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Work Experience 30 – My Final Assessment

 

Work experience 30 is like the high school version of the Field Experience on the ECS 100 class. I was placed on O.M. Irwin, and it was a very life-changing experience.

My name is Edgar Allan Dela Cruz and this is my report on work experience. I was placed on O.M Irwin middle school. Irwin is a public school under the Chinook school division whose goal is to give quality education to its students. Furthermore, the school aims to improve standards of education that will have a substantial impact to its students. This is my Final Assessment.

 

I chose this placement because of three things. First, my inability to drive prevented from having multiple workplaces which was also a benefit for me in the sense that I am not required to travel such distances to reach my workplace. Second, the moment that I realized that I was handling twelve and thirteen year-olds, I did not hesitate of choosing Irwin as a workplace. After seeing the student’s situations (Different learning curves, Immaturity, and lack of discipline), I contemplated and realized that I went through the same situation, but nobody corrected me and taught me proper etiquette. Then, I said to myself, now that I have opportunity, I shall seize the moment to rectify the wrongs that has been tormenting my soul for all life. To inspire, to motivate, to rectify – three words that wanted to burst out of my heart when I chose Irwin as a workplace. Third, I chose Irwin because I wanted to be a teacher. A teacher is a person who provides schooling for pupils and students. The role of teacher is often formal and ongoing, carried out by way of occupation or profession at a school or other place of formal education. However, I wanted to be teacher because I want to pass on the legacy of my former mentors to my future students. I want to tear down every barrier that hinders a student from learning. I believe that every student deserves the best that their respective teachers can offer. Also, I was fortunate enough to get a hold of the best teachers in the province right here in Swift Current, and my goal is reimburse my future students with all the wisdom and knowledge that I inherited from these magnificent edifices that is teachers that continuously respect and honor.

 

Irwin did not only meet my expectations, it’s exceeded them. Due to the rotation of classes every day, it gave a variety of activities and responsibilities that made my work experience such a memorable event in my life. I had different task everyday which ranges from tutoring math, to teaching individuals drama skills. Every day was a challenge that needs to be overcome, and I fought valiantly day by day to succeed and prevail. My expectations were excruciatingly high, but what I achieved was something more than I could have expected: Bonds! Bonds of everyone in Irwin including myself that will be treasured in the deepest fathoms of my soul for all eternity.

 

Throughout the duration of this course, I have learned a lot of skills from my Work Experience teacher, Mr. Biem. Mr. Biem has taught me the fundamentals and proper etiquette of being a teacher. His lessons ranged from Professionalism to Confidentiality. Furthermore, as I was learning under him, I learned that he has his own style of teaching and a different style of implanting discipline to his classes. I think that I am willing to take a different direction from what I have observed. That was also something that I learned, “Take another route”.

 

The program has helped me significantly. It gave me an idea of my career choice of being a teacher. Furthermore, it showed me a new perspective in life or should I rephrase as “You’re not in school anymore”. This program has led to my final decision of being a teacher in the near future. I will do my best to deliver “Whatever it takes”.

Online Gamer Identity

Last we on Ecmp355 we were talking about Digital Citizenship. I have already made my Online Identity for tech task and I just want to ad my Gaming ID. I play a PS3 and this is my Gamer ID. Feel free for you guys to comment and ask questions. Edgar_Allan

English 100 Journals Pilot

 

I am gonna start a new series called English 100 journals. This series is where I make my own Reflection of my English 100 Class!  It’s a little emotional, and Some of them are a bit personal but it doesn’t matter. This is gonna be a little different from what I usually post because English is the subject that I persoanlly have struggles with because I am a Second-language student, Well Technically its my 3rd language hehehe. Without Further a Do, let the posting begin!

Gaming on the Move Issue#1: DDR

Hi I was cleaning up my hard drive and I came upon this video that I made ages ago. In my learning projects, I haven’t shown any of my game footages because I do not have recording device. However DDR has it on its system and I was able to record it with the help of Playstation Eye Camera. Obviously my gameplay is not perfect but, I did the best that I could. Enjoy!

What do think? Leave your comments on the  comment section below

Learning Project Linker #3: The Story mode: Sequence 1 – Hours Spent: 5hrs

Well I got a bit of consumed of the multiplayer lately and decided to visit and learn about the story mode.

Well let’s begin with the 2 part opening sequence:

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood‘s story mode picks up right away after the ending of Assassin’s Creed 2, where a a secret has been divulge to Ezio Auditore da Firenze. He now escapes Il Vaticano or The Vatican and heads home to Monterriggioni

First Impression: This game if whacked out. It’s crazy and all it needs is a mythical beasts and flying pigs to be complete.

well who is Desmond Miles?

Desmond Miles
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Biographical information
Born 1987
The Farm“, USA
Time period Modern Times
Political information
Affiliations Assassins
Real-world information
Appears in Assassin’s Creed
Assassin’s Creed II
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Voice actor Nolan North

Desmond Miles was born in an Assassin “hideout” in the United States, which was known as “the Farm“, an off-the-grid compound with a population of about thirty people. Though he was destined to be trained as an Assassin, he was frustrated by his parents’ explicit instructions not to leave the compound, and believed them to be overly concerned and paranoid. On his sixteenth birthday, he finally fled, wanting “to see the rest of the world.” He had no regrets over leaving his parents since, as far as he was concerned, they were little more than his wardens, with the farm as his prison.

