section on proper tips for googling/online searching
2. You can use a hyphen or dash before a word to eliminate that word from your search, you can put quotes in quotation marks to find the quotes context faster, and you can type “filetype:” followed by the file type (pdf, ppt) to find that file type on your topic of search
3. Research topic: the battle of Hastings. Without any searching strategies there were 29,700,000 results googling “the battle of hastings” but if I search without the words “Norman, William,” or “Harrold” I get a result of 14,300,000. Furthermore, if I type “filetype:pdf” I come up with 471,000
4. Anonymous. “Battle of Hastings.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Oct. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hastings.
reliability of information
the way you can tell if a site is providing reliable information is if it is a .gov website, or if they cite their sources. if its a .gov website, it was created by the government and will always be authentic. if they cite their sources and the research is recent then it is valid information. you can also cross check their information with other sites and sources.
personal learning network
1. a PLN or personal learning network is when people are sharing information and learning online or through organizations and it is very much bespoke to each person.
2. 2B: to start a personal learning network myself i would need to get connected proffesionally and acedemically with people who have the same interests as me.
Name: Teagan M.
(First Name and Last Initial)
You will be observing your host throughout the day. There are 3 parts to this assignment:
Part 1- The Interview: Observe your host at work, at some point interview your host and record/make notes of the results
Part 2 – Reflection: After the day is finished, reflect upon your experience and answer the reflection questions Part 3 – Post Your Assignment to Your Blog: Once your have completed Part 1 and Part 2 post it on your blog. Make sure you take pictures and/or videos to document your day, you can place them in your blog.
Name of your host: Peter Murray Relationship to you: Father
The Interview: (ask your host these questions)
- What is your job title? Quality architect
- What is your job description? Pioneering the integration of our technology, systems and teams to make games better.
- What are the duties and/or tasks you perform at your job? As a quality architect, I develop and lead delivery of strategic quality initiatives across EA Studios to ensure we leverage our diversity & industry experience to deliver better experiences for our players, spectators, and out one team.
- What qualifications do you have for this job in the following areas:
- a) training? Trained by the British military in all IT systems and communications
- b) education? HND, BSC honors, business systems and comp. sci.
- c) experience? I have over 20 years in leading teams and delivering large complex systems.
- d) skills and attributes (personal qualities)? Natural teaching ability, equinimatble character especially when performing under pressure.
- What are some of the things you like about the job? I get to meet interesting people, play with prototype technology, and build things to make people happy.
- What are some of the things you dislike about this job? Talking about finance, budgets and politics.
- How do you anticipate this job changing in the next 5 years or so? The games industry has already overtaken television and grow even bigger with the development of new networks and VR
Other question (s):
What game are you currently working on? Anthem.
- Give three reasons why you would like this job (be specific):
- a) I would get to play video games, something I enjoy
- b) I would get to make people happy
- c) I would get to use computers and coding in a work environment, both things I enjoy informally and recreational.
- Give three reasons why you would not like this job (be specific):
- It seems like a fair amount of desk work, and I quite enjoy getting hands-on in work.
- I don’t enjoy giving technical, lengthy presentations
- It requires a high level of computer smarts and coding skill, and I would find it extremley mentally tiring.
- Is this job for you? Why or why not?
This job isn’t for me. It takes a high level of specific training and it is an activity that I don’t find rewarding, in fact I find it rather complicated and un-engaging.
- Explain the value of the TYKTW experience in relation to your ideas about your post secondary (after high school) plans (education?, training?, travel?, work?).
TYKTW is important because it gives the child a level of understanding of the real world and real work environments. The experience can teach the child whether the job is something of interest to them, kind of like a trial run before they are obliged to continue a job that they may not enjoy.
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