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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

Information Literacy is skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze or use information.  Everyone needs Information Literacy.   Information Literacy allows students and adults to create creativity when researching various topics.  Students cannot learn everything that they need to equip for college.  Information literacy helps them to develop critical skills.  This is an important skill needed for students and teachers.  These skills extend beyond the classroom into the workplace and personal lives.  It has pretty much become a survival skill.  If you don’t know how to use it then you won’t survive technology changes.  I will teach my students about information literacy by first exposing them to websites that give important information about Resources & Ideas.  These sites provided information about on a wide variety of subjects.  Once students learn how to use Information Literacy, they can think and analyze outside of the box when presenting projects or writing research papers.

1 comment:

Sivad Couture said...

Dr L, that's very interesting that you mention that topic. I use that same tactic with my virtual assistant. I tell her what I'm looking for, provide her with research topics to get started, but pretty much she's on her own. She gets frustrated sometimes because I don't just give her the answer. The whole purpose is for her to find research on her own so that when she goes into the "REAL WORKFORCE" she knows how to do this. It is imperative that students today know how to complete a work task on their own or at least find out how to do them. It's gets harder and harder as the years go by and that's how jobs are phasing out people because they don't know how to do the simple requirements needed to sustain a successful career.