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Author Topic: Deskwarming FAQ/Thread [MEGA THREAD]  (Read 264892 times)

Offline Gilligan

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #360 on: August 17, 2011, 09:19:16 PM »
What do I do?
1. I prep.
2. I check my email.
3. I talk to teacher, staff and students at my school.
4. If there is a lot of down time after these things.... I write letters to random friends and family and enjoy the down time.

Offline mtmadill

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #361 on: August 18, 2011, 02:58:51 PM »
Crank the AC and Work on My Master of Science in Education. Drink coffee and have the occasional nap. Good Times.

Offline expertamateur

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #362 on: August 18, 2011, 03:01:37 PM »
I fantasize that what I'm doing is really noble and meaningful and that I'm not wasting away my precious time here in Korea.
Vincent: What'cha mean walk the earth?
Jules: You know, walk the earth, meet people... get into adventures. Like Caine from "Kung Fu."

Offline tamza

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #363 on: August 23, 2011, 08:39:49 PM »
look at this: its absolutely hilarious   :laugh:

Offline lorabora

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #364 on: August 24, 2011, 01:46:28 PM »
There was nobody in my office during my deskwarming so I would either watch shows, movies, facebook, read a book, or take a nap on the sofa. They weren't too strict with the time so I would leave around 3- 3:30ish.

Offline assortedfruit

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #365 on: August 24, 2011, 01:59:20 PM »
Lesson planning, reading and online coursework.

Offline pcr123

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #366 on: August 24, 2011, 07:30:04 PM »
We were just told about deskwarming today in Orientation.  One suggestion was to try and negotiate with your school and ask if you could use that time to take Korean language classes instead...depends on the school for sure.

Offline stephengale

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #367 on: August 24, 2011, 08:43:28 PM »
You could may try learning the Korean alphabet...or ask teachers if you can get the draft curriculum and plan lessons ahead of time?

Offline lucycoulson

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Re: Deskwarming is bad for your health.
« Reply #368 on: August 29, 2011, 08:24:56 AM »
I am deskwarming this week as I am new at the school. I am hoping to make it as productive as possible!

Offline yellow_menace

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Re: Deskwarming is bad for your health.
« Reply #369 on: August 29, 2011, 09:02:54 AM »
Today is my first day at my public school. As long as you're not desk warming tens of hours every week, I think it could be fairly productive. You can catch up on lesson planning and such so that you don't have to take your work home with you. And, I've read studies about spending excessive amounts of time sitting in front of a computer being bad for your health; while the act of sitting in front of a computer is bad for your health, it seems the other reason is that it is generally connected to an unhealthy lifestyle.

Offline Freeto

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Re: Deskwarming is bad for your health.
« Reply #370 on: August 29, 2011, 10:16:32 AM »
Some health problems that can be exacerbated by desk warming:

- improper posture
- joint problems (my keyboard and mouse setup is not ergonomic at all)
- vision problems from looking at a computer screen for long periods
- circulation and skin problems

Do yourself a favour and give your body regular breaks from your desk.
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Re: Deskwarming is bad for your health.
« Reply #371 on: August 29, 2011, 10:27:22 AM »
I agree.  I, too, used to roam the corridors of my schools after classes for some light aerobic exercise when I had to deskwarm, or even during an afternoon break during the school year.

Offline henrykorea

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #372 on: August 29, 2011, 11:04:09 AM »
you should read, watch movies, write a story or screenplay which is what i am planning to do.lesson plan

Offline JYK2003

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #373 on: August 29, 2011, 11:52:33 AM »
Get a list of movies, download them (and the subs from Gomtv.com) and create a library for future use.

Offline pbfconnor

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #374 on: August 29, 2011, 12:56:01 PM »
Clearly planning lessons and making resources would be the way to go?
No?

Offline wolftashie

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Re: Deskwarming is bad for your health.
« Reply #375 on: August 29, 2011, 02:03:45 PM »
It doesn't help that while I'm deskwarming someone comes along n hands me ice cream... ;D
TEECHA! SONG TEECHA!

Offline noealz

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #376 on: August 29, 2011, 02:22:54 PM »
I recommend using Prezi.com
Makes powerpoints look like a thing of the past!

Also makes them more fun to create

Offline Hungtran177

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Desk Warming
« Reply #377 on: August 29, 2011, 02:45:27 PM »
My co-teacher told me there will be some desk warming time. If there anything I can do to kill time beside going on facebook or playing games??

Offline lorzua

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Re: Deskwarming is bad for your health.
« Reply #378 on: August 29, 2011, 03:37:05 PM »
Woow this is a scary thing... Man I am scared of this.
I also have a feeling that I will be doing lots and lots of desk warming in the near future.
Crossing my fingers that I will not have to do this but my school's pretty strict so I am probably going to get stuck with desk warming!

Offline skiptomylu

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #379 on: August 30, 2011, 08:25:58 AM »
lesson plans. also thanks for the link for prezi...definitely seems like a better presentation program than normal ppt.