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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?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

EDBT 4570

I have thoroughly enjoyed this class this semester. My favorite part is the actual class meetings. There is so much to learn from each other, but it happens better when we actually meet.

I'm all for 21st century learning, and I really love the fact that we have the opportunity to have class "online." I'd like to have some of the more complicated lessons in the classroom as opposed to online. I found the Bloom's Taxonomy module difficult. I had the feeling of being all alone when I had a question. Asking in e-mail is not easy for me, and I may not understand a response. I prefer the face-to-face ques./answer session for complicated issues. It was great having the fun stuff in class - and it was necessary to do the role playing/discussion panel in class - but I'd like to do the more complicated lessons in class too.

Of course, the online tools are a great resource, as is turning in lessons online. I don't think the online modules and in class lessons are mutually exclusive. All of our work is available and turned in online. I just Web CT was a little more user friendly and didn't boot me offline so frequently.

Like Penny said, I like the online caledar idea. Getting to the calendar requires clicking on one of the class links, navigating to the syllabus, click on syllabus, wait for the doc to open, and in my case, when I click open doc, it takes me back out of that page and back to the main page where I have to start all over again. Once I finally get the doc open I have to scroll down to find the list of dates. For us visual learners, an actual calendar works best. I have a hard time conceptualizing the list of data. I'd love to see two little calendars, one for each class, with a snapshot of what's coming up that month.

I love learning online. But I love learning in class more.

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