April 16, 2012 – Big Sky Over #Vancouver

Another fun iPhone panorama captured using Autostitch app, edited in Camera+. 3418 x 1012. :)

April 16, 2012 | Big Sky Over Vancouver

April 16, 2012 | Big Sky Over Vancouver

“Let’s Make A Salad!” Video for LING 480 @ #SFU

Here’s a little video shot and edited yesterday for my group’s final project in Linguistics 480, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), with Dr. Trude Heift @ Simon Fraser University, Spring 2012.

The idea was to make a content-based video on the topic of food that could be easily incorporated into an ESL lesson. Each of the members in our group then has to create a mock ESL lesson plan incorporating this CALL technology for the second part of this assignment.
 

There are a few simple lessons that this video could be used for:

  1. Introducing imperative verb forms
  2. Food vocabulary
  3. Food preparation verbs
  4. Reviewing numbers (eg. “Step Six: Dice The Onion”)

Total runtime: ~4 minutes.

Feel free to use this video as part of your own ESL lesson planning.
“Lettuce” know if you find it useful!

Thanks to Lauren and Andrea for being really great to work with for this project.

March 30, 2012 | Lauren & Andrea, "Let's Make A Salad" Video for LING 480 @ SFU

March 30, 2012 | Lauren & Andrea, "Let's Make A Salad" Video for LING 480 @ SFU

March 13, 2012 – It’s Snowing at #SFU

In class, I looked out the window.

Someone had walked in circles today, around some trees, in a sleepy grey garden dusted with sugary snow.

March 13, 2012 | SFU Snow Garden

Who are you? What were you thinking?

It got me daydreaming:

March 13, 2012 | It's snowing at SFU

March 13, 2012 - in class (LING 480) doodle inspired by that anonymous person who walked in circles in the snow around the trees in the AQ garden at SFU.

Dear snow walker, I hope you find what you are looking for.
Thank you for inspiring me today.

March 6, 2012 – Tangled Daydreams

Guess I was bored in class today.

March 6, 2012 | I want it to be spring.

March 6, 2012 | I want it to be spring.

March 6, 2012 | Tangled Daydreams

March 6, 2012 | Tangled Daydreams

Actually more like stressed out to distraction, and imagining things.

My sternum has been very tight of late.

Dear Self, One Day of Sunny Weather Does Not a Spring Season Make

Caught myself mindlessly surfing Victoria’s Secret online for summer tops and sundresses, etc…today being crackingly sunny and gorgeous after a freak winter storm yesterday. Oh dear. Dear, dear self. What are you thinking?

Dear Self,

one day of sunny weather does not a spring season make. Now stop being so optimistic and sunny minded, with all what this shopping and breathing in the smell of springtime and whatnotelse and go close the window and put on a sweater or something.

Love xoxo,
Self.

Dear Self,

You are evil. I will smell the air if I bloody well want to.

Love xxoo,
Self.

Dear Self,

Consider yourself warned, then. Nothing good can come of this daydreaming business but a sore nose and empty wallet. Oh well if you must, you must. Don’t like sweaters? How about a blanket? You love blankets! Blankets are fun!

Love xoxo,
Self.

Dear Self,

Alright, I’ll accept your proposal of a blanket. But the porch window stays open! And if you don’t agree with my daydreaming practices then I will just have to go to sleep wrapped up in your fancyarse blanket and just dream about springtime, then, eh? How do you like that?! You’re just jealous that I can smell springtime and you can’t.

Love xxoo,
Self.

Dear Self,

I can smell springtime too…now that you’ve FINALLY gotten over your bloody two month long cold. What a commoner you are. Common colds for common people.

Love xoxo,
Self.

Dear Self,

I love you too. Goodnight.

Love xxoo,
Self.

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