Sunday, December 4, 2011

Final Project 16


In November, I was assigned to to comment on three kids blog.

My first C4K in November was Mrs. Yollis' Class Blog. Her class blog is something I really want to do with my classroom when I become a teacher. her blog was so organized and had information for the students and parents.

Then I had to watch a podcast by a third grade classroom. I was having technical difficulties and was not able to watch the podcast.

My last C4K, I was assigned to comment on Jorja's blog. Jorja wrote about a class field trip they went on to Stardome. Jorja described Stardome as really hilly and a lot of walking, but overall she had a good time.

Kid in a classroom

C4T Post 2

The last and final teacher's blog I had read was The Fischbowl's To Be Honest. This blog is kept up by Mr. karl Fisch. I really like reading his blogs because he is so down to earth. He really makes you think and is honest about what he feels. To Be Honest is about teachers today are trying to shelter their students from all the negativity in life. The teachers are letting the kids believe that in the real world nothing goes wrong. However, we know that is not true. Why hide the students from the computers just because the internet has "bad stuff". The teachers should educate their kids on how to use the internet correctly.

I also read Mr. Karl's #occupytheclassroom. This post was about change in the classroom starts in the classroom. If the teacher does not change how political the school systems are, then change will never be made.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Blog Post 14

In Jose's Top Ten Tips for Using Technology in the Classroom, he talks about ten things that will keep kids more interested in class using technology. I have never heard of teachers using using music while they teach, but after thinking about it, kids love music. Incorporating iTunes into a lesson will really get the students' attention. Before taking EDM310, I would have never thought to use a blog for my students, but now, I will. Having a class blog is an easy way to keep in touch with the students outside of the classroom.

In his blog, Box of Tricks, he has a forever long list of helpful internet sites to help teachers in anyway imaginable. This list is organized from A to Z and has anything you could ever image on it. The websites he has listed can be used for the students also. He has a link to help create a graph and a link that helps create comic drawings. This blog is very different from other I have read, but just as helpful.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Final Post on PLN

With my PLN I used Symbaloo. When we had to post on our progress from our PLN, I was still getting use to the Symbaloo website. But now I have it all figured out. With my Symbaloo, I set up my email, Facebook, Twitter, and news reports so all I have to do is just click the icon and it pops up. I feel like I am going to get a lot of use out of Symbaloo and I like it a lot. I really like how everything I need is just a click away. All the websites I use are there on one page and organized for me.

Symbaloo example

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Additional Post 1

1. After I read the post about pencils, I knew that he was not really talking about kids bringing pencils home. It did not run through my head that he was using a metaphor instead of just being sarcastic.

2. Mr. Winkle Wakes

3. Having kids write down metaphors they read through out day is oone way of teaching them about the use of metaphors. Also, having them read something and they have to pick out all the metaphors they jut read. Practice is always the key!

4. Using metaphors is just a different way of talking. When people use metaphors, it make stories more interesting or more detailed.

Metaphor discussion update

WOW, I had no idea that Dr. Strange was connected with so many people by internet. You are making a difference in the world of education.

Why We Use Metaphors

Using metaphors allows the reader and writer to open their minds and think outside the box. Metaphors add creativity to stories that would probably be boring without them.

Project 15b

Blog Post 13

Online Education

In the article, My Teacher is an App, they talk about virtual schools. The pros and cons of kids taking online classes for high school. Stephanie Banchero and Stephanie Simon, the authors of the article, bring up really good points that I have not thought of about online schools. Having kids taking high school classes online will save the state money, but money is not everything. The education for the students is much more important. The state and school system should have the kids in mind first and do what is best for them.

I like the idea of online schools. I think it is great for students who are fast learners or slow learners. Each student can complete each assignment at their own pace. The students can make school fit into their schedule. Having classes online will save the school system money. Some states are running out of their budget money for schools, so turning to an online school will save money. According to the article, a teacher will be able to over look 250 students at one time, rather than a traditional teacher in a classroom only being able to teach 150.

