Monday, 5 May 2014

Personal Post: Stubborn Dog

This is my dog Spencer. I took a picture of him sitting outside because he always does this. He is the most stubborn dog ever. We let him outside so he can go do his business. Like every dog when he is done he barks at the door to get let in. When we open the door to let him in he just sits there and doesn't do anything so we shut the door and he starts barking again. So now when he barks we have to hold the door open with a box or anything and let him sit there until he's ready to come in. Sometimes when it's nice out he does this for a hour. He's so annoying but he's pretty cool. 

TED Talk

The TED Talk I watched was by Shawn Achor.  It was called "The Happiness Advantage."  It was only 3 minutes long but I feel like it really got its point across.  While watching this TED Talk it looked like he was a little nervous because he was stuttering in a few of his sentences.  Other than that I really enjoyed this TED Talk.  It talked about how a lot of people think that to be happy you have to make money.  By making money you will be successful and that would make you happy.  He said that to make money and be happy, you already have to be happy.  Being happy makes you work harder and better.  I completely agree with what he is saying.  When I am happy I feel more determined to do my work to the best of my ability.  When I am not in the best of moods I wish I could be happy and successful but I don't feel determined to do anything.  He says that if you write 3 things down you are grateful about for 21 days you will start feeling happier.  I think I am going to try it out and see if it really does work.  Always thinking positive and being happy is difficult at times, but I don't think it will be that big of a challenge. 


The link to the video I watched is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWJC3v2pOQk&safe=active

Personal Post: 1 Second Per Day: Week 1



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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Quickwrite- Worst Meal

The worst meal would smell like a skunk. The smell would be so rotten it makes you smell it on your breath for weeks. The taste of it is bitter. It tastes chalky. It's so thick and there's no liquidy part to the meal. The lingering odor is always around you.

Quickwrite- Eden

My imaginary Eden is a place with medium hills. There are a lot of colour ful flowers everywhere. The housings will look like logs from the outside, on the inside there will be classical furniture in all the rooms. Everyone wears different things because they are all unique and don't fall into social standards. Concerts everyday. Transportation around the Eden  is walking or scooters. The climate is warm like an average summer day with a light wind. No religion followed there because they think and believe theirselves and the others around them.different types of food places on ever corner, with affordable prices.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Skype Reflection

The thing that went well is showing them the pictures with what we were saying. It made it more interactive with them. It looked like they really enjoyed seeing the pictures along with what we were saying. Even though the pictures had a little glare because of the screens it still looked like they enjoyed it. The value in collaborating via Skype is that it is unique and funny. We get learn about the things they are learbing in other places. When I was in grade 2 we didn't learn what they are learning. We can see how different things are in different places and we are using a new technology as well.