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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, February 8, 2009

Elluminate Blog

Well, I think it is ideal for lectures and PowerPoint presentations. But, if students are not comfortable with computers it would definitely be a challenge. I feel that this type of software program would not accommodate most CTAE courses, unless carefully outlined. Lectures could be done on Elluminate, but there would still have to be a regular class for hands-on activities and labs. There is some software with videos and game simulations for safety that could all be done on the computer. So, if I was to use this for a course, I could probably do 80% of a safety class with it. Students would have to get used to listening though. It would be something that would force the students to actually sit in one spot, follow along, and listen/respond in a limited period of time. This, overall, could help students realize that if they screw around, they will not pass. Most of us all seem to have the same issues........Classroom management and controlling the uproar of hyper teenagers. I feel if the students understood that Elluminate was a limited time frame course, and no make up lectures, this could shape them up! The downside to doing online courses is that most of our students do not have home computers, and if they do, they don't necessarily have Internet access. This would hinder some. I think the discipline issue would drastically drop, because you can mute people! No more interruptions!! I am enjoying taking this online-live verses just online without the option to ask immediate questions. I think Elluminate is a better choice than some other options but not ideal for CTAE/Automotive teachers in the High School setting.

1 comment:

Dr. J said...

Good points Andrea. No one teaching method is the panacea. Dr. J.