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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?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Old Dog New Tricks

What a great way to conduct class! The format that the staff has selected for the fall and then the winter for NTI is great! This has used the technology side to get some of us dinosaurs into the techno side of things while also keeping it green. The green side to this may have never been thought of but look at the energy that is being saved. Although small it all adds up. The money saved in fuel and the furloughs that we all face has made a big difference. Who said you can’t teach old dogs new tricks.


Randi said...

Scott I agree with you on the Elluminate Live course. I think it is a great way for us to learn new techniques. I have taken several online courses, but honestly have not enjoyed them near as much as I am enjoying this one! I also like being able to come together as a group every couple of weeks. I think we actually learn alot from each other, but also it's great to see everyone!! Hope you are doing well!

ZELDA said...

Yes this is a great way that the NTI has set up the classes for the spring,and fall it helps us in our classroom things have just fallen in place for me since I have been in NTI classes.

Dr. M said...

Hey, Scott - good to hear that our format works for you, and you have pointed out other useful benefits as well. Thanks also to you for participating and for helping to make our sessions a success!

Dr. J said...

Hey Scott,
When you say "old dog" include me in that group. I am struggling with learning new technology as well. Some nights seem good and some seem terrible, but all in all, it's worth it. Did you see the price of gas this weeK? Ugh.
Dr. J.