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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?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Nice to have!!

     I did learn about a program that Douglas County has called Moodle. You can add assignments, quizzes, or send messages for the students to access. I have been adding the test and quizzes to Moodle. It really makes life a little easier. Once the students log on and take a test or quiz, it is graded for you. No sitting there grading while you can be working on other things. I was also told that there is other website that has the same idea and your school system does not have to be a part of it. You set up your own account and you are ready to go. It is free!! I have been typing the questions in, which takes time or let my teacher assistant type them. I just make sure I go back and check behind her. It takes a little time at first but once it is done it is wonderful.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

Thanks for sharing! I will certainly have to look and see what my county has that might be similar. I know that my wife (a middle school teacher) uses a website service that allows her to send text messages to the parents as reminders, or updates. I could see that in high school this would be nice b/c it would/could go straight to the students.