The video “2020” created by Carl Fisch matters because it is predicting what will happen to technology in the future. “2020” is an interesting video that talks about the future in technology and how goggle will become a major part in our lives whether its with cars, computers, or electricity. This video matters to me because according to this video technology will be a big part in my future. This matters to education because in the future students will be more dependent on technology and use it more in their personal lives. “2020” connects to “Did You Know” because both relate to how humans are becoming more dependent on technology. “2020” is a very interesting video because it predicts the future in technology.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
“Terror suspect Zazi leaves Colorado for New York” by Felisa Cardona is scary because a suspected terrorist was arrested. Zazi was planning to set off a hydrogen peroxide bomb in New York City on 9/11. Zazi rented a car in Denver and started driving to New York September 9, but luckily FBI agents were already watching him and towed away his car and searched it. They found a laptop with bomb making instructions. This matters to me because Zazi was in Denver and could have detonated the bomb here and killed some people I know and care about. This matters to the world and education because it shows people that there are dangerous people out there and that we need to be more cautious. Thankfully this man was caught and nobody was hurt, and hopefully this will be another reminder that there are still terrorists.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
In the article “Boulder filmmaker sues over use of Warren Miller” by Jason Blevines a Boulder film company gets sued because of breaking a trademark law. Warren Miller is a very famous filmmaker who makes ski films and sold his voice to Warren Miller Entertainment who is suing Level 1 productions because Level 1 made a movie with Warren Miller’s voice in it without their consent. This matters to me because Warren Miller is one of my idles because he is one of the greatest skiers of all time. This matters to the world because this movie is world wide and almost everyone can see it. This matters to education because many kids in school will go see this movie and if Warren Miller Entertainment wins the case then the kids will be sad because it won’t be playing any more. In conclusion I hope that Warren Miller Entertainment looses because even though what Level 1 did was wrong they were just trying to mix old school and new school together.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
A Vision of Students Today by Dr. Wesch connects to Did You Know and The Machines Are Us/ing because it shows us how students use their time, how the internet is growing, and how this world is becoming more competitive. Students today are relying more on the internet. For example kids today read eight books, 2300 web pages, and 1281 Facebook profiles. Students will write 42 pages this semester, and over 500 emails. This matters to me because when I am in college I will also be doing this. It matters to the world because all over the world students are relying more on the internet. This matters to education because students are not paying attention in class, instead they are on the internet. This connects to Did You Know and The Machines Are Us/ing because they all show how the internet is affecting students lives, my life, education, and the world.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
“A barnful of therapists” By Douglas Brown is a touching story because people sacrifice their time and money to help disabled children. This matters to me greatly because this article is about one of my best friends who is in a wheel chair and is a patient there. This matters to the world because there is a new therapy, Hippotherapy, which strengthens your core which gives you better balance which means that there is more we can do to help handicapped kids walk again. This matters to education because it shows kids that you don’t have to do something for someone to get something in return. For example the leader of the organization, Sherry, doesn’t expect anything in return from the kids. She does it because she loves doing what ever she can to help handicapped kids walk again. Thanks to Sherry many kids have realized what they can really do.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
“2 arrested in Castle Rock burglary, stabbing” by Kieran Nicholson is a shocking artice because a 55 year old an was stabbed by teens.Monday night two teens were arrested for stabbing a 55 year old man in the stomach which involved four teens. The four teens were believed to be a part of a botched burglary. When the homeowner confronted them they stabbed him in the stomach. This means to me that I need to be more careful because one of the juveniles was only fourteen years old. This means that schools will have to be more careful because those kids most likely go to a school. This means to the world that teens are getting more violent, aggressive, and worse behaved. Hopefully other teens like this will realize that this is wrong and should not do it.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
“The New Literacy” by Clive Thomson is similar to, “Did You Know”, and “The Machine is Us/ing Us” which are all based on the same principle that technology and the world are growing rapidly. This connects to “Did You Know” because how can we prepare kids for future jobs we do not know about yet if their writing has deteriorated? This connects to “The Machine is Us/ing Us” because kids are using facebook and texting a lot these days and abbreviate and don’t need to write a lot. This matters to me because according to “The New Literacy” kids writing quality has fallen because of texting, facebook, and not having to write as much which means that I need to step it up in my writing and not let it get bad.
Monday, September 7, 2009
“Boulder woman dies hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park” by Mike McPhee from “The Denver Post” is a scary story which frightens me because I love to hike. This story tells about how a 62 year old woman who was hiking and slipped and fell nearly 50 feet into a river and died. This matters to me greatly because I hike and backpack all the time during the summer. This matters to the world because it shows that hiking can be dangerous and hikers need to be more careful. This matters to education because the schools can remind the students to be careful when hiking because many kids who go to school hike and backpack. In conclusion I know I will be more careful when I hike because of this article and hopefully others will too.
Michael Wesch’s video “ The Machine is Us/ing Us” is fascinating. This movie tells about how computers and the web are getting more and more advanced. What matters in this video is that the web is growing dramatically. This matters to us because with the web growing so fast somebody has to organize it all which will create more jobs. This will affect education because since the web is gaining information each second teachers there fore will be using it more in their classes to teach their students. This relates to “Did You Know” because the population is growing and getting increasingly competitive just like the web. In conclusion Michael Wesch’s video “ The Machine is Us/ing Us” is a great example of how the web is increasing in information and becoming more advanced.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
According to the article “Women raise bar at colleges” by Tamar Lewin guys are slacking off in education which is not okay! Women are the majority of college, enrollment, and get better grades than guys. This matters to me because this means it will be harder to get a job because women are just as smart and capable. Although it will be easier for me to get into college because some colleges don't even look at your application they just see that your a boy and automatically let you in. In conclusion guys need to step it and not let girls beat them.