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Participate 1.1.2 – Types of OLCs #eteachertool

After sharing my own involvement with online learning communities and bookmarking, I delineated the different connotations and meanings between “online” and “digital.” But “community” and the different types of communities online demands its own post because of the many, many, … Continue reading

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This Week @GAvirtual

After another week of partial engagement from some students to daily engagement from others, I’d like to start this week’s reflection with a model of my students’ engagement. You see, there is a small core of students who communicate daily … Continue reading

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This Week @gavirtual

Celebrating Small Victories Online teaching is all about celebrating small victories, because if you don’t, the asynchronicity of the environment can get you down. But Strategizing for More Online teaching is also all about trying a multitude of strategies, because … Continue reading

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Students MIA during synchronous sessions: What’s it Mean?

The synchronous session in an online class is essential for building community among the students and for strengthening the relationship between the student and the teacher. I know this. And now you know this. But my students…. Do they know … Continue reading

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Participate 1.1.2 – “Digital” vs. “Online” #eteachertool

The Joining a Digital Learning Community Quest: Join one of the DLCs from the list (or another of personal interest). Consider how citizens in an online environment find a reputable digital community that aligns with their particular interests and needs. … Continue reading

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Participate 1.1.2 – Social Bookmarking: You don’t need it #eteachertool

The Joining a Digital Learning Community Quest asks participants to pick a social bookmarking tool and go on a digital walkabout and find sites that are good examples of digital learning communities. The participant then tags and annotates these bookmarks. … Continue reading

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Participate 1.1.2 – Being a Digital Learning Community Wallflower #eteachertool

Participate 1.1.2 Joining a Digital Learning Community Quest After a year of teaching, I return to this quest with more knowledge about online learning, and I’m finding one cliché so very true: ignorance is bliss. Before, this quest seemed simple. … Continue reading

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Participate 1.1.1 – Indicators of Efficiency and Effectiveness #eteachertool

Character Traits part 2 When I first composed my response to Participate 1.1.1 Character Traits Quest a year ago (before becoming an online teacher), I missed this: Indicators of a good digital citizen include the ability to navigate efficiently, effectively, … Continue reading

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Participate 1.1.1 – Character Traits Reconsidered #eteachertool

Participate 1.1.1 asks what character traits should digital citizens emulate and recognize. When I first posted, I posited that the ideal citizen participates in online forums and actively creates material, balances online participation with participation in the real world, and … Continue reading

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GAVS – Digital Health

Participate 4.1.3 Digital Health I began this series of blog posts with the three key characteristics of an exemplary digital citizen in mind: they must be active, balanced, and open to online friendships. Digital Etiquette and Digital Rights and Responsibilities … Continue reading

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