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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?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Elluminate Live

Pros and Cons

E - xtra time to do school work before beginning class
L - ess time in traffic
L - ove the headset
U - nable to stay focused at times
M -ore hassle than a traditional classroom with technology glitches
I - nteresting topics with more freedom to explore them further by googling during class
N - otes are easier to take because I can type in a word document while we are in class
A - djusting to the use of all the whiteboard buttons - UGH
T - ime is allowed to step away and keep the laundry running at school while I am in class
E - xceeds expectations as a lecture class

L - ack of face to face interaction
I- nterruptions can be frustrating at times like when the system kicks you off
V - ery 2010 - the new way of teaching!
E - veryone can participate since it is online rather than in a classroom.


Thozi said...

I love your originality!

Emily said...

Great post. Your personality shines through on this one. A teaching tool that I have overlooked. Thanks for bringing it back

Anitra said...
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Anitra said...

If ever there were a place for "Ginger fingers" this would truly be it. Spoken like a true cheerleader. I like!

Scott said...

Leave it to a Chef to do something like this. Very nice job!!! This gets a Ginger wave.....


Dr. M said...

Hi, Ginger - very creative . . . ditto to what your colleagues have commented - woohoo!

Mr."D" said...

Awsome Ginger! After I read your post it gave me insight and many more thoughts of all the things I have learned from elluminate. I think that your post is a great example and I wish I had thought of it. As I sit here and reflect on the many ways it has helped me learn, I realize it would not have been possible for me with the health problems I have had to have been able to participate in our class without it. I think Dr. Burns does a very good job of keeping us on track and keeping it as interesting as possible. I am glad I have seen new ways to learn and think about things. I do not think you could use it for all classes, but elluminate is very good for what we are doing.

Penelope said...

Ginger, you creativity amazes me. Only you would find a way to use each letter of the Ellumniate Live Class. I am in agreement with the things that you have shared. We fortunately do not have to deal with the evening rush hour traffic. There are challenges with technology which can be frustrating, especially when you lack some of the skill to use the white board. I do enjoy the breaks and being able to step away as needed. I sometimes miss the face to face interaction. I to have challenges with trying to stay focused at times. But overall, it is good.