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About Me

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Hi! My name is Tiffany Fey and I am 21 years old. I am majoring in Elementary/ Early Childhood/ Special Education and am currently a sophomore/junior at the University of South Alabama. My passion lies in teaching. I love kids and I cannot wait until I am a teacher! I am counting down the days until I can have a classroom I can call my own. ;)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

C4T Summary #3

C4T Summary #3!
The teacher I was assigned to for C4T #3 was Mrs. Martha Yim. She is a wife, a mother, a teacher, and a business owner. I really enjoyed reading her blog posts because they are from the perspective of what I hope to be one day: a wife, a mother, a teacher, and a business owner. It is inspiring to me to read blogs and posts from people who embody the image of who I want to be in the future. If you would like to see her blog Here. Her blog is great and you will not be disappointed!

Mrs. Martha Yim

Monday, March 28, 2011

Carly Pugh's EDM310 Class Blog: Project 12: Skype Interview

Carly Pugh's EDM310 Class Blog: Project 12: Skype Interview: "For my Skype Interview I chose to interview EDM310 Class member and USA Student Tiffany Fey, vice president of Colleges Against Cancer's Rel..."

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Project #12 Skype Interview

I interviewed my sister, Pamela Fey, for my Skype interview. The interview was about getting into college, since Pam is trying to get into South right now. I hope you enjoy! :)

Blog Post #9

Blog Post #9
Great Teachers Inspire cardMr. McClung’s blog post was very inspiring and helpful. I really enjoyed reading it because some of the things he talked about are things that I am worried about right now, before I have even become a teacher! Like I said in my comment on Mr. McClung’s post, many of the things he talked about are things that every teacher must experience by themselves when they get out into the field and in their own classroom, but it certainly helps getting some pointers from a teacher that has already experienced it. There are many questions and worries that I have that I am afraid will go unanswered before I have my own students, but reading things like Mr. McClung’s post and talking to teachers who understand what I am going through, definitely takes some of the anxiety away. I am going to try to use the tips that Mr. McClung has shared with us throughout my career as a teacher because I feel like they are some really great ones.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Blogpost #8

Dwell in Possibility... Emily Dickinson

Richard Miller: This Is How We Dream Parts 1 and 2
Dr. Miller’s videos were very interesting. I think it is absolutely amazing how far we have come with technology and how it is starting to be more involved with the academic area. But, like Dr. Miller’s said in his video, we have a long way to go before we are able to fully use technology in the classroom like he, and many others, envision.

I believe that a lot of our problem with integrating technology into the classrooms is the fact that so many people are still against it. I think one of the reasons that people are against it is because they do not realize the full extent in which technology could help students learn. Most people, when they hear the words “technology in the classroom,” they think of students playing games on computers, surfing the web, or just goofing off and not learning anything. In Dr. Miller’s video, you can clearly see that technology is a great tool for learning in many different ways. I think a student learns more when they make presentations on a computer, than when a teacher lectures them. The students have to physically search for information themselves and put forth effort to use the information. They not only learn more, but they have fun doing it too!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Blog Post #7

Randolph Pausch
Randolph Pausch's final farewell lecture, "Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" was a very moving and inspiring speech. I was a little weary of watching a hour and fifteen minute speech, but I am very glad I did now that I have finished it. I feel like I learned a lot from watching this video that I will be able to use in my future career as a teacher. The one thing that really stuck out to me the most in this video that really influenced me was the fact that, even though Randy was dying, he was still trying to make a difference in other people's lives instead of being like "poor me". People like Randy are some of the most inspiring people in this world and I am very glad I was able to watch this video.

PLN Progress Report

Tiffany's PLN

The image above is the beginning of my PLN. As you can see it still has many spaces to be filled and I am still in the process of placing tiles for the websites that I already have saved on my computer. I really enjoy using Symbaloo for a PLN, it's not only easy to get the hang-of, but it is also fun looking and cute! So far my PLN has tiles for my Email, school, networking, and Teaching websites, plus a few others. My PLN is not only for my personal websites, it is also websites I am bookmarking for my future teaching career. I like to keep everything in my life together, I do not like splitting up my work from my leisure time because I feel like it complicates things and it also stresses me out, so Symbaloo really works great for me. I have actually been making a PLN for a while, but I did not realize it until I started taking EDM 310 and found out what a PLN really is. I will continue to expand my PLN and search for good resources to use throughout my life, because learning never ends! :)

C4T Summary #2

The teacher's blog that I was assigned to comment on was Mr. Justin Tarte's. He is a high school German teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. If you would like to see his blog click here.

Justin Tarte and his wife

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Why do I Relay?

Relay For Life

I joined the University of South Alabama Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) chapter in November 2010, a month after my paternal Grandfather was diagnosed with aggressive throat cancer because I felt it would help me cope with the bad news. I decided to become vice president soon after when I had the chance, I felt it was my calling and I just ran with it. I have had three other family members who have had cancer: my Nanny (maternal Grandmother) and my Great Aunt Joanie both had breast cancer and survived, and my maternal Granddaddy has had skin cancer on his nose multiple times. CAC felt like the right thing to volunteer with, so I have put my all into it since the day I started. On February 17, 2011, my Grandpa lost his 6 month battle with cancer. He was 80 years old and had lived a wonderful life married to my Grandma for 60 years, but I sometimes wonder how much longer he could have lived if cancer had not attacked him. Watching a family member die while cancer is slowly eating away at their body is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, and I want to stop anyone from ever having to see their loved ones suffer like my Grandpa did. I Relay in memory of my Grandpa, B. John Fey, and in honor of the other family members who have had cancer and defeated it. I want to create a world with more birthdays and more time for family and friends. I imagine a world with no suffering and no pain. I imagine a world with no cancer. That is why I Relay.

Purple Ribbon

Colleges Against Cancer Banner