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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?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Literacy Post...J. Whitfield


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?

The hot topic in the world of healthcare is Ebola. This topic is a great example of bombardment of information. There is so much information currently out there that it does make it difficult to decipher what is accurate and what is not. Not all that you read is equal nor accurate. While on the topic of Ebola the information is worthy of our attention but you have to be aware of the motives of the sources for the information? Also you need to know if the information is backed up by research.
When I am teaching my CTE student about literacy information I teach them first that there is so many places you can go to learn about healthcare but not all of them have the most up to date and accurate information. The best way to determine the accuracy is to look at the source and find out whether the information can be back up by research. Also to not always except things as absolute because in healthcare there are very few absolutes. Again going back to Ebola, the protocols for isolation that were put in place by the CDC for healthcare workers was looked at as being accurate now from experience we know that those protocols do not always work so now the CDC is having go back and reevaluate how to do things and will have to update the information they put out in regards to Ebola and isolation procedures

1 comment:

Ruth Q said...


Hi Jen, I enjoyed reading your post. I agree that the hot topic in healthcare is Ebola. Our students need to know which information they can trust. Your teaching them to look for information that can be backed by research is a great way to help them find the accurate information. As teachers, we want our students to have updated information, but we want it to be from a reliable source. I often recommend sites to my students that I feel are trustworthy. I check each day to see if there is news about Ebola, I hope the CDC is able to come up with accurate protection guidelines for healthcare workers soon.