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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?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Information Literacy- Chris Cannon









Based on the topic of information literacy I feel that  we as teachers only want to introduce students to those skills which will allow them to succeed in their future chosen paths. Being information literate ultimately improves our quality of life as we make informed decisions when buying a house, choosing a school, hiring staff, making an investment, voting for our representatives, and so much more. Not everything we search is accurate or equal. My personal experience with students and information literacy was when I filled in for Officer Gravitt's class. The students were assigned a task of completing a scavenger hunt and using the internet as a resource. I found that some students were able to maneuver very well and even chose to use their phones instead of a land line computer, but I could also tell that some students experience with multimedia was just with social sites. What was very interesting was that students found results, but acquired them through different avenues. As I walked around the classroom I noticed that there were so many sites for one subject and some appeared to be more informative and easier to navigate through.


The last two weeks learning about information literacy have been an eye opening experience for me. I have noticed that there is more to information sites. Learning about the differences in .com, .org , .gov has been very helpful. I have also noticed that the general public can be swayed with in- accurate information through the World Wide Web, just like they can through gossip magazines. Information Literacy is a great tool in teaching students today as long as the teachers and the students are making sure he information is accurate and worthy.








Officer C.Cannon

2 comments:

Jennifer W said...

Reading your post made me think about the way the generation of our students view social media as a legitimate source for obtaining information. That is a very frightening thought. It is important for us as educators to teach them how to research what they read to find our if it really is accurate and how to form their own opinion and not the socially acceptable opinion. Goes back to the famous French Model commercial just because you found it on the internet doesn't mean that it is true.

Jennifer W said...

Reading your post made me think about the way the generation of our students view social media as a legitimate source for obtaining information. That is a very frightening thought. It is important for us as educators to teach them how to research what they read to find our if it really is accurate and how to form their own opinion and not the socially acceptable opinion. Goes back to the famous French Model commercial just because you found it on the internet doesn't mean that it is true.