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FINAL BLOG POST - OUR "DAILY TRIPLE" (DUE 12/1).
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, October 7, 2012

S.E.X.E.S

Now that I have your attention, (set-induction).
Information literacy is the ability to locate, identify and critique information . It includes the ability to share this information.

When I asked a couple of my former students what they thought of my assignment they came up with S earch the internet/ media venue for the information.
E valuate the information for literacy and content.
X- Ray the information, look deeper, not just at the surface. What are the qualifications of the writer?
E ducate yourself, look for other views and how they measure up.Check for bias versus facts.
tudy related material.

You would only have to look at a few websites and see that all information is not equal and biased to the point of being untruthful.Our thoughts are influenced by media-speak and our own beliefs. The internet has opened a whole new realm, but even when the only news source was newspapers the view could be skewed (The Great Boxer Hoax). We must be aware of what information we trust in and how honest they truly are.

I will continue to teach my students to question the information that they hear or view. To be critical of this information and to continue to educate themselves as information changes.




4 comments:

Leonard Holifield said...

GREAT SET INDUCTION!! Certainly got my attention. I like the acronym SEXES - Search, Examine, X-ray, Evaluate and Study!

Leonard Holifield said...

Correction: S earch the internet/ media venue for the information.
E valuate the information for literacy and content.
X- Ray the information, look deeper, not just at the surface. What are the qualifications of the writer?
E ducate yourself, look for other views and how they measure up.Check for bias versus facts.
S tudy related material.

Chef Tiffany said...

All I could think Ken is what does that have to do with Information Literacy? So, mission accomplished! Great set induction. I think when it comes to people's personal desires, they will research until they have turned the subject matter in every direction. However, when we require the research, it is not approached so enthusiastically. I believe it is because when we search for something we are looking for, we know what we are looking for. But, when someone asks us to look for something, it is not always clear what they are looking for. If you are like me, you are getting better at making things clear...the hard way.

Ken said...

Thanks for the comments. Leonard thanks for the correction,you made the point very clear where I left it a little fuzzy.I used examine to try to point out to the students to test the information beyond casual research.Chef Tiffany, I agree with you that sometimes we only agree with our own perceptions. (A person convinced against their will is of the same opinion still.)