After leaving the Assassin compound, Desmond went into hiding for nine years. While keeping a low profile, he eventually became a bartender. Wanting to avoid the Assassins, Desmond never used his real name, and used only cash to purchase items. However, he was eventually found, traced through a fingerprint needed for a motorcycle license, and was kidnapped by the Templars, who brought him to an Abstergo laboratory in Italy.

Desmond was used by Abstergo as a Catalyst to look for “Pieces of Eden” via Animus. She was rescued by Lucy Stillman, and  told Desmond that they wanted him to be trained as an Assassin, which could be achieved in a matter of days, thanks to the Bleeding effect. Doing so required him to learn through the ancestor that he had synchronized with Subject 16, Ezio Auditore. Desmond agreed to help almost immediately, which surprised Lucy. He was then quickly plugged into the Animus 2.0, and began reliving Ezio’s memories.

As he climbed out of the Animus, Lucy tossed Desmond a hidden blade with the Assassin insignia on the bracer, and asked for his assistance in covering their escape. Making their way into the warehouse, they were confronted by Warren and several Abstergo security guards, all of whom were intent on reclaiming Desmond.

The two eliminated all of the Templars that assaulted them, with Desmond – now fully synchronized with Ezio and possessing all of his abilities – masterfully using his hidden blade to kill many of the guards himself. With his entourage defeated, Warren was left to confront Desmond on his own; though he opted instead to retreat, promising that their victory was only temporary.

Let’s Switch to the other main Character. Ezio Auditore da Firenze:

Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Biographical information
Born June 24, 1459[1]
FlorenceItaly
Died 1524 (aged 64-65)[2]
Time period Renaissance
Political information
Affiliations House of Auditore
Assassins
Real-world information
Appears in Lineage
Assassin’s Creed II
Renaissance
II: Discovery
Brotherhood
Brotherhood novel
Project Legacy
Ascendance
The Secret Crusade
Revelations
Revelations novel
Embers
Actor Devon Bostick
Voice actor

Roger Craig Smith
Kid Beyond (Discovery)

Ezio Auditore da Firenze (1459 – 1524) was a Florentine noble during the Italian Renaissance and, unbeknownst to most historians and philosophers, Mentor of the Assassin Order in Italy. He was an ancestor to both Desmond Miles and Subject 16.

Ezio remained unaware of his Assassin heritage until the age of 17, when his father and two brothers, Federico and Petruccio, were murdered before his eyes. Forced to flee his birthplace with his remaining family, Ezio took refuge in the Tuscan town ofMonteriggioni, at the Villa Auditore. Learning of his heritage from his uncle, Mario Auditore, Ezio began his Assassin training and his quest for vengeance against the Grand Master of the Templar OrderRodrigo Borgia, who had ordered the execution of his father and two brothers.

During his quest, Ezio managed to not only unite the pages of Altaïr’s Codex for the first time since Domenico Auditore but also to save the cities of Florence, Venice, and Rome from theTemplars‘ control. He ensured the future travels of Christoffa Corombo to the “New World,” liberated Rome from Borgia control, and prevented the rise to power of Ercole Massimo‘s Cult of Hermes, helping spread the Renaissance and Assassin ideals of independence and free thought throughout Italy.

What have learned?

Follow Instructions! – This game is does not want any errors! It doesn’t say “Game Over” or “You Suck”  It simply Desynchronizes you because Ezio did not do “errors” and “careless mistakes”

Full Synchronization – This game is challenging players for Full Synch! here is a video to explain it:

House of Borgia

House of Borgia
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Coat of Arms of the House of Borgia
Leaders title Rodrigo Borgia
Headquarters RomeItaly
Religion Atheist, pretend to be Roman Catholic
Historical information
Date collapsed 1507
Notable members Rodrigo Borgia
Juan Borgia the Younger
Cesare Borgia
Lucrezia Borgia

The House of Borgia, or Borja, was a SpanishItalian noble family that became prominent during the Renaissance. Notable members of the family include RodrigoCesare and Lucrezia Borgia. The family is known today for their crimes, such as theft, murder, incest and simony. During the Renaissance, the Borgia family was the most prominent embodiment of the Templars and also the Order’s leaders. In 1492 with election of Rodrigo Borgia to Pope, the family became the ruling body of the Papal state. The city of Rome declined into corruption, theft, murder and oppression.

Ezio Auditore became a prominent resistance against the Borgia in the early 16th century, and recruited citizens to the Assassinscause. As the power of the Borgias declined and disarrayed, the city of Rome experienced a change, the benefits of art and culture finally arrived and its people discovered the prosperity of the Renaissance. In 1503 with the murder of Rodrigo Borgia, courtesy of his son, Cesare, the Borgia family took an instant downfall, with Cesare, the Captain General of the Papal armies, arrested and exiled to Spain in 1504. The family lost all of it’s influence upon the death of Rodrigo after Pius III and later Julius IIsucceeded him as Pope.

