Sunday, March 31, 2013

Blog Post #10

I’m a Papermate. I’m a Ticonderoga.
This is a very cute comic. As in many computer commercials the author is saying that papermate is cheaper but it breaks more often, while the Ticonderoga is more expensive. He is comparing the pc and the mac. He is saying cheaper isn’t always better in my opinion. We seem to buy the item that has the cheaper price. The Ticonderoga may seem to cost more upfront but will last longer in the long run.

Why Were Your Kids Playing Games?
The principal in the dialogue is asking the teacher why the students were playing games, the principal feels that students should be only drilled and tested over and over with the material each week. He doesn’t care how the parents feel or if the students are so bored that they are not learning anything, playing meaningful games to learn is very effective. The game must have meaning to fit in this idea. The students must know the material in order to play the game correctly. If the students know that they will have a chance to play the game they are more likely to study and be prepared I have said this many times and will continue to say it but when students are having fun they are learning more.

Don’t teach your kids this stuff. Please?
Scott McCleod is telling parents, teachers, administrators, and board members not to teach our students to use technology. He says do not teach them how to research information or to make videos. He states that pen and paper aren’t going anywhere. He is saying that kids do not need an audience. Mr. McCleod talks about them hooking up with predators online and how they cheat or share ideas.

 He is being sarcastic in my opinion. He is saying that we should not keep our children and students from learning to research the web. He is trying to show us just how we look to others as we seen. The internet and technology are very important and useful today. We can use social networks daily. I do not think that pen and paper will ever become extinct however I do believe that we should keep up with technology. Technology is growing and moving very fast. We need to realize that all knew things are not bad. We as humans have a fear of the unknown.


  1. Papermate is a metaphor for a PV. Ticonderoga is a metaphor for a Mac.

    You correctly identified the message (metaphor) of Mr. Spencer's post in which the principal wants him to practice "drill and memorize" activities instead of projects or other learning approaches. All to pass the tests.

    You correctly identified Dr. McLeod's satire and his message: you can try to keep your kids away from technology which is fine with me. Mine will use it and speed past your kids in skills, abilities and rewards.

    Well done.

  2. This was a great post. You were right on point with everything. I really enjoyed reading this.