Thursday, June 2, 2011

Question of the Day: Watch the Video - Do you think that technology has increased teenage depression and loneliness or does technology help t orelieve depression and loneliness?

I believe that etchnology can creat depression. Everyone has a Facebook account. Most of my friends post statuses on their wall every 2-5 hours daily. They usually say what they are doing, where they are going, or who they are with. If someone is at home they would probably feel some depressed because they are not out with their friends who are posting statuses on their wall having fun. So yes Facebook can cause depression on a person.

The side effects that the digital life is having on your real life.

The side effects the digital world has on me is very light. Yes, I have a phone, Yes I have a laptop and yes I have a Facebook account, but they do not hinder my activities. I use my phone on a daily basis, including while I'm in school. This does not distract me from getting my education, because I know that getting my education is way more important than using my phone. I text only when I'm done with my work in class. Many of my friends can not go a week without a phone or getting on Facebook, and that is sad.
I have went months without having a phone. Yes, it is challenging when you are used to friends texting and calling you every five minutes, but I had to realize what is more important, and that's what teens do not do. Your priorities come before anything. Not having a phone does not kill you. Think about it,if e did not have phones, televisions, computers etc, what would we be doing? Everyone would either be into books more or outside having fun. The education level would raise.
Their are to many distractions int he world that distracts everyone from their daily activities. When I see statuses on Facebook about other teens having fun while I am at home, I think of thing that ca occupy my time while I am inside. Their is no reason to get jealous about simple things. I do sometimes stop studying or stop homework to check a text but I do not reply until I'm done with my homework etc. My homework is more important than a text message. Nothing is more important than my education.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Question of the Day: Watch the Video Above. Read : Whose Fault Is It if a Child Is Failing in School?Write 3 paragraphs on your blog that support your opinion. (100 points). Tell us how you feel about the notion of punishing parents if their children are failing in school. Which of the proposals described in the article, if any, seem sensible to you? That is, should parents be graded, as has been proposed in Florida; forced to do school volunteer work, as has been proposed in Indiana; fined if children are truant, as is currently done in Alaska; or forced to attend parenting classes if the child is in a gang, as currently done in California? What complications might judging parents in any of these ways raise?

When you have a student failing in school their are many approaches you take to help that child. Teachers offer tutoring & extra help to improve the childs grade/s. Now if a students is failing becaus eof being late or absent to school theres not so much you can do. All a teacher can do is send home a letter or make a phone call.
Personally i believe that it is the students fault. Yes soemtimes you get to school a little late but you know that you have to get your work regardless. You can not always put the blame on the parents becaus ethey do not attend school with their child/ren. They are they thinking their children is at school getting an education while their at work.
You can ot judge parents parenting skills because you dp not know what goes on in their household, and you are not apart of their familiy.All you can do is help every step of the way to improve that childs grades etc.

Question of the Day: Read: Computer Games, Cell Phones Put Children at Risk of Joint Pain Children who play computer games and use cell phoainnes for long periods are at risk of serious wrist and finger pains, according to US experts. Health ... Cellphones Boost Health Across Globe Still think cellphones are bad for your health? In the poorest regions of the world they have the potential of saving millions of lives, a fact that far ... Do you think using cell phones too much is bad for our physical or mental health? Why?

Yes cell phones are bad for your health, they cause radiation, and can cause damage to your joints in your arms and your hands. I think that we should use phones less often.Usage of a phone is bad for your physical and mental health.

Question of the Day:What device or devices do you prefer to use to access the Internet? Why?

I prefer to use Google over a computer, it is much easier to type on a keyboard than on your phone in my perspecive. The internet is faster than many phones also.

Question of the Day: Do you think it is important to follow technology news? Why or why not?

Yes it is important to follow technology news because you get to know what is new and what exciting things technology has in store for the future.

