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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?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Helping students find websites

Most of the time in HCS when we utilize the web for research,  it is medical related.  Trying to help students be discerning about what sites they use is not easy. They are quick to  "Google" or "bing" something and pick the first website on the search. In general I advise students to use non-profit, government sponsored sites to start. Typically there is no agenda on these sites.  It is important that There is no advertising on the site,or links to merchandise.  This can mean the website/article has bias and leads the reader to a product. 


Akisa Hurst said...

Diane, your idea of using non-profit and those sorts of organizations is a great idea that I will "borrow" from you. I often have the same concern with students picking the first site that pops up, so I typically give them a few choices such as the CDC or OSHA's site. However, I always go behind them and seem to find a lnk to facebook or twitter. I am hoping a cure for some disease of some sort will end up on a social networking site so that we may all benefit..

Theresa Kuhn said...

Hello Dianne! I was up doing my blog and was interested to see yours. As Akisa stated, I like the idea of concentrating on the non-profit sites as they do not have the hidden "agendas" of the those that are not non-profit. You are so correct in finding that the students also pick the first site they come to. This is a hard habit to break and I find I have to tell them over and over why they shouldn't. Like Akisa,I have used the CDC and OSHA sites but am constantly looking for more reliable sites for variation. (This age group gets to bored so quickly with a limited number of sites.) Thanks for your insite!