Monday, December 10, 2012

PLN 10

To Predict Dating Success, The Secret's In The Pronouns by, Alix Spiengel explains how a guy looks

Thursday, November 29, 2012

PLN 10

Struggle For Smarts? How Easteern and Westerns Cultures Tackle Learning by Alix Spiegel, captures the ideas of how other cultures veiw struggle.

In Eastern and Western Asia teachers veiw struggle diferently then teachers in America. In America most people veiw struggle as a lack of intellegence and students in America also think its a bad thing to struggle but its not. In Eastern Asia they look at struggle as an opportunity to improve and children in Eastern Asia are not ashamed of struggling. Allowing kids to struggle also allows them to build up confidence and learn from their mistakes. It is shocking that people in America shoot struggle down so harshly, embracing struggle in America would be helpful because kids in America are expected to know alot and to struggle little. In America we have allowed struggle to become something that kids dont want to do and are embarassed to do which creates problems because then they are afraid to ask questions which ultimatley leads to low grades. America encourages good grade and have high expectations but we should allow struugle to, struggle will ultimatley lead to success.

Friday, November 16, 2012

To Predict Dating Success, The Secrets in Pronouns by, Alix Spiegel explains what certain words in the American language mean and why people use them.

In the article Pennebaker looks into the words that make conversaitions more interesting. Pennebaker explains that common things that people talk about while dating is family, life, and friends. In this article he explores the use and importance of pronouns and why people use them so much. Pennebaker explains that when humans talk that pronous just come to us without a thought and it doesnt mean that it is grammatically correct thats just how we speak. When reading this article it was interesting to see what Pennebaker thought about how americans speak. Reading this article also made me realize that most of what is said by people isnt usually grammatically correct. Pennebakers job is to look into the english launguage and I had no idea there was such a job. Reading this article gave a new meaning to grammar and how it is used on a daily bases and how its not always grammatically correct.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


"Colorado, Washington pass marajuana legalization: Oregon says,no" by CNN political unit explains why people want marijuana legalized.

People in Colorado and in Washington say that they have voted yes to Ammendment 64 because they believe the government will use some of the money to fund schools and to helps us get out of debt. Marijuana has been illegal for so long its weird for some people to think anyone would vote yes to Ammendment 64. Ammendment 64 has not been passed or finalized and it will be interesting to see what will happen whether or not it will be passed or if it will fail. By legalizing marijuana America will being allowing narijuana to be sold and consumed, by doing this people might not sell as much or consume as much becuase its illegal and its not as cool to do. It is up to the government to decide what the money goes to and if its not used to do what people who voted for it thought it would be used for will they regret voting yes to it? Legalizing might have opened a new door to either help America or hurt it.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


"The article Moab man embrasses simple life living in a cave" by, Jason Bevlin demonstrates a life without society which is a simple life.

The article "Moab man embrasses simple life living in a cave" by Jason Belvin is inspiring becuase it shows a man whos lives nine years basically without society. Daniel Seulo is a forty eight year old man who lives in the wild and proves that it is possible to live without society. Many people now a days could in the world now a days problably would not be able to go nine years without cell phones or computers or the comforts of there home and Daniel did it for nine years. Even though without society he probably would not of been able to live in the middle of no where for nine years he still managed to live completely alone without a phone or computer or even a house. He allowed people to look at life differently and to not be so relient of society.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


         Jets have one option: Start Tebow, by Jen Floyd Engel is a suprising article about the New York Jets not using Tebow enough. Other football teams that have played the Jets were also suprised that Tebow hasnt played very much yet. Also in the artical people think that Mark Sanchez shoud retire becuase they dont think he is going to bounce back. It was suprising to me that so many people thought that Mark Sanchez isnt going to bounce back from the off season hes had so far and think that playing Tebow is a better idea because he is more reliable. It was also shocking to hear that some people think that having a back up quarter back is a bad idea because they never play or they arent played enough.

                    I thought Jets have one option: Start Tebow was an interesting article becuase I never thought so many people supported Tebow over Sanchez. After reading this ariticle I was amazed at how many people think that Tebow should be starting more games over Mark Sanchez becuase they feel like based on the game Tebow has played before he would be a more eligable player for the games. I think Tebow is good but I had no idea that people wanted him to start. I didnt know that people thought having a back up quarter back was not a good idea. I think even though back up quarterbacks dont play as much it is still a good idea to have them just in case. I think the Jets should start Tebow a couple of games just to give him a chance and to give Sanchez a break and just see how it goes. I think that should keep back up quarterbacks because not having one could end up being worse then having one you never use.  

