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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


If i were using elluminate for a program I would really have to plan the course out. I think that I would use it for my broadcasting class as an after hour work question session as well as an in class way of me being able to help the students at their computers not having to walk around the room trying to get to everyone. The are definitely some pros to using it because of the fact that it advances the use of computer technology among students and gives the a chance to use the new technology. Students really enjoy using technology for the most part but then you have he few that don't enjoy computers. And that brings up the cons because some students don't enjoy using new technology they feel that the challenge is too much. You also run into the problem of those that can not pick up on the technology, and that slows everyone else down.

1 comment:

Amy M said...

I think the idea of an after hour question session is a fabulous idea. My students often take their projects home to edit and often need my help to get through it. If there was a set time on certain days to be available online, this could save a lot of time in class. I think it also would give the students the responsibility of working on their projects on their own time, encouraging them to stay on task. I can also serve as a progress check and keep them on schedule. One of the biggest problems I have is getting the students to stick to a schedule and waiting until the last minute to finish a project. An after hour question session is a great way to brainstorm problems and bounce ideas off of each other.