After reading the article, I also disagree with the online schools. Having kids actually go to school will help them with their social skills. They will be in an environment with countless of other kids. This way they will be able to interact with other kids their own age. In an traditional school, the kids have sports, clubs, and handfuls of activites to participate in. Our country already has a high obese rate, and having kids take classes online will increase that rate. Cyber-school will not push physical activity, which children need. Another con of school online, is the test scores. It is proven that the students who attend online schools test much lower than students who actually go to a school.

Cyber-school logo

Monday, November 14, 2011

Progress on Final Project

I will be working with Courtney Holifield, Bethany Fillingim, and Jessica Sanders. We have been meeting and discussing how we are going to approach this final project but do not have a definite plan. We think we are going to incorporate the SMARTboard in the project though. We are meeting again this week to have a final plan on our project.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mrs. Yollis' Class Blog

Mrs. Yollis keeps a class blog for her students and their parents. This blog has just about anything you can imagine on it. If a students is having trouble in a certain subject; she has a link with different learning games. She has a link to just about anything and everything. This blog is very easy to navigate, even for her third graders and their parents. This is an easy way to keep parents updated with their kids and what they are learning in school. I plan to have a class blog like this one when I become a teacher.

Blog Post 12

My blog post assignment is having to write a post on what your dislikes and likes are in this class. Write what you will take with you once you leave this class. Giving feedback to Dr. Strange for future reference. 

My favorite part of this class has to be the C4K. I like reading the kids blog post, especially the ones who do not live in the U.S. Reading all these kids blogs makes me realize how important class blogs are to students. Having the kids keep up with a blog teaches them how to use technology and it helps with their writing skills. My least favorite thing about this class is all the projects we have due every week. Yes, I am learning more than I imaged, but it seems overwhelming at times. I know being a teacher is not going to be smooth sailing and stress free so this is just getting me use to the real life. 

elementary classroom

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Blog Post 11

Little Kids...Big Potential

WOW!! This video is amazing. I love how these little kids are using blogs and everything else to learn by themselves. They sound so excited and ready to learn new information. Some of the kids even go home and work on school work by themselves because they are having fun with their learning.

I am excited to become a teacher especially after watching this video. All kids can be taught and this video proves that.


Mrs. Cassidy sounds like the nicest teacher ever. While I was watching this video, I can tell she loves what she does. Mrs. Cassidy used her 5 new computers wisely and did not just putting them in the closet because she did not have enough for everyone. She uses all parts of the internet for learning and not shelter her students. She is teaching her students how to use the internet correctly and not give out personal information.

Skype logo


Mr. McClung

I was assigned to read Mr. McClung's class blog which was a video of CNN student news. This video was really neat. I did not even know that CNN did news for students. I really liked his blog as a whole. All the different information found on the blog. His class blog looks really kid friendly.

Lorenzo's Animation

Lorenzo had made an animated video of birds flying over jumping kangaroos. This video was really well put together and I could tell he worked really hard on it.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Blog Post 10

Do You Teach or Do You Educate

In this video, it helps me understand the difference between teaching and educating. Educating is what teachers should be doing. They should be educating their students and not just having them memorize information. That is something I have always thought and after watching this video, it really helped me understand why.

Don't Let Your Kids Take The Pencils Home

In this post about taking pencils home, he is using sarcasm about pencils. The kady is saying that students who take home pencils will do poorly on test because they will them for fun.

I like this post because the underlining meaning is about kids using their resources for their own way of learning. Students learn some many things in so many different ways. Who are we to stop them.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blog Post 9

Teacher's Apple

Mr. McClung writes a blog post after every year he has taught. I chose to read the post after his first year of teaching 2008-2009. During his first year of teaching, he learned that teaching was not all about him. The lesson plans he made up were not needed to be designed for him, they needed to be formed around the children. Mr. McClung was teaching for kids to learn. He also learned that as a teacher, he would have to be flexible and come to understand that his lesson are not going to be taught the exact way he planned. His last point he made was to never stop learning. As long as you are teaching students, you are going to learn just as much as them.

The second post I read was his second year of teaching, 2009-2010.  One of the main points he made that i really liked was how he had to adapt to his new class and students. he also had to adapt to his new science curriculum and teaching new subjects.  I also like how he talks about finding a school mom. I have never haeard of that when talking to first year teachers, but it is the best idea. I like the idea of befriending someone who has been at the school for years and knows how everything works.

