Wednesday, June 2, 2010

06.02.10-> SENIOR EXAM

Part 2 ICT 1 Benchmark Exam 3
Senior Exam

Describe three ways computers facilitate and enhance learning.

--> Computer enhance learning in varies ways. For example, it can help with homework, teaches of to properly research information, and computers also help you learn how to create presentation or even comic books. Due to the fact that most parents do o understand the new math students are receiving they are unable to help their child, but the computer teaches the student how to get to the correct answer. As for researching information, some libraries can not always provided all the data needed. Therefore, the computer picks up where the library books left off. And then there presentations. These are use a lot in work places if someone is uneducated on what to do the computer explains everything.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

05.25-> No Technology

ICT Essentials 1
How would your life be different without technology? How much do you rely on technology in your life?

--> Life without technology would be so much harder. Everything would be complicated; there would be no computer, no phones, no ipods, etc. Without computers alone, people would have to write letters all the time and everything else. People would have to file items instead of using a computer to store work. Without phones, communication would be limited. Once again letters would have to be written to communicate with others. Basically another would be the same. In my life I rely on technology like I rely on food to live. TECHNOLOGY IS VERY IMPORTANT PART OF MY LIFE!!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

05.24->Future Technology

ICT Essentials 1
Anthony Le built an Iron Man Suit.
What is some future technology that you would like to build? Why?

--> A future technology I would enjoy building would be a personal robot that cooks what ever you want, whenever you want it. But every food is cooked in a healthy way. This will allow the people who do not know how to cook to eat something other than just fast food. Instead everyone would have a healthy meal everyday.

Friday, May 21, 2010

05.21-> Invention

Invention Awards: A Gaming Device That Lets You Feel the Sound

How KOR-fx Works: The device translates the audio signal from a game or movie into vibrations that the wearer can feel throughout his body. Paul Wootton

ICT Essentials 1

How do you think the KOR-fx will effect the video game, music or movie experience?

--> I believe the KOR-fx will overall intense Video games, music, and movie experience. Not so much for music experience, but as for games and movies everything will seem even more real. Just imagining watching a scary movie in the dark alone by your self, wearing this device while watching the movie will have you jumping. It'll probably make you feel as if your inside the movie. The same goes for video games

Thursday, May 20, 2010

05.20->School Safety

ICT Essentials 1
Do you think that personal rights are more important than school safety? How are your personal rights effected when school safety measures are implemented?

-->I honestly believe school safety is more important than personal rights. Due to the fact that if certain measures aren't meet wit one person danger can arose, effecting everyone else. Yet, personal rights are effect a lot. Security Guards sometime take their jobs to serious when searching pockets. In addition, Guards of the same sex as the student should be the only ones checking the students

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

05.19->Product Importance

ICT Essentials 1
What do you think is the importance of the price when purchasing electronics? Are there other things that may be more or just as important as the price?

-->The price is important simply because there are are always lower prices on the same product somewhere else. There are of course other things about the product that is just as important as the price, if not more important. Things such as the quality of the product and what the product can do. Its always important to know how long the product can last.

Friday, May 14, 2010

05.14-> Benchmarck Exam 2

Part 1
ICT 1 Benchmark Exam 2

· Why is it important to follow the netiquette guidelines when using the Internet?

-->People get on the internet all the time and post information about their selves. Their not noticing that important documents can be stolen. By putting your social security number on random internet sites are ultimately putting yourself in danger.

The Netiquette guidelines are important to follow in order to prevent situations where an identity can be stolen. For this your must stay away from pop-ups. There's also another type of netiquette rule, referring to spell check. After some 1 reads a message from you, with bad grammar or spelling errors, they may look at you uneducated. Another example is putting false information on the internet about your self, just like with spell check people may look at you differently.

Netiquette is very important with the internet. Everything you put on the internet follows you for the rest of your life no matter how much you may have changed in your life. Because people are much influenced by the Internet's information using the Netiquette guideline will help you be safe and hold your image.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

05.13->Product Rating

ICT Essentials 1
Why do you think that some people rate a product very high and some people will rate the product very low? How can you decide which reviews are more accurate?

--> People rate products based on different qualities. Someone might rate a produce based on looks, while on the other hand another person can rate the same produce based on how good it works. But the way to decide which review are more accurate you can do some research yourself.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

05.11-> Product Comparison

ICT Essentials 1
Why do you think it is important to compare similar products before you make a purchase?

