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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?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Between the media and the web, we are truly are bombared with tons of information. The information is not always equal but that's why it's vital that we as teacher sort out what's essential to better equip our students. Information literacy is the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand. Before my students work on a project, they have to use information literacy in order to grasp certain concepts. I plan on incorporating the use of technology for students to do research, recall and retain vocabulary words, and design certain components of their project. This will also help students to better their writing skills.


Jonathan Thomas said...

I completely agree with you. The lessons we have completed on information literacy have helped me tremendously in planning and executing research in my classes. We are constantly looking at cases, crimes and current events. Therefore, this is especially important for students to realize that not everything they read on the internet is a fact. So, I utilize the website to verify the majority of the information they submit. This is a critical in my classes and I appreciate the lessons that covered this topic.


Mark said...

Information literacy is definitely important for everyone because it really does effect everyone if it's in a classroom setting. An example would be when we learned about the proper internet sites that teachers should research before assigning their students a project. I had an idea of how to properly search the internet, but I definitely know now that internet safety can't be taken for granted. If I didn't know all of the essentials for internet safety, I know my kids don't. Like everyone likes to say, "knowledge is power!"