Chelaine
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Chelaine replied to JoDell's discussion The Fish Philosophy
"I'm actually currently working check-in for a high school, and I'm working with a woman who currently exhibits some of the attitude from this philosophy. She takes what could be considered a tedious and boring process and really makes the…"
Jul 27, 2009
Chelaine replied to Liz Keating's discussion UNIT SIX Discussion: Automation in the group Information Storage and Utilization - OL2
"My favorite catalog I searched through was for Cherry Creek School District - it definitely had the best search features that help users find what they needed (though I also like the "more like this" feature in the Arapahoe Public…"
Jul 14, 2009
Chelaine replied to Liz Keating's discussion UNIT FIVE DISCUSSION: Shelving-Art or Science? in the group Information Storage and Utilization - OL2
"Graphic novels, manga, and comics are a separate type of book from regular fiction text, and I think students who enjoy this genre would rather be able to find all these books on a specific shelf. However, I think nonfiction graphic novels should be…"
Jul 9, 2009
Chelaine replied to Liz Keating's discussion UNIT THREE (details and worksheet also available on ecollege website) in the group Information Storage and Utilization - OL2
"I also agree with Sarah about time - sometimes, it's not a bad thing to already had resources picked out for students, but not if that's the way it's done every time. Last semester, I visited the Grandview HS library, and after…"
Jun 27, 2009
Chelaine replied to Liz Keating's discussion Unit #2 Discussion: Searching in the group Information Storage and Utilization - OL2
"Much like some of the others here, I've looked up information on a specific book - a summary, if there is one, and sometimes I use it to cross-reference a book to find others books that an author has written (especially if I've forgotten…"
Jun 18, 2009
Chelaine replied to Liz Keating's discussion Let's Share Resources-Who are You on Delicious? in the group Information Storage and Utilization - OL2
"Chelaine Hoffer = chelainehoffer"
Jun 8, 2009
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Information Storage and Utilization - OL2

Lively discussions and thoughtful particpation reinventing cataloging's reputation as anything but fun and exciting!
Jun 8, 2009
Chelaine commented on Kathy Hayward's group Self Assessment Strategies
"Research Self-Assessment Checklist DEFINING RESEARCH NEEDS RESEARCH PROCESS Check if Complete STEPS TO ACCOMPLISH PRE-SEARCH STEP #1 CHOOSE THE RIGHT TOPIC Remember: Try to make the most out of any research problem. The better your question, the…"
Apr 4, 2009

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I have a B.A. in English Education, and I have taught English to 7th and 10th graders in a small town.
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Currently... Beauty by Robin McKinley

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Chelaine's Blog

Multiculturalism

In the article "Multicultural Literature and Young Adolescents: A kaleidoscope of opportunity" by Susan M. Landt, I really didn't see much that I could disagree with or really expound on more than she already did.



I love her thinking that multicultural literature should not be just restricted to unit on multiculturalism--teachers need to be actively including stories, books, and more in everyday lessons and book groups. In a separate article, I've read that even names should be… Continue

Posted on July 18, 2008 at 12:30pm

Excluding War

In response to excerpts from two articles about teaching peace and war, my first thought was: aren't we teaching about these concepts anyway, just not so separated? Deciding to exclusively teach either peace or war could be interpreted as a form of censorship (if the decision was made by a teacher who either doesn't want to teach the other concept or doesn't think students should learn about the other concept).



Perhaps it's just me, but I always want to know all my options and all… Continue

Posted on July 17, 2008 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Put the book down and slowly walk away...

Censorship is a problem that never seems to go away... and maybe it shouldn't. As long as books continue to be questioned, books will continue to gain attention and garner discussion.



The interracial books listed would not be a problem in my school district as much as they may be in perhaps Southern states and districts known to have more racial conflicts. If I ever had a book challenged for this reason, I would certainly stick to my guns and refuse to remove the book from the… Continue

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 3:30pm

Defeating Dragons

While reading an article entitled "Finding Refuge from Life and All That" by Michael Cart, I have to admit that I wasn't quite sure what he was talking about. Aside from the obvious authors - Tolkien and Lewis - I didn't know any of the authors and stories that he listed. He sounded nice, but he also sounded like a rambling old man.



