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by Sheryl McCoy - Saturday, 18 May 2019, 9:59 AM
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Moodle MOOC 14 Introduction


I will introduce myself by telling two things about Sheryl Ann McCoy that are true and one...not so much. Please read my introduction and comment in the Moodle MOOC 14 Introduction forum. After the third person makes a response, I'll share which story is not true. Good luck with your guesses.


Fake or Real #1 When I first began teaching Earth Science, I learned of the VLA, located near Socorro, New Mexico, and New Mexico Mining and Technology University. I always wanted to go there, so I planned a trip. My family and I traveled what I call the "Volcano Tour". After traveling to through the volcano flats of Northeastern New Mexico, we visited the Clovis Man Museum in Clovis, NM. After that, we traveled to many sites along the way, forts, museums, and other exhibits until we arrived at Roswell, New Mexico. We collected "Pecos Diamonds" on a bluff above the "Bottomless Lakes" located just east of Roswell. We ended our visit to Roswell by going to the UFO Museum.



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Fake or Real #2 WaterFront, the TV Series, started in February of 1954, and I was born in October 1954. While my mother was waiting for me to arrive, she was watching a really exciting show called WaterFront. The WaterFront TV Series revolved around Captain John Herrick, his family, friends, and others on the waterfront and his tugboat, the "Cheryl Ann". It was a 30-minute crime solving movie.


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WaterFront was more a family show that happened to be a "whodunit". My mother loved mysteries. She'd read all the Agatha Christie novels and other similar novels. Even today, she enjoys watching a good mystery. While I was growing up, I watched many of these movies and TV shows, which is probably why I like mysteries also.


Mother told me that I was named after the tugboat "Cheryl Ann" in the WaterFront TV show. I thought it was cool, but other kids can be cruel if they find out you're named after a tugboat. She loved the mystery surrounding the family and their tugboat who helped save lives and fight crime. I'll take that namesake any day.


Here is a segment from the second season: 


This TV show was so popular, that models of the tugboat were sold for quite some time. Here is a picture of a special edition model that was well-made.


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WaterFront may have been a very popular movie for women who were mystery buffs. It seems that many other women around my age were named Cheryl Ann. My mother didn't like C at the beginning of my name, so she changed it to Sheryl Ann. That's my name, Sheryl Ann McCoy.



Fake or Real #3 After I graduated from college and moved to Louisiana, I spent my first summer hunting alligators in the Three Rivers Area. It was quite an experience. Most of the time a group of us lived on a flatboat in the marshes. The biting and stinging insects were terrible until we developed our screen system. We set up mosquito netting to keep the insects at bay. Every day we fished for our meals and foraged for edible plants. It was an experience that I will never forget.



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Image of fish in the clear waters of Tchefuncte River


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Image of wild azalea on the Tchefuncte River



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    Picture of Nellie Deutsch
    by Nellie Deutsch - Friday, 10 May 2019, 7:35 AM
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    Re: My external blog
    by Nellie Deutsch - Friday, 10 May 2019, 7:06 AM

    Zahra, you're right on both accounts. "External blog is linking to the Moodle the blogs that we have had on the Internet from before" but also "we are creating a blog sphere on the Moodle that can be accessible by other users". 

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      Picture of Zahra Shafiee
      by Zahra Shafiee - Friday, 10 May 2019, 7:27 AM
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      Re: My external blog
      by Anna Grabowska - Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 9:17 PM

      again link


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        Picture of Zahra Shafiee
        by Zahra Shafiee - Friday, 10 May 2019, 7:26 AM
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        Introduction to OU Blog

        I added a plugin (activity) to the course. You may try it out here as a student and in the teacher practice area (week 2) or in the manager and course practice areas in weeks 3 and 4.

