Sunday, April 22, 2012

Blog Post #12

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Do you feel that there is a conflict with children being more technology literate nowadays? If so, explain? What do you feel are some of the downfalls of using technology? With the use of Wii game console and its sports and/or fitness games now being played, Do you think they are equal to outside activities (such as playing tag, hide-and-seek, hopscotch, dodge ball, and etc...)? Follow the requirements when writing a quality Blog Post  Writing a Quality Blog Post


  1. To be honest, I feel that there is not a conflict with children being technology literate. I feel that the problems lies within the parents willingness to keep their children active and engaging in outdoor activities. In my opinion, I feel that some of the downfalls of using technology are that it makes some people lazy and it is easily for a person to be distracted by the use of it. I think that it is just like texting and driving. Some other downfalls of using technology are plagiarism, illiteracy, because people can Google any question they want asked and just copy the answer. Which is not fair at all. Simple math problems can be solved just by typing in the question. When I was in grade school, we were very rarely allowed to use calculators when problem solving. I do not think that the use of the Wii game is equivalent to outside activities.It's like now children are more dependent on games, that they forget about the importance of playing outside and what being a kid really feels like.

  2. Derkesha,

    Good response but you should have posted your response to this assignment in the actual blog assignment. Technology brings with it innumerable opportunities, but it also brings with it some problems that require solving--such as the ones you discuss in your response.

  3. Derkesha,
    I found this post interesting. The transition from books to technology has caused an argument, but like you, I believe that technology is good for the classroom. I believe that children should use technology, but they also need to play outside. My children will have a time limit for being "plugged in". The only suggestion that I have is to proofread. There are a few minor mistakes, but overall this is a good post. Good luck with the remainder of EDM 310!