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3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
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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?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Elluminate Live

Ok....I am the first one to love technology. I rely on technology EVERY day. I am always connect to the internet to show my students the latest videos, the latest technologies. My love of technology can only be matched by my love of personal connection. It is this very reason why I love personal connection over the use of Elluminate Live.

I have personally and professionally gained almost as much knowledge gaining new friends and colleagues as I have being IN the classroom. Being around people that are going through the very same things I am going through helps me learn faster and more productively.

All that being said, I do applaud Dr. Burns' ability to go beyond her comfort zone and learn new technologies. The use of Elluminate Live by Dr. Burns and her team shows that I need to be getting out of MY comfort zone and trying new things.

Is Elluminate Live the end all? No, but this technology has enabled all of us to keep our class together, moving forward, and all within the comforts of our won homes! I like the fact that I did not have to install anything new on my wife's computer. I like the fact that for two and a half hours a week I am connected to all my peers, my mentors, and my professor.....Dr. Burns, thank you for trying new technologies!

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