--> It is important to compare similar products before buying something. By doing this you raise your percentage of finding the perfect product. It also gives you the chance to find the same product for a lower price.

Monday, May 10, 2010

05.10->My Project Best Qualities

ICT Essentials 1
What do you like best about your project? What is the one thing you would do different on your project

-->To me the best part about my is the great source of information (facts). It should really make people think more both the subject. The one thing that is different on my project is the music. The way i put the songs together made it sound as one whole song and they match each other.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

05.05->Plagiarism Morally Wrong?

ICT Essentials 1
Do you think that plagiarism is morally wrong? Why?

I do not believe plagiarism is morally wrong. Due to the fact that it is not evil it is not morally wrong.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


ICT Essentials 1
How can Plagiarism effect your online reputation?

--> Plagiarism is simply coping and pasting other information that is not your. It ruins you reputation by showing other people you can't think for your self. It gives the wrong impression.

Monday, May 3, 2010


ICT Essentials 1 Exam Review ICT 1-1.
In your opinion, how are importing and exporting different? How are they similar?

In my opinion, Importing can be considered as downloading or getting to project ready to be exported. Exporting is basically placing the downloaded project into iTunes or something of that sought. This process is simply transferring information from one place to another.

Friday, April 30, 2010

04.30-> Benchmark Exam

ICT Essentials 1

Part 2 Read the Forum responses and Post your response on your blog-> SMART-PHONES

I agree 100% with this. New technology is here to stay and that's not changing anytime soon. It silly to think technology is just going to disappear.

The purpose of schools should be to teach students about new technology and learning systems. To ignore the mobile technology aspect that has become such a huge part of society today, is a bad policy.

Outright banning mobile communications is stupid considering the dangers that children face. If a child can make an emergency call in an emergency situation, it can vastly increase the likelihood of a positive outcome. Think about the way criminals have had to change behavior do to the number of everyday citizens that have cell phones. It has created a network of information that has never existed before.TEACHING RESPONSIBLE USE OF A SMART-PHONE SHOULD BE PART OF BASICS EDUCATION!!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

04.26-> Words and Images

ICT Essentials 1
Why do you think it is important to make sure that there is enough time to read the words and look at the images of your slide slow?

--> It is important to make sure that there is enough time to read the words and look at the images to make sure everything matches. The words cant have any mistakes and the images have to match the words.

Friday, April 23, 2010

04.23-> Design Template

ICT Essentials 1
Do you think that you should always use a design template when creating a presentation? Why? Do you think it is acceptable to use different design templates in the same presentation? Why?

--> I do believe that design template should always be used when creating a presentation. Designs are father examination of a topic. Different designs can be confusing i guess.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

04.22-> Bullets VS. Sentences

ICT Essentials 1
Why do you think Bullet point are used rather than sentences in a presentation?

--> I believe it is important to do bullets rather that sentence because bullets clearly point out the main points. Sentences on the other hand are long and song times hard 2 understand quickly.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

04.20-> Listening

ICT Essentials 1
Why do you think it is important to listen carefully when someone is speaking? How do you feel when you are trying to speak and someone is not paying attention or constantly interrupting you?

--> It is important to listen to what other people are saying or telling you because they may not repeat themselves. Listening will help you understand clearly what ever is being told. When people don't pay attention to me I tend to stop talking because then I feel like I'm wasting my time talking

Monday, April 19, 2010

04.17->Plagiarism and Copyrights

ICT Essentials 1
How do you think Plagiarism and Copyrights are similar and how are they different? Why is Plagiarism wrong (illegal)?

--> Plagiarism is simply copying and pasting information from something that is copyright already. Copyright gives you all rights to all the information that you have written. Plagiarism is illegal because its stealing information that's not yours.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

04.14-> policy against electronic devices

ICT Essentials 1
Why do you think that there is a policy against using electronic devices such as smartphones in the at Campus High School? Do you agree or disagree with this policy? Why?

--> There's a policy against using devices such as smartphones because student tend to be on their phones during classes, listening to music and or texting, instead of listening to the teacher. BUT... I disagree with this policy, not because of texting or music. I disagree because something important could has within a family and cell phones are the only contact. Anything can happen.

Monday, April 12, 2010

04.12-> Online Danger

ICT Essentials 1
What do you think are the most dangerous or risky things people do online? How can these be avoided?

