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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?

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Information Literacy is defined as the ability to define problems in terms of there information needs, and apply a systematic approch to search, locate, apply, and synthesize the information and evaluate the entire process in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. The information that we recive from radio,T.V., magazines, and the web are not equal. Some of the information that we recive are biased,misleading, and out of date. Due to the increasing technology it's very ease to access and munipulate information this will be a growing concern in the next few years. We as teachers need to teach our students that information literacy can be used for academic purposes such as research and group presentation. We also need to let them know that it is used in the work force the ability to find, evaluate, use and share information is an essential skill. A good example on how we can teach this to our students would be consumer decisions, such as which car or home  to purchase, are critical.

1 comment:

Tony Atchison said...

I totally agree with you. Information literacy can be used as a great educational tol for our students. Information literacy can be used to identify pertinent information for students and teachers.

Information literacy can be used to develop skills or solve problems. I t is important for students to learn crucial facts about varoius events in history. I nformaion literacy also engages students and make use of their additional intelligences.