Thursday, December 2, 2010


direction or directions. both things i seem to have a difficult time with. but don't we all? i started this blog with the idea that we were creating a blog as if we would use it in a classroom. therefore, i have posted several items that i thought my students would find interesting or appealing. however, as i am looking at my peers blogs i have come to find that either the direction i was going in was "off" or i inadvertently did not follow directions. either way i will take the time to reflect on my experience in this class thus far now.

this semester has been quite interesting for me. what i expected to learn and what i ended up learning are altogether different. i suppose i thought i would learn new forms of technology, however i have learned more advanced ways of using technologies that i already use commonly. technology is so multifunctional and multifaceted. in undergrad i studied journalism. i used the same technologies- microsoft word, powerpoint, and a variety of other technologies. but at that time my objective was not to teach, it was to communicate to an audience of a different kind. for this reason this class as been very beneficial. i now feel like i can use technology in very applicable ways that i would not have thought about otherwise. i also feel more proficient to do so. overall, i believe this has been a successful experience in EDT610. my only hope is that my grade is reflective of this, even though it appears my direction(s) skills are lacking!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Today in class we discussed symbolism. We began by discussing symbols we see in every day life. We then applied our knowledge of symbols to today's world or pop culture, via a study of Lady Gaga. Finally, we took all of this developed knowledge about symbols and applied it to the study of symbolism in Macbeth. Find an example of symbolism in Macbeth (it can be one that was discussed in class today) and post it under the comments section. Your post should include a line for the play in quotation marks and the reference to which act, scene, and lines it came from. Here are a list of symbols in Macbeth:

  • blood
  • the weather
  • animals

Friday, November 5, 2010

sleepwalk often?

pay attention to Act 5. why is it that Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking? what does this reflect about her personally?

Friday, October 29, 2010


"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

William Shakespeare (Macbeth)


I want to give you guys a warm welcome to our class blog. Make yourselves comfortable. Move around and dance with it. We will cover a lot of ground in College Prep English/Language Arts this year. This blog is somewhere you can go to get caught up if you've missed class or ask me any questions. This is a place of our little community- a community of 12th grade English scholars. Enjoy!