My family

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Stop that Playin'

 You can see that I've been playing quite a bit this week.  But I had to get serious.  I had already read my chapter for the EDIT class that I'm taking and had been mulling it over for the past few weeks.  I sat down with "it" (Chapter 8 of the text) Friday afternoon- worked 'til late (very late) and then started again on Saturday.  Here I am again on Sunday afternoon.  At least I posted it and am now reflecting.  I have decided that it requires much more work to "put together" a unit (al beit a one week unit) for an online course than a face-to-face course. Everything must be complete, proofread,  potential problems recognized and dealt with, and the list goes on and on.  With a face-to-face, problems do occur swiftly and painfully.  You must be a quick problem solver as those "innocent" faces are staring at you. But that is the difference- you are there at the moment.  Online- you aren't there.  You check the online class when you can or when you have set that time.  What if someone has a question 5 minutes after you have logged out for the day?  The student will have to take a risk or be behind for the day.  Ther is much more responsibility for the clarity of the assignment.

Well, lets see how I did.  I'll check in each day some time between 6:30 and 9:00.  Hope all goes well with my students.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Actually, April 1st- Day 7 of Spring Break

I can't seem to write on this blog at a decent hour.  I just get so busy that I can't quit.  Since I'm on break I tend to stay up later and sleep later too.  I completed numerous tasks today such as picking up the cat from the Vet. (fleas), visiting Wal-mart, and finishing a baby pillow for a new baby girl named Olivia.  Her mom really loves her sorority and those colors are red and black.

It appears my break is coming to a swift and painful end. So I also worked on organizing my sewing room which it was badly in need of.  I have lots more to do in there to make it completely useful. And I bought (on my trip to Macon- the nearest place to buy fabric since our Wal-mart no longer stocks bolted material) a huge stack of flannel.  I can't resist flannel especially when it is onsale.  Thanks, Joann's.

Sharin' my Stitches- Facebook Group