Sunday, February 24, 2013

Blog post # 6

The Networked Teacher

     In the video The Networked Teacher, By Wendy Drexler, it explains why students need teachers. One aspect would be to guide students accurately when researching for a topic. There are a lot of websites that use incorrect, bias information. If students bring these false ideas to their teacher, the teacher can correct them so they have the right knowledge. This would then improve the true information about a topic over the internet when the student posts his or her blog.

     When given a topic to research, students often read blogs or articles from well-known professors. If the student were to comment or ask questions to these professors, their teacher could teach them how or in what way to say things. This teaches the students communication skills. In the future, they can respectfully ask and comment on posts in a positive way.

     Another way teachers can benefit students when giving a research assignments is by helping them to organize their work. Organization is key for a successful article or blog. This helps the flow of the information and it can help by giving more details. Along with organization, teachers hope to better their students and hope help navigate themselves through the future. This video thought me how important a teacher can be even with the advancement made over the years with technology. I will definitely be assigning research blogs and papers in my classroom one day!


     Watching "A 7th Grader's Personal Learning Environment", by Wendy Dexler, I learned how important freedom is to students. The girl in the video explained that students will be more successful with their assignments when they can do them how and when they want. This aspect teaches them responsibility and engages creativity. When comparing the girl's PLE to my PLN, my PLN looks weak. I should probably get more organized like she is. This video made me think about a lot when viewing a students perspective.


  1. Baldwin County is now ephasizing the use of challenge based, project-based and problem-based learning strategies at all grade levels. These efforts are similar to the networked student's approach to learning except the approaches vary according to grade. So get ready to be a Networked Teacher!

  2. I am not sure how I feel about being a networked teacher, but all of the information on your blog post was accurate with the videos we had to watch. I guess we will all, as teachers, have to learn how to use the internet to better our students since technology is taking over the field of teaching. Your post looked great. The only mistake I found was you spelled the word "taught" like "thought" in the third paragraph. Good job!