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Keep up-to-date with Peaches the Pig at CVHS!

 

Website: www.cvschools.org/Pig

 

Live Stream 24/7: www.ustream.tv/channel/mkw5001

 

Blog: peachespig.blogspot.com 

 

Pictures: www.facebook.com/CVFFA

 

Enjoy!

'Peaches the Pig' is getting ready to pop!  She has started nesting and is VERY restless!  If you are interested in viewing the video feed, showing it to your classes, or receiving text alerts through Remind 101, check out the information below!

 

*Stream it live 24/7 at: www.cvschools.org/Pig

 

*Do you text?  Want a quick text when the process begins so you can watch the live stream?  Sign up using Remind 101. 

 

*It's EASY!  In your phone, text @CVFFAPig to (917) 512-2284 and you'll be automatically signed up for our text alert system! (Standard text messaging rates may apply.)

 

*Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CV_FFA

 

*Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CVFFA

 

Happy National FFA Week!

 

I thought you might like to use the link below as a virtual teaching tool for some of the courses you teach related to animal science.  We are caring for a Berkshire bred gilt at Cumberland Valley as a part of the Animal Science curriculum and student SAE projects.  If you chose to use it, be sure to use the link for non-CV users (it's the one to the right when looking at the main web page).  AND, hopefully your tech filters at school do not block the 'plug-in' necessary to view the live feed.

 

Meet our newest student at CVHS -  'Peaches' the Pig!  Why is she here?  Agricultural Science students and FFA members have been caring for our 'fine swine' as she prepares to give birth to her litter of piglets as part of the Ag Sciences curriculum and hands-on learning experiences.  'Peaches' is due next Thursday, Feb. 21.  You can view her 24/7  in your classroom or from your home computer, iPad, iPhone, or Android!  Feel free to stream it from anywhere, anytime!

 

Note: If you load the web page via Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, you might need to install the latest version of Java. 

 

Enjoy!

Mike Woods

 

CASE Instructor and FFA Advisor

Cumberland Valley High School

Mechanicsburg, PA  17050

mwoods@cvschools.org

 

Meet 'Peaches'

Our Berkshire Bred Gilt

 

Click HERE

 

She's 'Some Pig' - Check Back Often!

Video Streaming 24/7

 

Due: February 21, 2013

 

Bred to a Yorkshire Boar

 

Click the links to watch LIVE streaming video!!!  Maybe you'll see the birth of her piglets!

 

WARNING: Do Not stream the video feed from a 3G or 4G network unless you have unlimited data.  It will pull a lot of data - WiFi is the best way to go for viewing the video feed.

 

For your info: You might need to download a 'Java' update to view the video feed - it's FREE! Or, you might get a 'security warning' - Click 'yes' or accept' - the site is secure.

 

And, you will need to use the buttons below the video screen to view the image, zoom, etc...

 

Hi Folks!

 

Here is a cool YouTube channel (if you can access it at school) that would be GREAT for introducing various units you teach in Ag Science!  There are over 130 video clips (3-4 mins on average) that use science vocabulary by syncing it with beats to new, modern songs relevant to our students' generation.  This Mr. Parr fellow is quite the entertainer!  Sure - they're a little corny, but aren't we all???

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/parrmr

 

Sample of Topics:

*Water Cycle

*Urinary System

*DNA

*Part of a Flower

*Animal Classification

*Digestion

And many, many more!

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Mike

6 Steps To Becoming A Better Twitter User

Added by Colleen Lee on 2013-02-03

As I began to build my personal learning network (PLN) I didn’t know a hashtag from a MT. But I knew something exciting was happening for educators on Twitter. The road to a robust PLN begins with the signing up for Twitter – then the journey begins…

  1. 1. Who you are - I noticed that I followed people that shared a bit about who they were – and what they are interested in. I made sure my profile tells a bit of that. Also I quickly learned to get rid of the egg. If you don’t want to share your photo there are lots of publicly licensed images to draw from. People share a lot on twitter and your profile is an indication that you will too.
  2. 2. Follow - As I began to build my personal learning network (PLN) I didn’t know a hashtag from a MT. But I knew something exciting was happening for educators on Twitter. So I began with a direct search (‘languages twitter teaching), then I learned about hashtags. I followed a few who seemed to have something to say. I also look to who they follow for more possibilities. Tailor your PLN to what you want easily this way. You may at times edit who you follow – and this is okay too as it shows you are becoming more purposeful in constructing your PLN.
  3. 3. Lurk - Most of us start as ‘lurkers’…watching the stream, finding out information. Initially maybe I wasn’t sure that I had much to say. I was excited to see what was out there – so I watched, found people to follow, expanded my PLN gradually and thoughtfully. Lurking is the first step as you take time to learn more about what Twitter can offer. I know many who right now only lurk – but I’ll be eventually they will be confident enough to begin to share!
  4. 4. List - As you follow I recommend that you start to list. Make the lists based upon why you chose to follow in the first place – if you looked at the profile. Maybe you follow for more than one reason. As you follow more and more lists make it easy to cut through the noise and get a ‘hit’ of what you want. For me – I visit my ‘edtech’, ‘langchat’, and ‘japanese teachers’ when I can and I love that my stream is sorted into these convenient categories.
  5. 5. Retweet then Tweet - I started with easily with a few RTs (retweets) – something I felt was pertinent and relevant. At first I wasn’t confident enough that I had much to say. Then I began to MT – modify the retweet and add my own quick thought or perspective. Finally I found my voice and started to share thoughts, resources and ‘finds’ that inspired me in the classroom.
  6. 6. Chat - The scheduled ‘chat’, for me #langchat, is the most powerful pro-d I know of – each week something new to learn and discuss. We often work in isolation and the chat gives us a community to share and learn from. I use Tweetdeck or Tweetchat during these to allow me to follow the stream exclusively. Introduce yourself and your reason for being on the chat. Some chats are huge and the stream flows. Many chats will publish a digest – like #langchat does – that allows you to see the ‘big’ takeaways from the time. If you find yourself noticing certain tweets more than others that just may be someone to follow!

It is said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step…I encourage you to dip your toe into Twitter and begin constructing a PLN – your teaching will be the better for it!

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