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According to the New York Times and many other Americans, I am poor. I live in a medium sized house with my three siblings and two parents. My father and me are the only ones currently employed in our household and for the most part I keep all the money I earn to myself for gas money and many other things. My mother is a stay at home mom who house keeps and homeschools my younger two siblings. And by no means does my father make large amounts of money per year. Well under 50,000 $ really.

Income in the Corning Community T

Work is income. Work is someone making money to bring home to their children. Or a teenager making money to pay for their needs, like gas or whatever. Income is what helps the industries move forward. Work in my community is a bunch of small business owners. we have things ranging from sweets to alcohol. from clothes to renting movies. everything the goes on around us is work. our English teacher Mr. buran gets income for having us play on twitter, just kidding. but every staff member at our highschool gets income for doing work.

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Reflection - Teach the Web - Week 2 - Connected Learning in Practice

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This week, we were asked to “remix the web.” We moved beyond synthesis, augmenting the work of another with our own edits, appends, comments, and hacks. My project this week happily fell in to my lap when Kevin Hodgson took the initiative to remix my piece from week one.

Kevin’s work inspired and invited me, even challenged me to continue a conversation that was started between artists and learners:

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Helping Out - This I Believe Project - 2013

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"Make" day for Mrs. Ramay's "This I Believe" project with the seniors was a blast again this year. I love being a part of this project. I was describing the feeling of excitement and exhaustion after collaborating with so many students on so many projects to colleagues. It is the reason I became a teacher.

Students this year were even less limited by the technology. I attribute that to the facts that the students know what they are doing, the technology is better, and Mrs. Ramay preps them for this big day so well.

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Reflection - Teach the Web - Week 1 - Making as Learning

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Week one was an exciting success. I purposefully made something this week and received tremendous feedback from the #teachtheweb community.

We were asked to “make” as our homework for week one. Making can be intimidating, especially if you are intending to publish what you are making. Thankfully, the Teach the Web group built in specific constraints, a clear purpose, and powerful tools for the work.

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My Next Great Adventure in MOOCs - Teach the Web

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I have just signed up for a new MOOC (Massively Open Online Course): Teach the Web. After the incredible experience with CRIT101, I am very excited. This course offering is very serendipitous for me because I have some time availible for continued learning and I have a direct purpose to which to apply my learning.

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Reflection on the Crit101 Course

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At the conclusion of the Crit101 course in which I have been engaged, I feel proud to have participated and completed the work. I took the course because I was interested in trying out a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course). I am glad that I chose Crit101 in which to participate because it was so professional and challenging.

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Reflection on Synthesis and Evaluation - Week Five - Crit101

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I am much better at deconstruction than construction… at least, it is easier for me. After building a creative project for this course, I understand why synthesis is a higher level thinking skill on Bloom’s taxonomy. Creation is challenging.

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