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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 28, 2010

A lot of PROS and a little CONS

I am so glad that we do Elluminate Live. The thoughts of working all day Tuesday and then jumping in a car and driving an hour and a half to go sit in a class for two and a half hours and then drive back home an hour and a half just sounds exhausting. Not to mention, how grumpy I would be Wednesday. I love that I get to learn and be a part of a group, but yet I still get to be at my house and eat dinner with my wife and kids. In being a technology minded person, the class has not been a struggle for me at all. Logging on, using my mic, saving the whiteboard, chatting have been second nature to me. And then to bring in my ADHD, it's nice to be able to stand up or lay down or just walk around while class is going on and not disturb anybody. On the negative side, there is a neat dynamic that exists when we are all in one room together. As much as I love computers, sometimes you have to have the human side of things. As I mentioned, I did not have any problems with the technology, but I know a lot that did. I can't imagine how frustrating that would be to sit there and look at your laptop and go, "Why aren't you working?"

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Dwayne - this technology is right up your alley, given your expertise and travel distance. And I imagine some of our responses to a blank screen are somewhat more forceful than your scenario! Thanks for sharing.