Watch this video (hat tip to David Warlick)
In light of this video, I have 20 questions for you, how do you rank?
- Do you spend any time talking about proper methods of e-mail?
- Do you have a facebook or myspace profile? (I don't?)
- I someone wrote about you, is your name hyperlinkable? (Do you have something they can link to?)
- Do you know the names of all of your students?
- If your students have computers in the classroom, do your students make ongoing eye contact?
- Are you unafraid of what would happen if youtube, myspace, and facebook were allowed in your classroom?
- Do your students collaboratively create documents?
- Do you expect your students to complete their reading assignments?
- Do you assign papers and grade them after reading EVERY WORD?
- Have you ever given assignment and allowed students to create content on the public world wide web?
- Do you allow students to post content WITHOUT premoderation?
- If you allow students to post online, do you subscribe to 100% of their content in your RSS reader?
- Do you comment on your student blogs?
- Is more than 50% of your content relevant “to life?” (Ask your students)
- Do all of your students open their textbook for your class on a weekly basis?
- Do you give reading assignments that include web content?
- Have your students been taught methodologies for assessing the validity of web documents?
- Do you give students projects where they must manage themselves, multitask, and deliver a comprehensive output that is relevant to your topic?
- Have you changed anything significant about ALL of the courses you are teaching THIS YEAR?
- Do you care?
Answer these questions on your blog, in the comments below, privately at your desk. What questions are missing?
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