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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, October 20, 2014

Information Literacy in Middle School - Casey

I have already been discussing appropriate vs. inappropriate information with my students. One of my standards is that students should know about current events in health care, so I've been discussing in my class recently where they can find appropriate health care resources. I've also been explaining satire vs. true resources to them. It's difficult sometimes for even 8th grade to understand in my classroom, but they do seem to be getting it. Since my class is science-based, I try to be sure that I choose accurate attention that will provide my students with the best knowledge I can give them. I usually choose .org or .gov sites. I am also sure to read through the information prior to using or showing to students. I am trying to teach them about what it means to be a professional, so if I find something that puts up a red flag as being unprofessional or incorrect, I am sure not to use it. It can be a little difficult to focus too much in information literacy in my classes because they are still young and because I have such a short amount of time with them, so I just try to introduce them to the concept. Mostly, I am learning (and implementing) that I should provide the students with the resources they are to use. The way I am sure to encourage information literacy at that time is by making sure I explain why I ask them to use my resources. 

1 comment:

Adam Gravitt said...

Very Good! I'm sure you have it tough teaching 8th graders about various topic in regards to the media and internet. At that age they are so gullible and soaking up what is "cool" and typically the "cool" is not what is right.