Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I haven't done much educationally in the past week (since getting out of school). Any time spent on the computer was me wasting time on facebook (probably playing Bejeweled Blitz, which I am unfortunately addicted to, or Chain Rxn) or checking e-mail. I keep thinking about school and what I would like to do before school starts but I've decided to give myself (and my kids!) some time off before I start tackling it all. And yet my new precalc materials are sitting in a chair in the corner of the kitchen tempting me! My 5 year old son is spending next week with my folks and I have a feeling that I'll pull out that stuff during my 2 year old's afternoon nap time.

I signed up to go to a tech workshop in August (Will Richardson will be speaking) that I'm looking forward to. Not necessarily for Will, but because there looks like there's going to be some good tablet-related presentations (and non-tablet ones, too). I expressed my interest in the 1-semester hour course that was offered... looks like we'll be reading through Will's book and trying some stuff out related to what the chapter was about. Hopefully I'll learn some new ways to do stuff (and hopefully it'll be an easy hour earned!).

I'm at the point now where credit hours don't do anything for me in terms of my salary, but unfortunately it's a necessary evil to be able to renew my license! And when they come cheap and interesting it's even better.

So until I delve into the fascinating world of precalculus, my time will be spent taking the kids swimming, to the zoo, to King's Island, to the library, cleaning, cooking, reading (hopefully), playing games on facebook, occasionally checking twitter, encouraging my little one to go potty (today was our first panties-wearing excursion!), and e-mailing. I think that'll do for a while!

1 comment:

  1. Kristen-
    Blog looks good. I know what you mean by seeing the pile of educ. materials in the corner calling out to you. Every time I look at my pile of "to read" I feel a bit guilty. Bummer about your levy. My neighbor teaches at Nagel and said it was a tough loss. I don't think this will be a "tough" class by any stretch. At the same time I hope you find something new to learn. While much of what we do will certainly be review for you I'd be happy to allow you to alter any assignments so they are more valuable to you. I am all about making a course valuable for the teacher rather than doing it just my way. Just communicate anything you would like do differently.
    Mark for the Web 2.0 class

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