17 Jan

So during my edupunk research, I decided to simply just type “edupunk” into youtube and see what videos I would find.  I think this video is pretty cool, it has a rebellious vibe to it.  It compares older teaching styles to rusty chains that need to be broken. I think edupunk represents the change or evolution in the way in which students are learning.  When i first started my reading on edupunk and DIY style of learning I immediately thought back to a statistics course I took last semester.  I didn’t buy a textbook or take a ton of notes.  I googled my way through the whole class and received a B.

Rhizomatic Learning

16 Jan

Hey guys, I came across this video after reading Dave Cormier’s blog post on Rhizomatic Learning.  I was a little unsure of what to even think after reading it, so I youtubed “Rhizomatic Learning” and this video helped me understand the concept more clearly.  For the most part,  all I have been exposed to as a student is the “assembly line” style of education that he refers to in this video.

As an aspiring Physical Education teacher I think you have to have a good amount of structure to your class.  I think that a class of 10 year old “Nomads” could add up to a broken leg or bloody nose.  However, I do think that creating a learning environment that inspires creativity is important as well.  As a physical education  teacher I would strive to give my students as many options possible to staying physically active beyond the schoolyard or gymnasium.  I think it is important to show them the different types of physical activity that may appeal to them, not just the usual phys. ed. sports such as basketball, soccer, football and softball.

I think that a successful learner would show that he/she can explore different types of physical activity that they find fun and may help them live a healthier lifestyle.



Undergraduate Studies

15 Jan

What’s up everyone?  My name is Matt McDevitt and this is my first year here at York College.  Prior to coming to York College I attended NYIT in Old Westbury, Long Island. Sorry for posting this so late but if I had to sum up my undergraduate experience at New York Institute of Technology, this picture pretty much hit the nail on the head.  I spent a lot of my college career just going through the motions without any real direction or motivation.