Quotation: “There is very little technology to learn; student scribes can do their work in Google Docs or any of a wide range of online word processing programs, and teachers need only a simple website where they can post the notes for review.” (pg 39)
Question: How do you go about picking an appropriate student to serve as student scribe, and what incentive is there for them to serve as scribe?
Connection: I remember that in my college experience there were offers for students to take notes for other students and they would get paid to do so. I was even offered once, and though it was tempting I decided not to because my note taking is very particular to myself and it might be hard for other students to follow.
Epiphany: There definitely is potential that I could do this for my class website. Currently my students don’t have chromebooks every day, which could make this easy, but if i find a student with clear handwriting I could potentially scan their notes quickly and make a pdf still.
Quotation: “One of the most astonishing gaps in many students’ education is their inability to validate information on the Internet. And this is the generation many refer to as ‘digital natives’? Well, they may have been born after the web was invented, but that has nothing to do with their understanding of the architecture of information on the Internet.” (pg 51)
Question: How much time should you dedicate to educating students on how to research and sift through information for validation?
Connection: I have been trying to start this process with my students, but the hard part has been trying to get the to do the research while not taking up too much time explaining what is valid or not. I usually have to actively monitor them to make sure they are using valid sources.
Epiphany: Perhaps I can turn to an instructional video to aid me with the explanation. One that is well organized and to the point.
November, A. (2012). Who Owns the Learning?: Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.