Chapter 1 Background of the Study Introduction In the contemporary world, most people use social media for news, entertainment, to seek information and to be updated every day. Nowadays, the use of social media has greatly changed how people interact with other people. Today, most people only consider the benefits that the social media brought to the people without thinking about the possible negative implications of using it.
Dylan Esposito Mrs. Mancini English Language Arts 09 May 2016 How Social Media has changed sports How has social media changed sports? Social media has affected sports in many different ways, from having the ability to check score updates to being able to interact with the players. Social media has also affected the marketing in sports. Sports related companies will put up ads on social media so that during games people on social media will see these product ads.
Colleges and universities subscribe to services like Smarthinking, Inc. and eTutoring where email tutoring is prevalent. Smarthinking’s website describes their Online Writing Lab as a unique service designed to assist college students to become stronger writers. Students can submit their assignments online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receive a “detailed, personalized critique” within 48 hours. The site also boasts, “Smarthinking is a convenient, effective, and economical way to increase your success.” By simply submitting an essay and receiving feedback from a tutor through this online service, the conversation and collaboration is lost.
Social media sites increase student collaboration. Its making students easily contact one another regarding schools projects, group assignment to discuss freely in their project and the teacher can join with them. Also its important and for students who have difficulty in expressing their thoughts in classrooms they can discuss their thoughts with their friends and teacher online in the break time and let the classroom time for teaching. The second point that social media help keep parents, teachers and students all on the same page like in face book which allow teachers to easily communicate through private message to parents, and let the parent know what’s going in school like events. So that, its opportunity to communicate directly with parents and that’s according to Vancouver tutot Susan Cumberland she is the owner of school is easy and she has a masters of education in educational leadership and counseling and she mentioned this information in her article “5 pros and cons of social media in the class room”.
The different cultures are also mentioned in an assigned book in this course such as “Coming of Age in America: a Multicultural Anthology” is a collection of short stories, and it is edited by Mary Frosch with an introduction by Gary Soto. Through different stories of this book, I notice the differences totally impact to people’s lives and emotions. Personally, I think this class has been fostering and stimulating my understanding about diverse cultures around the world. I also see many pictures of my life in my classmate’s life stories. We did develop sympathy and empathy with others during the presentations.
On top of that, I had an English class where my teacher would give us a poem and we would have to analyze it. She would then tell us to come up with our own poem and short stories to present to the class. In this class, I learned how to annotate texts and to understand why the author wrote it the way he did. This class also helped me learn more complex words to understand texts and enhance my writing skills.
I know that the students in my class learned what I need them to learn from my writing lesson. Furthermore, the students learned what was intended and stated in the objectives. I was able to measure the student’s understanding using a rubric, the quality of the student’s writing, and from my small group observations. 2.Were the students productively engaged?
When I taught fourth grade, I would always ask my students the question, "Why Read?" Students would come up with many reasons as they could think of for why they should read. It was great fun and the reasons were exhibited on a wall in the classroom for the students to remember the reasons for reading and loving it. Students need to be excited about reading new words: During reading sessions with my students, we would identify a word or two every reading session that got them excited about a new word. This could be one word that they might, or might not, want to use.
You can look up almost any information. Social media is not only used for news purposes, but to stay connected with your friends and family. Maybe you have people who live far away, maybe you have family that lives overseas, or maybe you just like to keep all your friends and family whether they are close or far away to be updated on your daily activities, and share videos, jokes, news and games with them. You can also share your photos. You can check in and let your friends know where you are at the moment, you can tag people to show who you are with and what you are doing.
Furthermore, the Peer Advisor community helped demonstrate our concern for our students through our numerous activities that we planned outside of the classroom. The Peer Advisors organized many outings for our students. This time with them allowed us to connect on a more personal basis, and allow us to talk to them about their college transition. Being a Peer Advisor has been so rewarding in that it has allowed me to care and concern for these students as they settle into their journey at
I appreciate your constructive feedback which has engaged me in self-reflective activities that helped me to evaluate my goals and values in regard to my writing and reading skills. My portfolio includes the writing and documents that I have engaged in recursive reading and writing as well as research processes that I have applied for producing ideas, considering the purpose and revising my paper. Also, my portfolio has involved in and significantly self-reflects about reading and writing as social processes during this semester. Each week I participated in discussion forums that I needed to complete and shared my ideas with my classmates. This strategy prompted me to read more articles and essays to respond to others and helped me improve my vocabulary knowledge as
In today’s modern society technology plays a huge role in everyday life. Technology has a big position in education. Today students use laptops for school on an everyday basis to take notes, work on assignments, and research. Many people agree that, when it comes to education, technology can either be very harmful or very helpful. Timothy D. Snyder, a history professor at the University of Yale has written five award-winning books.