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FINAL BLOG POST - OUR "DAILY TRIPLE" (DUE 12/1).
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, October 28, 2014

information literacy

Discussion Topic for Two Weeks: We have spent two sessions related to our new blog topic, so I am sure you have some thoughts to share. We are bombarded daily with information from the media, newspapers, magazines, radio, and the World Wide Web. Is all information equal? Is it accurate, worthy of our attention? How do you decide which information to take in and which to discard? Most importantly, how will you teach your CTE students about information literacy?

In today's web based world it is difficult  to sort through the wealth of information that is at our fingertips.I find that the information on these websites can vary from one extreme to the nest. There is no way that all the information is correct and equal. There are just too many sources out there. No two people ever tell the same story the same way. Some may put emphasis on an angle of the story that someone else does not feel important. I have found that I tend to visit the same sites that I have found through trial and error to be the most reliable. I feel that is what is in the best interest of my students. I steer them to the sites that I feel will give them the most accurate information on whatever topic we are discussing. For instance, if we were learning about the heart, I would have them look at the american heart association website. I try to teach my students to look for the most updated websites that are from reputable authors each time we research a topic. These are important things to know about information literacy.

1 comment:

Kim Nix said...

I agree with you. In fact, I used some of the same wording. I just posted and scrolled down to the first one to read and it was yours. Great minds think alike. :) I do the same. I want them to be at the sites I've previewed especially since I know it's the correct information and also nothing inappropriate popping up.