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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?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

"She Was an Analog Girl, In a Digital World..."

Discussion Topic for Two Weeks: We are bombarded daily with information from the media, newspapers, magazines, radio, and the World Wide Web. Is all information equal? Is it accurate, worthy of our attention? How do you decide which information to take in and which to discard? What is information literacy? How will you teach your students about information literacy?

When speaking about information delivered via the web, things completely take a different turn. The other 3 (or 4 if you include television) have traditionally been how we have gotten our information. Even with those we have had the obligation to sift through it to get to what is legitimate. The internet gives us "real time" info. Now that we carry mobile devices and various electronic gadgetry, we can always be updated. Ultimately, in my opinion I think information that is pertinent to the individual, especially if it's critical in nature, should be the information that is taken in and evaluated. Information literacy at this point would simply boil down to one's ability to have the clearest knowledge of an occurrence, event or happening, that would give them a positive outcome first hand. For example... if there was information that the government was providing assistance with student loans to teachers, one who teaches would pursue this information and investigate what sources may be applicable to them. Once they find a credible contact and are able to obtain assistance, then the outcome is positive. What I would say and instruct my students to do is, invest time in internet research, but also, have dialogue with others who are doing the same research and compare notes. What can be found from this is that sometimes individuals gravitate to information that is tailored to who they are as an individual. If we are able to discern the "spin" given to pieces of information, then it allows us to make better assessments of our sources. With this in consideration, our mindset has to accommodate a new medium in which we receive information. As technology evolves, it would be safe to predict that the printed word will become a thing of the past and digital information will be the new source that we acquire knowledge. It would be the closest thing to speaking to an expert first hand.

1 comment:

Ken said...

I always like your posts Coy,the title for this one is a great set-induction. I did not read it before I posted mine to make sure I did not borrow your ideas,it is too easy to be influenced.
Great post.