Hello everyone!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my blog. I am new to this except for the school’s weblog. I hope I can connect with others and post interesting thoughts and opinions here. I would love to hear from you!

Hey Guys, Take a Look at This!

According to a recent article in the New York Times, technology companies are leaning toward a push into education. This push, although it does benefit students in my opinion, is for a profit boost. Education has always been a big money maker for companies that produce learning materials such as textbooks and workbooks. With an increase in classes, many students are leaning toward a technology based learning system, me included. I’ve always questioned the point of having to carry around so many heavy books back and forth to school, when in reality, half the books aren’t used and half the material in the books aren’t looked at for 99% of the year.

So why havent’ why made the complete transition to technology?

It’s probably because these so called techbooks have yet to be produced by notable education publishers. A recent push by the Discovery company to gain more profit involves…

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“I believe this passionately: that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out if it.”

In this week’s Ted Talk, Sir Ken Robinson discusses what he believes to be the most pressing issue with the education system in America and throughout the world; the stifling of creativity.  Mistakes, Robinson points out, are now considered to be the worst possible thing a child can produce in our current educational system.  Rather than fostering creativity, energy, dance and movement, schools are reinforcing an approach that fast tracks children and growing learners into careers that the majority of society finds most pressing, inevitably leaving the arts in the gutter.  Robinson suggests that instead of condemning abstract thought, uncontrollable motion, and distracted dreamers, we should be celebrating them, channeling them into the appropriate course of study, and letting the natural creativity found in every child flourish. …

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