Question of the Day: Watch the Video Above. 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?

i don't think that the device tracks your every move. it just comes to where u want it to come or go. i think that it is not an invasion of space.if it was an invasion of privicy that would give me a second thought about using it.

Question of the Day: How can lettering be used to create titles and sound effects? Create a sound effect, titles or buttons using add it to your blog. You can add them to your

They can be used on websites and ect. This can make a project more exciting.

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Question of the Day: What technology or technology devices do you rely on? How and why do you use the technology that you use? Write a caption that introduces the technology you use and the way you use technology. (Include this caption in your technology project.)

I rely on the internet and my cellular device. I need both of them for communication and my education.
Technology Caption:"Have you ever needed something that you could not leave without?."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Question of the Day: How does technology affect the thinking patterns of the teenagers of today?

I do not think that technology affects they way teenagers think. I think that some of the techniques they use while on the computer they think they can use while writing or outside off the computer. For example the way individuals write, is the same way they text or write on the computer.

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 is my cellular phone. That's my baby, I go everywhere with it. I use it to communicate with people by texting and talking on the phone. Also using the internet. I can not go anywhere without my phone. I am very happy with my device, and would not change anything.

Question of the Day: "Headphones or No Headphones" You are listening to an iPod or mp3 player. Someone starts a conversation with you. What is the proper etiquette for wearing your headphones or ear-buds? Should you remove them or can you wear them during the conversation? Explain your answer.

When someone is conversing with you, you should always take your headphones off or ear buds. Its the correct manners to take them off. You should always respect people while having a conversation by not taking off your headphones is being disrespectful.

uestion of the Day: "Musical Enhancements" How does music help to enhance a presentation project?

Music helps make your project more interesting. It makes it more lively, and brings more attention to your presentation.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Question of the Day: What do you think are the long term effect of wearing ear-buds and listening to music constantly? What can you do to help prevent any negative effects?

When constantly wearing ear buds this can affect your hearing, especially if the music is loud,blasting in your ear.You can prevent this by not wearing ear buds, and sometimes wearing headphones instead or just listening to music with anything in your ears. Also make sure that the music is at a low volume so it can not affect your ears.

Question of the Day: "Music and Technology"How has technology changed the way people listen to music? What are the pros and cons of these changes?

Technology has made a dramatic change on they way we listen to music. Some years ago we could only listen to music if we played an instrument, then they put music on the television, next they made radio and played music on there. Recently technology has created cd players also known as walk-man. Now you can listen to music on the computer,and download it onto your phone,and ipod etc. Technology has improved they way we listen to music, it has made it evern easier for us to find songs, and lyrics to the song.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Question of the Day: Tablets that take orders, entertain guests and accept check payments are coming to a table near you. What do you think are the pros and cons of using tablets at restaurants and other retail stores? How do you think this will affect you both as a patron and a worker?

The pros of this new invention is that the tablet will make it easier or the workers to serve customers. The cons are they will be become lazy and a customer can easily get away without paying for the service. So this is good but at the same time this is will be an extremely easy job for workers. They just have to make sure the customers pay and etc.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Question of the Day: What do you think is the difference between the Internet and cable/satellite TV? How are these similar? Do you think that these and other technologies will converge?

the difference between internet and cable/satellite television is one is on the computer and one is on television. They are both runned by electricity and satellite. As technology grows their will be better satellite and internet connection.

Question of the Day: The way someone tells a joke is as important as the joke itself. This is comic timing. How is this timing related to the way you present the information in your project? Is the timing of your presentation important? How can the timing enhance your presentation? Defend your answer.

That statement is correct. When you are presenting a project usually have a certain amount of time to give out the information, so the night before you should always have a index card or just go over the most important things in the project. No one wants a presenter who does not know what they are talking about and has to look at the project every minute. Always be prepared and have good eye contact.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Question of the Day: Do you think it is fair to use copyrighted material? What should you do when using someone elses information, slides recordings, videos, or images?