Project 13

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Project 11

Blog Post 8

This Is How We Dream

"Ideas don't belong to us individually, they belong to us as a culture." I like this quote from Dr. Richard E. Miller because ideas that people have, are thought up by all different people. Different people of certain cultures put their input in which evolves to an idea.

Teaching with multimedia is very interesting. The whole time I was watching the video I was completely drawn to what Dr. Richard E. Miller was saying. I think teaching with multimedia is very useful to students because they are not just listening to a teacher lecture, it is like they are part of the lecture.

Carly Pugh's Blog Post #12

I like the idea of future educators creating a playlist of videos that inspire them. Different lectures by different people touch people in different ways. My favorite video that she post about has to be Think Different. I like the thought behind Carly adding this to her playlist. I agree with someone needing to step out on a limb and make kids think. I believe that teachers take the first step in putting creatively into young peoples minds. Teachers are the ones who needs to have kids think outside the box.

After reading Carly's blog, I decided to look for some inspirational videos. I came across a link on YouTube that describes the keys to success. After watching the video, it really got me thinking about how I am going to become successful being a teacher. The answer. Attitude.

EDM for Dummies

I liked both videos that I watched. I am still thinking of ways to make my final project video and I will probably come up with three or four ideas before I decided on that one idea that sticks with me. Right now I like the idea of using animation. The video idea is still kind of cloudy in my head but after watching the two videos, I can see a little light coming in.

Learn to Change, Change to Learn
The classroom needs to be more interesting. I agree with this and I am on board with making my classroom a fun learning environment. Kids grow up with technology so why not use technology in the classroom. Teachers need to try to figure out how to make learning fun. Learning does not need to be a bore, it can be interesting. I also agree with the kids not memorizing the information, but learning how to find the answer online. If they have the resources within reach, why not have the kids use them?

This was a great video. I agreed with the teachers making school fun and making education higher on the list. After watching this video, I can not wait to become and educator and to teach my kids useful information and not useless information.

Classroom with animals on the walls

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Project 10


I decided to use Symbaloo for my PLN. With Symbaloo, I can organize all of my favorite websites on the same page. When I created my Symbaloo, I got to pick between news, shopping, social, banks, and traveling websites. You are able to have up to 52 different boxes. I currently have Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, and Google selected.
Symbaloo logo

Educational Timetoast

Blog Post 7

Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch delivered a message titled Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. He was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and was asked to deliver a message with a meaning. Mr. Pausch explains in the beginning of the lecture that he may look fine on the outside, but he has ten tumors on his liver and has about three months to live. He decided on the theme Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams because he realized how much he has accomplished thanks to his dreams.

Mr. Pausch had big dreams as a kid growing up. Some of these dreams included being in zero gravity, playing in the NFL, having an article in the World Book Encyclopedia, growing up to be Captain Kirk, winning stuffed animals, and becoming an imagineer for Disney. With all of these dreams, Mr. Pausch has accomplished most of them. While trying to live up to these dreams he came across some brick walls, however he goes on to describe that brick walls are not for keeping you out. Brick walls are for seeing how badly you want something.

Mr. Pausch was able to be in zero gravity. Even thought he did not play in the NFl, he did play football when he was younger. He says that when he did play football, that got him to where he is today. A football field is where he is most comfortable. Captain Kirk, from Star Trek, taught Mr. Pausch about leadership. No, Mr. Pausch did not get to be Captain Kirk, but he did get to meet him. He did, though, end up winning the big stuffed animals from amusement parks. When he was younger his family took him on a trip to see Disneyland. As he was there, he decided he wanted to create rides like that. After he graduated college, he mailed off some applications to Disney and got rejected. Later in time, he ended up being able to work on an Aladdin ride for Disneyland. He was using a virtual tour for this ride. While trying to accomplish this, he came across many brick walls but never gave up.

In this lecture, he makes people realize that we are capable of more than we think of. He has accomplished all of his dreams even though it was not easy. People run into brick walls everyday, but only some people break them.

Sunday, October 2, 2011



 This week I had to comment on Simi's blog who had to create an avatar. Her avatar was dressed in sporty, athletic clothes. Simi said that she was not into that style and prefers to wear high fashion clothes. Simi attends school NZ.


