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You can't view the video I placed on the second slide or my notes. So here is the video, I edited it down to only a 1 1/2 mins for the powerpoint. I will present this in class and instead of writing my notes on the slides I will read those off as I show the slides. I hate when people read powerpoints to me...I can read for heaven sakes. The presentation needed to be under 12 slides....so it is short.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English:
Alphabet, Pronunciation of Vowels and Letter CombinationsReflection:
English and Spanish as languages are cousins, as they have a common ancestor, known as Indo-European. And sometimes, English and Spanish can seem even closer than cousins, because English has adopted many words from French, which might be seen as a sister language to Spanish.
Here are some of the more common patterns of similarity you'll come across:
Words that end in "-tion" in English often end in -cion in Spanish:
Many English words that have a "ph" in them have an f in the Spanish version:
Words that end in "-ty" in English often end in -dad in Spanish:
A few words in English that have a "th" in them have a Spanish equivalent with a t:
Adverbs that end in "-ly" in English sometimes have a Spanish equivalent ending in -mente:
Some words that begin with an "s" followed by a consonant in English start with an es in Spanish:
Some English words that have double letters have a Spanish equivalent without the letter doubled (although words with "rr" may have an rr equivalent in Spanish, as in "correspond," corresponder):
Names of occupations that end in "-ist" in English sometimes have a Spanish equivalent ending in -ista (although other endings also are used):
Names of fields of study that end in "-ology" often have a Spanish cognate ending in -ología:
Adjectives that end in "-ous" may have a Spanish equivalent ending in -oso:
Words ending in -cy often have an equivalent ending in -cia:
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Monday, February 4, 2013
I have to so a presentation on this subject and so am looking for information.
Confucius said, “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
What he is expressing here is that we have to experience something ourselves in order to really understand it. If we are hearing something it might be interesting. If we are seeing something it might be beautiful. But only if we have it happening to ourselves – actively doing it – we can really know how it is.
Picture something nice as winning an Olympic gold medal or picture something terrifying as the loss of a loved one. Can you know this by hearing it or by seeing it? Or do you have to do it and experience it yourself to really know it?
Along with this realization comes the awareness that you cannot understand someone or his actions from hearing or seeing it from the outside. You have to feel empathic compassion for him to really know what it is like. To know and not to do is really not to know. Only by applying our knowledge we can validate it’s harmony with reality, it’s truth. http://www.myrkothum.com/confucius-says-the-top-10-quotes-by-confucius/
This is me again: So I need to teach Constuctivism to my class and it is pretty much the quote above. We construct our own knowledge by doing and being active in our own learning. We cannot sit back listening to a lecture and really learn what is being said. We need to do it to understand it or construct it ourselves so it is now part of us and part of our knowledge going forward. We construct knowledge by attaching it to things we already know, so no one sees the same thing the same way. No ones knowledge matches anyone elses...we may think that someone thinks just like us...but they really don't. Interesting? I think so!