When using copy-written information you should always site where and when it was published. It is okay to use someone else's information as long as u acknowledge that you got it from someone.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Question of the Day: Write a three paragraph essay about social networking.

Social Networking is communicating with your peers through the internet, or text messaging. Social Networking is used for fan pages, support groups, and community or organizations for school etc. Social networking can have a good and bad affect on your life.
The good affects are you meeting new people, communicationing with them. Social networking allows you to connect with individuals out of the state or even the country. The bad affects are talking to strangers, becoming addicted etc. Social networking affext everyone. Facebook for example was originally for advertising & business purposes. The young adilts turned it into a website to upload pictures, gossip, and meet new friends. This affects lives 24/7.
The way people talk online or write, are completely different from they way they write on paper. Most people use slang online. For example a fraud could start online and something may have been said or written about a person and online wars could start. The online war could continue into the individuals meet up and began a brawl. I completely agree with the article. Social networking has its good and bad affects.

Question of the Day: From your point of view why do you think that some people check their Facebook or Twitter accounts constantly?Is this a form of addiction?

Well I check my facebook constantly just to see whats going on with people I care about. Facebook keeps me informed with people i care for the most. Its just a way of staying connected with your friends. It is not a form of addiction for me personally because i can delete my account at any time & stil stay connected with friends.

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

Teachers should give about one ditto a day to keep students busy during the break. Most students do not open a book a to read during break, giving homework keeps the brain exercising even when your not in school.

Monday, April 11, 2011

uestion of the Day: Read: Thesis statement. Write a Thesis statement for your project.

Thesis Statement: Effects of Internet on Education and Learning are very different in ways. They both help students learn but they help in different ways.

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?

When sharing information online you should always make sure your information is accurate. When information is accurate you should always have the source or sources where you got your information from. Sources help your reader find where you got your information from and help determine if the information is factual or an opinion.

Question of the Day: How do you know if information is factual or an opinion? Describe how you will evaluate your information to determine if it is an actual fact or an opinion?

You know information is actual when it comes from a static or a book. Most of the time you can tell when information is true or false. I evaluate information by finding the publisher and see if their are similar information like the one i found. You can tell when something is made up by the way it is written on a website etc.

Question of the Day: Read the cartoon. What do you think of people who do not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance? If you do not stand explain why you don't? Why do you think you should or should not stand? Remember if you don't stand for something you will fall for everything.

Personally I do not stand for the pledge of Allegiance because of my religion. I am Muslim and it restricts me from standing for that. But some people do not stand because they just do not want to. I do not think everyone truly understand the purpose of the pledge but to each is own.

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

You should include basic information about yourself. Then include information about the things you enjoy or like to do. Somewhat like your hobbies. Do not include information that someone could steal your identity with etc.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Question of the Day:April Fools has started to become a big deal online. Do you think that April Fools jokes are all in fun or are they a waste of time? Do you think that April Fools jokes are harmless or go to far? Why?

Aprils Fools sometimes is not funny. People make up things that should not be played with or laughed about. Sometimes it's harmless but sometimes it can get to people. Older people are to grown to be playing April Fools jokes on others. Maturity is key if your not mature enough then do not play with others.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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?

It is not allowed in classrooms because many students do not clean up their mess. Some people do not throw their garbage in the trash. Others spill things and reuse to clean it up. Eating and drinking causes mess in classrooms, to avoid it teachers do not allow food in drinks.

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

Everything on the internet is not correct or reliable. I figure out whats wrong from right by using common knowledge, common sense, and other references. Sometimes I may be wrong.

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

No they should not but everything has a good and bad side. So nuclear reactions helps us in a way but then again they are harmful.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Question of the Day: Why do you think it is important to use different types of sources when researching for a project?