Sequence 1:

The continuing story is set in 2012. After escaping the Templars‘ attack at the end of Assassin’s Creed IIDesmond MilesLucy Stillman, Rebecca Crane and Shaun Hastings flee to Monteriggioni, establishing a new hideout in the ruins of the Villa Auditore. After restoring the electricity in the old tunnels under the villa, the player once again takes control of Ezio Auditore through the genetic memory of Desmond Miles using the Animus 2.0 (which is the game’s memory interface). Their mission is to find the Apple of Eden, an important and mysterious artifact that could prevent the impending disaster that is coming in that same year, believed to be perpetrated by the Templars.

Ezio’s story continues in 1499, where he exits the Vault, confused by what he saw inside. He escapes Rome with his uncle Mario Auditore and arrives at Monteriggioni. Once home, Ezio is comforted by the prospect that his personal vendetta is over and that his days as an Assassin are done; however, Niccolò Machiavelli challenges Ezio’s decision to leave Rodrigo Borgia, now Pope Alexander VI, alive. The following morning, Monteriggioni is besieged by Cesare Borgia, son of Rodrigo. Mario is killed at the hands of Cesare himself, and the Apple lost to Cesare and the Templars. Ezio escapes with his family and travels to Rome, the center of the Templar Order in Italy, once again seeking vengeance against the Borgias. There, he discovers that the Assassins are failing in the fight against corruption. Determined to redeem the Guild, Ezio convinces Machiavelli that he has what it takes to lead while assembling a Brotherhood powerful enough to destroy the Templars and his new arch-nemesis, Cesare Borgia.

well, That’s it for Now join me Next Time

Learning is Ambiguous – Session 6

Learning is Ambiguous. You’re always unsure. You’ll never know where your learning will take you. There will always be obstacles, but when in doubt, know your way out.

Tech Task # 4 Written Teaser

Note: Photo is very Misleading!!!

#1 would be cinderella – Once upon a Time,…..there was

#2 would be an original story – the Legend of Mathematics……Long ago in the land of mathematica

Stay Tuned!

Things to Do Before the end of October 12, 2011

1 – Math Homework

2 – Submit ECS 100 clearance

3 – Attend Ecmp355 6:00 pm-9:45pm Ed building

4 – Make Two Stories Cinderella & and a New Story created by you

Tech Task #3 Following…Following…Following

We were given the Task to find 5 blogs you want to follow and 10 people to follow on twitter. These can be educators or anyone else you want pay attention to.   Write a blog post about your choices linking to each source.

I always looked up to people who achieved success in very unique ways. Not all people that  I followed are “AAA” celebrities, but rather people who used diligence and perseverance to achieve success. Not everyone is cut out to be a celebrity or an iconic person, but I admire these people because they are all successful in the paths that they have chosen. Also, I followed them due to personal interest in the following fields: Acting, Speaking, Gaming, Singing, and Comedy.
Blogs:

Shelly Terrell : http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/

The Official Playstation Blog: http://blog.us.playstation.com/

Julie Powell: http://juliepowell.blogspot.com/

Classical Music Blog: http://classicalmusicblog.com/

Dean Shareski : http://ideasandthoughts.org/

Twitter:

Zooey Desschanel  is an American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter. :http://twitter.com/#!/therealzooeyd

Shelly Terrell is an Education thought-provoker, The 30 Goals Challenge author, International Speaker, #Edchat founder, VP of Edu Outreach @Parentella, SC Mgr @TheConsultantsE.: http://twitter.com/#!/ShellTerrell

Jim Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and writer: http://twitter.com/#!/JimCarrey

Rick Mercer is a Canadian comedian, television personality, political satirist, and blogger.: http://twitter.com/#!/rickmercer

Jessica Chobot is an American on-camera host and staff writer for IGN. She is best known for hosting the IGN shows IGN Strategize and Weekly Wood, which also runs on Xbox Live and used to present the IGN Daily Fix.: http://twitter.com/#!/Jessica_Chobot

Seth MacFarlane is an American animator, writer, comedian, producer, actor, singer, voice actor, and director best known for creating the animated sitcoms Family Guy,American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show, for which he also voices many of the shows’ various characters.: http://twitter.com/#!/SethMacFarlane

The Onion is an American news satire organization.: http://twitter.com/#!/TheOnion

Kevin Conroy is an American stage, screen, and voice actor, best known for his acclaimed voice role as Batman in numerous animated television series, feature films, and video games that make up the DC Universe.: http://twitter.com/#!/TheKevinConroy

Tara Strong is a Canadian-American actress, voice-over artist, comedian, musician, singer, and businesswoman.: http://twitter.com/#!/tarastrong

Nolan North  is an American actor and voice actor.: http://twitter.com/#!/nolan_north

Jay Leno is an American stand-up comedian and television host.: http://twitter.com/#!/jayleno


			
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