Thursday, September 30, 2010

Exploring New Technology

1. Please list the strengths and drawbacks of the Google Application you explored this week. (I've emailed you 3 attachments that will support your exploration and use of these Google Applications.)

2. Please list the strengths and drawbacks of the Alternative to Youtube Application you explored this week. (I've sent you a separate email list of 47 Alternatives to using Youtube in a classroom).

Please remember to bring your laptop to class on Tuesday so we can continue our inquiry into educational technology support!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

21st Century Educators

1) Any struggles/challenges in completing your Google Presentation powerpoint?

2) What resonated most with you regarding the article you were selected to read this week? The term resonated does not mean that you agree or disagree with the statement but it did have an impact upon you of some kind.

3) Pose one question that you have from your article. Please do not answer it. Just write one question or wondering that may have come up during your reading. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Information Literacy

The American Library Association's (ALA) Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, Final Report (1989) states, "To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information"

Please respond to both of the questions below:

1. As a graduate student what part(s) of the research process that includes obtaining information online are you successful or challenged by in conducting your own research for assignments: (a) recognizing when information is needed, (b) the ability to locate information, (c) evaluating information and/or (d) effectively using the information?

3. In your opinion (and previous experience) which one is most difficult for students (and WHY?): (a) recognizing when information is needed, (b) the ability to locate information, (c) evaluating information or (d) effectively using the information.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Introduction Post- Welcome to Our Community

In your introduction post please include your name, teaching experience and choose ONE of the three questions to respond to in your own blog response:

(1) What is the most interesting trip that you have taken thus far?  Why?

(2) We interviewed the person in your life who knows you the best. What do you believe they listed as your top three attributes as a human being?  What evidence did they provide?

(3) What is a tradition from your own childhood that you believe should be passed on to the next generation?

Working Definition of Multiple Literacies

The term "multiple literacies" refers to the many kinds of texts and literacy practices that are intertwined with contemporary life.  Some examples of text under the term multiple literacies include: classics and postmodern literature, fiction and non-fiction trade books, newspapers, magazines, web pages, PowerPoint, e-mail, IM, cell phones (text), graphic novels, video games, podcasts, video, film, fanfiction, memes, drama and poetry slams.