Dogshaming.com is a funny site. I really enjoy looking at the pictures and reading the captions. Its a simple idea. Dogs are naughty, and then their human writes a sign in good humor describing what the dog did as cleverly as they can. Then they take a picture. Then they post it with the literal explanation of what the dog did.
That’s dogshaming.com for you. So just type in dogshaming.com and it should come up. I hope you like the site, please tell me what you thought.
I must say, I like school. I like school because I get to see my friends and see my teachers and learn interesting things. But I also must admit, Sometimes I don’t. Though that’s my fault. Sometimes it’s because I am worrying about something or another. Sometimes I know something I am NOT looking forward to is going to happen the next day. Sometimes it’s simply because I got approximately 2 hours of sleep. Anyway, its late now, and I keep thinking its Sunday night. (its not). I would conclude that school is worth my time, though I sometimes don’t enjoy it so much.
I think I could learn without the coming to school and sitting and listening part of school, I (don’t think I’m insane) actually like packets of work when I have time to complete it. I would not prefer that unless I had an alternate way to see and meet new friends. I am okay with school now.
And as to one more thing-We should learn the things we do because they will help us get good jobs, and good jobs are vital because we need money and food and shelter and warmth and security and such. and we also need to learn more because apparently we need to advance in the world. Can I just say though, I almost think we don’t need to advance much more. We are the reason global warming is a thing. And another thing, what makes it okay rule and ruin the world just because we have enough brain power to. What gives us the right to cut down forests and contaminate lakes? What makes us so high and mighty as to do whatever we want? Feel free to express your opinions in the comments (though keep in mind I may not be thinking 100% logically or getting my thoughts across correctly). Sorry-back on track. We need jobs to keep the world (as we know it) going. We all need to do our part of shaping the world, we all need the revenue that stable jobs give us.
What do you think? About any of what I just said. Feel free to comment on anything you have an opinion on. Thank you so much.
Ipads, Computers and Smartboards Should Be Used In Classrooms to Maximize Student Learning
My class had an art class awhile back, and we were doing a special lesson. We had the district Ipads, and we were given permission to play on a fun app called isometric. We loved the app because it was fun and easy, and we learned about how to make 3D objects in a 2D atmosphere. In saying, the ipads were a fun and creative way to learn.
Ipads are a creative, easy, and fun. Ipads can be helpful in art, with use of drawing apps, in music, with piano and guitar etc. apps, and then in the classroom with creative apps. You can also use Ipads for light research, or anything you might do while moving. You can use an Ipad to record information while creating a presentation or a visual representation.
Computers are are a congenial match with Ipads because they could be used for opposite reasons. Computers are large, yet sturdy machines. Computers are exemplary for heavy or prolonged research. All computers have a mouse and a keyboard, these features help with fast typing, and fast typing means obtaining information faster. Obtaining information fast will save learning time for students and greatly increase productivity. Increasing productivity would mean getting more done and more things learned.
And lastly, for a quintessential matchup of technology, there are Smartboards. Smartboards help with the teaching part of learning. This is good because to learn, you have to have something to learn. Smartboards are exemplary for when a teacher is demonstrating something, such as a science experiment under a document camera. Smartboards are touchscreen and also computer based. You can type from behind a computer screen, or go up with a special smart board marker and teach from the front of the room. You can also freeze the screen on a page with directions and continue prepping or anything you need to do.
You could argue that with Ipads that the mobility decreases the teachers ability to monitor the student’s activity. But schools are able to put restrictions, making it impossible to go on a site that is not school approved.
All these machines would not rot a student’s brain, I believe a brain rots when you are sitting all day, hours on end, just fooling around or playing games or watching videos. All these machines do is increase learning by increasing certain information’s availability.
My teacher went on leave for 4 weeks, and we got a long term sub, Ms. Gould. Ms. Gould was so nice. Ms. Gouyou would laugh at the funny things we said, and we would laugh at the funny things she said. Ms. Gould was pretty much the best lo term sub we could have. If you don’t want to hear on and on about how amazing and fun the past 4 weeks have been, in semi detail, then stop now.
