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Me on the snow
by Olga Zinovieva - Thursday, 1 February 2018, 2:20 AM
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What is our role as teachers?
by Olga Zinovieva - Sunday, 14 January 2018, 8:50 PM

I believe in a teacher that motivates and encourages. I think a teacher should be the one who makes the learning process an exciting and efficient experience. As for Moodles it is much the same. But he also must know very  well how to use this platform in the best way.



Re: What is our role as teachers?
by Graciela Otilia Schiro - Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:16 PM

Hi Olga,

I strongly agree with you as regards the role of a teacher in the classroom. however, it's sometimes a tough task.You have to get to know your students very well in order to engage all of them in the same way and sometimes, that's almost impossible.



Re: What is our role as teachers?
by Anastasiia Gubarenko - Sunday, 21 January 2018, 3:41 PM

Agree, Olga and Graciela!
We need to be super fast trying to understand our Ss needs and goals to inspire them in the right way!
Cordially, 
Anastasiia



Re: What is our role as teachers?
by Kim Z - Friday, 26 January 2018, 5:06 PM

THANK YOU. HAVING BEEN IN THIS COURSE NOW FOR 2 WEEKS, I CAN ALSO ADD, THAT I THINK THE FRUSTRATION LEVEL IN MOODLES FOR A STUDENT CAN BE IMMENSELY HIGHER THEN THAT OF THE CLASSROOM. SO "TO FLIP" THAT SENTENCE, I WOULD SAY, THAT IN A TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM, STUDENT FRUSTRATION MIGHT BE MINIMIZED BECAUSE THE TEACHER CAN MODEL/DEMONSTRATE/ANSWER/EXPLAIN IMMEDIATELY (OR ALSO A PEER STUDENT CAN). IN THE CASE OF MOODLE, A DEMONSTRATION BY THE TEACHER CAN NOT BE TIMED AT THE TIME OF A STUDENT'S FRUSTRATION, AND THE STUDENT CAN ONLY MINIMIZE IT BY DOING INDEPENDENT RESEARCH TO FIND THE ANSWERS (WHICH CAN ALSO BE FRUSTRATING). 

THIS IS A BENEFIT OF THE CLASSROOM.

A TEACHER IN MOODLE CAN ADDRESS THAT FRUSTRATION AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK/VIDEO INSTRUCTION/COMMENT ETC BUT IT IS AFTER THE FACT- AND IN  MY OPINION LESS BENEFICIAL, UNLESS THE TEACHER HAD INITIALLY EXPLAINED ANTICIPATED FRUSTRATIONS.

THANKS FOR LETTING ME SHARE THAT.



Re: What is our role as teachers?
by Biljana Krstic - Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:48 AM

Hi Olga, 

to me being a  teacher in classroom and teacher in Moodle  are similar  in some elements of teaching but essentially very different .

Nothing can change emotional support, understanding and the joy of success due to the acquired knowledge evoked by teacher.



 
Me on the snow
by Olga Zinovieva - Thursday, 1 February 2018, 1:59 AM
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My attitude to student engagement
by Olga Zinovieva - Saturday, 13 January 2018, 10:39 PM

For me it is definitely one of the most important things. I try to make sure  that all my students are participating that they all are having a good and efficient time. I just can't imagine my students are daydreaming or chatting online... I do my best to involve them appealing to their interest in the forst place. I work as an after school teacher in additional education center and I would like to see my students less exhausted and demotivated by boring and long school lessons.

Do most students hate school in your countries as much as in Russia?

