Friday, March 18, 2016

Technology use in schools

Do you think schools should participate in “Shut down your screen week?”
I don’t because technology helps us in many ways. For example, in schools, technology helps us move to a new project faster than the way it used to when you had to write in a piece of paper.

Now you can type anything in a computer, and if you’re a fast typer you will get things done in a flash.Also, according to source #1, cellphones help communicate with friends or family when help is needed or call 911 instead then having to run up to the police. Basically we have easier access to anyone then the amount of access we had when cellphones didn’t even exist.

Also in source #2, according to Peter Norvig a, a director of research, says internet helps us more than some books or libraries. He also gave an example which was… suppose you’re interested on the guidance computers on the Apollo Spacecraft, a library has no books that has information on that specific subject. But, on the internet you can search information on that specific subject, just type exactly what you want to find.

Although there are a few people that think the opposite like Nicholas Carr.
He thinks that the internet usage in schools is making students stupid, he says that surfing the web makes us get more distracted and lose focus. Also, he says multitasking gives students stress and frustrates them. Lastly, he says that when we search something in the web when we get an answer instantly, it only makes our brains worst in thinking deeply which means think harder on the answers we find.

But, in a web site I found which was actually an essay says that if we don’t use the internet or electronics it will turn the most innocent little child into a rebel. Also, the person who wrote the essay said that using electronics won’t affect the human race it won’t make us dumber, it makes you smarter because you can use the web to find information on a specific thing for a school project or a science project. Lastly, this person says it makes no sense in not using electronics, schools basically use the internet for almost everything, books, writing essays, research, and homework.

Those are the reasons why I think schools should not participate in this event. #1 you have more access to the world and knowledge.#2 electronics have more info than libraries or books. Lastly, schools use electricity for almost everything which again are reading, research, essays, and projects.

In my opinion I think we shouldn’t participate in this event. But if you think the opposite fine by me, because that’s your opinion not mine.      

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Grandpa time traveling

I tidied up the house so I didn’t have to do anything for the rest of the time, then I remembered I had to do the interview with my grandpa so I saw that on my Facebook account I had him as a friend so I texted him, “Hey grandpa can I do you an interview, it’s for a project in school.” So I waited for like 1 minute and then I heard the “bing” of my phone, he texted sure.  

The reason I chose my grandpa is because he’s the only person I knew that I had an access to texting or calling, which made it easier of course but lying in the hard ground made it harder to wait so I just sat in a couch.

I don’t actually remember well how he looked like because i've been in U.S.A for six years and I haven’t seen him ever since all I have is a picture of him on Facebook and he looks kinda upset and with color skin.  I remember him being so happy when me and my dad visited him, even my dad misses him alot. I also remember he was a really great builder, he even had a trampoline on the backyard.

Now I made myself comfortable and started with my first question, “What did you want to be when you grew up?” He answered “Maybe a builder because i’m helping rebuild your house here in Mexico.” Then, I followed up with my second question, it was, “What do you want your children or grandchildren to remember about you?” His answer was, “I’d like them to look at their house and remember that I was the one who helped rebuild it while my family was gone.”

My next question was, “What did you feel when my dad had his first” He texted me this, “I felt so happy and excited to meet the new baby, which was you.” I felt happy as well but I also asked what did he feel when his first son was born. He said almost the same thing but he got to carry my dad in his arms.

The next question I asked was “What was your first job and did you like it?” He answered, “La Casa Mayers,” “It was a great job because I got to spend some time with your dad. I actually do remember that job, I do remember crying all the time whenever my dad has to leave, ohhh good times.

The last question I asked was… “Who were your role models or heroes when growing up?”
He answered, “I didn’t really have any role models, in fact I didn’t really think about having any role models, not that I remember.” I answered, “ I bet you were my dad’s role model while he was growing up.” He sent back, “ Actually I was, he even said that he wants to be just like me, a good father, a mechanic, or architec.”

After that last question we just kept texting each other until my mom and dad called and asked me how the interview went I said it was a great success then I said bye because I wanted to spend more time texting with my grandpa.

Then my dad called again and said that my grandpa was able to get his Visa to come to U.S.A to meet up again because he misses us ever since we haven’t seen him in 6 years. I texted my grandpa to ask about the Visa he said he actually got it so I couldn’t wait to see him again.

After the interview and all I texted goodbye, got ready to go to bed and all then thought if he would be surprised on how much i’ve grown and I couldn’t stop thinking “ Is he really coming, am I really going to see him again.” So I just thought of nothing and went to sleep.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Goldy Pony

  • Dally: “…Crazy for wanting Johnny to stay outa trouble, for not wantin’ him to get hard.  If he’d been like me he’d never have been in this mess.  If he’d got smart like me he’d never have run into that church.  That’s what you get for helpin’ people.  Editorials in the paper and a lot of trouble… You’d better wise up, Pony… you get tough like me and you don’t get hurt.  You look out for yourself and nothin’ can touch you…”  (pssst: irony.)

 Goldy pony

This phrase is an example of irony  because even if Dally was tough and beefy, he would get hurt anyway, no matter if he's strong or as tough as he is or smart or fast. Also, he says to Pony to look out for himself, but he would still get hurt, you can look out for yourself but you must watch your back, even if you think there's nobody there.Next, he says that if you look out for himself nothing can touch you, but it's still the same thing, he still gets touched, he still gets hurt, he still can't dodge the hits that fast, it doesn't matter how strong he is. Lastly, if you didn't find the irony part, just in case i'll explain. So basically Dally says that if he gets tough and all nothing can hurt him, but if you read ch.9, in rumble he gets hurt still, no matter how tough he is.