Monday, February 10, 2014

More Questions From Mary Alice Pouliot

Questions and answers number 2
Pouliot Question 1
On the Blog assignment page it says that I need to choose a teacher of my choice to follow throughout the semester (#3). This is in addition to the 2 you schedule for us, one that I follow all semester, the other that rotates every 3 weeks. Do you have a suggestion of where we should go to find such a blogging teacher?

Strange Response 1
If you need to find anything, what would you do? I would try a search engine, probably Google. What would I search for? Blogging Teacher in … whatever. I also suggested that you look at the list of teachers on the C4T document. There are far more there than I use in EDM510!

Pouliot Question 2 On the Master Checklist it notes that we should read PLN and work on PDP. What are these?

Strange Response 2

See the Assignments section of Sakai (USA Online). Find PDP Assignment." This assignment was opened on January 29, just as I took over section 802. I modified it shortly before it became accessible to you. I will add more material about PLNs as the course proceeds. Start with the original assignment as modified by me.

Pouliot Question 3
For commenting on our classmates blogs, I see who I am supposed to post to this week, but I’m not sure what my assignment is. Do I read their latest post on plagiarism and respond to that, or do I watch their book trailer or their intro video and respond to that?

Strange Response 3
Leave a comment on all substantive posts. The plagiarism post is not due until Tuesday midnight. If it is there it is up to you whether you respond or not. I encourage you to do so.

Pouliot Question 3b
And when responding to classmates or EDM 310 student’s posts, I don’t need to introduce myself and link to the EDM510 blog and my own blog each time, do I? That would just be for the teacher blogs I post to and the student I post to, right?

Strange Response 3b
Wrong. The students will be different every Wednesday. So you need to identify yourself each time. Later in the semester EDM310 students will begin leaving comments on EDM510 blogs. It will be good if everyone knows each other.

Pouliot Question 4
On our Master Checklist it states to create a Twitter account and then contribute things about EDM 510? I’ve never used Twitter before, so perhaps this will make more sense once I create an account. But, I may need more guidance here on what is expected of me and how to prove that I’m doing what I need to do for our class.

Strange Response 4
You learn by doing new things. That should be why you are in EDM510 - to learn new things. Begin, as I said in my instructions, by watching my video. Next you follow teachers and read their Tweets. A good place to start would be to follow the teachers on the C4T assignment sheet who have a Twitter address. I have just added a more detailed set of Twitter instructions to the Drives of all EDM510 students. This should help clarify your questions. Twitter is very valuable to me. It can be of great value to you if you give it a chance and use it as a professional development tool and not a gossip column. As soon as I have the twitter addresses of all EDM510students I will share them on the Class Roster doc. Then you can follow each other. We will also begin to use the #EDM510 hash tag which is really just a tag that can be searched in Twitter and where the last 100 Tweets containing that tag can be read.

Question 5 Asked By Numerous Students but not Pouliot
I do not see my name in the C4K Assignment Doc. Why?

Strange Response 4
C4K does not start for EDM510 until Wednesday 2/12/14. The Doc that is there is for my convenience.

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