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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?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Information Literacy

There is a lot of information out there factual or fiction.  Majority of my students believe what is posted on instagram, facebook, twitter, world star hiphop, etc.  When we have current event discussions; some of the things that the mention I have to look for sources to see if it is true or not.  The hot topic of current events for my students is the ebola virus.  They have shown me postings on instagram about people who have died from the Ebola virus was resurrected.  Explaining to them that everything that is posted online is not true and no one arises from the dead.  In one of my classes we have learned that the media does not tell all the truth.

Redirecting students about information literacy is very challenging because once something is posted on different social media outlets they believe and it is hard have them open their minds to view things from another point of view.


dwight colbert said...

So very true in regards to some students refusal to accept that some information on the internet is false. I have made it part of my curricula to have students question the article's sources.

C Middlebrooks said...

In one of my discussions on credible information, one of my students brought up the same article about the people rising from the dead with the ebola virus. He was so convinced that the article was credible. Social media is definitely a source of concern for the generations to come. Students must realize that anyone and I mean ANYONE can create a website and post information and make it available. I anticipate that social media, blogs, etc. will make it more difficult to for us to give assignments that require extensive research without engaging in debates about the credibility of information.