poll summary

the question that i asked is why Jeff Jarvis said F the SAT’s?


as my understanding the reason that he said this is because he does not agree the standard education system. He think it is necessary to change the new age of education, the traditional is useless, is no longer need. And the SAT is the traditional test to test the skill for high school education he think it is unnecessary for the E-age education.

Edu-punk is a little bet relate to his idea. The 21st century should be the time to DIY attitude for students. For my personal idea, i do agree with Jeff Jarvis, and i also agree the point of new age education. Self learning actually can be create more interest of learning in anything, and the learning pressure can also be decrease. The test like SAT it’s always increase the nerves for students.

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  1. There’s nothing wrong by the traditional ways. people always want change whether its good or bad

    • i agree with that, but as the technology now, traditional school education needs to be change now, it has to be contain together, other wise learning stuff in school will be boring like shit…
      and teaching with new technology i think it’s better way because it’s more interesting, easier to learn, faster to teach!

    • What does that mean “there’s nothing wrong with traditional ways”? Are you talking about there’s nothing wrong with using a chalkboard to teach? Nothing wrong with having students sit in a classroom while the teacher lectures for an hour? Nothing wrong with asking students to write five pages on a subject and not expect them to have any point of view? Nothing wrong with a multiple choice test that ‘proves’ you know information that you could find readily online and will forget as soon as you walk out of the classroom after taking the test?

      These are all traditional models of teaching and I’m sure you’ve had to do every single one of them as a student. But think about whether you learned by doing them?

  2. When you learn something by “self taught” it sticks with you better than learning from others.

    • SAT is pain ass…
      if ppl really does prepare for it, u would stress out… the vocabulary will never end, hole bunch of the study through 4 years education in high school… feels like shit! and the vocabulary that u memorize it won’t be use in the normal life, it’s totally unnecessary… to remember bunch of the crabs…

      • Relax Jason!!!
        so not true about what you said…
        Learning vocabulary is always a good idea. Somehow in some-point we do use words ..

        makes u sound smart “P…

        • I agree with you Jason. I fell sick studying for my SAT…the result was still terrible…lol

        • yea… that’s true… but if u saying some words but other ppl can’t understand u, and it’s a lot of work to do the explanation… lol i am a lazy bomb…XP

          • How many “SAT words” have been used in this post or set of comments? Does knowing SAT words better help you critique the value of the SAT test itself? Does knowing a list of words and their definitions make you more creative? A better problem solver? Flexible in your strategies to help someone who struggles to understand a concept?

    • I don’t want to be fully smart because that would make a geek and I’m too cool to be one of those lol

  3. SAT’S are terrible. I hated it! OMG when I took the SAT stuff that I never learned was on it…:( I had to take over twice to be satisfied with my grade. But I do believe the SAT challenges our intellect and test what we have learned and what the education system needs to help us build our knowledge upon.

  4. The SAT’s are used as a yardstick for college admission and as such is very stressful to both parents and students but what about the coming of ” Open Content’ and the day when you do not have to go to a college.Lots of what we take for granted about education will change at the rate technology is developing.Here’s a quote of the idea I am referring to “. Today, you can find the full syllabi, lecture notes, class exercises, tests, and some video and audio for every course MIT offers, from physics to art history. This trove has been accessed by 56 million current and prospective students, alumni, professors, and armchair enthusiasts around the world. “The advent of the Web brings the ability to disseminate high-quality materials at almost no cost, leveling the playing field,” says Cathy Casserly, a senior partner at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

    • I think there is a tremendous amount of value in there being these amazing resources, such as the MIT lectures available for people online. And it speaks to the notion of tests that assess your ability to remember facts and figures, is less important when you can always find the “answer” online.

      But you can’t actually take the MIT class, interact with the students and the professor. And the opportunity to engage others about the topic(s) is what’s missing in my mind. And missing from a standardized test as well, there’s no knowing how people are able to use this knowledge in a way that is meaningful, practical.

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