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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 21, 2011

Elluminate Live

For the most part, elluminate live has been a beneficial experience for me. I like the idea of being able to participate in class, but not have to physically drive to a location and sit in a classroom. Elluminate brings all of the benefits of an actual classroom via the PC. Students are able to raise their hands to answer questions and also the instructor is able to use groups for projects and class discussions. There are a lot of good features available through elluminate live. Hopefully with continued use, I will be able to learn even more about the program and maybe one day be able to share this type of technology with my students.

The only negative thing that I would have to share about elluminate would be the technical issues. I haven't personally experienced any problems, but I have heard several classmates discuss issues. I would recommend the use of elluminate because the pros far out weigh the cons.


bg55 said...

I agree that elluminate live is a benefit and I am looking forward to using it with my students when possible.

Tamarah said...

I agree with Janet. Overall Elluminate live is a great tool! The comfort and convenience is amazing.

I would recommend Elluminate Live to more Administrators and Teachers as long as the kinks and technical issues are worked out, this will be a great tool for many educators in the future.