Sunday, April 3, 2011

Blog Assignment 10

 Morgan Bayda

Morgan Bayda's Twitter Profile picture

Morgan Bayda's Wordle on her blog

I completely agree with Morgan Bayda (and Dan) in her post "an Open Letter to Educators." I have had more classes than I can count which entail a teacher lecturing, showing powerpoints, drilling dates and facts into my brain, trying to stay awake for the entire hour and fifteen minutes, memorizing my notes, then taking a test on those notes, and finally forgetting 90% of them when I'm done with the class. I also agree that when teachers do encourage me to talk in the classroom it is only to them, not to my classmates. Like her experience with her ed computer class, EDM310 is the only class which has really encouraged interaction with my peers through my blogging, etc. I also enjoyed Dan Brown's video on her blog. He was very entertaining and energetic. I have a feeling I will see several more of his videos in my life.


  1. The lesson? Engage your students. technology will help do that.

    You did not comment onTom Johnson's post Don't Let Them Take the Pencils Home. I will complete my post  Metaphors: What They Are and Why We Use Them (A Learning Opportunity) later this week. After this post appears on the Class Blog you will be required to leave a comment. Watch the Class Blog for further instructions.

  2. Whoops! I just got distracted or misread the directions I suppose. I remember reading it, because Tom Johnson was my school headmaster's name. He also had a mustache like the one in the picture. Should I just comment about it in this post or do a separate one?