The Networked Student is a video about the twenty first century student who is learning about network learning. This type of learning is different from traditional education which is obtained through lecture and text books. Network learning encourages students to learn from networks such as Google Scholar. In the video the question is asked, "Why does the networked student even need a teacher?" This question is asked because it seems as though teachers are not needed in the classroom. Teachers are needed now more than ever, and this is because students should be taught about credible networks and how to use resources in the classroom.
I think students should learn for themselves in order to be successful. Teachers who feed their students information are actually hindering them more than helping them. Students have the capability to learn about technology and its resources without a teacher, but they will need guidance on how to handle this unlimited amount of resources. I also think teachers in the twenty first century should teach students how to be responsible while using networks. The twenty first century student has the ability to directly discuss information with an author or professional over the internet. I like this method of teaching because it will ultimately make an impact on students in the twenty first century.
The video, A 7th Grader's Personal Learning Environment (or PLN), was very informative and enlightening! Watching this video taught me new ways to use the familiar resources. In the video a student was correct when stating that technology helps keep information organized. I personally do not like having to keep up with papers that can be transferred to a document online. I really enjoyed watching this video and learning ways to use resources efficiently in the classroom!