Also, I do not agree with his observation that "if science fiction belongs to adolescence, fantasy belongs to childhood." Perhaps, first of all, I just… Continue

Posted on June 25, 2008 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Hooked in or just hooked?

Online communities, video games, computer games, technology... are we hooked in or just hooked? Don't get me wrong - I love technology, and my hand feel much more comfortable on a keyboard than it does holding a pencil. But sometimes I wonder how much of my life I've wasted doing "nothing" online or with technology.



Although Second Life looks interesting, I'm not sure that I would want to join since it looks like it takes a lot of dedication. Honestly, video games and such can get… Continue

Posted on June 25, 2008 at 1:15am

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At 12:10pm on July 21, 2008, Patty Donovan said…
As a child I felt immense competition with my sisters who were better than me in everything, or so I felt. I was never picked to be on a team and I developed an aversion to the competitive element of sports. While I recognize my own, very bad, attitude, I still feel bad for the losers in any game. By always rooting for the underdog, I have developed a keen appreciation for the moments when they come out on top. I do appreciate the dedication and determination it takes to be a winner. Add to this my dislike of the pro-professional sports culture we live in along with the pay they recieve and the unwillingness that so many of the proathletes seem to have to be role models for our children, and you get my attitude about competition. I must say I have learned to love to play games, I ski, I raft and play volleyball- just for the fun of it. I love the Olympics, mostly I love the hardship stories about the athletes. I also love to watch my own children and my students play sports. I still don't understand their drive to win, but I can appreciate the hard work and the benefits of being on a team.
At 12:23am on July 6, 2008, Su A Eckhardt said…
Nice Ning, Chelaine! I like your blogging thoughts. You have some intriguing titles!

2.0 assignment accomplished!
At 6:54am on July 3, 2008, Melissa Plane said…
It is actually historical fiction. It takes you through Thomas Jefferson's relationship with his long time mistress, Sally Hemmings and the lives of all of the children they had together.... wonderful!!!
At 12:16pm on July 1, 2008, Melissa Plane said…
Hi, Chelaine, obviously I am slow at this technology ning thing, but I thought I would try to make some friends.... I am not very computer savvy, but I feel better knowing you and I have the same page layout! After looking at your page, I am going to attack the "add photos" thing! Thanks!
At 9:46am on July 1, 2008, Helen Taft said…
Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I was leaving it until the last minute and thought it was due today. When I realized yesterday was June 30th, I just hurried up and did. I had read through the Philosophy websites we were given for guidance and read the sample. None sounded like me and that was the one thing that did stick out, was to be yourself. Good luck getting yours posted. I'm just now trying to figure out LiveText.....
At 8:32am on June 21, 2008, Kim Tully said…
Chelaine,
I have to second Connie's comments! The webquest looks fantastic. Your knowledge and comfort level with technology is inspiring. Maybe I'll get there someday. Thanks for all your hard work. It has been a pleasure working with you!
At 11:39pm on June 19, 2008, Connie Lee Awad said…
I loved your PowerPoint. As I explore other peoples pages I found yours to be really nice. I love the background. The comic strip was a cute added touch. I only hope one day I will find the time to aquire as much knowledge as you apparently have about Social Networking. You simply blow my mind away withwhat you are able to accomplish. You go Girl!
At 1:36pm on June 15, 2008, shireen kolarik said…
I made a Powerpoint on Google Docs and used it to blog about the things we had to look over in week 3. Nothing spectacular. Just showing Phil I used Google Docs. It was great working with you too. I think our WebQuest is going to be great.
At 9:14pm on June 3, 2008, Connie Lee Awad said…
Hi Chelaine,
It looks like we will be in a group together. I am not that great at technology but willing and able to learn. I'm glad this is a summer class so that I can play around more than I could if I were working. Looking forward to meeting you.
Connie
At 10:13pm on June 1, 2008, Su A Eckhardt said…
Hi Chelaine,
It looks like you are a nature lover. Thanks for inviting me to become one of your friends. CU in class!
su
 
 
 

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