Last week I commented on Paulitia's blog who posted about the Rugby World Cup. She made a slideshow about adjectives describing the Rugby World Cup. Her slideshow was very impressive and she is really into rugby. She attends Pt. England School in NZ.


 I commented on Kamire's bog also who goes to school at Pt. England School in NZ. Kamire talked about playing activities outside. They had stations set up outside and all the kids would get so many minutes to play at each station before rotating. After they finished all the stations they went back inside and had to write about all the different activities they played outside.


Alexis is a student in Mrs. Dahl's class. She read Horrible Harry and really liked the book. It is about a teacher who finds something on her desk and Alexis predicts that someone is going to cheer the teacher up.


Blog Post 6

The Network Student


The Networked Student is about a student finding all the information he needs for school online. There are no textbooks or notes to take. The student is able to listen to podcast from iTunesU from professors all over the world. With this, the student is able to learn at their own pace.

I feel like teachers will still be needed. Not all students are going to know how to navigate around the internet to find what they need. Students will still be used as guides and educators. The students still ask questions when they need help and the teachers will help.

This way of learning is interesting and schools will be using it. With this way of teaching makes the student be more independent and teaches them time management.


After watching this video of a seventh grader's PLE, I understand more about a PLE.  The seventh grader is very organized and efficient with her PLE. She uses it to her best ability and it is made for her.

My PLN is still in progress and hope to be very organized and well put together like hers. After watching the video I grasp the idea a little more and I am now ready to get started on my.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blog Post 5

Don't Teach Your Kids This Stuff. Please?

This post by Mr. McLeod is very different from the other post we have been assigned to read. I really enjoyed reading Mr. McLeod's thoughts about using technology in the schools. I believe that technology is going to take over the schools. Students taking notes with pens and paper will not exist in a couple of years. I think that having kids use the internet and keep up with a blog is a wonderful idea. Knowing that the students will be able to interact with students world wide is awesome. Yes, we have to teach these kids to use the internet safely and only go to sites that are appropriate. We need to make sure they understand the pros and cons of the internet. One of the major cons is that people may not be who they say they are. With young kids on Facebook and Twitter, it is our job to make sure they only become friends or follow people they know.

Mr. Scott McLeod is a Professor at the University of Kentucky. He has won several awards based on his work with technology through schools. 

Travis Allen

   After watching Travis Allen's YouTube videos on iSchool, I thought it could be a good idea. Kids always have their phone with them. Having this on their phone, they have 24 hour access to their work. The work and assignments are already organized for them and easy to  look at. The students can also interact with the teacher at all times. Plus having that kind of access on a phone will help the parents know what is going on in the classroom. 

Lux Aurumque

The virtual choir is amazing! I cannot fathom that fact that these people have never performed together before or even met each other. Everything was done on the computer. After listening to it, you would have never known. This just comes to show you that the internet has no boundaries. People can do just about everything on the internet. 

musical notes

Teaching in the 21st Century

In this video, Robert shows us what it is like to teach in the 21st century. He goes on to tell us that teachers play a big part in students' life. A teacher can make or break a student. They are role models for students and they also help students prepare for the real world. Teachers should invest in our students and provide the information they need to succeed in life and not just pass for the year.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blog Post 4

Eagle Nest Radio

After listening to the podcast about ancient Rome, I could tell the third graders really researched their topics. The students were very well prepared for the podcast. I could tell they practiced what they were going to say before just recording the podcast. I actually learned some new information about the ancient Romans that I did not know before, like about the the building and the different architecture. 