It is important to use different types of sources because you get different type of information. It is better to use internet resource and book resources than just internet resources because you get more information from both sources. You get a better outlook on things.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Netiquette Project

Question of the Day: Tell us what you think about parents sharing their family-related frustrations, concerns and stories with online readers. Should they obtain their spouses’ and children’s permission first? Would you approve or disapprove if your mother or father were sharing stories about you online – in, say, a blog, or on Facebook or Twitter? What ground rules would you want your parents to agree to? How protective are you of your privacy?

Parents should not share their personal problems with anyone. For instance my mother always told me to keep family issues to myself. Sometimes you shouldn't even tell other family members. People talk other peoples business, even family business. My mother doesn't share problems with anyone except her mother. Sometimes not even her or me. Certain things should not be discussed with other people. Privacy is very important to me and my family members.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Question of the Day: Write a Statement of Purpose for your topic. What is my real personal interest in the topic? (There will always be something that can interest you) What do I specifically want to learn about my topic?

How did the internet effect individuals learning. Does it affect it in a good or bad way. The reason i choose this topic is to show people that it is easier to work online but harder to learn online. I want to know different people ideas on this topic.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Question of the Day: Why do you think it is important to use several different sources and or different types of sources for your project? Make a list of specific questions that ask : Who? What? When? Where?

It is important to have different resources when doing a project because you can explore different information. Whether it being wrong or right you get different information and your information on your research would be more. By using just one resource your resource would not be that good. Im important questions would be.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Question of the Day: What topic have you selected for your project? * List 5 key words or key phrases you can use to get the information you need. Check out Listing Key Words. * What questions do I want to answer? Brainstorm a list of 5 questions before you begin to look for information.

The topic i am doing is "The effects of the Internet on Education and Learning".
How is the internet affecting the education of students?
How does it help the education and learning?
Is it easier to learn online than in textbooks?
How will online education and learning affect the future?
Which is better online education and learning or learning from books and in a classroom
Key Words: affecting education, helping education, easier learning online,online education and learning in the future, better option

Monday, March 21, 2011

Question of the Day: Do you think that a parents should spy on their teen's online life? Is this good parenting or an invasion of privacy?

I do no think parents should spy on teens. If they want to know something or see something they should just ask. I do not mind my mother being in my business to a certain extinct. So things parents do not need to know about. Spying on teens is an invasion of privacy.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cyberspace Project

The web has many advantages some good some bad. Using the wed you have to be very careful of what you say and who you may call your friends.The ones that claim to be your friends are the same ones telling your business. The number rule is never give out your number over the web nor your name.Strangers can easily find you my information you ost on your page etc. If you follow the netiequette rules you will have a safer experience.

Question of the Day: Love Letters

Dear Paris,
              I feel a little weird writing you a love letter, but i need you to know how much you mean to me. You help me get through the day, keeping me updating with other people, and giving me the chance to connect with them. I love you for that. You are so tiny, thats why i always keep you in my pocket. Whenever you ring i jump to respond. I give you a chance to relax when im sleep, and engerize you by plugging you up. You know all my secrets, i guess you could say your my best friend.
                                                                                                   I love u Paris

Question of the Day: Should you spy on your cheating bf (boyfriend) or gf (girlfriend)? What would you do if you caught your bf (boyfriend) or gf

In a relationship their should not be any secrets, but unfortunately their are. If my boyfriend gives me reason to believe that he's cheating then yes I'm going go through his phone etc. Its not called spying, because nothing should be a secret. If my boyfriend asks to look through my phone or email, I would not have no problem with it. I do not hide things from my significant other.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Question of the Day: Why is it important to observe what is happening on a Social Network before participating? What can happen if you participate before you lurk?

You should always see whats on a site before getting involved in a site. Always refer to chats or do some research on the site before making an account for the site. If you make account before you have knowledge about the site you could come across things you do not agree with. For instance you may not know what the site stands for. Always look into things before actually doing them, because some sites are not good.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Question of the Day: Does listening to music help you to work or learn better? Or do you find music distracting? Does this vary with the type of work you are doing? Why?

