Dariem Garcpes Urquiza (Catdemian)

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Contact-new.svgDariem Garcés Urquiza
Website:Linkedin Profile
Occupation:Private Teacher
Other roles:Life-long Learner
Languages:Spanish, English
Country:Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
Email to User:Catdemian
Skype address:darkath9

My name is Gladys Gahona. I am a mexican private teacher of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. In 1977, in order to economically support my studies, I started teaching math at a secondary school. In 1981 I graduated in chemical engineering at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY), in Mérida, Yucatán, México. During the last years of my university studies, I worked at UADY at the former Planning Department (today General Coordination of Planning and Institutional Assessment) where I had the opportunity to be assitant of several educational researchers, working in collaborating projects along with several mexican and foreign universities. In 2002 I graduated in Technology Management at UADY.

Although my professional formation is oriented to engineering, productivity, business and technology management, I've loved teaching since ever. My job (AF Centro, in Cancun, Q.Roo, México) consists on tutoring and providing counseling and student support services to learners of secondary & early tertiary level, helping them on homeworks, or preparing them for examinations. There is a special group I love to work with, adult people. They are confident and enthusiastic learners, they always give the best of them.

The knowledge I have gained in teaching/tutoring comes from my personal experiences and self-studies. I've also been a self learner in computing, web programing, ITC and web 2.0 platforms and tools. Since last November I have had the privilege to meet Nellie Deutsch who has become an inspiring mentor to me on improving my English language as well as moderating live online conferences, facilitating online courses, and integrating technology into education. Now I dedicate my professional life to my two passions: teaching and learning, particularly learning by doing and learning by "helping". =)

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My Role as a WikiEducator

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From WikiApprentice to WikiArtisan

Nov 24, 2008. Enrolled to eL4C15. Gaining knowledge, friends, self-confidence on talking and writing in English. Thank you Patricia and Nellie. You both are amazing people.

Nov 25, 2008. WikiNeighbour... this means visiting stars and talk with them :). Here is the link for the new user creation log: new user.

Nov 28, 2008. Wikiapprentice 2. This is getting more interesting. Keep going. (Sometimes I talk to myself.)

Dec 5, 2008. Wikibuddy. Ok let's work harder in my road to become a WikiMaster =)

March 17, 2009. WikiArtisan. Thank you Anil. Oh yes, this is a very significant milestone for me =)

My EL4C15 Workshop

At my Log of the EL4C15 Workshop page you will find the instructions for each day, tips, key points, reflections and activities I developed.

Why WikiEducator?

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  • is a self-organizing community and complex learning ecosystem.
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Read more at Pilot Projects page...

WikiEducator projects & resources I closely follow

The Wiki Prayer

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the courage to edit the pages I should,
and the wisdom to know the difference." Face-glasses.svg

L4C-small.pngCollaborative Projects

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YoAmoEs.jpg English-Spanish Translation Team for WikiEducator spanish instance Translators English-Spanish Needed.
Read This1.png Math Glossary Active. 10 contributors :-)
Edu mathematics.png Math Tables and Formulas Active
Latex logo.png Help Page: LaTeX SYMBOL TABLES Active
Logo pending Developing the WikiLatinos Node Active
Mateceneval.png MATEMÁTICAS. GUÍA DE ESTUDIO CENEVAL (Spanish) Pending to be moved to spanish instance
Workshops in WikiEducator
Workgroup: WikiMaster
Workgroup: WikiEducator Workgroups
Workgroup: Learning Design
Teacher Mentoring and Support Service
Book Chapter: Facilitating Online Workshops
Book Chapter: Wikis and WikiEducator
Conectividad Latinoamericana
History of Mesoamerican Art


My Causes

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Edu science.pngMy Testing Laboratory

This account will be used for some testings and tutorial developings: User:Einstein

Edu science.png  Welcome to my Testing Laboratory
My Sandbox Various Templates Pedagogical Templates Flash Simulations Tables
Math Projects Audio and Video Special Characters & LaTeX HTML and CSS Transclusion & Substitution
File extensions Be aware Miscellaneous L4C My Sandbox 2
Images Quizzes

ProfInt.pngMy Professional Interests

Correct.png Mastering English language as a way to gain opportunities to reach more learners on my teaching subjects.

Correct.png Building my capacities for developing e-learning programmes and courses.

Correct.png I'm interested in OER projects, hope I can soon join experts on collaborative jobs.

Correct.png Offering my capacities on translating WikiEducator content to Spanish language.

Correct.png Develop original content in spanish language using all I know about Web 2.0 resources & technologies.

Correct.png I'm targeting to be a WikiMaster, so I have a long way to walk.

Correct.png Mastering [math]\mathrm{L\!\!^{{}_{\scriptstyle A}} \!\!\!\!\!\;\; T\!_{\displaystyle E} \! X} \,[/math] in order to create high quality science books.

Expertise.pngMy areas of expertise

  • I am Chemical Engineer by professional formation. Worked in engineering from 1981 to 1983, when I had to quit, responding on "mother nature calling" (got high risk pregnancy). So it marked the end on my proffesion (chemical engineer) activities.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Management. 2002
  • I am teacher by vocation. I consider myself as a permanently self-learner on this activity since 1976. I started teaching Maths to kids on a secondary school. At that time I started working in Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, as assistant on several educational researching activities and colaborative jobs with people from different countries. Later, I started a private teaching small institute.
  • About computing topics, I'm a self-learner:
    • I've been using several applications:
      • MSDOS
      • Windows on all versions (except Windows Vista)
      • Microsoft Office
      • Adobe Suites (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash CS3, Illustrator, Photoshop, Audition, Premier, etc.)
      • Web development (HTML, CSS, Newbie in PHP/MySQL)
      • Open source apps. (Open Office, Mozilla, Audacity, VirtualDubMod,
      • Software for business management
    • And some Web 2.0 technologies & resources
      • Blogging
      • Networking on Xing, Facebook, LinkedIn, Hi5, etc.
      • Now I'm discovering Ning
      • Image's sharing networks like Flickr, ImageHack, Picassa Google
      • Paper's sharing networks like SlideShare, Scribd, WiziQ, AutorStream
      • Media sharing networks like YouTube, TeacherTube, GoogleVideo, Blip.tv
      • Addicted to WikiEducator
      • [math]\mathrm{L\!\!^{{}_{\scriptstyle A}} \!\!\!\!\!\;\; T\!_{\displaystyle E} \! X} \,[/math] initiated, that means learning, learning, learning...

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I do love maths, chemistry, physics and teaching. I had excellent professors supporting me, most of them I still remember and honor. I'm certain it is one of the main reasons.

Abiword abi.pngMy Publications

I have published:

Edu miscellaneous.pngMy role as private teacher

Related to my job I've produced several flash videos and papers. Some of them are:

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*Matemáticas. Ejercicios de ecuaciones lineales (pdf)
*Matemáticas. Ejercicios de ecuaciones lineales 001 (ppt)
*Aprende a elaborar tus guías de estudio (ppt)

Package favorite.pngMy Personal Interests

I'm socially and ecologically committed to my environment.

I love absolutely everything related to sea life: scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, swimming, sunrises, sunsets.

Billiarist: My husband and I enjoy playing 8 Ball.

Networking.pngConnected Online

Khangman.pngMi México lindo y querido...

... si muero lejos de tí

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