Thursday, February 12, 2009

Week 6: Education News (EDUC 210)

Peruse the list of educational news articles available on our course Web site's homepage. Choose an article, read it, and post a comment here that (1) proves that you read the article and (2) shares with us your thoughts about the article and the educational issue that it's about.

If somebody before you has already posted a comment on the same article, also include in your own comments a response to that person's (or those persons') comments. In other words, what do you think about what your classmates think about the article? (e.g., "Shannon, I understand what you mean when you write ___, but I think ___ . . .")

See the right sidebar of this blog for instructions on posting your comments. Pay special attention to how to make your name appear with your comments; I can't give you credit if I don't know who you are when I read your comments!

NOTE
The commenting feature will be disabled 8:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 19; you will not be able to post a comment after that time.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Week 5: Education News (EDUC 210)

Peruse the list of educational news articles available on our course Web site's homepage. Choose an article, read it, and post a comment here that (1) proves that you read the article and (2) shares with us your thoughts about the article and the educational issue that it's about.

If somebody before you has already posted a comment on the same article, also include in your own comments a response to that person's (or those persons') comments. In other words, what do you think about what your classmates think about the article? (e.g., "Shannon, I understand what you mean when you write ___, but I think ___ . . .")

See the right sidebar of this blog for instructions on posting your comments. Pay special attention to how to make your name appear with your comments; I can't give you credit if I don't know who you are when I read your comments!

NOTE
The commenting feature will be disabled 8:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 12; you will not be able to post a comment after that time.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Weeks 7 and 11: Methods Block (SEED 300)

February 23-27 and March 30-April 3

You are not alone during the methods block field experience! You will be nervous, excited, bored, proud, frustrated, thrilled, confident, doubtful, etc., throughout your time in the secondary classroom, but your fellow SEED 300 classmates will most likely be going through many of the same things.

Use this blog post as a hub for exchanging your thoughts about methods block while you are all in the midst of it.
  • If you have a question for your classmates, post it here for them to respond to.
  • If you have a classroom story to share with them, post it here for them to comment on.
  • If you have feedback on the questions and stories that others have posted, post your reply as a comment here.
To make this most useful for both yourself and your SEED 300 classmates, check back frequently throughout each methods block week and participate in this on-line conversation with them.


See the right sidebar of this blog for instructions on posting your questions, stories, and comments. Pay special attention to how to make your name appear with your comments.

To reply to someone else's story or question, please specify that person in whatever comment you post in response (e.g., "Shannon, the exact same thing happened to me when I . . .").

Week 5: Thinking About Your Reading (SEED 300)

FIRST
Browse through the portions of Developing the Curriculum (Oliva, 2009) that we have read thus far. Post a comment here that addresses three things:
  1. something you didn't know before that you do now because of this book
  2. something you already knew that this book told you more about or gave you a different perspective on
  3. something from this book that still is not entirely clear to you
THEN
Post a second comment that replies to your classmates. Read others' comments before you and post a reply that addresses two things:
  1. something written by someone else that you'd like to agree or disagree with--including details, examples, elaboration, etc. (a simple "Yep, what she said" isn't enough!)
  2. an effort on your part to answer somebody else's question or to shed light on something that he/she said still isn't entirely clear to him/her
To reply in response to someone else's comment or question, please specify that person in whatever comment you post in response (e.g., "Shannon, I understand what you mean when you write ___, but I think ___ . . .").

See the right sidebar of this blog for instructions on posting your comments. Pay special attention to how to make your name appear with your comments; I can't give you credit if I don't know who you are when I read your comments!

NOTE
The commenting feature will be disabled at 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 10; you will not be able to post a comment after that time, so tend to your posting and replying well in advance.