-->The most dangerous or risky things people do online falls under putting their social security number on random put up websites, "free wins" . This can simply be avoided by not do such activities, definitely if its a pop up. The website could be made to steal your information not give you anything free. NOTHING IS FREE IN THE WORLD!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

04.08->Internet Access

ICT Essentials 1
Do you think that it is important for schools to have Internet access? Why?

--> Internet access is a very important source for schools. It helps students in more ways than one. It is very important because most students do not have computers at home or a way to the public library.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

04.07->ipad Give Away

ICT Essentials1
Should colleges (High Schools) start giving Apple's iPad to students?
What do you think?

--> I do believe that colleges should give out iPads to their students. The iPad will give college students the ability to search different sources from one object. It does the same for high school students.Yet, if the student wants to receive a iPad from the school they must put down some amount of money. Book in college cost money so the iPad should not be any different.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

04.06-> Budget Cuts

School Aid Reductions

School District:
East Orange
Total 2009-2010 State Aid:
Total 2010-2011 State Aid:
Change in State Aid:
Percentage of
Change in State Aid:

ICT Essentials 1

How will New Jersey budget cuts affect public schools?
Do you think the cuts in state aid to schools in New Jersey will effect the quality of education? How will these cuts effect the use of technology for education?

-->The budget cuts will definitely effect the quality of education. Due to the fact that schools in Newark and East Orange do not have many book now cutting money will make everything worst. Now students have enough books for in school but no enough to take home for homework. With money taken away student would be forced to share books with other students in school, classrooms.

Monday, April 5, 2010

04.05 iPAD

ICT Essentials 1
Tech Analysts Say Apple's New Tablet, Which Doesn't Seem To Be a Computer At All, Will Rewrite How We See and Use Technology.
Apple sold over 700,000 iPads the first day. Why do you think there is so much hype over the iPad?

--> The iPad the obviously the upgrade of every electronic out there before. The hype is over dose with knowing that it is know possible to have one object that have everything, including music, tv, new, newspaper, book, computer, etc. Anything i can thing of doing on any old object can be done on the iPad with more.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

03.25->Credible resources

ICT Essentials 1
Why do you think it is important to include information from several credible resources when creating a research project? How do you know if a source is credible?

--> It is important 2 do this because it gives you different thoughts on the same subject. Due to the fact that one side of a story isn't good enough, having several credible resources for a project is a good idea. The way to know if a source is credible is the research the same subject in a different place or website.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

3.24 Gaming Benefic

ICT Essentials 1
What do you think the benefits are to using video games in the classroom? Are there any negatives?

--> The benefits to video games in the classroom would be a more fun activity for students. Classwork would be much more exciting for both students and teachers. Yet of course there are downfalls to everything, but i can not think of any for this new method.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

03.23.10-> letter to school admission

To whom it may concern,
I believe Mobile learning is a good technique for this school. Due to low supply students are unable to been home work that was done is class, so instead work is left in school to be finished the next day. With teenagers it only take hours for them to forget what they learned. If students are given mobile learning they would be more able to remember. Work will be take home and it would be much easier to travel with school work.

Natalia Rice

Monday, March 22, 2010


ICT Essentials 1
Do you think that people change technology or does technology change people? Why?

-->I think Technology changes people. Due to the fact that technology has changed plenty of times and each time society changes completely. People become are changed differently but no one stays the same

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Computer looks

ICT Essentials 1
If you could use any computer or computing device to learn in school what would it do, be or look like? Why?

If i could use any computer to learn n school in would have to look like my phone so that it can be small and portable. It will also would and should be easy to carry.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


ICT Essentials 1
Why would you want to use a Social Bookmarking site like Delicious? List 3 advantages over bookmarking on a single computer.

--> Social Bookmarking is used for showing other people the websites you've found. 
1. sharing 
3. informing others of the information you now know


ICT Essentials 1
Why use "tags" when bookmarking web resources? How are these "tags" helpful?

--> Using tags helps identify the website where the bookmarking original website came from. Its helpful because it makes it much easier to get to whenever necessary.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Opinion or fact

ICT Essentials 1
How can you tell if information is an opinion or if it is a fact? Give an example of an opinion and a fact on the same topic.

-> Between a fact and an opinion, a fact can be researched on the internet. Opinion is something no one would usually find on the internet, books or anywhere else.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

ICT Essentials 1
All websites and information on the Internet is not 100% correct. How do you know if a the website or information is credible?

--> The information on the internet can be search to reassure whether or not it is true or not, real or not. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ring RIng Cellphone

ICT Essentials 1
Do you think that students should be allowed to use cell phones in school? How do you think cell phones could be used to enhance learning in the classroom?

