Open End Questions
about the LINCS System:
you use NW LINCS?
you use National LINCS? Yes
(14) No (24)
you aware of My LINCS? Yes
(10) No (32)
you registered for My LINCS? Yes
( 5) No (35)
you used the LINCS System in your classroom? Yes
( 16) No ( 22)
is the most useful feature on the NW LINCS Site?
Lower level instructional programs
All, it depends on the need at the time
I read it but do not 'use' it per se........
All of it. I spend a lot of time exploring ideas from other
teachers and other states, love research
I enjoy the Tech. Resources that are listed! All stuff for
ESL students and instructors is good.
Read all of it
I've checked it out now and then and even had a few students
try it, but as a rule i do not refer to it. I liked the site on
grammar; thought the explanations and exercises re the use of the
semicolon were very good. Would probably check it out more often if
I had more time.
ESOL and GED sites
All of the information offered is very useful. Since the
demise of the /families That work Program at Bates CTC, This site
and others on the Internet is my only way of hearing what is
happening in this and other areas. My schedule is so overwhelming
teaching 16 integrated classes a day (defined by NRS standards) and
a pilot online project (Math 070/073) I have no time to meet with
staff at school. This site and others are essential to my research
for distance learning information and practices and keeping me
updated on embedded and integrated teaching methods and activities.
I have been assigned each quarter with an addition of a new major
project in each of these areas. With relatively no support, time, or
funding the administration expects delivery of materials to their
respective clients or students using these techniques. I use your
site as well as others' to gain information and ideas to create
Variety of classroom activities and resource links
The ESL sections
Student activities, links to other literacy-related sites
Web sites for interactive student learning, games, and
ESL teacher tips
I use a lot of the site so to say what is the most useful is
difficult. I do know that my students like the student study place.
Finding lesson plans and ways to integrate technology. to
find sites where students can do independent learning. Sometimes
it's difficult because some of the sites offered, you have to pay to
be a member or are difficult to find usable materials. I definitely
Being able to see what other states are using and the
connections for the programs.
The ABE Math Classroom
This site has grown and provides valuable ideas and facts.
Lesson plan suggestions - games - curriculum material
other resources would you like the NW LINCS Project to provide?
Support and connection for individuals that get disconnected
from the loop by funding issues. A communication site to ask
questions and receive information more or less from the horse’s
mouth in an unfiltered fashion.
More independent student friendly resources
ESL Online Courses for teachers and students
Learning style inventories
I have several students who are really hung up on Pre-algebra
and I see a need to have more hands on or work related activities
that show the use and need for learning it. Real world applications
so it does not just seem like read and regurgitate all the time.
Maybe a tutorial on how to teach study skills, if one does
not already exist. I'm thinking of the sort of thing that a student
could go through step by step.
Easier search capabilities
I would like more emphasis on high school completion subjects
Be more specific as to academic levels
Rate the programs offered - maybe 1-5 stars, etc.
is the most useful feature on the National site?
The same as above and the free web materials for my online
course. Thank you! Other levels of the pilot math online project at
bates received money for modules and could require books for
students. I was instructed to construct my own materials. How time
consuming!!!!!! I wouldn't have made it without the virtual
manipulatives and tutorials offered through these and other sites.
Facts & statistics re: literacy
Research and reviewing the regional activities and ideas from
the different regions
The site is wonderful, I appreciate all the resources
My online is functioning. I am using all these sites every
night to improve the online class as students related what's hot and
what's not as they work through the online activities. My student's
and I am learning a tremendous amount about the endless learning
opportunities accessible through the Internet. Last quarter's
students and this quarter's also have worked many hours developing
this class. Together we have created an excitement about online
classes and learned through the development stages many
technological, mathematical and problem solving skills. Using a
constructive approach to teach I saw nearly 2 levels of growth in
the student's casas post scores that I was lucky to capture last
quarter. Plus, the interpersonal growth as the students took
responsibility for creating a successful project. But watching the
pride and growth in levels of confidence was my greatest joy. Very
difficult to measure, but easy to see. eff hopefully will be able to
aid ways of documenting these most important competencies. I just
wanted to share these achievements I saw beginning last fall and
continuing through today. My students are proud of their
contributions to this new learning world. Without access to these
site this wouldn't have been possible. Thanks from my students and
Thank you for a great web site!
Thank you for providing LINCS. It's an invaluable resource
for ABE teachers (who choose to use it).
The Hillyard site classroom for Family Literacy students
(room #127) needs more computers to serve all students. Most of the
time the computer lab is being used by other students in the
Computer Labs are adequate for ESL students