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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, September 24, 2012

Week 4/5: Information Literacy

According to ( Information Literacy is the ability to identify what information is needed, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, and share that information. It is the knowledge of commonly used research techniques.  Information Literacy is critically important because we are surrounded by a growing ocean of information in all formats. Not all information is created equal: some is authoritative, current, reliable, but some is biased, out of date, misleading, false. The amount of information available is going to keep increasing. The types of technology used to access, manipulate, and create information will likewise expand.

Since there are so many avenues to obtain information, I believe there isn't one main way to present it.  You have to use various resources, because as stated in our CTAE course this past summer, a student's attention span is only good for about 10-15min and then they're lost.  They need various ways to receive relevant material.  Information literacy can be presented in classroom skits, powerpoint presentations, networking events specifically for students, or one on one interviews for a particular assignment. Of course, use of the internet, books,and periodicals are the norm.


Tony Atchison said...

That is true. Information literacy can provide current information students need to be arew of. This information can be disseminated in the form of various instructional methods to engage students in lessons.

Many students prefer information they find to be helpful in their daily lives, via newspapers, internet or local news.

Michelle Pruitt said...

It is obviously a time in history that students, today, are surrounded by technology. Information and our communication technology have become a very important part in everyday lives. Students have access to an abundant “library” of technological information. Even with the ability to communicate and additional access to information that is presented by digital words, one must verify the author’s words and know that authors are accurate, verify that the author is knowledgeable and the information they present is based on facts. It is necessary to prove know that facts are being presented in this digital word, not an author’s opinions. Some would say that computers have made the printed literature obsolete and there will be no need for libraries. This thought brings to mind how great it felt to visit the library to obtain information needed for any type report and how secure this written word in my hands seemed to be unquestionable. With this fleeting thought, as a teacher I must remember it is now extremely important that I come to my classroom ready for this innovative and way of teaching. I must be prepared to present all materials in a motivated and interesting format to keep their interest and desire to be successful students.