Alston1Yolonda AlstonEng101Professor Alicia Bolton18 July 2012 Annotated Bibliography: Technology of the Youth over the Older Generation Technology has a big impact on today’s education. There are different types of technology thatkids can use. Kids are more willing to accept change and use it to their advantage. In Amy Goldwasser’sarticle”What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” argues that the internet has a more positive effect ontoday’s youth in respond to the older generation’s blame that the internet is responsible for the declinein kids actually reading literature. Kids today read and write on their own free will via social networks,blogs, etc. Social networking is the number one way to get kids to stay focused in school because that ishow they communicate in today’s world. Kids are more willing to accept change and use it to theiradvantage. Technology has a big influence on today’s youth life than the older generation gives it creditfor.Integrating Media into the Classroom: Theory and Research. “What Media Can Do For My Students?” Films Media Group, 2005. Films onDemand. Web. 15 July 2012. <http://digitalfilms.com/PortalPlaylist.aspx?aid=3503&xtid=34583>. In “What Media Can Do for My Students” from: Integrating Media into the Classroom: Theoryand Research, we learn that youth will understand and participate more with multi-media. Like forinstance, John Condon, the science teacher at Skyridge Middle school thinks that “ the youth will dobetter in school, better test scores and performance, and captive their attention and focus more in classwith the entertainment of multi-media.”It also focus on how bring experiences to the classroom helpgive a better perspective with the visual aid. Another example is when Becky Kozak the student fromCelebration high school in Florida says that “ when the teacher describe that the jellyfish is a purple dot
Alston2in the water it doesn’t mean anything but, when she show the actual picture it gives a betterunderstanding of the jellyfish.” This film gives an excellent view of how today technology is actually helping the youth learn inschool. Multi-media illustrate experiments that are impossible to do in classroom. Sharon Porter who isan electronic resources specialist at Eastern Oregon Universitythinks“that youth are more connected tomulti-media than the boring lectures.” She also says that youth who are not school like found that learnis better by auto visual. The film gives great on how visual learning can help kids stay focus andunderstand better. This source will help my research paper by explaining why multi-media is actually useful to theyouth. It shows how multi-media catch their attention and participating in classroom during lecturetime. It will also explain why the teachers should include it in the lesson plan.Integrating Media intothe Classroom: Theory and Research. “Future of Media in the Classroom.” Films Media Group, 2005. Films on Demand. Web. 15 July 2012. <http://digitalfilms.com/PortalPlaylist.aspx?aid=3503&xtid=34583>. In “Future of Media in the Classroom” from Integrating Media into the Classroom: Theory andResearch, we learn that Technology is at our fingertips. Technology is taking over the world. It is awonderful experiment in the classroom for the students. If all the teachers can learn how to get adapt tousing technology it would help with the kid’s attention and learning styles in schools. Technology provides us with unlimited access to information and communication. John Condon,a science teacher who teach at Skyridge middle school think that schools should have “more interactionbetween media sources such as websites, DVD players, and digital / streaming sites. He would also liketo have “sound activated environments to do commands in the classroom while he lectures”. This willmake the youth really enjoy school lesson and come to school ready to learn.
Alston3 This film will help by showing how technology is going to help in the future. How it will be agreat way to help the youth succeed in education and teachers. Also, how the youth can get theirassignment off the websites and watch DVD to get a better perspective of the lecture.Paulson, Amanda. “Schools Weigh Risk and Benefits of Facebook.” Christian Science Monitor 27 Sept. 2011: n.pag. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 15 July 2012. This essay argues about how digital media in class should be banned. Mr. Collins, who teaches atMissouri’s Clayton High School, not long ago that he was” among many teachers and students whoopposed a recent attempt by the Missouri legislation to ban most interactions between teachers andstudents over social media forums like Facebook”(par. 2). Instead of fighting to ban digital media weshould find a way to use it in a learning way that will catch the youth attention. This essay shows how to use the social media in education properly. “We need to have somesort of rules and guidelines for the use of social media… but the goal should be to educate our studentson what it means to participate in the world in which they live, “rather than simply banning certainsites,’ says Williams Stites, technology director at Montclair Kimberley Academy in New Jersey andblogger in chief at Ed Social Media, which explores the role of social media in education(par. 4). It alsoshow how the principal find a way to fit social media in schools because technology is the way ofcommunicating with the youth of today society. This source will help with my counterarguments. It will discuss how not to banned social mediafrom education. That social media is the best way to communicate with the youth. Social media is one ofthe important aspects of technology that will help with better education skills.Prensky, Mare. “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants.”The Digital Divide.Ed. Mark Bauertein. New York: Penguin, 2011. 3-11 Print.
