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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?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Drafting on Elluminate

If I were designing an Architecture and Engineering class to be delivered through Elluminate, I would definitely have to plan many different types of activities. First off, whenever I introduce a new topic, I am usually using some sort of CAD program to explain the skill. My Elluminate session would have to have video capabilities as the whiteboard would not be suffice for the lesson.

I also would have to take into account the need to practice the skills learned in the class session. In a face-to-face classroom setting, I am able to walk around the room and observe a student's progress. If I were using Elluminate, I would do the same by setting up individual break-out rooms and enter each room and have a few minutes of one-on-one instruction with the students. Break out room also could be used as we do in NTI. As a transfer-in, I could have students collaborate in their groups to complete some type of review assignment to reinforce the previous content.

These are a few ideas to get the creativity flowing. I'm sure as I began to use the software and it's capabilities, I would come up with different types of strategies for teaching the content.


Lori said...
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Lori said...

I think you won't have trouble being already stand out with GREEN font. I think you could do some neat things with your drafting courses. You reminded me that by using break out rooms, the kids could interact with various projects and share ideas. I think that I would do okay with the video portion but I bet your white board would look much neater and attractive since you are a drafting teacher !