1. Samantha Bert

    Write The Right Way :)

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    So I am happy to say that I finished the first draft of my book! It turns out the author’s advice I’ve looked for of just sitting down and writing is the best advice I could have received. For about nine days, I sat down for eight hours and just …

  2. Samantha Bert

    Wednesday’s Wisdom ….

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    Good morning!  Today’s words of wisdom is:

    “I  figure life is a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt with next. You learn to take life as it comes at you-to make each day count.” -Titanic

     

    So there you …

  3. Samantha Bert

    Two Days Worth of Posting

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    So yesterday when I went to write a post about “Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom” I kept getting a page telling me that there was maintenance on my page .  So, I will post what I would have posted yesterday today!

    “There will be a time when you believe everything is …

  4. Samantha Bert

    Day 2 of Writing !

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    For the past two days, I have been vigorously writing and working on a novel that I’ve had in mind since I was a senior in high school.  I am SO excited that I’ve finally had the time to get this started.

    Over the school year, I was following some …

  5. Samantha Bert

    A Special Thanks!

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    I just wanted to give a shout out blog to all of my viewers!  I’ve been getting so many nice comments and really great feedback and I just want all you to know that I greatly appreciate it.

    Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved to write.  I …

  6. Samantha Bert

    Love Yourself

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    Today I was just told something that disappointed me.  No names involved, but I was just told by one of my friends that they know somebody who was paid less as an extra on a show because she was not as “pretty” as the other extras.  This is why I …

  7. Michael Oliveri

    Some Of My Philosophies

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    I consider myself to be a man of strict moral code, and i hardly ever rarely never, ever ever ever compromise myself.  If i compromise myself, than what wont i compromise?

    The first thing, and most important thing, is family.  I’m the oldest of 3, we’re all very close, and …

  8. Samantha Bert

    Just some light reading … :)

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    So, when I got home from school I had two copies of “The New Yorker” waiting for me!  How exciting  I was reading the May 7th issue and really enjoyed the article “Machine Politics” by David Kushner.  This article discusses George Hotz who you can basically call a professional hacker.  …

  9. Samantha Bert

    Advice to Undergrads….

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    So I stumbled upon this today and found it really funny.  Although I am still an undergraduate, I just packed everything up so I can go home tomorrow – this means that my Junior year is officially over.  Where did the time go did from being a Freshman to …

  10. Samantha Bert

    Hello, Gorgeous ;)

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    So one of my friends just invited me to join this awesome group on Facebook called “Hello, Gorgeous“.  The main goal of this group is to stand up for what is “beautiful”.  But what exactly is beautiful anyways?  ”Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a …

  11. Samantha Bert

    NCTE Field Trip! :)

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    Today with my fellow NCTE members I went to an elementary school in the Endicott area to donate the money we raised and choose the books we wanted to give to them.  In September, there were terrible floods that ruined schools and homes in the area.  As one could imagine, …

  12. Emily Heyden

    Oh Flikr, how I love you.

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    Over the course of the semester we have had to create many visual things and use a platform to share them. We were told to create a Flikr account and use that as the place to upload our photos to. From there you can take them anywhere.…

  13. Emily Heyden

    Oh Flikr, how I love you.

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    Over the course of the semester we have had to create many visual things and use a platform to share them. We were told to create a Flikr account and use that as the place to upload our photos to. From there you can take them anywhere.…

  14. Emily Heyden

    How nifty!

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    A website that I have had to use multiple times over the course of the semester was SoundCloud. It is a great way to share audio files with a large audience. The biggest plus? That it is super easy to use!

    First you need to sign up for an …

  15. Emily Heyden

    How nifty!

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    A website that I have had to use multiple times over the course of the semester was SoundCloud. It is a great way to share audio files with a large audience. The biggest plus? That it is super easy to use!

    First you need to sign up for an …

  16. khrystie

    Looking to Move? Here’s How!

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    Recently, I’ve discovered that my although my time at this specific domain will come to an end, that doesn’t mean that all my blog content will be lost! Good news to fellow bloggers who are looking to move to new sites… whatever the reason may be! I’m here to share …

  17. khrystie

    Twitter Chat Made Simple!

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    Interested in becoming part of a larger conversation about the things you’re interested in? Do you want to talk to people all around the world, giving and receiving information across distances? How about having meaningful interactions where links and documents can be shared in 140 characters or less? If this …

  18. Keith Kilmer

    Multimodal Reflection

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    Keith Kilmer

    C. Sarver

    4/30/12

    For my efolio, I chose a black background because I think it projects a professional image.  I want my personality to come through in the photos and the texts, so the background should emphasize simple professionalism.  For the picture, I had my wife take a …

  19. Lindsay Kenney

    Happy Birthday Billy Shakes!

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    So it was actually William Shakespeare’s birthday the other day. I was never a fan of Shakespeare. I struggled to make sense of his writing because it was challenging. However, I know it is something I will, one day, have to teach, and I am okay with that. When I …

  20. Olivia Guay

    reflecting on the semester…

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    “Thinking about English 307…”

    This semester in eng307 has taught me so much! I have learned more skills and applications in this class then I ever have in another class.

    What I will take from this class will be greatly beneficial to my future as an educator.  I am more …

  21. khrystie

    I’m Moving… Come Join Me!

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    As the semester comes to an end, my time here at this domain does too. I have really enjoyed getting to learn how to navigate WordPress… so I’ve moved to another WordPress site! I would love to receive the same great feedback there as I did here, so click here

  22. Keith Kilmer

    His Eyes Were Watching Multi-modality

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    His Eyes were Watching Multimodality

    When the semester began, the idea of what a text was seemed cut and dry.  Essays were simply textual constructions on paper to read by the professor.  In a short span of time, that representation has become problematized. Reading the blog posts of my colleges …

  23. Sarah Messmer

    An Innovative New Way to Present!

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    I have recently discovered the amazing world of Prezi. It is a fun, exciting, interactive way to spice up those mundane PowerPoint presentations and boring old lectures. I used to program to create a presentation for a class that I taught, and the reaction was wonderful!  The students …

  24. Samantha Bert

    Yoga Sesh

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    “When you step out of your comfort zones, go into the unknown, that is when we change.  If we are not pushing ourselves and doing something different, we stay the same, we never evolve.  Push yourselves….”

    That is what my yoga instructor said as she turned off the lights while …

  25. Keith Kilmer

    Intro to my LRA for 663

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    This is my introduction to the Literature Review Article.  I was just presenting some of the little tidbit facts about gaming and education before I talked about the research.  I am going to be posting a tutorial on how I did it in the next couple of days.   It was …

  26. Samantha Bert

    So true :)

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    This is definitely a quote to live by.  The people you surround yourself with influence your development as a person.  If you are surrounded by negative people who do bad things, you will most likely go down that path.  It is important to remember to be around those that …