YouTube is an online form of entertainment. It is a centralized place in which other people can enjoy watching and creating videos. YouTube videos range from being educational, comedic, and instructional. This phenomenon is being done by people of all ages from all over the world. YouTube relies on a cataloguing system driven by popularity metrics and its library of videos.
Having the opportunity to be surrounded by such excellent student leaders twice a week while receiving direction from President Harris is an unparalleled experience at USD. It usually takes me some time to open up and add my voice to the classroom conversation, but next semester does not worry me because a Gabe and Victoria from this section will also be there. In Emerging Leaders, we have learned about how to look introspectively and hone one’s own leadership skills, but in the next class I look forward to analyzing cases of leadership and understanding what works and what does not. If this class goes well, I plan on adding a leadership minor to my degree. With a minor in leadership, I believe my resume would be much more attractive to employers after studying leadership
In this course we have read many great examples of reflective writing, Andrew Sullivan’s “What Is a Homosexual?” is a great example of a reflective essay. I believe that reflective essays are a great way for others to show how they feel about something they experienced. Throughout high school, my English classes were based more around persuasive essays, rather than a variety of writings I have learned in English 1100. It seems like in high school all the teachers were concerned about was for the students to persuade people in our writings, in which ... ... middle of paper ... ...from the get go. Between work, school, and just getting situated here in Ohio, I have found that planning my days our ahead of time helps me know what is scheduled and it helps me to schedule my homework and studying in open slots.
Sitting in first period on the first day of my junior year, the teacher is giving the class a lecture on the real world outside of high school he explained that you have to actually put forth effort to achieve something that you desire. In the past year of high school, I put forth hardly any effort, still managing to pass, but not happy with the grades and realizing that what this teacher was saying might be true. After the first day of junior year I began to apply myself and one year later, sitting in all college classes preparing to achieve these goals once again made me realize this was the academic turning point in my life. Since first grade, school had always come easy to me, but as high school started to progress, it became harder and
Since that was what all my English classes consisted of in high school, I did not believe there would be huge difference at Virginia State University. I quickly discovered that there was much more to it. With only one semester of an English class at Virginia State University almost complete, they successfully showed me way more than the English language; they showed me how to be me. Taking a glance at my previous essays I wrote in high school before I came to Virginia State University, I am now very aware how much my skill to write, reveal my thoughts, ideas, and intelligence has grown stronger in this course. I have learned here at Virginia State University how to write, how to be myself, how to ponder for myself, and how to locate the solutions to the problems I do not have the answers to.
The 21st century school library is the hub of student learning with librarians helping with research, encouraging students to read for enjoyment and developing their information literacy skills. All these aspects are important for the current generation of students who have been “raised with easy familiarity with video games, email, instant messaging…Web 2.0 social networking habits, they have developed patterns of engagement that are different from those of earlier generations.” (Godwin, 2008, p. 52). School librarians must create information literacy programs to include Web 2.0 tools to effectively engage this generation. (Carroll, 2011, p. 27). The Millennium Generation or Digital Natives are the first generation to have grown up with technology and librarians must cater to these technology savvy students by providing opportunities to use Web 2.0 technology for researching and sharing information, thus engaging even the most reluctant student.
My English professor, Professor Willis, was a man in his early forties, or his late thirties. He seemed rather lenient as a college professor. It surprised me that we didn’t immediately jump into our first lesson like my high school teachers told me we would. We went through the routinely first day of school protocol but without the questionnaires that asked
High school was a good experience, since I was an ELD (English Learner Development) student my first year in high school did not consist of essays and reading long novels as compared to my other freshmen fellows. My first year was pretty tranquil, I was taught the basics of English reading and writing. Starting my freshman year I began learning about sentence structure, tense usage, vocabulary and grammar. These writing areas are certainly critical to English writing and reading. Without this elements the real meaning or content of the writing, when reading it or writing can be misunderstand.
This book was previously used during the first running record. When this book was first read, the student only scored a 68% on fluency which was at frustration level. Instruction was changed from running record, which was a cold read, to a hot read for the fluency assessment. The teacher first read the book to the student. Then, the student and the teacher read the book together.
As my one classmate put it one day “Holly’s like the New York Times; she always knows what’s going on.” I was the one that knew what the homework was, what the test would be on, if you needed notes you could copy mine because I had them all, and this was a big one; need help with your homework? Ask Holly. I’m not trying to say that I was an over-achiever, I too slacked off just as much as the next person, I guess my point is, is that I wouldn’t have been that girl if it hadn’t been for my friends. I went into my freshman year of high school very insecure about my own potential. Never did I think that I had it in me to be one of the “smart kids”.