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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 18, 2013

Information Literacy

Discussion Topic for Two Weeks: We are bombarded daily with information from the media and the World Wide Web. Is all information equal? 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? Use the following link to help guide your posts and comments: All the information from the media and the World Wide Web is not equal. With that being said, it is very difficult to determine which information to take in and which to discard. For example, is more reputable than a personal blog. Another example is that The Huffington Post is more reputable than a school newspaper. I personally determine what information to take in and which to discard by my past experiences with the news outlet. For instance, if that particular news outlet had to recall a lot of information or they had to constantly change what they reported then I will use that news outlet less often. If I felt as though a certain news outlet was biased in the information they were reporting or I felt as though I was being swayed in a certain direction I would read or view that outlet less often. Information Literacy (IL) is a set of proficiencies needed to obtain, use and understand information. We are currently in the information age and it is important to use IL to become a lifelong learner. Being a teacher, it is important to teach my students about IL because they have to understand that they will not learn all the information they need in 4 or even 8 years of schooling. They have to be able to develop skills needed to utilize IL. I introduce activities where there is more than one right answer. I also use activities where the students have to use the internet and a textbook. I assign activities where there are several steps in order to find the most correct answer. information.

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