Listening to music distracts me while I'm learning. I rather have peace and quiet than noise. In my opinion i rather work with no noise at any for any subject. Noise makes me lose my concentration.

Question of the Day: What do you think about people who say unkind things to others using a computer, or other Internet devices? Some one you know is spreading untrue rumors about you on Facebook. They have never said anything to you in person or online. What should you do? Why?

Their are many people who are disrespectful, or rude for no reason at all.  People that act like that get no respect from others. People spread rumors to upset others, they do things out of spite. I do not let rumors bother me because they are most likely untrue. If no one comes to confront you then do not worry about it.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Question of the Day: Why would you want to moderate the comments that are posted on your blog?

You want to moderate your blogs because you might have posted something that you did not want people to read. You always have to be careful what you write on the internet because people are able to see it.

Question of the Day: Do you think that portable devices such as smartphones, ipods, game boys, etc. have value for education? Should they be banned from school or used to enhance education?

I don't think that smartphones, ipods, and game boys have value of education. The are distractions and should not be used during school hours. Some people don't get distracted but some do. The only way they could be a value to education is if you are teaching how to program them or how to create them.

Question of the Day: Do you think the HSPA test should be given on a computer or over the Internet? Why?

The HSPA test should b given over the internet. This can help the students pass more easily. We could find examples of problems for a math question, and that would help get the correct answer. The internet would be very useful and im sure more students would pass.

uestion of the Day: How do you think the miniaturization of the cellular antennas will effect the way wireless technology and smart phones are used for education?

I think the new technology will work our for the better. Its small and useful for all cellar devices. The article says that i can handle up to more than 30 percent traffic than a standard cell phone tower. This can make internet use faster, or calling and text messaging faster.

Question of the Day: Do you think that the passing the HSPA should be a requirement for graduation? Why?

No, I do not think passing the HSPA should be a requirement to graduate. Passing the HSPA does not mean your smart. Not passing the HSPA does not mean your dumb or don't know the work. Everyone has to know what their taught throughout each grade to move on to the next grade. So passing the HSPA should not be an requirement for graduating. Many people fail it the first time because of the lack of time given. So they have to come back til they pass or just get their GED. Every school should just give a final exam.

Question of the Day: Your parents are new to using the computer and Internet. They always send emails and other messages in all capital letters. What should you do? How can you help them without hurting their feeling or discourage them from using the computer and Internet? Remember you were once a newbie yourself.

If your parents or anyone else is a newbie at doing different task on the computer you should assist them. U can assist them by telling them how to write certain things properly. Teach them how to type things without the person reading it the wrong way. U could always teach them the netiquette rules. This may be a good use.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Question of the Day: How does flaming show a lack of respect? Do you respect people who flame others? Why?

Flaming shows a lack of respect because you are creating problems with someone else online. You are not respecting the other person. Flaming creates tension between the two people and can become more if taking out of hand. Personally i do not respect people who argue online with each other. It's no need to create problems with someone.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Question of the Day: Make a list of five important netiquette rules you think everyone should follow?

Netiequette Rules
1. Remember the Human
2. Know where you are in the cyberspace
3. Respect others privacy
4. Dont abuse your power
5. Be forgiving of other people's mistakes

Monday, March 7, 2011

Question of the Day: Write your definition of netiquette. Why is netiquette important? What happens when you do not follow netiquette rules?

       Netiquettes are rules or manners you use to communicate on the internet. Netiquettes are important because u need to know the correct way to communicate with your peers online without an argument starting. When you do not follow netiquette rules online wars began meaning people may catch feeling and respond in a inappropriate manner and you may do the same.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Do you think that reading to children will make them better readers and ultimately help them do better in school? Why?

I absolutely agree. Parents should start children off at an early age. Reading is essential in learning how to write & converse properly with others. If a child reads daily they learn new vocabulary and that will help in the long run.