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Offline notinKS

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #220 on: April 26, 2011, 01:20:42 PM »
Read, study Korean, chat with my 2 year old niece on Skype, prepare future lesson plans and just relaaaaaaax...

Offline katrink2

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #221 on: April 26, 2011, 01:23:38 PM »
I'm doing it right now.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #222 on: April 26, 2011, 01:23:58 PM »
Lately, I've been reading a lot during deskwarming time, but besides that I always make sure I am prepared with a few movies or series downloaded to my laptop ( I take my laptop to school most days).

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #223 on: April 26, 2011, 01:29:08 PM »
....well, if you have time, then you should use it wisely;lesson plans, read a book , learn some Korean...the list is endless

Offline Ectofuego

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #224 on: April 26, 2011, 01:29:13 PM »
this forum board keeps me pretty busy.  Other than that: lesson plans for future classes, organizing materials, preparing new ppts for class, assisting teachers with english writings, talking to students inbetween classes, reading webcomics and news, mindlessly drooling at the screen, diligently working on....something else...i dunno...
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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #225 on: April 26, 2011, 01:30:51 PM »
Read my book, catch up on the news back home via online newspaper, update my ipod (get rid of songs I don't like, download new ones)...and eat out of boredom!

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #226 on: April 26, 2011, 01:40:06 PM »
Well today I spent about four hours catching up on as much new music as possible. I actually don't mind having some time to sit around once and awhile since I don't always have time to listen to new stuff.

Offline Koenji

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #227 on: April 26, 2011, 01:43:49 PM »
Read, study Korean, chat with my 2 year old niece on Skype, prepare future lesson plans and just relaaaaaaax...

Do you have your own homeroom/classroom?

Unfortunately I can't get away with chatting on Skype where I am (teachers room) :(

Offline piyopayo

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #228 on: April 26, 2011, 01:45:02 PM »
When I am done preparing future lesson plans, I usually stream tv shows online. Also, I love cooking, so I always look for interesting recipes and try them out that week.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #229 on: April 26, 2011, 01:46:12 PM »
Plan English camp
Chat with my co-teachers
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Use Skype messenger to chat to folks
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Offline notinKS

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #230 on: April 26, 2011, 01:46:39 PM »
Read, study Korean, chat with my 2 year old niece on Skype, prepare future lesson plans and just relaaaaaaax...

Do you have your own homeroom/classroom?

Unfortunately I can't get away with chatting on Skype where I am (teachers room) :(

No, but there's a lot of times that I'm in here by myself. Sometimes if there's only one person I'll go ahead and do it anyway, although not if students are in here. They know that this is the only time I can talk to my family, so they're ok with it.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #231 on: April 26, 2011, 01:47:52 PM »
Make games.

Finish projects

Learn Korean

Offline kwhawk

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #232 on: April 26, 2011, 01:48:46 PM »
I don't have much time to desk warm this semester, 7 classes a day keeps me infinitely busy. 

However, last semester I had all the time in the world and I journaled A LOT.  When I was over being productive, www.sidereel.com is great for general TV shows and www.topdocumentaryfilms.com is always good for something interesting and educational.  Hope this helps someone, good luck.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #233 on: April 26, 2011, 01:50:58 PM »
write on my blog, facebook, email, read, watch tv/movies online, nap, paint my nails, pay my bills, stumbleupon.com, update my resume, browse over what kind of jobs are available back home, make to-do lists for my apartment, doodle on the dry-erase board, origami, so on, etc.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #234 on: April 26, 2011, 01:53:23 PM »
1) Watch college basketball/football if possible
2) Facebook endlessly
3) Naps
4) Good, consistent, high-quality sitting
5) Read up on the news
6) Fail to impress the other native teacher with my various British accents. 
7) When all else fails, practice reading and learning Korean.

Planning lessons over winter camp wasn't really an option since we didn't have the new books yet, only had a few days of deskwarming anyhow so didn't need to do anything major.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #235 on: April 26, 2011, 01:55:58 PM »
Looks like I found my answer in the number of responses this got so quickly. Lol.   

Yeah, I need to find something more constructive to do with my time other than reading FB updates. Learning Korean sounds like a good one. 

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #236 on: April 26, 2011, 02:15:27 PM »
1) Relive classic childhood moments through A) Watching old cartoons/shows I watched B) Playing games I loved via an emulator. My first conquest was "Pokemon: Blue" and that was followed by "Pokemon: Yellow." Since I have played Advance wars, Zelda, Mario 1-2-3, etc.

2) Read the news. This is something I NEVER use to do.

3) Give pointless advice to other people needing pointless advice.

4) Conquer the world one turn at a time. I play online risk games. I currently am blitzkrieging Africa and Asia, but I am losing ground in Australia. . . dang Aussies need to hold their ground. Don't worry boys! Help is coming from eastern Europe!

Offline eidnalom

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #237 on: April 26, 2011, 11:00:59 PM »
Read... talk to myself...

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #238 on: April 26, 2011, 11:58:17 PM »
Work!

There is no such thing as done with lesson planning. There's always more that can be done. What better time?! Rather than trying to figure out how to otherwise occupy yourself, think of ways to teach your students more efficiently.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 12:02:10 AM by laizamaria »
Spontaneity is the key to having a good time.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #239 on: April 27, 2011, 07:44:15 AM »
You can try a new hobby. That's what a lot of my friends did. A few girls knit now and you could maybe take up something else.