These past 4 weeks have been special in a way I can’t begin to describe. Teachers are people. They’re people you see 7 hours a day, five days a week. One thing i loved aboit Ms. Gould was that she was our superior, our teacher, and yet still our friend. Ms. Gould is (sorry Ikeep referring in past tense) very you’d and energetic, fresh (I think within a year or two) out of school. She seemed to remember what it was like for her in 5th grade. She really got it. Anyway, i also remember the way she read aloud. She read with great voice and much emotion. (Okay, now I could cry) I will beI kind of sad, in a bittersweet way, every time we read aloud. I always miss teachers after they’re gone. I guess they miss their students after they’re gone, too.hop don’t know how to feel, hence the bittersweet. Please don’t think I’m over reacting. You are sad when you stop being able to see someone you really like, and we all really liked Ms. Gould. She’s going to teach 8th grade for a while, now. We all wished her good luck with that (most of us seem to have about into the stereotype that 8th graders are vicious monsters-they aren’t), and we all gave her a piece of advice. I told her to make sure to being some of her to the classroom. Ms. Gould really did say she was going to miss us. I will remember Ms. Gould.
Okay-time to write happy. I will miss Ms. Gould and I hope to see her again someday. Anyway though, Mrs. Ripp is back!!!!! I really did miss her, she is the most reading oriented teacher I have ever had(that’s a compliment), and I missed her word choices and unique phrases.
Oh yeah, and maybe the way she brings her Danishness to the classroom. Besides being Danish, she also uses some Danish words or phrases sometimes. Like for counting, and she also says ( sorry for spelling ) “Hi hi fem ni clasa” and we say “Hi hi Mrs. Ripp.” I just spelled that the way it’s pronounced. I just think the end of the year (really the end of being taught by a certain teacher) is bittersweet because you are happy to move on the the next grade, or to graduate, or just for school to end,I but I think about all that won’t be there next year. I don’t know, I am not an optimist, really (though I am not a pessimistic either). I worry to much.
I hope I didn’t make any of you feel sad reading this.
Heres for the comments: Have you ever experienced a bittersweet moment?! If so, please tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much. To Ms. Gould, Mrs. Ripp, and one heck of a year.
I have blogged 3 times today, and it’s 5:32 pm and I am ready to fall asleep already. I LOVE LOVE LOVE blogging, but I have done so much today. I have been blogging for literally 3 hours ( no exaggerations.)
Anyway… I read this book a while back called ‘ The Elite’ By Kiera Cass. It’s amazing. It is the second book in the series, the 3rd one is out May 6th, called “The One” SO EXCITED!!
and here is one one my favorite (in kind of an unexplainable way- though you know i will try to explain) passages.
I looked away. That wasn’t something I could promise. I weighed Maxon and Aspen in my heart over and over, and neither of them ever had a true edge. Except, maybe, when I was alone with one of them. Because, at that moment, I was tempted to tell Maxon that I would be there for him in the end.
But I couldn’t.
And here I skip a paragraph or two.
He nodded, looking happier. This was how I wanted to end our night, with hope. I bit my lip and leaned into Maxon, asking with my eyes.
Sorry it’s so lovey for those of you who hate that kind of thing.
For me it just speaks to me, in a final sort of way, It’s the “hard” truth for her. Period. I just love that because it sums it up for her. She can’t pick. I also love the mix of emotions that it brings on. One – OMG, just pick already!!!!!!!! (impatience), and also – I wonder who… (Curiosity), and then – I think she should pick– (Decisiveness). And then the whole – OMG—NEED NEXT BOOK NOW!!!!!!!!!! (Excitedness/craziness(that’s me!))
I just love how you can interpret or think about it in so many different ways. I have no clue myself, she screws up rather badly in the end. I still think she’ll chose the prince, but of course, as of saying that, she won’t. OMG. Anyway. I am very excited and happy, I hope I blogged well, though I am aware i didn’t blog very professionally, as I usually do. Hey-BTW– Do you like this writing style–completely random and fun, or do you like usual me, organized, calm and using huge words that I am probably supposed to learn in high school (such as pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. It’s a disease caused by the prolonged inhalation of fine siliceous dust. – That is probably how I would normally define it. It’s basically when you breathe in volcanic ash for a long time)
Anyway, with my new favorite sign off,
P. S. I guess I have WAY MORE energy than I thought.