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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?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Highlight of the Year

Today was one of my high points in teaching. Four of my Video level One students won the "Keeping Safety First" video contest sponsored by CEFGA, the Georgia Youth Alliance and GA Tech. It was a simple 30 sec. psa, but it taught all of my classes the importance of diligence and hard work in producing videos. The kids went down to the expo today to receive their awards and we were very impressed with the expo. It was amazing how much broadcasting technology was incorporated into the expo. I saw WI's, animation, video cameras, etc. Many of the exhibitions incorporated things that my broadcasters enjoyed viewing. What amazed me the most, was the speed in which all of technology is changing. We as technology teachers are all on the cutting edge of our professions. I think that we will have to work hard to keep up with the times and to present it to our students. I thank NTI for helping us all to be "technically educated" on the computer. Blogging, U Learn, emails, and many of the other computer applications have educated many of us. Several of us in the class did not come from a strong base with computers. In fact, computers were just becoming popular when I was in college. I sincerely believe that this technological foundation from NTI (thanks Jesse and all !) will help me as I begin a Master's program, possibly online. I value all the aspects of learning that I have experienced through my NTI experience.


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Dr. M said...

Hi, Lori - congrats again! I was at the Expo but judging a contest to did not get to see you'all or the film but glad to hear of your impression of the Expo. Now just imagine what the National Contest is like in Kansas City!