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Offline deedeeteacher

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #240 on: April 27, 2011, 08:11:12 AM »

I usually go and chat to co teachers, paint in the art room or watch a movie   :)

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #241 on: April 27, 2011, 08:45:58 AM »
Sit on the toilet, break something so I can try and repair it again, cut things up, farting, make drum noises with my mouth, invent girls names for hurricanes, cry with laughter at the state of my finances, sit round the campfire and get drunk, plug in my marshall stack and play LOUDLY, count my finger and toenail clipping collection. The list is endless. Most activities become lessons eventually. Don't give up.

Offline Wigfield

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #242 on: April 27, 2011, 10:27:48 AM »
I blog and fanny about online, generally.


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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #243 on: April 27, 2011, 10:42:10 AM »
surf the internet, watch movies, take pictures around school, make copies of worksheets, study korean, skype with people from home, lesson planning, origami

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #244 on: April 27, 2011, 10:46:42 AM »
Besides Facebook and twitter?
Tumblr.
Catch up on some American TV shows.
SOLITAIRE!
Play on the piano.
Play outside with the kids

chyeaaah.

Offline WTEChesser

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #245 on: April 27, 2011, 11:36:17 AM »
Lesson plan
Learn Korean
Diagram sentences
Read
Facebook, Waygook, Youtube


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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #246 on: April 27, 2011, 11:50:03 AM »
Make ancillary resources. Over winter (plus spare time after) it was the font suite in the sig, and a matching "feelings" flashcard/poster set. This week it's been an experimental non-point based reward scheme (likely to be finished on Friday when I discuss it and polish bits off with one of my other co-teachers).

If anyone -- particularly those with non-arts degrees -- is looking for an interesting and challenging undertaking, I recall reading an interesting post on Tae Kim's language blog a couple of years back about his perceived expectation for basic programming skills to become as necessary as office software skills as a generic marketable ability within our working lifetimes. My suggestion along these lines? Teach yourself enough Perl to make a basic wordsearch maker script or something. Yeah, those already exist online, but I don't think any do that stick a secret message in the leftover letters or the like, and from making that variant manually I can state that procedurally it's straightforward but just very, very time consuming due to the trial/error nature of the placement.

invent girls names for hurricanes
Brilliant! :D
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 11:51:46 AM by Paul »
More primary school colours and shapes activity ideas and resources than you'd ever need - here
Holy free educational fonts Batman!

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #247 on: April 27, 2011, 11:55:27 AM »
Check out bookworm for the super downtime. I wrote a short book durring the biggest lull in the winter. Also, it's a great time to discover new music. I would say though that the best persuits are intellectual and I would check out "talk to me in Korean."  It's been a good resource for my learning Korean.

-Ty

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #248 on: April 27, 2011, 12:37:42 PM »
Write my novel, plan further resources or study Korean. Say 'NO' to Facebook.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #249 on: April 27, 2011, 12:59:32 PM »
I read recipes to make myself hungry enough to eat the school dinners (I don't get along well with Korean food)

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #250 on: May 23, 2011, 06:30:38 AM »
I read, journal, email, study Korean, and draw when I finish lesson planning.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #251 on: May 23, 2011, 07:46:47 AM »
I've found that doing anything productive is nearly impossible. Play scrabble online.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #252 on: May 23, 2011, 08:09:56 AM »
I bring my MIDI keyboard to school and play around with tunes, or play video games.
Constructive activities don't work for me at school either.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #253 on: May 23, 2011, 08:13:57 AM »
Study Rosetta Stone Korean. Watch British telly via 1 year proxy subscription. Watch guitar lesson vids and comedy clips on youtube. Chat with wife on nateon. Chat with co-teachers and answer their English confusions. Facefook. Watch footytube. Go for a walkabout when my desk gets too warm. Oh yeah I almost forgot. Play guitar. My co's love a bit of Beatles

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #254 on: May 23, 2011, 08:20:35 AM »
1) Check Fbook
2) Read the news
3) Lesson Plans
4) Print things and create flashcards using the laminating machine
5) Look for online English games to be used in class

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #255 on: May 23, 2011, 08:33:34 AM »
YouTube videos, read a few diff forums, read the news, watch a movie or read a book.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #256 on: May 23, 2011, 08:41:04 AM »
Very little, I still have lesson plans unused from march as my lessons are often cancelled and I teach from the textbook 90% of the time,  so I find it hard to motivate myself to plan anymore lessons to not use. I sometimes watch EDUNET lessons, which are helpful for textbook teachers. I write, read self help books to savour my sanity, like everything possible on facebook, nose at pics of people i dont even know, plan diets and whilst eating (every bar of chocolate is my last) and generally just go crazy.
Nothing helpful here I know, but it passed 5 minutes of my monday morning writing it x

Offline Jozigirl

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #257 on: May 23, 2011, 08:49:15 AM »
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.

I wonder if this person is for real.  If so, just goes to show some "teachers" here are in fact crazy!

Or some of us simply enjoy our jobs and try to constantly improve our lessons...

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #258 on: May 23, 2011, 08:57:57 AM »

4) Good, consistent, high-quality sitting

I love this one, would think of taking up sitting proffesionally if EPIK let us get two jobs out here.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #259 on: May 23, 2011, 09:07:03 AM »

4) Good, consistent, high-quality sitting

I love this one, would think of taking up sitting proffesionally if EPIK let us get two jobs out here.
:laugh: that made me laugh