Monday, November 29, 2010
Once a "Cheater", Always a "Cheater" I agree with this article. Students are constantly copying homework during homeroom, lunch, or in other classes. If a student takes a test before lunch and then sits with their friend who has to take the same test later on in the day, he or she could easily share all of the answers. Many think that this is just helping out their friends but teachers think it is considered cheating. It is hard to put a stop to this cheating because there is no way of knowing when they are copying from eachother or sharing answers on a test or quiz. Some people argue that when schools become more technology based, cheating is going to increase. Students are able to cheat through technology or not. Giving all students their own laptops is not going to make them cheat anymore than they did before.
Monday, November 15, 2010
I think iPads for students would be a good idea. They have a lot of helpful learning apps, like the ones on this article iPads Apps for the Classroom. Students could use iPads for graphing, calculating, reading books, writing and notetaking, and much more. These apps could be very helpful for example, notetaking would be good for students who have a tough time keeping up with the notes or if their handwritting is llegible. It would also make all students more organized. Everything they need can be on one machine. Students won't have to carry aroung multiple textbooks, notebooks, and folders. IPads would be a great thing for high schoolers to have.
Friday, November 12, 2010
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150996418278432&index=1 To Write Love on her Arms day at BHS. Today, November 12th, students are asked to write love on your armsto raise awaeness for teenagers dealing with depression and isolation.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Formspring is a website that anyone can write a comment to someone saying what they think of that person. People commenting are allowed to post anonymously. The formspring user reads the comments and can comment back. The comments are posted for anyone to read. I personally don't like formspring because it causes a lot of cyberbullying. People can make fun of others or say mean things to them without that person knowing who said it. I don't think it's right to be able to post negative comments without getting in trouble. I do not reccomend making a formspring account.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
http://learningandlaptops.blogspot.com/2010/11/why-do-i-have-to-study-fill-in-blank.html I find this to be an interesting topic. Sometimes I feel the same why and wonder why its so important to have to know everything being taught in school. Some of what we learn seems pointless and wont help us in the future at all. History can be interesting to know, but I don't find it important at all. I think elementry and middle school is where we should learn how to do basic things like math, reading, and writing. But by the time we get into high school I think we should focus more on things that we are interested in learning more about. If we start learning information about our future careers in high school students would be more successful in their future career.