Tuesday, October 26, 2010

RSA Animate Video

This video talks about education in schools.  I think it is true that we could improve the education . One of the points the video brought up was how some kids cl A solution to this wasses are too easy for them and some too hard. ould not to place kids in grades by age, but by their ability.  This way, the students will learn so much more.  Everyone would be able to challenge themselves and take classes appropriate for their level.  The bad thing about this is that students wouldn't be able to interact with people their own age.  Some kids who are really smart would be working with kids a lot older than they are and if they have a tough time in school then they will be around kids too young for them. There are a lot of educational improvements needed in order to make every kid to learn their best and be succesful.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Prezi is a website where you can create presantations online.  You can create a presentation and embed it on a blog or website.  They would be helpful for students to make presentations for class.  Instead of using powerpoint, students could use prezi to make it a better presentation Prezi gas many cool features.  You can zoom in on text in the slides to help show your ideas better.  You can also add images and resize or rotate them to make it exactly how you want it.  You can create a storyline that represents your ideas in order and it can be changed around after.  Prezi seems like a really cool website that could be useful for students creating presentations.  It would also be useful for teachers to present informationin a more fun way that students can learn from.  I recomend that students and teachers check out the website.

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Facebook Photos: Your Delete Doesn't Mean "Delete"

http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2010/10/facebook-photos-your-delete-doesnt-mean.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CoolCatTeacherBlog+%28Cool+Cat+Teacher+Blog%29 This post talks about being safe online.  It is important for people to be careful and watch what they post online.  According to the article, facebook keeps photos even after they have been deleted.  There is acces to them at anytime.  I think that teenagers should know this information, it'll help them from making bad decisions in the future.  Facebook is a great tool if used the right way.  No body should post anything on facebook that they don't want seen by anyone.  Teens should also realize that they need to think before posting a picture or anything online because deleting it won't make it go away.  If  there is anything bad or inapropriate on someones facebook account, it could affect them badly later on.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Cheating in School

http://www.fairmontflyer.com/features/2010/09/29/what-exactly-is-cheating-and-why-do-students-do-it/ My thoughts on why students cheat is that they do it because they might be getting behind and not have time to study. With a few different classes and homework and projects to do and essays to write for each class, there is no time to study for tests.  I think that kids just have too much work and get stressed out because of everything they neeed to do.  There is more pressure on them to do well in High School because students are starting to think about college and want to get in to the best school possible. In order to get good grades, some students could cheat by looking at others papers, texting answers or asking students who already took the test. Cheating needs to stop because it isn't fair ffor anyone to get grades they don't deserve.  Teachers could trake away phones and seperate students to cut down on cheating.