Hello and Welcome!
My name is Serena Lowry and I am just starting in my 3rd year of Middle Years Education at the University of Regina – technically I am using this course to fill a 4th year elective to hopefully get a little bit ahead with my classes. This is the second time I have taken spring classes, the 4th time I have taken an online (not-in-person) class but the first time I have take a zoom class. I quite like it – saves me gas $$ and I am also able to wear pajamas or sweatpants and no one will ever know, and I also get to cuddle my cat while also in class which is kinda cool.
Here is a picture of my cat:
His name is Kitia (which means kitty in Polish… I think…). He is 15 years old, which is quite old for a cat but he doesn’t show the age at all. I got him on my 5th birthday and he has been my best friend ever since. I also have another cat named Lucy, but she is more of my mom’s cat but shes still pretty cute.
This is not the first time I have had to blog for a class, so I feel like I actually know what I am doing now 😛 I have created blog posts for my ECS 100, ECS 110, ESCI 302 classes. I hope to actually use my blog for more than just class posts, but it has still been useful to me to be able to go look back on things I have written about in the past. It is interesting to see what you posted a year or even 2 years ago. I do hope to expand it more and include some more resources or information I have come across in other classes that we didn’t blog in. I think that these could come in handy for my future self as a teacher – having 1 place with lots of information in it. But also for others to have this information or even learn more about me as a person.
I wouldn’t say I am the most tech savy – I am the person my grandparents come to when they are in need of tech help but this doesn’t make me an expert. I think I have gotten good at things that I use often, such as google docs (or other google features) but I don’t know how to edit videos etc. I do hope to learn in this class technology that can help me in my future classrooms because I think many of my teachers growing up did not utilize the web as much as they could have so I can’t remember any cool things from my own schooling. I think Kahoot is like the only thing that everyone has used or heard of! Hahha.
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