Thursday, September 27, 2012


In 'Children Succed' With Charater, Not Test Scores, by NPR staff was shocking, the article stated that children build character and that shows there intellegence. This article was really suprising to me becuase I didnt know intellegence could be meassured any other way then by test, and I never thought someone else would think that. If building character is what some people think is how you test intellegence then why do we need test? I thought it was interesting that some people think that college is the easy way for some people and that college might not be helpful for some people. This article also made the impression that college shouldnt be a top prority and that some people actually go throught tough things and that people just go to college to have an easy life.
                 In 'Children Succed' With Character, Not Test Scores, by NPR Staff was shocking because it made the impression on me that education and college shouldnt be the top priority and that there are actually challenges.  When the article said that college was for people who wanted and easy life it made me think does college really challenge people? I thought college was for people who wanted to get a degree and people who wanted to get a good job. I also thought it was interesting that they compared college to real issues that people deal with. I also thought it was interesting that they told the story about a girl who had some many problems outside of school and she made it through highschool, it made it seem like the people who didnt have those problems just had it easy and I disagree. I think its a big assumption that people who dont have problems outside of school dont have problems in highschool.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

PLN 4-Maryland is the richest state; Mississippi is the poorest

            The text Maryland is the richest state; Mississippi is the poorest by By Michael Sauter, Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess, Brian Zajac, expalins why Mississippi is the poorest state and why Maryland is the richest state. Mississippi is the poorest state because of poverty and the tragedies also because of there small population. Maryland is one of the wealthiest countries because it has a larger population and because more poeple in Maryland have high oaying jobs.
               The text Maryland is the richest state; Mississippi is the poorest by By Michael Sauter, Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess, Brian Zajac, is suprising becuase, its intresting to see that a smaller state could be more wealthy then a larger state, also that Mississippi is the poorest state out of fifty states. It was amazing to see the small differences in the states that makes one the richest and one the poorest. Health insurace made a difference in each of the states and the amount of money in the average family, and the employment rate and number of jobs available. It doesnt matter the size of the state but the little things in the state that can make one state the richest and the poorest.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

High school, only shorter

The text "High School, Only Shorter" by Sue Shellenbrager explains how a kid graduates high school early by doing extra work. in this text Sue talks about how Nicolas Myers graduated high school early because he took required seniors classes when he didn't need to. She also talks about how he felt graduating early and what sacrifices he had to make by getting his credits early. Nicolas Myers had to skip his senior prom a a trip to new York because he had graduated early, but those are the sacrifices he had to make to get to college when he was 18.  Nicolas Myers sacrificed a lot but said it was worth it and that high schoolers should get as much college credits as they can.  Getting all those college credits and graduating high school so early got him very far in life.
              "High School, Only Shorter" by Sue Shellenbrager was interesting, because doing extra work and making time to do all that takes patience because you have to sacrifice a lot. I could not believe that someone put all that time and effort into getting all of his college credits. Also another thing that surprised me was that he was willing to sacrifice so much to do classes that were required for seniors. He got so much and so far in life because he took the responsibility to do more then he needed to and that encouraged me to do more things that and to put more effort into what i do even if it means to sacrifice things. I should do more then I'm asked it will get me farther in life.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The text "Is Google Making Us Stupid," by Nicholas Carr is about somebody who feels very strongly about the internet and how it is being used today. He feels like google or the internet in gerneral is creating problems such as reading issuse. He also beleives that most of the people in this world today rely to much on using the internet for simple things or questions. Google or the internet in general makes people lazy, he thinks we are to reliable on the internet and that it is making us not use our minds but google or the internet. He also thinks simple things such as emails or vidoes are just other ways to link us to the internet. There are also many people who can relate to how he feels about how the internet is being used.
                When I first read the article "Is Google Making Us Stupid," by Nicholas Carr I could tell it was written by someone who had a very strong opinion about why Google or the internet is making us lazy. I also thought the writer had some interesting facts that supported why he thought we rely on the internet to much. I thought it was interesting that he got some many people to give there opinion on why we use the internet to much and I was suprised that mosst people supported him. I would have thought that most people would go against him since most people use the internet everyday and most jobs and everyday life rely on it.

Monday, August 27, 2012

PLN #1

     The video "A Vision of Students Today," by Michael Wesch was interesting to me because it was about students/ people like me so it was easy for me to relate to them and how they use technology. I think technology is a good thing to use and most people prefer using technology over regular texts books or other things used to learn. I think its interesting to see how other people use technology and how much they use it while they learn. It makes me think about what other ways people can use technology besides in schools and in academic atmospheres. I thought another interesting thing about the video was how much students used technology by themselves for other things besides school work, like emails.
          The video ''A Vision of Students Today,'' was about different students using technology in different ways. Many students didn't use technology for academic reasons but some did. Most students like using technology over texts books because they have technology around them everyday and most of the things they have like, cellphones is a good way to stay involved with school and having a fun time learning.