as good a job or not get into a college that they want.
The article “Footprints in a Digital Age” matters especially for young people in the future because what they do on the internet will be important for jobs and schools in their future.