Rules For Posting To This Blog and Weekly Blog Question

1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
6. Make sure you write about things that are factual.
7. Keep your postings education-oriented. Avoid discussing plans for the weekend, etc.

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?

Friday, September 21, 2012

All Information is NOT Equal.....

I love the word wide web, in fact not a day goes by when I do not find myself searching the web about one thing or the other. Whether it be searching for a handout for a class or the cheapest hotel rates for Christmas break, I look to the web for EVERYTHING!! And I must say that all information is not created equal. It is also hard to discern what information is factual simply because there are so many people looking to scam someone else or trigger happy reporters who do not check their sources before going to print.   I have a simple philosophy, and that is to rely on what I know.

I often search sites like CNN, Fox News, and the Huffington Post for my latest political fix, and I utilize sites like the, and for my local news and weather.  I prefer sites like Expedia for travel resources, but I have learned that is it less expensive and even a little less troublesome to actually go to the  company website for services because all of your questions will be answered there. With the exception of EBAY, I do not really make risky purchases, and even with EBAY because of the insurance I feel comfortable when buying used goods.  Just like with anything else, my advice is always follow your instinct, there are schemers sitting behind a keyboard waiting on their next victim, so I try to stick to my tried and true. Companies with great feedback from consumers and local business bureaus, and of course the ones with exceptional customer service are who I keep in my Favorites column.


Theresa Kuhn said...

Loved your responses. I never used Huffington post so I went there and "played" with the site for a bit. I found even a tab dedicated just to education. I will have to add this to my safe website lists.
I have never used Ebay and will consider this as well. One more site, Expedia, I did use once and it was not a good experience. We were headed for Florida from Atlanta but ended up in Charlotte first for a 5 hour layover. It was a cheap flight but not a fun one! I too use the websites that have great customer service and try to read reviews from customers before I order something. You have great comments like going with your instincts.

Dr.L said...

I used the World Wide Web a lot but never Huffington post. I have purchased things from Ebay but really didn't care for it. I agree with Theresa about the sites for directions. Many of those sites are not accurate or up to date. I do a lot of online shopping for small or major purchases. I only shop with companies that are well known. You do have to be careful with certain sites. I had an issue with a site before. My son wanted to do a resume online and I gave him my credit card. I went shopping about an hour after he used my card. When I tried to use my debit card at store it was decline. I called my bank and they told me they froze my account because of an earlir transaction. That site for the resume had been flag by banks and credit card companies for fraud. You really have to be careful who you give your information to.