Monday, April 28, 2008


I read an interesting article on the fishbowl called the need for textbooks.
Mr. Fisch
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


I posted on an article on the thinking stick blog called Screen free week.

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

PLN #12

This week i foound an intresting article on the Discover News Website called Roadkill stats surprise scientists. This is very important to our world in many ways these animals that are getting ran over effect or world compltly

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


This week i read an article by Weblogg-ed calling making kids googlable. This article is about schools doing " a background check" on teachers and students. They check for negative items on myspace or other websites but they also explore portfolio's and writings to see if they are good for the job. This matters because your background can somewhat be looked up by anyone thats why never put anything on the web. Its really a big issue you can type anything into Google and find whatever you want about someone. Its really getting extreme what technology is getting to relied on that everything is on it. It such a good thing then stuff like this can happen then show everyone your information . Its scary how far we have came.

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

PLN #10

This week i read an interesting article about gas prices in Colorado called Gas Prices strain school budgets by the Denver Post. This an article about schools have troubles maintaining a budget when having to pay gas prices which are at 100$ a barrel for school buses plows and other vehicles to maintain our schools. This really effects everyone and in this article it gives ideas that the Jefferson school district uses to maintain the budget. It is very helpful some ideas for there tight budget and maintaining it is the buses have a computer that causes the vehicle to turn of if idle for 10 minutes ,they do not have to pay motor taxes that cost 22 cents per galloon which is a lot and that is saving schools money also they force carpooling for workers using school vehicles which also is saving them money. This doesn’t just effect schools C-DOT which plows all the streets has to spend our tax money to get fuel and all the materials to make are state safe. So wouldn’t you want the most fuel efficient gas so it doesn’t come out of your pocket. Also RTD the public bus service the prices or fare would be raising to the fuel efficiency. Another good thing is a lot of state owned vehicle services are using hybrids which of course will cost less and even better protect the environment. So this really does matter to you which i said earlier is that its your money because the gas and other stuff comes out of your pocket so wouldn’t you want the cheapest. Gas prices aren’t going down so don’t expect to get a break at the pump so something needs to be down with the buses and plows which take up so much fuel. There just has to be another way to get around. This relates to the world because fuel is disappearing and our money is disappearing so we need to find a new way to get new way of different fuel or something its getting ridiculous paying 3$ for every galloon making families have strict budgets some that need that need to drive possibly wouldn’t be able to eat or afford your house so gas should be a main priority and something really needs to be done.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


I found a interesting article on the discovery news website called reefs at threat, even when protected. This really does matter it seems like everydy we hear another thing being done to the environment that is basically killing us but knowing can lead to prevention so knowing this is a good step. So whats wrong with the corla reefs is "What we found is that marine protected areas are good only for fish, but they don't really have any positive effect on coral or on controlling macroalgae," Mora told Discovery News. "Corals are being affected by coastal development, and I think that is mostly because of sewage," he added." This is a real bummer knowing that we are running out of places to put everything unknowingly the stuff has to put somewhere and somehow its getting into our protected coral reefs. These things are so beautiful on e of natures great wonders and just seeing it being destroyed like everything else is disappointed so really recycling or other methods need to be taken NOW. The steps need to be taken this is terriable.This is mentioned it truley stood out to me, But "the main message of this paper is that reefs are deteriorating and it's because of us," he said. "We are the elephant in the room.". Its our fault do the fish and other marine critters deserve this they didn't do anything they do not deserve to be treated like this. Even if the fish and critters don't matter to you, these coral reefs are beautiful places and need respect and the less we care about our Earth the faster it will be gone. This article directly relates to me because i have visited one of these reefs and there amazing i could never imagine them filled with sewage and waste how dreadful will that be but sadly that day could be in our near future serious steps need to be taken its sad to see our beauty's go like this. To the world people live closer to these reefs and should care more but the point isn't mainly the reefs its our earth it always needs to treated cleanly help stop this terrible thing it needs to be done.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


This week i found a pretty disturbing article in the Rocky Mountain News called Mom accused of giving meth to her 3-month-old and you can pretty much get the scoop of it from the title but this matters because kids can get these deadly drugs. This is really sad story and just shows how careless some people are. First of all putting your kid in a situation in living i the house with meth. But to take it to the next leval and letthe 3 year old child take meth. This is so terriable and its really sad when this is mentioned, "The child was taken to Children's Hospital on March 28 because it was experiencing seizures. Doctors determined that the child had meth in its system." The poor child but those relates to me because my friends or someone could get ahold of this and pretend its something else and give it to you which would be so scary its a risk everyone takes just being aware and never do anything like this. This relates to thre world because meth should be harsher banned or more watched if they stopped this meth head before she gave it to the baby that terrible experience could have been stopped.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

PLN #7

This week i found a interesting program that did something mazing it was on the Fischbowl and called Earth Hour tonight at 8p.m and this matters because its a fight against global warming and easy for anyone to do. This is really amazing started by a small town somewhere last year by a small town and the world wildlife fund and this year so many large cities are participating. On march 31st from 8-9 these cities turned off there lights and it made a huge difference. This really relates to me because i care about my earth and people don't take much advantage with recycling,fuel efficient cars and other ways to help the environment and this is a very simple concept that could help a ton. With the world its the same idea we are all facing the same fight with global warming and this is one step to making huge changes to our everyday life. If government steps in and makes these happen a lot it could change the fate that our earth could be happening.