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.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Question of the Day: What is your favorite technology device that you have? What do you use it to do? Are you happy with this device or is there something better you wish you had?

My favorite technology device that I have is my cell phone. I have unlimited text, calls, and internet. I can do everything on my cellphone that's how I communicate with my friends and family. I wish i had a newer cellphone, like a droid.

Friday, May 6, 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.

The girls were being very cruel and mean. If I saw someone being made fun of online I would write the victim in his/her inbox and tell that person not to feed into bullies because that's what they want yo u to do.  The person/persons doing the bullying I would approach them and let them know what they are doing is wrong and hurtful and if something happens to the victim because of this event will be their fault.If the victim asked me to help I would give advice and if that person wanted to tell an authority figure then I would encourage them to do so. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Question of the Day: How much homework should teachers give during a vacation? Why?

Teachers shouldn't give out any homework during break, that's why it's called a break. We need a break from school work.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Question of the Day: Read: A short guide to social networking Write a three paragraph essay using complete sentences, proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.

    I believe social can be a problem, for example facebook. Everybody and their grandmothers have a facebook. Most of the time its just to be nosy or to start a conflict. Relationships get ruined, there are cyber bullies, facebook gangsters, and so on... People use these social networking sites for the wrong reasons and honestly something needs to be done.

    Social sites play a big role is today's society and takes up a lot of peoples free time. Instead of exercising or doing homework most teenagers procrastinate and get on facebook. Reality is facebook isn't a main priority. So now that teenagers make these social sites a major part of their lives a large amount of school work is either delayed or not done.

    Also, not only do the social sites affect  your time but they also affect the way that you write. Teenagers write with slang so much that when it comes time to write a paper they forget proper spelling and grammar. The way you practice is the way you will perform. So in-conclusion I believe social networking is a problem in today's teenage society.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Question of the Day: Why do you think being able to find, evaluate and share information on the Internet (Information Literacy) is important? How will you use information literacy skills now and in the future?

 Being able to find, evaluate and share information on the internet is important because the internet has so many different resources weather its from books, magazines, articles, or etc. Either way the internet is very helpful and easy to use.

Monday, April 4, 2011

what you should include or not include on your online class profile

Question of the Day: What do you think you should include or not include in your online profile for this class? Why? Update your Google Profile.

ANSWER: I think you should include what ever the teacher tells you to put because everything else is unnecessary and a waste of time. 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

project topic

What topic have you selected for your project? 
Schools of the Future
 technology changes of schools in the future
the difference from future schools and schools now
how do you think future school systems will change
do you think schools in the future will let technology take over


Question of the Day: Should technologies, like nuclear reactors, that produce negative impact continue to be used?

 ANSWER: No I don't think they should be used, I believe people can find a less harm full way to make technologies.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Eating or Drinking in class.

Question of the Day: Why do you think eating or drinking is not allowed in the classroom?  Why does eating or drinking not go well when working on a computer?

ANSWER: No eating or drinking is allowed in the classroom because it can be a distraction to the rest of the students.
 Eating or drinking doesn't go well when working on a computer because accidents do happen and you can spill it on the computer.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Everything on the internt, correct or reliable ?

Question of the Day: Everything on the Internet is correct or reliable.  How do you determine what to believe when using the Internet?

ANSWER: No everything on the internet is not correct or reliable, because people are able to put anything on the internet weather its a fact or your opinion.