The Final Reflection: Where Are We Now?

  I really enjoyed the experience in this class. The autonomy allowed to students was a very unique, and not an experience I’ve had too many times in college courses. I will address now  a few things important and my general reaction to the CT101 course. Firstly, the professors were awesome! Prof. Smith, and the […]

 

I really enjoyed the experience in this class.

The autonomy allowed to students was a very unique, and not an experience I’ve had too many times in college courses. I will address now  a few things important and my general reaction to the CT101 course.

Firstly, the professors were awesome! Prof. Smith, and the other staff members were more than available to address any concerns students could have had regarding troubleshooting, project assemblage, and inspiration. I loved how the DS106 site was open-sourced for us to stimulate our creativity from. Genuinely, this team students were working alongside had so many resources to their disposal to make their time in the course worthwhile. Additionally, we were always redirected to sites and programs which would supplement our abilities and presentation.

This course took a very unconventional route, so I think there was room for a lecture class where more student on student engagement occurred. I think everyone had fun composing the Foley project, and it would have been nice to meet other students in the class through tasks like that, in person. Also, Kevin was really helpful when I had questions for him, so maybe he could have conducted a small portion of a class lesson and taught us a cool skill, or perhaps another CT Major.

Overall my time in class the productivity wasn’t as high as it should have been, with outside class time being limited. But, every opportunity was made available, so two:

On to reflecting on my personal website.

I’m not sure if I have had the greatest time with the layout I’d chosen, which had began with “Gray Chalk”. But it was lame, and wouldn’t allow me to feed directly to the CT website, so I took the site in a different direction. But this wasn’t a positive thing to start out with because the premise or thematic appeal of the site was focused around the “Gray Chalk” theme.

I don’t think I’m going to hold on to this domain name because I’m a very theme oriented person, and I feel this one has ran it’s course.

What I wanted to get out of this course was an easy way to incorporate technology and education as a means to benefit my future classroom, and I accomplished that to some degree. I have some of ideas on how to make it work effectively, and gear it towards a target audience rather than talking to the internet. Which is what I felt like in parts of this semester.

As far as citizenship of the internet and my stance upon it…I’m not exactly sure. The internet, and this class, is probably the best psychiatrist ever, because you can literally say anything in confidentiality.

So Where Are We Now, at a point where we can either fully invest ourselves within the communal internet, or still do things our own way.

Summertime Opportunites

Hello Community of the Internet, I came by an awesome project, run by Let’s Get Ready, which is searching for talented, determined, and cool College Students willing to serve youth during the summertime. Let’s Get Ready (LGR) is a college access non-profit that uses a near-peer model to provide free SAT tutoring and college application assistance […]

Hello Community of the Internet,

I came by an awesome project, run by Let’s Get Ready, which is searching for talented, determined, and cool College Students willing to serve youth during the summertime.

Let’s Get Ready (LGR) is a college access non-profit that uses a near-peer model to provide free SAT tutoring and college application assistance to student of lower income backgrounds, helping them to attain their dream of attending college. LGR mobilizes and trains college student volunteers to be the “Coaches”, mentors, and role-models who provide both SAT instruction and college admissions guidance, as well as the encouragement and inspiration that students need to succeed. To date, LGR has served over 10,000 students at sites spanning from Philadelphia to Maine!

Responsibilities include college students committing one night a week at our site located in Queens College, and be willing to become a Math or Verbal Coach; your choice!

Of course there are many rewards and support for such a position, but the greatest is to genuinely impact the future of those from our very own communities.

It is a powerful experience; here is an application link: Coach Application

If anyone is interested in more information, here is a detailed flyer: Coach Flyer – Queens College

Send any question my way at: Mandeep.Singh2@yorkmail.cuny.edu

 

Old McDonald Had a…CT101?

The Daily Create recently had a sound assignment asking for us to perform our own rendition of the classic, “Old McDonald Had a Farm”. We have to interject our own animals, etc, into the chorus, so I hope you like it! Again, try browsing the website for assignments to do, veryone.

The Daily Create recently had a sound assignment asking for us to perform our own rendition of the classic, “Old McDonald Had a Farm”. We have to interject our own animals, etc, into the chorus, so I hope you like it!

Again, try browsing the website for assignments to do, veryone.

Literally What it Looks Like…(Face Palm)

Here are some scenes I GIF’d from recent Punjabi Music Videos: Seriously, they make my job too easy. Honestly, I could go on for days, but it is kind of depressing where the industry has gone…doesn’t mean I don’t still listen to them though!  

Here are some scenes I GIF’d from recent Punjabi Music Videos: Seriously, they make my job too easy.

Honestly, I could go on for days, but it is kind of depressing where the industry has gone…doesn’t mean I don’t still listen to them though!