Alston4 Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants defines digital natives which aretoday’s student who usestechnology, and digital immigrants are the teachers who are trying to adapt to technology. Digitalimmigrants believe that learning should be the old fashion way by using textbooks and by tellinglectures. Digital natives think it would be fun to use technology in school, which would be moreinteresting than boring lectures. What Digital Immigrants and Natives are trying to do is teach both legacy and future content(Prensky 8). “Legacy” content includes reading, writing, arithmetic, logical thinking, understanding thewritings and ideas of the past, etc., all of our “traditional” curriculum ( Prensky 8). The digital immigrantsthink instead of using technology all the time. Let the students do some logical thinking so, they canunderstand what is going on in their writing, reading and math. “Future” context is to a large extent, notsurprisingly, digital and technological ( Prensky8). Future context would help with their history andEnglish class to do future research. The source will help with my paper by showing the definition of new technology and tradition.Technology show how the students can use software to help with assignments. Also, traditional can helpwith logical thinking.Springer, Marilee. Brain – Base Teaching: In the Digital Age. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2012. EBook Collection (EBSCOHost). Web. 14 July 2012. Marilee Springer basely talks about the different type of technology styles in education. She alsotalks about how the school have to get adapt to the digital learning instead of the traditional way whichis boring lectures and textbooks. The book always focuses on how the youth of today brain is set fordigital learning and communication. The book is not really helping with my source to much but, it has a few ideas that related to mytopic. Like for instance, “ Computer games, cell phones, blogs, and web sites certainly provide visualinformation but many provide interactive link, verbal communicate, and the opportunity to move
Alston5around as you please while using these learning and communicate tools” ( Prensky 7). Mostly youthlearn better by visual because it is more engaging and interesting. Another example is “ The kind ofdemands our students will face in the 21 century require that we provide many different kinds oflearning environments” ( Spenger 43). The different kinds of learning environments is social networkingand internet that is the two aspect that seem important to the youth. The source will help with explaining of the learning environment. It doesn’t really express thatmuch about technology in education only on how it deal with the brain. It talks a little bit about how towith the digital world.Toppo, Greg. “Making Students Literature in the Digital Age.” USA TODAY 25 July 2011: A.2.SIRS ISSUESResearcher. Web. 25 June 2012. The essay “Making Students Literate in the Digital Age” talks about how the principal of NewMilford High School in New Jersey let the students use digital media in school to help with education. InToppo’s essay, he maintains that “the internet as we know it is the 21st century; and, it is what thesestudents have known their whole lives.” They’re connected, they’re creating, they’re discussing, they’recollaborating” ( Toppo 1). This essay is trustworthy because it shows how social media does work in education. Forexample, in class teachers routinely ask kids to power up their cell phones to respond to classroom pollsand quizzes. This is a great idea to get students attention and to participate in the classroom. Accordingto Karen Cator, the U.S. Department of Education’s director of educational technology says “the internetis not going away, and we need to do everything we can to make it safe and wonderful place forchildren.” Basically, Karen Cator is saying stop bad talking the internet, and see how the internet ismaking a good impact on the youth’s education.
Alston6 This essay will be helpful in my research paper by explaining how social media helps ineducation. It will also help explain how the internet is a good source of information. The internet is alsogreat aspect of learning with all the research they can do.
Alston7 Works CitedIntegrating Media into the Classroom: Theory and Research. “What Media Can Do For My Students?” Films Media Group, 2005. Films onDemand. web. 15 July 2012. http://digitalfilms.com/PortalPlaylist.aspx?aid=3503&xtid=34583Integrating Media into the Classroom: Theory and Research. “Future of Media in the Classroom.” Films Media Group, 2005. Films on Demand. Web. 15 July 2012. http://digitalfilms.com/PortalPlaylist.aspx?aid=3503&xtid=34583.Paulson, Amanda. “Schools Weigh Risk and Benefits of Facebook.” Christian Science Monitor 27 Sept 2011: N.Pag. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 15 July 2012.Prensky, Mare. “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants.” The Digital Divide. Ed. Mark Bauertein. New York: Penguin, 2011. 3-11. Print.Springer, Marilee. Brain – Base Teaching: In the Digital Age. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2012. EBook Collection (EBSCO Host). Web. 14 July 2012.Toppo, Greg. “Making Students Literature in the Digital Age.” USA TODAY 25 July 2011: A.2.SIRS ISSUES Researcher. Web. 25 June 2012.