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Author Topic: Deskwarming FAQ/Thread [MEGA THREAD]  (Read 265331 times)

Offline Ectofuego

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Deskwarming FAQ/Thread [MEGA THREAD]
« on: December 21, 2010, 09:43:43 AM »
Why do we have to deskwarm?

Nobody knows, but NETs aren't the ones who do--Korean contract teachers deskwarm, as well.
Tenured teachers (they rotate) deskwarm, too, as do the principal and VP.

Things to Do

-lesson plan ahead
-improve your MS Office skills; people in business should focus on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (finance majors VBA as well)
-keep abreast with your field of study, especially if it's computer related--programming, graphic design, etc.
-brush up on your financial literacy
-brush up on your grammar if necessary
-learn a new skill that may make you more marketable in the job market here or back home
-exercise


« Last Edit: July 21, 2015, 07:05:00 PM by taeyang »
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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 09:45:38 AM »
lesson plan? :P

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 09:46:49 AM »
lesson plans finished work books and activities finished for winter camp..  I even made a new workbook for the kids afterschool in the spring
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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 09:59:17 AM »
start planning for summer english camp. :)

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 10:05:07 AM »
yikes!! what about writing letters to people at home? I find that relaxing. plus your mum could really appreciate a nice hand-written letter?
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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 10:08:23 AM »
Do you got iTunes on your Pc there??  If so, you can download tons of free content like audio and video podcasts, stream tons of music and learn stuff with iTune University.  I like to catch up on HBO, Showtime and SciFi series myself but it will cost you a bit.  Personally, I can kill hours just with the free stuff alone..
And if you're like me, you got kindle for pc ... so much stuff you can be reading with all that time !!

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010, 10:13:10 AM »
I haven't had the opportunity to deskwarm beyond part of a day, which I spend reading. When I get some real deskwarming time in, I hope to lesson plan a month or two in advance. I like to be ahead of the game!

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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2010, 10:17:32 AM »
 :( ;)The next time you visit a busy city, buy a package of postcards. Whenever you are at your desk with nothing to do, write to your beloved friends and family.

You will be amazed just how therapeutic that could be. Then of course mail it!

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2010, 10:18:36 AM »
Not a bad idea with the post cards.  Thanks!   ;D
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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2010, 10:28:54 AM »
Baduk (aka Go.) There's a website where it's really easy to play online. The game is infuriatingly difficult but quite easy to pick up. We should get a waygook tournament going ;-)

http://www.playok.com/en/go/

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2010, 10:35:29 AM »
Explore the powerpoint templates and think of a theme for yourself - or an entirely new concept.  It's pretty satisfying and you get awesome PPT skills!

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2010, 10:42:21 AM »
Dramacrazy.net.  You can tell yourself you're improving your Korean.

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2010, 11:34:36 AM »
1) Learn Korean
2) Write a Blog
3) Decorate your Classroom (or arrange the desks)
4) Movies
5) Create a lesson "battle plan" for the next term. (lessons, worksheets, ppt's and books)
6) Origami (seriously pick up a book and just figure some cool stuff out. Then teach it to your students plater)

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2010, 11:43:04 AM »
There is so much that you can do. I plan on cleaning my English classroom that is being used for Winter Camp including rearranging it, washing the desks and floor and decorating it in snowfakes and winter decorations.

Plus there is always learning Korean or taking an online course.

I am also making a scrapbook of all the major things I did in Korea and taking it home with me.

Also for those going on winter vacation it is a great time to plan your daily activities such as the tours you will go on, what sights to see and what your daily budget will be.
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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2010, 11:56:50 AM »
Learn how to use GIMP, Audacity or Windows Movie Player (or the Mac equiv). All are free (or come with Windows) and are exceedingly useful at work, and handy skills to have at home.

TV Tropes will eat your day.
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More primary school colours and shapes activity ideas and resources than you'd ever need - here
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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2010, 12:11:53 PM »
Basketball in the school gym to keep warm. PS3 on the projector.

Nice avatar Rufus!  :)
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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2010, 12:13:18 PM »
stumbleupon.com

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2010, 12:27:27 PM »
I love Brain Pickings. 

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2010, 12:37:15 PM »
im reading a travel guide about my winter vacation desination



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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2010, 12:59:42 PM »
Wow good call with stumble upon~ This is awesome..!

I've been practicing korean on http://korean.sogang.ac.kr/
The site is great.