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          Picture of Alina Stangret
          by Alina Stangret - Sunday, 3 February 2019, 11:31 AM
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          Video tutorial How to speak directly from the editor
          by Alina Stangret - Saturday, 26 January 2019, 8:15 PM





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          Re: Video tutorial How to speak directly from the editor
          by Harshita Kapoor - Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 5:08 PM

          Nicely explained video. Thank you for sharing!



          Re: Video tutorial How to speak directly from the editor
          by Eda Karaman - Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 1:36 PM

          nice video.thank you.



          Re: Video tutorial How to speak directly from the editor
          by Alina Stangret - Saturday, 2 February 2019, 8:26 PM

          Thank you!



          Re: Video tutorial How to speak directly from the editor
          by Alina Stangret - Saturday, 2 February 2019, 8:27 PM

          Thank you!



          Re: Video tutorial How to speak directly from the editor
          by Alina Stangret - Saturday, 2 February 2019, 8:40 PM

          I enjoyed it too.



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            by Thuy Hoang - Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 4:04 PM
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              by Halima Ozimova - Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 4:03 AM
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              Activities for YL in the EFL classroom
              by Natalia Koreshkova - Friday, 25 January 2019, 2:57 AM


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                ME AS A TEACHER
                by Carmen-Mirela Butaciu - Saturday, 10 November 2018, 2:11 PM
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                profile setting
                by Carmen-Mirela Butaciu - Saturday, 10 November 2018, 7:37 AM

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                  ME AS A TEACHER
                  by Carmen-Mirela Butaciu - Saturday, 10 November 2018, 2:09 PM
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                  NEW RICH EDITOR
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                    Picture of Tiziana Angiolini
                    by Tiziana Angiolini - Friday, 17 August 2018, 2:24 PM
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                    My reflections on Week 2
                    by Tiziana Angiolini - Friday, 17 August 2018, 12:16 PM
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                    This is my task for week 2- I am simply catching up as I was not at home last week and I had to finish some tasks before starting the Mooc again.

                    I am going to watch more recordings but  I will try to be online on SL too.

                    The event and the description

                    The event: “ Web based virtual worlds in education”

                    It was presented live on SL In the VWMOOC HQ: 

                    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/113/66/62


                    The event took place on Friday on 10th August 2018. The speaker was Dieter Heyne alias Edward  Tarber on SL. He presented an interesting platform online which is free and helps him run and organize collaboration for 400 students.

                    I was not online but watched the recording.  He set up a virtual college online by creating  a school online which doesn’t need any special browser to be accessed and educators can use any content they have to share with the student. You simply need to be registered with a name , an avatar and  a password.

                    What I liked when he presented it was the idea of not having to download any app and the fact that what he is doing is free. The platform seems to be a safe learning environment where students can collaborate, share ideas and  he said that he could have 40 groups.

                    More information can be found online  Metaverse.school.


                    • Did you connect with the other attendees or the speaker? If so, how?

                    It was not possible as I watched the recording

                    • What questions came up as you watched the event?

                    It is simple and user-friendly. I would like to  try it

                    • How did the content relate to you as a teacher and/or learner or individual?

                    Online working can be hard sometimes but in some projects this might be the ideal room/school where we might collaborate

                    • What were some of the thoughts that went through your mind as your watched the event?

                    What age are your students?  Which age do you think it might be  good to start introducing this platform?

                    • How did you feel as you watched the event? If you felt good, what made you feel good? If you felt discomfort, what made you feel discomfort?

                    It was fine to learn about  it

                    • What challenges might you encounter in implementing some of the ideas presented?

                    Not all the teachers in my school might be the ones ready to learn

                    • What steps can you take to resolve the challenges?

                    There might be the possibility of trying to use it together with the teachers and then we might try it in some classes to begin with

                    • What would you like to do in the future as a result of the event?

                    I have already registered online and I am going to explore it

                    • Write a question or 2 that you would like to research (look into) as a result of the event.  

                    Has the way of working of your students changed since you started using this virtual classroom?


                    On the whole I really loved the presentation because  I realized that the online learning  environment can help work with lots of students.



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