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Good afternoon everyone!  Thanks to the help of a fellow classmate, I am able to share my Final Exam Presentation with you!  Here is the link for my presentation if anyone wants to check it out: http://portal.sliderocket.com/BFRCS/ECMP-355-Final-Exam . 

I created my presentation using sliderocket and I really enjoyed the program, I especially enjoyed the fact that the program is web based so I could access it from anywhere!  Very convenient!

 

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year and although I did not want to get too excited for Christmas so far in advance, I think the holiday spirit has really gotten to me now!  With only a week left of classes for the semester and finals starting shortly, it is beginning to seem like the end of the semester which means Christmas isn’t far away!  My apartment is already fully decorated top to bottom for Christmas including lights and three little Christmas trees… That’s right, you read that correctly… Three (3)!  Why we need three trees in a small apartment is questionable, but regardless, it still makes the apartment look festive! 

In addition to the holiday decor that I enjoy in the apartment everyday, I also spent the afternoon today wrapping tons of Christmas gifts while listening to Christmas music!  How could I not be in the Christmas mood after that?! I love wrapping gifts and listening to Christmas music so today was especially enjoyable! 

I am looking forward to the semester being over and a new semester beginning in January! I can’t wait to get home to my family and friends for Christmas to enjoy the holiday with them.  I am also looking forward to seeing many great friends when they come home for the holiday from school in other cities!  Christmas brings people together, which is one of the many reasons why I love the holiday so much!  Also a note I should include in this post… As I am writing this, what do you think I am listening to?  That’s right… Christmas music!!!  Merry Christmas everyone and enjoy your holiday!

P.S. – Good luck to those writing exams before they have the opportunity to go home for Christmas!  I wish you all the best in your studies!

Technology seems to be a major part of every person’s life in today’s world and although it is a phenomenal and very beneficial tool and resource, we cannot forget the frustrations that also come with technology!

Tonight my roommate was working on a project that she has been working on for quite a while, when her computer suddenly shut down and would not start up again.  We are guessing it may be a virus, but needless to say, it has to be taken in to be repaired and to see if any of her project information, along with any other personal files, can be recovered.  Talk about frustration!  Technology is becoming such a huge part of our lives that something as simple as not being able to use your computer, becomes a major problem!  In university, it seems to be an unwritten requirement that every student attending classes MUST have a laptop or computer in order to take the class since everything is basically now online.  With online classes, contact with professors through email, and submitting assignments online, I can imagine it would be quite difficult to take a class without a personal computer; it may not be impossible to take a class without a personal computer, but it would definitely make it more difficult!  I personally like where technology is heading and look forward to what we will be doing in regards to technology in the future, but I also know the frustrations that come with technology and I believe that it is important for me to remember that technology is not perfect and there are flaws in it, although I think the good sure outweighs the bad when it comes to technology!

Something amazing and inspiring from Alex’s presentation in class… I can’t seem to stop thinking about this video! I am completely amazed and intrigued how a father did this for his daughter! This goes far, far beyond the traditional baby book and is a perfect picture of where we will be in our future in terms of the technology in our lives. I believe this video is worth sharing…

So lately my life has been absolutely crazy with an overload of school work including assignments and presentations, as well as dealing with personal issues, but I’m going to give it a good, solid effort to get back to posting on my blog!

Something interesting I have been noticing lately that you may be interested in… Lately in a few of my classes and in my personal experiences, I have been critically looking at the development of children in terms of cognitive and learning development.  I have never realized how much the little things that people do in the presence of a young child, affects that child and how different parenting styles can affect the development of a child so drastically. 

Personally, I have had the opportunity to observe several different parenting styles and I am amazed at how each child’s cognitive and learning development differs, simply due to how each child is parented.  Something as simple as reading a book with your child before bed each night can affect the child’s development tremendously!  Child development has been something that I have been more aware of lately and I find it very interesting.  I look forward to digging deeper into this issue and will keep you posted on further information and observations I encounter!

The five blogs I now follow are located below, along with a description of why I am following each of them!

http://www.melindasfitnessblog.com/ – This blog is about fitness for women and I am always looking for new, exciting ways to stay in shape and live a healthy lifestyle.

http://mathedresearch.wordpress.com/ – Included in this blog is information about Mathematics Education, which I find interesting and will be useful for me in my future as I am majoring in Mathematics Education.

http://www.truckblog.com/ – This is my fun blog that I follow because I love vehicles, trucks specifically, so I enjoy keeping up with what is new and learning what is happening in the “automotive world”!

http://dashofmeg.wordpress.com/blog/ – My friend is actually the author of this blog, but I really enjoy reading her posts about cooking and finding out new recipes through her blog because I like to cook, as well.

http://blog.cmt.com/ – And of course, having country roots, I have to keep up with my country music!  I love country music and enjoy following many country artists.

On Twitter I follow…

@ShellTerrell – Shelly S Terrell

@MandyLynneMaier – Mandy

@ADashofMeg – Meghan Doll

@danecook – Dane Cook

@blakeshelton – Blake Shelton

@BradPaisley – Brad Paisley

@Eric_Church – Eric_Church

@CHRIS_Daughtry – Chris Daughtry

@Jason_Aldean – Jason_Aldean

@LukeBryanOnline – Luke Bryan

Being a country girl, most of the people I chose to follow on Twitter are country music artists such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Eric Church, along with several others.  I chose to follow Shelly S Terrell because I enjoyed her presentation in class.  Mandy and Meghan Doll are two people I know personally.  Dane Cook is one of my favourite comedians, which is why I decided to follow him.  And I am also a big fan of American and Canadian Idol, which is where I first saw Chris Daughtry and I immediately loved his music.

Hey everyone!  I have successfully been able to embed the Google Form on my blog thanks to those of you who left a comment with your wise words of wisdom!  I very much appreciate everyone who took a minute to try and help me out with this!  THANK YOU! 🙂  It turns out i was pasting the link into the ‘Visual’ tab instead of the ‘HTML’ tab so it was a quick fix and now I am up and running smoothly!  Thanks again everyone!



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  • mofizur: Hi Allison, I have wii and play the game tennis. It is really good entertainment also. Thanks.
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  • courtneyadams10: It looks challenging but like a lot of fun! Thanks for posting the video!

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