Make a Splash With Education
Designed By: Ashley Kirkland

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Welcome! Im Ashley Kirkland. I am creating this web page for my computer class at Valdosta State University.  I am a Early Childhood Education major, part of the Early Childhood & Special Education Department. I just started my first professional semister and it is very time consuming but I enjoy it. I love children, they are my passion. As a child I would always play school with my sister so I think I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. I can't wait to start teaching. I want to make a difference by being a poistive role model for each and every child.


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I am twenty-two and I have been in Valdosta for four years. During the summer I am at the beach as much as possible.  I love being by the water. I am very family oriented and I have the best friends ever. I enjoy reading and taking road trips in my spare time. I am very spontanious and I always like to be doing something. I have a wonderful boyfriend, David Blum, we have been dating for a little over a year. He is in the Air Force and currently deployed.  However, he will be home soon and we can pick up where we left off. My life is great and I am very blessed!

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                            Me and David                                                                                   



Andy, Mom, Matt and Me
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Right before school started in August I went to Las Vegas, my aunt attended a business trip and she invited me to join her and her daughter, Jessie. We stayed for two days at the Flamingo. The hotel was like a mall. It had restaurants, shops, casinos, a spa, and several other things. Slot machines were everywhere, I guess that is why it's called the place for gambling. We attended two shows while we were there a magic show and the La Reve. The La Reve was my favorite. It was a water acrobatic show. The tickets were expensive but the show was outstanding. I had a wonderful time and would like to go back when I can stay longer.  


                                    Me, Lorine, Jessie
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                                       The Flamingo (Our Hotel)
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I have attached two special websites for teachers. I dont think a teacher could ever have enough information on techiques and tips in the classroom. AbcTeach and SchoolExpress are 2 very helpful websites. They consist of several tools to help teachers prepare there lessons. They have worksheets, books, puzzles, lesson plans, activites, software programs and many more educational resources. Teaching is a very rewarding job. I would like to complete each year hoping that I have influenced a child in a positive way. 



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Student Resources

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Ways I Can Integrate Technology

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LiveText Portfolio

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Topic Mini-Research Website

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Topic Mini-Research Lesson Plan

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E-Book Lesson Website

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E-Book Lesson Plan

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Classroom Website for Student Teaching

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Educational Activities Website for Student Teaching












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