Benefits of Podcast

I liked the video about the Benefits of Podcast. This is a modern way for children to learn. Using this technology to learn makes learning more interesting to students rather than just reading information from a book. I liked the idea of the teacher uploading a podcast to iTunes when and if a child is absent from class. This way the student can still have access to everything that went on in the classroom. I also like the thought of the parents being able to listen and have a way to keep up with what their kids are doing and learning in the classroom. 

iPod Touch


I like the idea of this website. The idea to help teachers come up with topics for a podcast. This is one way to help teachers use technology for good and correctly. Any kind of question you can think of, you can find the answer on this website. This website has numerous of podcast topics and attached to the topic is a podcast. Therefore, the teachers do not even have to make a podcast if they do not know how to.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Blog Post 3

Student on Computer

It's Not About the Technology

According to Ms. Hines, teaching is not about the technology. Teaching is about making sure your students learn the information and not just memorize it. Technology is used to help teachers achieve this goal. She proceeds to go through four things that are important for being a teacher, teachers must be learners, learning and teaching are not the same thing, technology is useless without good teaching, being a 21st teacher without the technology. Her statement about teachers being learning is true being that our world is constantly changing. There is always something that can be learned. Just because a teacher has "taught" the lesson does not mean the students have learned it. Students learn differently so teachers may have to teach the same material different ways so all students can grasp the lesson. Yes it is a good thing to have computers and smartboards in classrooms only if the teachers are using them to the students use.

When I was in school, I did not have computers in my classes to use. Taking this EDM class and using a computer for everything has really opened my eyes to how much more I can learn. Having technology incorporated in classes reaches out to students and makes learning fun.

Is It Okay to Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?

This blog post by Karl Fisch is about the underlining question of rather or not teachers should be technologically literate. I have always said yes, people in general should be able to everyday technology. After reading this post, I think so even more. Karl made a good point about being able to use computers and any other devices was not important a year ago. But now, this is what our world has revolved around. When students get into the real world and try to find jobs, they will need to know how to use computers.

Teachers are learners too. All teachers need to learn how to use the technology that is available to them. Having computers in classrooms will have the children learn hands on. You hear about this teachers using blogger and twitter which is so useful to learning.

Social Media

Watching these numbers increase so drastically within one second is astonishing. This numbers with people using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, iPhones is crazy. I never realized how many people are using the internet and what it all has to offer. Some of the things shown on the media I have never even heard of.

This is a good example of why people and teachers should technologically literate. This just comes to show you how many people are using the internet and everything on it.

A Vision of Students Today

This video really captures what it is like to be a student in college. We go to class to listen to the lecture for the day and take notes. But it is harder to learn the material if you are just listening to the teacher tell you what you need to learn rather than them finding interesting ways to teach us with videos, podcast, pictures, etc.

After watching this video I thought about teachers being technologically illiterate and this just shows you how everybody needs to be able to use the technology around them. Most of my teachers make powerpoints for the class notes but they are just filled with words. Listening to the teacher just ramble about the material is not the same as having the teacher "teach" us by showing us.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

C4T Post 1

I was assigned to comment on Dr. Baggett's blog. One of her post that I commented on was a video on The Elements of Art. This video discussed the seven elements of art which are line, shape, form, space, color, value, and texture. The video went over each element and explained the term in more detail. Art can be made by just drawing lines on a page or drawing these lines to make a shape. Some art is made into a 3D picture or sculpture which gives that piece of art form. Most pieces art that have form take up space. They are mostly sculptures. Art also has color. Color is a big element in art. Color allows the artist to express themselves and express the mood of the art. The shade of the color is the value of the color. When different color values are by each other, they create texture. The texture is how the paint feels or looks. It can be rough or smooth, hard or soft, wet or dry. I did not not realize how much goes into creating art.  Art has so many different elements and so putting all of them together create art.

I also commented on Dr. Baggett's post about Mr. Ricky. Mr. Ricky is a blind artist who paints by using his index finger. Mr. Ricky has an assistant who tells him where each color is on his plate of paint and he dips is index finger in the paint and begins to paint. He now has a talking computer and a color identifier which helps him pick out all the different colors.  I was lucky enough too see him paint when I was in high school. He visited my art class and painted for us. Watching him paint was so amazing. Even though he has a disability, he does not let that get the best of him. He still lives his life and does what he loves to do like paint.

Kevin McLaughlin
Mr. McLaughlin posted on his blog about turning off technology for good. He says that teachers who have smartboards do not use them right. He says that teachers do not know how to use them for good and need to keep them away. I think the teachers should have to attend a class to learn how to use a smartboard correctly.

