Thursday, October 30, 2008

Food-for-thought, and technology advances for me

Hello bloggers!

It has been a while, I know. As I sit here this fine morning, just drinking my cup-o-java and reflecting on what I have been doing, what you would find interesting, and in general, what to blog about this time...I have noticed that the truth is that I have learned little lately. Yep, I admitted it! My brain has not crammed as much in as I would like as of late, but I know also that life has been pretty hectic for me. Let me explain...

I have gotten married. I took the plunge! I am happy and things are going great. I drive about a half hour to work every day, with my husband, who works in the same town as me, and I tell ya - if driving together did not break us apart, then nothing will (it is like that old saying that if you can build a house or renovate together then you can make it through anything?) - same goes for driving together in the morning and after work. What's worse than waking up and realizing you both need the shower, need breakfast, need coffee and one is always running later than the other - sometimes that switches - but then you get into the vehicle, and realize you have forgotten something of importance, turning around you realize that this is not all that much of a relaxing good time to spend with your significant other! But to tell you the truth, I am really enjoying it and life is awesome!

I just thought I would throw in that food-for-thought today! :-)

Back to technology...sorry my tangent was a little lengthy!

My CPT 10 class just finished their first video project - a commercial! They were advertising for a pair of runners. It is pretty funny, and I will post it once it is all ready.

My CPT 20 class is taking a detour from their Game Show Skits and actually doing a "Save Our School" video. Our school is under review for closure, and the students at my school want to voice their opinions. What better way than to express them through an informational video! We will be presenting it to the committee at the meeting after the new year. The kids are taking it quite seriously, and it is hard to keep emotion out of the mix when they are dealing with so many different personalities. That is part of the learning process, but I think we are finding it (at least I see it) as more of a challenge on this project than with others. I will let you know how it all progresses. We have just been interviewing students, now we need to interview selected community members on their thoughts.

The issue with the CPT 10 common drive access has yet to be fixed....ugh....

Other than that? Life is good.

Monday, October 06, 2008

update again

We are working on researching Canada's political parties for the upcoming Federal Election 2008. I have my students reading up on the issues and the promises that are being made by all the parties. They need to make their own decision on how they will vote for our Student Vote 2008, on Thursday Oct. 9. The students will do this research, then discuss as a class why, what, how, when and who - all about the parties and their thoughts. They actually seem really interested in it all and are putting lots of effort into their research. This is step #1 in showing them how to be responsible citizens. Woo hoo!

An update in my CPT class. Lovely technology sometimes I tell you....we are having issues with our common drive - which is what the students use to save their stuff - so their commercial stuff is not found at the moment....lovely. But, I found other things to do with them. Hopefully all is fixed within the next few days. :-)

Life is CRAZY lately. I am getting married this weekend, so needless to say I am SWAMPED with that PLUS school work (marking, prep). Ugh. I honestly will be happy when this is all done this weekend and life can go back to its slower-pace. I am looking forward to also spending more time in planning and being prepared for my classes and putting more effort into my school. I have been through a lot this year; moving to a new town and house, starting a new job, getting! I know - people are surprised that my head has not exploded yet.