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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 15, 2009

EPortfolio Reflection

Although I am far from being technoligically savvy (I own a blackberry but still own and use a "to do" notebook), I am very excited about using the eportfolio in class and in many areas of my professional life. I am truly greatful for all of the technology that I have been introduced to through this program. The introduction of the eportfolio has led to the introduction of an entire line of Google products that I did not know existed. What I enjoy most about this and other technologies that we learn is that I get to share them with my colleagues and students.
In addition to emailing and texting, eportfolio allows for the reduction of human error in handling paper products that could carry valuable information. This will be an added benefit for my students who find it hard to keep up with anything from their large textbooks to a jump drive; which is not necessary in this application. Just like My Space and Facebook, the eportfolio will allow you to introduce yourself to the world or to whomever you choose to invite but in a very clean, direct and professional manner. The students will be ale to adapt the portfolio to whatever discipline they choose to study further. I also believe that the eportfolio will allow those students who wouldn't normally be exposed to this type of technology an opportunity to be just as advanced as their counterparts.

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