Title - I Read Blocked Blogs
In his post about banned reading material, Dr. Scott McLeod gives a passionate comment about how he strongly opposes censorship on books and why he supports students and educators freedom to read any book that is on the banned list.READOM!" Below is the comment I left:
Hi! My name is Sammi. I am a student in EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Al. I will be summarizing my visits to your blog with a post on my class blog on 10/12/14. My Twitter name is @PoiseRed. Mr McLeod, thank you for bringing this subject to light. I too, oppose censorship of reading material. I do not believe that certain books should be banned in school. I looked over the banned list of books and found that I have read over half of them. It did not give me a distorted view of how things were in the past; nor did it make me feel uncomfortable about certain topics. What some school systems (and parents) should realize is that they are hurting students by not exposing them to how things were in the past. They must not block history. Students have a right to read and I will encourage my students to do just that. Websites, categorize as social media, should not be banned. These tools can be used to gather information for a project or get great ideas to start one. If used in a positive way, these websites and others like it, can enhance a student's academic journey.
Title - Can We Really Call It Learning?
In this post, Dr. Scott McLeod mentions that most students do not remember what they have learned a few weeks after taking a test. He wonders if this is really learning? He poses the question "How much of what students "learn" in school falls into this category?" In my comment, I mention that Dr. Strange calls this type of education "burp-back education."
Hi! I believe this is not considered learning although, as a Senior student, I am guilty of this. You are right Mr. McLeod, too much of what students are learning falls into this category. My professor, Dr. Strange, of my educational media course calls this type of learning "burp-back education." In order to curb this style of learning , teachers should always include a project-based learning assignment. This will help students have a better knowledge of the class topic. When the test is given, they are not just memorizing notes to pass, but they are answering questions based off the project.