Cultural Television

Cultural Television

I watched a show titled Queen of Hearts. It is a telenovela and is a Spanish show. I chose this show because I am minoring in Spanish and have been to many Spanish speaking places around the world. I have also watched other telenovelas in the past. The first thing I noticed when watching was how much more dramatic the characters act compared to American television shows. The music that is used also contributes to the scenes being very vivid. The characters speak much faster than I am used to, but when I visited Spanish speaking places, I realized this

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Twitter: A Great Experience

When I found out that I was going to have to make a Twitter account for my class, and stay active on it, I was very surprised. Although surprised, I was also excited as this was unique and something different for me. I had a Twitter account before this course but was not very active on it and did not know what good it was for to me. After my first few weeks of using my professional, educational-based Twitter, my mind has been changed and I now see the benefits of Twitter. This account and focus of the account has

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Supporting Others by Using Online Education

Online education is becoming a bigger aspect of education every day. As technology is becoming easier and more known, more classrooms are utilizing it to make their learning environment the best.             Teachers all over the world are gaining knowledge on how to use online education tools. In order to share this knowledge, these teachers must use an online communication system as they are far from each other and have no other way to share. This is great that we can do this today. Sharing such great knowledge is very helpful for everyone.             I personally think the idea of

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Communication Tool for Educators

Need a new tool to assist communication in the classroom or any other scenario? Read on! Communication is KEY in the classroom. In order to have a successful year and a successful relationship with your students, there must be a lot of communication and in an easily accessible way. A great app/website is Remind.com. This blog is going to start with some personal experience. I am very familiar with the remind app as I have been using it for many years and many different occasions. From my teacher sending homework through the app to me using it to notify a

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The Death of Teaching Careers: Social Media

Social media and technology are slowly becoming more of a norm in classrooms and schools. This can be a great new tool as it can be used for many aspects of teaching, but it can also lead to the downfall of many educators if they do not use these new tools appropriately, or properly. This first article I found explains a teacher who ends up suing her school of employment. She wanted to do this because the school was forcing her to delete her social media after a series of posts. She claimed that this violated her rights and freedom.

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“Ten Things Every Educator Should Be Able To Do With Their iPad”

Welcome to my first blog post! This post is a research related post dealing with the use of technology in the classroom. I will be responding to an article called “Ten Things Every Educator Should Be Able To Do With Their Ipad.” This article was written by Mark Anderson and I found this article while browsing twitter under the “EdTech” hashtag. Here’s the article below. I was not surprised when I came across this article. The vast majority of articles all share the same, common goal; teaching other educators how to use a new technology product. This article in particular

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