Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tell us about the side effects that your digital life is having on your real life, if any. Do you find yourself, for example, feeling left out or jealous of your friends’ activities when you look at Facebook? Are you having trouble remembering material when you interrupt your studying by checking in online? Do you or your parents ever worry about how much time you spend texting or on the Internet?

I feel as though the digital life does have side effects on people. For example, when people are texting most people use slang all the time. Plus on the internet you find out a lot you never knew, maybe about friends, family, acquaintances, and more. More ways to communicate equals more drama. There could also be days when I have house work or home work to do and i'm holding it off to check my facebook or text my friends.

From a concerned parents point of view, the digital life is interfering with their children. When it's time for a test in school I have moments when I forget how to spell a simple word or write slang by mistake. That is because I'm so used to texting or writing like that on the internet. This is a big problem, for me and I know my friends makes the same mistakes as well. This is caused by all of the long hours spent on the computer and not studying and doing school work and I know parents are worried about that.

The internet is the worst way to find out things you didn't already know. Especially when your friends do thing without you knowing and you have to find out on the internet. That makes you feel bad and left out. Digital life is just a distraction from the real world and people needs to spend less time on the internet and more time doing things more productive.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How do you feel about devices that track your every move? Is this a good thing or an invasion of your privacy? Would this stop you from using these devices?

Devices that track your every move is a invasion of privacy. I believe it's aggravating and if I knew any of my devices had a tracking device on it I wouldn't use it. If I wanted someone to know my every move I will post it on youtube or something.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Question of the Day: Watch the video and answer the question. Do you think what the girls are doing is just a harmless joke or very cruel? What would you do if you saw someone being made fun of online? Would you say something to the person or persons doing this? What would you do if they asked you to help them? Write a detailed response of at least one paragraph.

Parents shouldn't get all the blame for their child's poor performance in school. Everyone has to take the blame because it takes a village to raise a child, so everyone should take the blame even the child. Students might not be used to the teacher's teaching method or the student can be smart but very lazy so chooses not to do any work. This is what hurts most students in school and that's their attitude towards school work.

Most parents are as concerned as they should be with their child's performance in school so that can cause the child to slack off in school because the the parents attitude. Then parents want to know why their kids are failing in school on their report card. If you were concerned and involved from the beginning then the report card wouldn't be a surprise to the you (the parent).

On the other hand it can also be the child's fault. The child has the most control over what grades he or she makes. As long as the child focuses in school and does what is supposed to be done I don't see any reason the child should fail. So everybody has to work together in order for the child to do well, compromise and getting good grades should be that much easier. Therefore, the parent should not get all the blame because the student,teacher, and parent should work together to make things work.