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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 Class

There’s really quite a bit to consider when designing an online course. The first thing I actually will consider is what it is I want the students to learn and then move from there. I will then check the state standard requirements and match that to the curriculum I am trying to make. The next thing I will consider is the types of materials that I and the students will need. Lab equipment if there is some sort of lab, tests, and notes. Let’s also not forget about the lesson plans. All this of course must be electronically done to transmit over Elluminate. The cost must also be considered due to budget limitations for labs. I also must consider breaking down the teaching aspect and the timing of teaching the various parts of the material. Lots of PowerPoint presentations may be the best thing during the lecture. The labs for the class must be considered as well, how much space, procedures and maintenance of equipment. I would have to assume that all the equipment the student requires will have to all be available to the student before the session starts. I am assuming of course that the student will require some sort of hardware and then get on Elluminate. Since everything I just said is a rough draft, I am certain that I may have to revise some procedures as I learn how to really teach online!


Jayna said...

I agree with you Willie, there is so much to consider. To me, working with this type of program with high school kids could potentially involve a lot of cheating. Also is the average child responsible enough? I wonder?:)

Vincent said...

I agree with your concerns Willie, I feel it;s has to have a sense of integrity invovled with the programs like this especially when your dealing with students. although times and technology are changing everyday around us I still fell the program would be a great motivational technique for some students.

bernardo said...

Hi Willie,

I enjoyed reading your post and I like the way you outlined on how you would set up an Elluminate classroom. With this new technology it is exciting to see what you can do to engage students and challenge them as well. I know this is second nature for you but I could see how it would also present some new challenges as well. As a Technical Education teacher we are constantly updating our skills. Many of us are eager to try new things in and out of the classroom. Some school systems are reluctant to try new things because of budgets and other needs. I can truly say this is an awesome way of reaching kids who would ordinarily have problems in the traditional classroom setting.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Willie - your post is well thought out, but I particularly like the way you start your planning by aligning your lesson with state standards! I'm sure your principal and all your evaluators would like that as well.