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2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
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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 9, 2008

New Post #2

This is my second post to the "Open Mic". My gripe is over the amount of security and "rights protection" that seem to be in over abundence today. Our security system and firewall is so tight I cannot use the GSU new email system now. All GSU email has to be done now from my home computer. We cannot access or override for some really good educational tools out there on the internet. A good example is that I have trying to access a Georgia DOE site that is " for CTAE resources. It is blocked because it does not have the right registation. Hello! IT IS A GADOE WEBSITE !!!
Sometimes the simple stuff is too hard to understand.
Overall school is good. I don't seem to have my time management skills in order.
Wishing everyone a good Nov VETS DAY. We are having a school contest with who can match the old photos from when we where young and skinny and fearless in uniform to whay we look like today. It is funny!


Ken Blackwell said...

Unbelieveable is it not! I have stopped trying at school and bring in things loaded on a jump drive to assure I can complete class. Good thing they have gone down in price and up in memory!

Dr. M said...

Hi, Joe - the security is troubling, isn't it? Do you have someone on staff that can override or unblock the filters? Unfortunately, you may have to resort to Ken's solution.

Were you in the service? If so, where, and thank you for that service.