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

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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:
$198,425,174
Total 2010-2011 State Aid:
$188,212,290
Change in State Aid:
-$10,212,884
Percentage of
Change in State Aid:
-5.1%

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.