Monday, May 12, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Dear Mr. Richardson,
I found this article interesting on how companies suck kids into products through advertisement. I really think the internet is becoming to "adultish" for young kids. They have to access to MySpace or Facebook and other communicating sites which have predators on them and with that these websites have ads that suck kids into it and steal information. Advertisers reach out for children because they are more prone to fall for a trick. A little example is websites is the ads that say for example, “break a mailbox and get 10 free ringtones”. These are temping for kids to try and they are fake and bad. I agree when you say the internet provides a good chance for kids to learn but the risk the internet provides is there to. Good article!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Dear Mr. Sale
I think this is very interesting for many reasons it really shows how much technology can help problems we have we can get any answer we want in a push of a button. Its good to be able to do this but for tests and other assignments it could be bad and lead to cheating. In the classroom knowing information easier would help out so much more like when you mentioned this ,"Outside the classroom, students are used to finding answers to what they want to know right now (the operative phrase being “what they want to know”). It must really frustrate them when, in the classroom, we constantly delay satisfaction." Its really true if we had appropriate internet access in every classroom it would go by so much quicker and the information could go more in-depth with the knowledge you get. Its interesting when you talk about the spell check thing its really incredible how much your writing can improve if you have the right tools to lead you that way. He found a way to improve this writing by himself.
Monday, April 28, 2008
This is interesting that its becoming true that textbooks are becoming a thing of the past this is not a direct example but it is happening. In English class we are reading romeo and Juliet online just eliminating another aspect of books in our life's. Text books are so unreliable and not updated enough making them not as reliable in some ways as the internet.
Also it is really crazy from that little paragraph what precautions are taken for tornados and such the procedures are really in depth i really never noticed that. Good post!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
This is really interesting post for many reasons it is showing how much we depend on electronics for everyday tasks. They do make life easier but also confusing with mastering technology. It’s good to get this 7 day break from technology just to realize what the world was like before it. It’s showing how tremendously much our world has changed over the past 20 years. It pretty crazy all the risks that come from using technology as you posted. I think this is amazing how much technology is being used by kids now a day. Instead of going and "playing" the new things is going on the internet and explore something new. This is really changing our world people really are living for technology, for example almost everyone I know has either a TV or a computer. Our school has laptop classes which are making learning so different. It really is good the way we are going with technology like my school really makes it easy to succeed with the technology and all the new opportunities you get with technology.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
This relates to me because i use the internet daily or often to talk to friends do homework music and other stuff but its scary people can type in your name and find out infinite information about you. People face this everyday thats why you never put personal information on th web people can do tremendous things with that its very scary what technology is doing to our world. Just watching the news pretty much over half of it is related to technology problems scary stuff.
This relates to the world the same way the more technology grows the more problems we are going to have whats next you can just be put on the internet by a school all your information who knows. It is going to happen people can Google it and sure its good i guess for a teacher to be looked up by his or her boss to see what there really like but when is that going to far.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Relates to me- because nicer weather seems to make people happier. Summer is always a good time and the closer we get the better of we will be. With the really cold winter it just brings joy to everyone to see the warm temps again.
Relates to world- Same idea the winter is stressful a lot of accidents occur, snow shoveling and all that fun stuff. That not being a problem anymore people can relax a little more and make our world a better place. Plus sun is going to be great!!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
For my second PLN i read Mars Avalanche Caught on Camera On the discovery channel news site. This was about a rover on Mars capturing a actual avalanche on Mars. This was a very rare thing for scientists to capture and they are interested in the effect with carbon dioxide on the red planet.
What Matters- This matters in my opinion because it makes that planet similar to use and we need to know all we can about it so we can explore on it and possibly live on it one day. For the science part it matters to because the more we learn about this planet the more we can decide whether or not life could exist or does exist there.
Connects To me- This matters to me a lot because this could someday be our grandkids home and the more knowledge we know about this planet we know the better off we will be. Knowing that these landslides occur is something to know if it would effect us if we go there.
Relates to the world- This also relates to the world because when we get to the time of possibly living there us knowing about these landslide will be a better way of deciding whether its possible or not this is a big issue and good we know about these
Monday, March 3, 2008
What Matters- This matters because it means all the time and effort put into safe driving laws is really helping out this was mentioned in the article, "I think two things that happened really have helped," said State Patrol spokesman Trooper Ryan Sullivan. "We passed and strengthened Colorado's driver's license laws. That made a big contributing factor in decreasing fatalities." With these changes deaths have decreased really making the roads a somewhat safer place.
Connects To me- I will be driving soon so with all these programs and harder enforcements i will feel safer about the people around me when im driving and the deaths going down is such a good thing.
Relates to the world- This relates to the world because we are putting a standard with these laws and programs. I don't know if other states do this but with these numbers it really should be a steeping point for others to change the way teenagers drive.
Monday, January 7, 2008
This semester i would like to achieve an A or B in this class at the end.I'm going to do this by always completing my homework being prepared for presentations and other things. I'm going to read the books on time and not get behind in a chapter. I'm always going to be prepared for whatever we are doing in class. also just always stay on top of my grade.Last semester i did bad beccause i was behind in reading and didnt always do omework but im going to do good in those topics to get an A or B