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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Not Work that great

Okay one thing that I tried was for the students to take different sections of a chapter and to review and present it to the class on powerpoint presentation. So I broke them off into groups and they worked on their sections for about two day and it was then time to present. I told the students from the start that they would be tested on the information that their classmates would be giving them, and that I would be pulling my questions from that information..... Well it didn't go to well I even let them use the notes on the test and for the most part everyone failed. The highest grade from the class was around a 72. Later they told me they didn't like that way and that they would rather for me to give them the notes.


Teresa said...

The fact that they didn't like the activity means they probably just want YOU to do the work! Try this activity again and give them a grading rubric for content presented. You might also have them give a demonstration of some sort that goes along with their power point presentation, or a game/activity for their classmates that will reinforce the content. One of the problems that I encounter is that the students want to stand at the compter, which puts them basically talking to the wall instead of the class. And, they want to just read their power boring! So we can use this opportunity to help them become better presenters. I think using power point for content is an easy way out for the students, but I use it to re-enforce some of the rules that I learned this summer including using bullets on the power point, limiting information on slides and limiting the length of the presentation. Over time they are improving and becoming better speakers in the process. You could also require each group to develop a handout/fill in the blank/"little book" ect. that the class can use to take notes during the presentation.

Josh said...

I agree with Teresa. Although I am in the same situation as you. I tried it and they all did horribly. I am going to do it again and have a clearly defined rubric.
I told them what I wanted last time, but it didn't turn out the way I had hoped.

Anyway... my real thought is screw bookwork. Let's just give 'em cameras and see what happens.