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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?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Elluminate Live

First, you would need to know how many students would be in the Elluminate Live class. Then, you would need to get a user license for that many students. Next, everyone involved would have to down load the Elluminate Live program, and have the equipment needed to participate during the online class. You would have to make sure you had your lesson plans and power points ready to go. At least one meeting is essential with the students in person to go over the rules and to make sure everyone has everything needed for the class. You would need a rubric explaining the expectations of the class. Also, a syllabus is needed to let students know the dates and times of online sessions. In addition, plenty of tech support is good to have during the online class. I would want to instruct an activity on the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution. One activity on the topic could be open discussion. Students would choose one of the amendments. For example, they could choose the second amendment and open up the discussion by stating the federal laws that pertain to the amendment. Students would each have a time to discuss the contents of the amendment. Get students thinking by having them declare if they are in favor of or against gun control? Then, have both sides defend their views. Close out the lesson by having all students going to the teacher’s blog and give an in-depth account of their beliefs. This could lead into your next meeting online by having students rewrite the second amendment in the way they think it should be written.


Mark said...
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Dr. M said...

Hi, Mark - very well thought out and nice touch adding in the teachers' blog. I also like your transfer out as you look to the next meetings' topic . . . impressive.