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Me on the snow
by Olga Zinovieva - Thursday, 1 February 2018, 1:30 AM
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Course design
by Olga Zinovieva - Sunday, 14 January 2018, 9:36 PM

To design an effective course, you need to:

https://www.cmu.edu/teaching/designteach/

As for my view, I think I should make sure my course design is

  • easy and comfortable to use
  • apeealing and beautiful 
  • instant support is available
  • all the steps (goals, timetable, progress stages, results...)are accurately specified and understandable to users
  • motivating and self-assuring
  • authentic 
  • efficient
  • competetive
  • unique 

 

 
Me on the snow
by Olga Zinovieva - Thursday, 1 February 2018, 1:26 AM
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Re: My attitude to student engagement
by Agnieszka Bartel - Sunday, 14 January 2018, 4:26 PM

In Poland there is a lot of children and teenagers that hate school! I think it is because our educational program is full of useless things, theory and not important data. They are really tired and they have a lot of homework! After “normal” school they have to go to many additional lessons (sport, music, languages) and they don’t see the pleasure in learning. I think that is really sad. The main reason for that is often not the need to assure better education for children but parents want to have free hours for themselves.

 
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by Natasa Bozic Grojic - Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 8:14 PM
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My Big Blue Button Tutorial
by Natasa Bozic Grojic - Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:20 AM

Hello everyone.

I played with Big Blue Button this evening and I created this tutorial to document the process: 

I was hoping you might find it useful.

And here is the (extremely short) recording of the actual "session". I think Big Blue Button is relatively user-friendly. 

 

 
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by Natasa Bozic Grojic - Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 3:21 PM
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A Few Things about Me
by Natasa Bozic Grojic - Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 9:19 PM

 

 

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by Grace Otilia Schiro - Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 11:27 AM
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Effective Course Design
by Zahra Shafiee - Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 12:10 AM

Hi Everyone,

Course design is a process that always should consider the needs of the learners both at the beginning of the course (their entry level) and at the end of the course (course objectives). The content of the course including instructional strategies, the materials, assessment, and mode of delivery should follow the needs I mentioned. Some instructional models can be applied to help plan, implement, and evaluate the course.

According to DePaul University website, this is a cyclical process for which, from among many models, we can use ADDIE model that includes:

A: Analyze Learners: Who they are, what they already know, and what they need to know at the end.

D: Design instruction: Identifying the course goals, learning objectives, assessments and activities that help to reach to these objectives.

D: Develop learning materials and activities: These include books, supplementary, rubrics, etc.

I: Implement instruction: teach the course

E: Evaluate: Evaluating learners' achieving their goals as well as evaluating the course and revising it.

https://resources.depaul.edu/teaching-commons/teaching-guides/course-design/pages/principles-of-course-design.aspx

 

There are also other models but I think this one is useful as well.

 

 

 

 
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by Dr. Nellie Deutsch - Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 9:07 AM
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PyeongChang Winter Olympics
by Alan Simpson - Sunday, 21 January 2018, 1:00 AM

 Here's the video:

The XIII Olympic Winter Games will be held for 17 days from 9 to 25 February 2018 in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea. PyeongChang was selected as the host city of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games after receiving a majority vote at the 123rd IOC Session held on 6 July 2011 after three consecutive bids. The Olympic Winter Games will be held in Korea for the first time in 30 years after the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988. PyeongChang will be the stage for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and most snow sports. Alpine speed events will take place in Jeongseon, and all ice sports will be competed in the coastal city of Gangneung.

 

 

Korea Olympics News Analysis

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/sports/2018/01/702_242783.html

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/19/asia-pacific/moons-approval-rating-drops-amid-olympics-furor-north-korea-agreement/#.WmNPPzeYO00

Short self video to students

 

 
Don't worry, be happy
by Anna Loddo - Sunday, 28 January 2018, 5:55 AM
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Re: Playing with PoodLL
by Anna Loddo - Saturday, 27 January 2018, 5:11 PM

Hi Natasa! Good job! I also had many problems, but now I realized my first video using PoodLL on the Moodle.

Have a nice day!

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Don't worry, be happy
by Anna Loddo - Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 2:48 PM
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Students' engagement
by Anna Loddo - Monday, 22 January 2018, 9:31 PM

I hope that my students are always engaged, but sometimes it's a hard work. When students are engaged, they work hard, they listen to me and answer all the questions, they enjoy the lesson and learn the topics.During clil lessons most of the students are engaged. I hope to see that my studentst can easily work in groups.