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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, September 24, 2013

I need a LAB-otomy

Last week, I was excited to get my level one classes back into the editing lab for the first time this semester. Perhaps, I bit off more than I could chew. I am very limited on equipment, but decided to test my limits (and patience) with a lab activity that I wish I did not assign. In the past, I would have the students perform skits in small groups that highlight some professional ethics topics we covered in class. This year, I decided to have the students do a small group video assignment about copyright. The assignment was supposed to last three days, but ended up going three extra days. I am struggling with the resources to engage my students in lab related activities. I thought I could take on the world with this assignment, and I was eager to do so. The limited number of computers and student absences made this lab activity one week-long headache for me, but the students were engaged and really enjoyed it. It’s all about the kids!

1 comment:

Dr. J said...

Hi Marc,
Breaking the assignment into smaller parts or benchmarks can help. For example, tell them part 1 (whatever it is) should take 30 minutes, and so on. Students don't have experience with time management and it would be great to incorporate it into you lab assignments (hence, the time keeper role). Thank you for the post. Dr. J.