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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?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

elluminate live pro's and con's

I really like elluminate live class.

Pros: I like the way we can hear what everyone point of view. The chat box is the best when you just don't feel like talking to anyone. It makes me feel close to my classmate even though everyone is in their own elements. When I was out of class for those couple of day I felt so lost I never thought I would feel that way about class.

Cons: I dislike when Alvin invades our classroom just when things are getting interesting. Sometimes I wish I was in a classroom setting so I can ask more question and get one on one assistance. Oh yeah, I really, really dislike when the internet knocks me offline and then I have to miss out on the lecture/directions.


Freda said...

Hi LaTonya,
I agree with you whole heartily about illuminate live. There are frustrating technical issuing with the system. Our ability to see and ask people questions face to face makes illuminate live limiting at times. With technological advancements we lose the personal component of communication. However, the plus is we do not get caught up in traffic and it is relaxing being at home. Overall, I feel that once the kinks are worked out, the pluses will outweigh the minuses.

Mike Z said...


I agree about the chat box. Seems like a real good way to communicate
with a comment while litening to ongoing teaching.
I also have plenty of lost time with connections.
Mike Z.