--> I do believe that students should be able to use their cellphones n school because they might receive an important call. cellphones can also be use in classroom for work. cellphone can search the internet when the classrooms does not have computer in them, and work can be sent to cellphones when the student is not in school.

Monday, March 8, 2010


ICT Essentials 1
Why do you think it is so important to understand what you need to do (identify the task), before you begin working on a project, assignment or problem?

-- I believe it is important because if the task is not understood everything could be easily done wrong, and your grade would show for it. Everything should be understood so it can be easier to do

Thursday, March 4, 2010

HSPA leavin

ICT Essentials 1
Do you think that it is OK to leave school without permission after taking the HSPA? If you were the principal what would you do with students that leave early?

--> I do thin k leaving school after taking the HSPA testing is OK. I feel this way because the HSPA is a hard and long test, besides the student who took the test are in school hours before the students who does no take the test.

Monday, March 1, 2010


ICT Essentials 1
Do you think that good etiquette can help you be successful at school, at home, or work? Why? Can good Netiquette help you on the Internet? Why?

--> Etiquette is a very important factor in school, at home, and work. Its simply being police and respectful to you fully ability. Good Netiquette can help u on the internet because u will automatically be aware on the dangers.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Naked Postages

ICT Essentials 1
Dan found that someone posted nasty remarks about him on a Social Networking Website. He know the person who posted the remarks. What do you think he should do?

--> Dan should confront to person who posted the naked remarks about him onto the internet. If that doesn't work Dan should tell his parents and report the postage as abuse to the police.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Meaningfully Error

ICT Essentials 1
Etiquette is the rules governing socially acceptable behavior. Netiquette is online manners and rules of conduct for Internet users.
What do you think is the proper netiquette for the following situation? I notice someone has an error in a message, should I tell him or her? Why? Explain your answer!

--> The proper netiquette for internet error in messages is not to address the error. Most of the time people make errors in messages on the internet on meaningfully. They do it so the message could be quicker to read and or write.

Monday, February 22, 2010


ICT Essentials 2
    1. What risks do teens face on the Internet?
    2. How and why does the "Net effect" effect online behavior?
    3. How should we use social media?
    4. Why are digital citizenship and literacy key to Online Safety 3.0?
    5. What does this all mean and how is it relevant to you?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


ICT Essentials 1
How can the Internet be used when school is not in session for education? Do you think that you should participate in school over the Internet when schools are closed? How can this benefit you?

-->When school in not in session the computer can be use to do homework or research educational subjects for your own knowledge. I believe participating in school over the Internet is a good idea, especially when school is closed. When school is closed student are slowed down on a lot of work which could be done at home on the computer. This helps so that student won't have to make up tons of work wen they return to school. It keeps everything at the same pace.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Alert! DANGER!!!

ICT Essentials 1 
What are the dangers associated with the Web?  What do you need to do to protect yourself?

--> The web consist of plenty of dangerous situation. This includes website such as facebook and myspace. But if common sense is used there should be no problems. In other words don't be n myspace or facebook and under 18 years old talking to someone you don't know that is like 30 years old.  

Monday, February 8, 2010

Other Blogs

ICT Essentials 1
What do you think is the reason for following the Blogs of your classmates in this class?

I think the reason for following my classmates blogs is to have more incite and knowledge on how they think.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Future Of Technology=...

ICT Essentials 1
What do you think you will use technology for in the future?

--> Technology is the most in important product today. In the future I believe technology will be used for every single thing. It would be involved in games, shopping, school, etc. In the future there is no telling how far technology can go. Maybe technology will be used to build robots in the future so they could do all of our work.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Respnsiblity Of You & Me..

ICT Essentials 1
ICT Essentials will prepare you for the future and give you the opportunity to take control of your destiny. This is a new and exciting class. I look forward to working with you. Together we will achieve great things. How do you think your responsibility for the learning will be different in this class and in the future? How do you think the teachers responsibility change or remain the same?

-->Okay, when in this class now it is half and half, hand and hand. If the teacher helps me, as a student, I well be able to help myself as well. Being in this class now, I have to improve and learn all the steps to what I am suppose to be learning. Everything moves and grow. As the I grow with the world in he future I have more responsibility, I have to do more hings on my own. In this class in the future the teacher will not have to show me everything step by step, I have to learn on my own if I don't already know.