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Reference:Norris, C., &amp Soloway, E. (2015). Blended Learning Is the Futureof K-12 Educational Technology. TransformingEducation through Technology,1-3.

Summary:The Journal talks about the importance of blended learning thatstudents have to apply so that they can access adequate informationfrom the learning sources. At first, the authors of the journal havea negative idea about blended learning. They criticize blendedlearning basing their criticism on minor evidence from the Cape DiemSchools. Later there is a change of perception and the authors of thearticle highlights how blended learning can be the future of K-12educational technology.

Majorclaim:The major claims of the author are that students fail to accesstechnological information because there is a deficit of technologicaldevices in the region. Further claims are that students cannot gain alot when they are confined to study inside a brick and mortarbuilding. They should be given a chance to study throughcomputer-mediated programs and other technological devices. Theauthors of the article, therefore, put a prediction that shortly mostof the student population will be learning through blended learning.The level of technology will improve educational apps, therefore,will be easily accessed by use of technological devices.

Rationale:Theauthors use an example from Michigan sixth grade science classroom todepict the importance of blended learning. They also highlight thatthrough blended learning, students are provided with a roadmapexplore relevant studies that are useful.

Evaluation:I at this moment agree with the authors of this article thatcomputer-mediated studies provide a wider coverage of information.Students should apply this method rather that studying only from aconfined brick and mortar structure.

MyResponse:My response to this journal article, is a positive perception of mypersonal experience. I have found myself learning a lot from theonline source of information compared to classroom studies.

MyApplication:I would apply this information in my classroom by undertaking onlineresearch on my class assignments and projects, using technologicaldevices and computer-mediated programs.


Reference: Riismandel,P. (2011). Recording lectures for use out of the classroom seems tohelp in-classroom performance. ABold Idea to Make Classroom Learning Flexible,1.

Summary:The journal talks about lecture capture as a segment of the videoindustry. Lecture capture is important to both the institutions andindividual students. It has helped in minimizing overcrowding inlearning institutions as well as assisting students who are unable toattend classes to capture what was taught.

MajorClaimsthe major claims of the author focuses on finding a solution tofacilitate educational development in various institutions. Theauthor outlines that due to the lean economy, most institutionscannot manage to erect new buildings to accommodate the rising numberof students. Some students also fail or are not able to attendclasses in their various institutions. This problem calls for theestablishment of lecture capture to help in solving this problem. Theauthor also claims that lecture capture encourages most students whohave missed the lecture to review those lectures .this activityprevents school dropouts for those students who might lose hope formissing some lectures.

Rationale:The author, uses a case study of Maryland-Baltimore Dental Schoolwhere a total of 178 students were examined on the importance oflecture capture. It was found that 97% of the students who wereexamined had a positive perception on lecture capture. The studentssaid that lecture capture was important. They had been using it tofacilitate learning.

Evaluation:I agree with the author on the basis that lecture capture helps toencourage students who had missed a lot of lectures to continue withtheir studies. Students can learn what they missed on the lecture.Therefore, lecture capture helps to minimize cases of school dropout.

MyResponse: My response to the lecture capture is that it is a very usefulprogram that tries to solve problems of congestion in the learninginstitutions. With lecture capture, students can carry out theirstudies conveniently.

MyApplication: I would like to take my lecture from my residential area through thelecture capture technique. After that, I will compare the lecturecapture and normal class attendance to see where I can maximallyunderstand the concept being taught.


Reference: Thomas,L. (2009). Having Educational Technology Standards In Place BenefitsEveryone: Students, Teachers, Colleagues And The Community. TechStandards for Teachers,1.

Summary:The Journal article, talks about the standards of teachers andstudents. It explains that ancient methods that were used by teachersto deliver information to students should be dropped. The authoremphasizes the application of modern technology in teaching andlearning activities.

Majorclaim: The author`s major claims are centered on the utilization of themodern global technology to facilitate the education sector. Theauthor depicts how the modern teacher-student interaction shouldappear. For teachers to be highly effective, certain standards thatembrace technology and modern life should be taken into account. Itis necessary. To a successful learning progress, the teacher-basedstandards and student-based standards have to be set and implemented.These standards should meet the international criteria for evaluatingthe quality of teachers and students.

Therationale: the author of the article has derived the information from NETS.Torganization and evaluated it. Information about abandoning theancient teaching methods is derived from this teacher`s organization.Modern teaching skills should involve the use of media sources aswell as technological devices. The advantages of these devices arethat they help in the global access of information within a shortperiod.

Evaluation:Iagree with the author on the fact that modern teaching and learningrequires the use computer-mediated sources of information as well astechnological devices. The setting of high standards of teachers andstudents improves the education system.

MyResponse:Indeed online media and technological devices provide intensiveinformation that includes critical and creative thinking skills.Through the study of online articles, one tends to be informed on thecurrent issues and trends in the world.

MyApplication: the best way that I can apply this information is my utilizing moderntechnological devices to carry out my research on various classassignments and activities.


Reference:Delaney, M. (2014). What lessons have digital citizenship instructionefforts taught us? Advocates weigh in. MeetThe New School Of Digital Citizenship,1.

Summary: The author of this article, talks about digital citizenship. Thearticle focuses on the social media interactions and what people postonline. This article portrays how online respect and privacy can beachieved by selecting appropriate words to post on the social media.

Majorclaim: The author`s major claims are based on the online safety. The authorwarns that it is necessary to choose words wisely that one has topost on the social media. It is also necessary to control one`semotions and feelings rather than posting on the social media. Theauthor further describes that anything that a person posts on thesocial media has its long-term consequences. The reason behind thisinvolves a time when a person posts something on the social media, alot of people get access to it. These people may include thecriminal, the employers or the college admission officers.

Rationale,The author`s explanation about the digital citizenship, is based onvarious schools that teach about digital citizenship. For instance,Lewisville ISD in Texas has got rich information about digitalcitizenship. It tries to explain the ethics that are appropriate tothe online media.

Evaluation: Iagree with the author of this article that all the activities that aperson undertakes on the social media have various consequences. Thereason is that once something is online it has a public access.

MyResponse: my personal experience about digital citizenship, involves myFacebook use. When I post something on my timeline, I usually getvarious comments.

Myapplication:I will apply this information to my classroom by posting a certainissue on the class Facebook group and observe various reactions frommy classmates.


Delaney,M. (2014). What lessons have digital citizenship instruction effortstaught us? Advocates weigh in. MeetThe New School Of Digital Citizenship,1.

Norris,C., &amp Soloway, E. (2015). Blended Learning Is the Future of K-12Educational Technology. TransformingEducation through Technology,1-3.

Riismandel,P. (2011). Recording lectures for use out of the classroom seems tohelp in- classroom performance. ABold Idea to Make Classroom Learning Flexible,1.

Thomas,L. (2009). Having Educational Technology Standards In Place BenefitsEveryone: Students, Teachers, Colleagues And The Community. TechStandards for Teachers,1.