Wednesday, May 18, 2011
So, I think I've decided what I want to do for my grad internship. I have spoken with David and my school principal and they are on board. My next step is to get central office to agree. My idea? I want to examine turnitin.com, the plagiarism site, for middle school use. It has been used for a while now in the county as a means of teaching kids the value of honoring other people's ideas and creativity but by the time kids are in high school they have already spent so much time writing papers that many of them are stuck believing that there is nothing wrong with taking someone's ideas as long as you change a few words. So, why not use it as a teaching tool in middle school? Kathy is excited about the idea and hopefully once I hear back from central office I can get started on mapping our how I will introduce the idea to the English team.
Monday, May 9, 2011
As we begin to finish more and more grad classes, the thought keeps hitting me that I am actually close to finishing my course work. I will actually complete my Master's Degree. While the idea of a future without grad classes and papers seems exciting, I still have one more challenge still in my path- the final internship. What to do, what to do? I have all these ideas running though my head but I'm not sure where to settle? I keep thinking about online portfolio work and something to do with writing. I wonder if my principal would be on board? I need to look over the requirements again and start jotting down some thoughts. Maybe that will help me settle on something.