Larry Ferlazzo's Website of the Day
Mr. Larry blog post consist of useful websites. One of my favorite websites I found on his blog was Grockit Answers. This website lets you be able to keep all your studying material online with easy access. You can also watch a YouTube video and be able to create a quiz from that video. This seems like an easy way to test while using technology.

The second post I read from Mr. Larry was about Halloween candy, since Halloween is coming up. He found this video about the production of Halloween candy. The guy in the video also talked about the hard work it takes to make the candy. I did not know that candy was so hard to make, being that Americans eat so much of it.

Halloween Candy

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Blog post #2

Pink question mark

Did You Know

      Did You Know by Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod is very interesting. Yes, I know how popular the internet is, but to think it only took 2 years for Facebook to reach 50 million people is unreal. If a computer is going to be built by the year 2013 that is going to be smarter than a human, jobs will be cut in half. People are not going to want to hire someone and pay them a certain wage when the company can easily purchase a computer to do the same. The overhead for buying the computer is so much greater than hiring a human. I also did not realize that our English vocabulary is made up with 540, 000 words. Where did all of these words come from is over half of them were not around when Shakespeare was writing poetry?
    I also was unfamiliar with how smart India's kids are. The country more kids with an incredibly high IQ than The United States has kids. I do agree with technology changing every two years. Our world is all about technology these days, this video just makes me believe that even more. This video was uploaded in 2008, these facts are probably outdated by now according to the theory behind the video.

Mr. Winkle Wakes

    Mr. Winkle Wakes is about how fast the world is changing. How all businesses are so technology advanced these days. Then Mr. Winkle goes into a school and the school has not changed at all. School has been the same for so long and teachers are still standing in front of the class giving lectures while the kids are taking notes.
    I think that the more advance technology  gets, then schools should start teaching kids how to use it. Teachers should use the technology in their classroom.  Our world is evolved around computers and internet and this should be how teachers teach their kids.

Ken Robinson

    Mr. Ken Robinson talks about the school system killing the creativity in children's mind. Children are eager to learn even if they do not know what to do for sure, they try. They will do what they think even if they are wrong.  Like Mr. Ken says, children are growing out of creativity.  Educator's are supposed to be educating young minds about the future when in reality nobody knows what the future is going to look like. The world is unpredictable.
    The story about the dancer, Jane, not being able to sit still reminds me of people learn differently.  He says that creativity is so important in schools. I agree with this because people learn differently. Some are visual learners while others learn by books and hearing. Some children are artistic learners but yet the art program in all schools are at the bottom. They are not considered to be important but with art comes creativity.

Scholastic News

  We can have people like Cecelia Gault get a good education by teaching her some of our culture and having her teach the class some of her culture. Sir Ken Robinson says that traveling and learning about other countries' culture will help you become creative and be more open to the way others live and learn.

Harness Your Students' Digital Thoughts

   This is video reminds me of how our class is set up. Vicki Davis is teaching her students through technology which is how we are learning. Not at all students are able to learn by a teacher standing in the front of class giving a lecture, therefore, this method of teaching reaches out to hand on students.  Students need to do, to learn.
  I agree with this method of teaching. When students graduate, they are not going to have someone standing there giving them instructions, they are going to have to figure things out on their own. Teaching kids in this environment is getting them ready for the real world. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Blog Post 1

About Me
My name is Kacie Manuel and I currently live in Fairhope, Alabama. I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved to Fairhope back in 2004. I have an older brother, a twin sister, and two more younger sisters.  I do not have many hobbies but I do like to read and travel when I have time. My main hobby and passion is coaching cheerleading. 

 I coach all-star cheerleading at Cheer Force One and love it. I have been cheering since I was eight years old and it has always been a hobby of mine. I decided to major in Elementary Education because I really enjoy working with kids and teaching them new skills.

Randy Pausch
When watching the Time Management video by Randy Pausch I learned that planning my day will give me a reason to get going. Also, if you do everything right the first time, then there is no need to go back and do it again. If the task is already done, then I can scratch it off the to-do list and move on. 

Randy Pausch was a professor who became famous with his "Last Lecture" which was about achieving your childhood dreams. He made appearances on shows like Good Morning America and Oprah Winfrey Show. He died at the early age of 47 due to cancer.