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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

Elluminate Drafting Style

I will start off by saying; I think that a CTAE course would be one of the most difficult curriculums to conduct an Elluminate course in. Due to the fact that there is so much hands on exploration that takes place in our classrooms. For example, in Engineering Drawing & Design we deal primarily with CAD programs and the introductions of different views of objects. I would have to make certain all students had direct access to the CAD software I was introducing. Also, to be certain that the PowerPoint used in Elluminate had video capabilities. This way I could demonstrate the content area and they could download the video and have it on hand for future references. If not, I could learn more about the screen share command that Dr. Burns used in class this pass Monday. By letting the students have a visual of the exercise assigned, I feel I could demonstrate the use of the program well enough they could complete the assignment on there on. I’m confident enough in my abilities as well as the software utilities I could come up with something.


Lori said...

I agree that as a technology teacher we could face some problems with Elluminate. I have found the course work on Monday nights to be similar with some of the coursework that I teach via the computer. I think that it could be helpful with the editing portions of the classwork. However, in agreement with you, that would leave other portions untouched and not capable of exploring via the internet. (i.e.hands on camera work)

Joe Westbrook said...

We do have many problems to over come with our CTAE students if we wre to use Elluminate. Your area could be adapted to Elluminate and used a lot. You have the resources that a auto lab does not have. I could use it to teach a guided program with power point. It would be a good demonstration in some subjects such as job interviews and application processing. The use of this technology is not above my students, but would be a challenge.