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Offline jillianc

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #420 on: September 07, 2011, 09:30:18 AM »
Lesson Plan & Plan for Summer Camps...

AND

http://pinterest.com/

http://www.stumbleupon.com/

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YES! Pinterest and Stumbleupon take up so much of my deskwarming time

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Re: What can you get away with doing at work while "desk warming"?
« Reply #421 on: September 07, 2011, 09:34:53 AM »
A book is definitley okay.  There are several teachers in my office who spend most of their non-teaching time watching movies, reading, playing online games, sleeping, chatting, on the phone/skype, online shopping or just taking really long lunches.

I would draw the line at drinking soju or beer at your desk - unless you're bringing it in for the entire office and handing them out later in the day - but otherwise, pretty much anything is acceptable.  If it's not, the school will probably let you know and then you play the waegook card: smile apologetically, give a small shrug and say that you didn't know it would be a problem. 

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Re: What can you get away with doing at work while "desk warming"?
« Reply #422 on: September 07, 2011, 09:48:41 AM »
Skype, Online Poker, Download and watch series/movies, edit my photos in photoshop and bump massive dupstep remixes!

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #423 on: September 07, 2011, 10:57:24 AM »
those are good ideas. I don't have my own classroom so can i still play games, youtube, music, etc in the staff room? they seem pretty relaxed about internet use

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Re: What can you get away with doing at work while "desk warming"?
« Reply #424 on: September 07, 2011, 01:52:08 PM »
Use common sense. But from what I've experienced so far, close to anything short of porn and drinking.

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Re: What can you get away with doing at work while "desk warming"?
« Reply #425 on: September 07, 2011, 02:26:24 PM »
Look around your office and see what others do. If they read books, watch movies or sleep then you should also be able to do it. I've always found playing games and watching shows at work terrible because I feel like I've just wasted all my free time/day. If you want to be productive then do some research. You can learn something new, find a possible new future career (whether it's teaching in another country or a non-teaching job), learn Korean (at least 1 new word a day), review your next big purchase, find your next holiday destination, work out your finances, send emails to friends and family, sleep (so that you can do more stuff later), upload photos,or make plans for the weekend.

I prefer beer, books and tv for after work heh  :P

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Re: What can you get away with doing at work while "desk warming"?
« Reply #426 on: September 07, 2011, 04:20:09 PM »
Your schools will check your work computer for your web surfing habits and downloads.  They will check for porn.  You would be wise to do your work first and then relax afterwards.  That's what you can get away with...

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Re: What can you get away with doing at work while "desk warming"?
« Reply #427 on: September 07, 2011, 05:04:49 PM »
Your schools will check your work computer for your web surfing habits and downloads.  They will check for porn.  You would be wise to do your work first and then relax afterwards.  That's what you can get away with...

Does this really happen  :o?  Do they have keyloggers or how do they know?  Not that I go on bad sites, but I check out Google News from time to time which sometimes has the TMZ lol.  Afterwards I clear the browsing history, and sometimes use a VPN to view blocked websites like espn.com(?).  But I work in my own classroom where when I do have my sparetime (sparingly) I sometimes watch movies to energize me or play winning eleven on my laptop  :laugh:  Other times I'm busting my butt to try to keep up or get ahead in work.

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Re: What can you get away with doing at work while "desk warming"?
« Reply #428 on: September 07, 2011, 06:07:53 PM »
Your schools will check your work computer for your web surfing habits and downloads.  They will check for porn.  You would be wise to do your work first and then relax afterwards.  That's what you can get away with...

Please!

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #429 on: September 08, 2011, 08:29:16 AM »
I have only been at my school for two weeks and I "deskwarm" often during the week.  Meaning I have no classes the rest of the day but I sit at my desk and twiddle my thumbs.  When I am up in my English room I Facebook, email, listen to music, search for lesson ideas and plan lessons.  When I have to spend the afternoon in the teacher's office with the Vice Principal I only research lesson ideas and plan out lessons.  It all depends where you are and who is monitoring you.  I usually just try to stay busy with work stuff but there is only so much time you can spend researching lessons at one time.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #430 on: September 08, 2011, 09:11:06 AM »
I don't know about the rest of Korea, but in Busan many websites are blocked by the office of education. I just pay for a vpn like http://www.pandapow.com/ (about 9,000won/month) and I can browse as if I'm in America. Also it's nearly impossible for anyone in Korea to track what sites I visit. You might not realize it but some search results are censored by the Korean government (not as bad as China/Vietnam). If you use this vpn you can also access the American android app market :)

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Re: What can you get away with doing at work while "desk warming"?
« Reply #431 on: September 08, 2011, 11:50:38 AM »
Your schools will check your work computer for your web surfing habits and downloads.  They will check for porn.  You would be wise to do your work first and then relax afterwards.  That's what you can get away with...

Please!

"WILL check" is pretty strong.  I'd go with "CAN check" or "have the right and the ability to check, if they choose."

If you have a good relationship with your co-workers and VP, you're probably fine.  If they hate you, it's one of many things they could be doing to make you look bad enough to fire.

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #432 on: September 08, 2011, 01:22:46 PM »
no concerns about that!
It's def my time to relex my time and can make lesson plan or prepare some vidoes~!
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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #433 on: October 07, 2011, 10:05:20 AM »
-Prepare lessons
-Catch up on my tv shows online
-Facebook :)

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #434 on: October 07, 2011, 11:47:34 AM »
Listen to music and facebook. Write long email to family

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #435 on: October 10, 2011, 09:48:15 AM »
Deskwarming is wonderful, because it allows you to come up with lesson plans, read, catch up on emails/facebook, study Korean, write in your blog, and pretty much do whatever it is that you would like to do.  I don't have much time at school to do this, but if you're given it, use it wisely!

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Re: Deskwarming - What do you do?
« Reply #436 on: October 12, 2011, 09:27:33 AM »
I read a lot of news online. Occasionally, I check sites like Waygook, and when I'm really desperate, I do lesson planning. Sometimes I write long emails to friends and family. Like many other teachers, I share an office with about 9 others, so I feel guilty about appearing to slacker-ish. But nobody has bothered me one bit (so far).
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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #437 on: October 12, 2011, 01:33:07 PM »
Woah, I didn't know they could do that o_o;  I've been browsing mostly non-teaching sites, and nobody has brought anything up to me before..

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #438 on: October 16, 2011, 02:07:42 PM »
You could always play minecraft (at minecraft.net). That will undoubtedly eat up hours ;). Though I would suggest only playing once you've finished all your other prep :)

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Re: Desk Warming Ideas
« Reply #439 on: November 17, 2011, 12:42:11 PM »
Here's a link I found useful for learning the Korean alphabet/help with pronunciation.

http://koreanwikiproject.com/wiki/index.php?title=Hangeul_step_1