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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 13, 2013

Triple check.

Not all information is created equally. There is a lot of false information out there in the World Wide Web that can hurt you or make you look stupid. I tell my students to triple check the information they are looking for and see if three different websites have the same information. If that is the case then it’s probably true. There are some cases that I have found that where websites have copied other websites, word for word, and guess what, if the information was false then those will be false. So what can we do about that? When looking for information and the website is a ‘.org’ or ‘.gov’, then these are more trustworthy.


Jonathan Thomas said...

I really like the triple check--that is a good strategy that I am going to steal from you. In my content area, Public Safety, it is essential that information regarding the law be accurate. So, I will have my students use the triple check to ensure that their information is valid and reliable in the future. This will be a great tool to help them see through all the "data smog." Appreciate it.


cortney rae said...

Great idea to triple check a website for credibility. I always tell my kids just because its on the web does not make it true. I remind them of the same sites you use (.gov,.edu, etc)as well. I am going to steal the "triple" check method you use. I also think that we should hold the students to site the sites they use so that we can make sure they are not taking the easy route of choosing the first thing that pops up in the search box!

Taylor said...

You make a good point about websites copying each other word for word, and then everyone is wrong. That can also be an example for the kids who sometimes take "the easy road" and copy information. Two wrongs do not make a right.