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PLEASE VOTE!!!!

So I am getting ready to vote are you?  I am watching the news and of course Rick Mercer.  I am trying to get all the candidates facts together and determine who I want to lead my country.  I feel though that who I may vote for may never be able to rule our country because they won’t get enough votes…dilemma.  So I know that my vote counts and I am so happy to have the right to vote and I will use it but will my vote ultimately make a difference.  I sure hope so because we need some change and I can see our country slowly becoming something similar to our neighbors to the south.  I pride myself in living in a country that is not like them in so many ways.  the things that make us different make me proud to be Canadian.  I want it to stay that way.  Please Vote and let our voices be heard.

Done?

So here I am am about to enter my last semester of University for my Internship.  Am I ready?  I don;t think anyone is ready for this experience because teaching is mostly hands on learning to truly learn how to do it you must do it, fail a few times and learn how to succeed.

I have been here before though with my first degree and the thought of having another degree really hasn’t sunk in yet.  I barely noticed my degree the first time around I think it is in an envelope in my parents china cabinet I didn’t even go the the graduation.  Is it different this time?  I think the fact that even if I don’t get a job right away I can still have a job that pays like an adult…subbing.  It is great that this is really the only profession where you can be a sub until you get a permanent job.  There are no substitute engineers.  Maybe that is a good thing.

So off I go to save as much money as possible this summer to prepare for the poorest semester of my life.  Ichiban noodles here I come.  I am excited and nervous who will my co-op be and where will I be  working???

Soon it will all be revealed.  Good luck to anyone else in my situation.

Final Project

This is my website.  Alexis

Tech task 10


Before I really started to research on the internet I didn’t really think there was a need or use for social media in the classroom.  This is because my idea of social media is checking up on friends on Facebook, but so far I have really gotten some great ideas about how to connect this new multimedia that students use all the time to their learning and the curriculum.  In this article I found cool ways to use social media to teach. 100 ways to use social media. Some of the neatest ideas were getting the students to do a character study from a book or a play by starting that character a Facebook page, following famous people maybe politicians on Twitter or   having a treasure hunt using all the forms of social media you include in your classroom. Since I am such a huge fan of travel and learning about new cultures I would love to explore connecting with classrooms around the world.  I am not sure if it counts as social networking but I love the idea of skyping people into my classroom.

I think one thing I have learned the most in this class that I will use in my classroom is to check things out and try them.  Using social media may be amazing in my classroom or it may not work with my teaching style.  I waant to try it and search out the benefits and options that I may have.

Podcast

Looking for Work

So as our school year comes to an end I am faced with the daunting task of looking for a summer job.  The problem is I have a summer job teaching a creative arts camp for kids.  Great!  The only problem is summer camps obviously don’t start till July because kids are in school till then, okay make sense but as a University student that finishes school beginning of April what am I to do for money for May and June?  Student jobs with the government run all summer and I definitely want to work at these summer camps because teaching is my passion so I have a dilemma.  What do I do?  Who wants to pay me to do some work for them in May and June?  Come on anyone?

Racist American UCLA Girl

I am having a hard time forgetting about the UCLA girl and what she said and posted to everyone.  I showed it to a friend and he said, “sometimes stupid people just deserve what they get.”  I think this is totally true.  I know that we had talked about the internet not having the ability to forgive but this girl took  the time to film her rant and made the decision to post it on the World Wide Web key word World Wide.

I think that younger generations that grew up with technology forget how public this forum is and she maybe thought of few of her friends would see this and laugh but now she is kicked out of University and UCLA may suffer from this rant as well.

I think that people need to be held accountable for what they do.  I realize that I wouldn’t want my entire University life posted to the public I did some things that I am not proud of but I would have never posted them on the internet, maybe I just think ahead more.

Though this provides a dilemma because I don’t like censorship so I believe that she has the right to say anything she wants even if I don’t agree I guess she just may have to deal with the consequence.  Hmm I am at odds here.  Thoughts????

tech task 9

As I prepare for my internship I am stuck daily as to where I want to teach.  I love the young kids like k-3 I have so much fun with them and I feel like I am good at teaching them.  I have lots of experience with children aged 3-8 mostly.  I am pre-interning in a high school now and maybe it is just this semester or the co-op teacher I have but I also love these kids they will try anything and they are very open to new things and we can have real conversations.  So where do I go who do I teach?  I know I don’t have an interest in teaching middle years but k-3 and high school really interest me.  I hope that wherever my internship takes me I will learn lots and be happy with my placement.