Monday, May 3, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.16--Bringing The Takeout Home.

In my opinion exporting and importing are almost two different things. When you export something you're taking information to a different place. When importing you're bring information from a different place. On that note, it's safe to say that one of the few similarities is that they both deal with the travel of info whether it's bring it home, or, taking it out.

Friday, April 30, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.16--Half way there, Benchmark.

In Itc essentials we are discussing smart phones and their uses for school. I think this is an honorable idea worth thought and discussion but I'm against it personally. The main reason i'm against it is because though children say they will their phones for school work, how many of them actually will?  There are many pluses for its use but there are also many minuses.

In a full class of high school students, a teacher just finished posting an assiment online for student to complete during class time. Even though the assisment was given, and students are online on their phones, how many of them will be doing the work.? It's easy to distract the teenage mind with things like facebook, and viral videos online.

In Itc essentials we are discussing smart phones. I think it's a good idea but personally I believe they shouldn't use the in school because kids wont do the work.

Monday, April 19, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.15--Copied&The Copycats.

Plagiarism and copyrights are similar in a few ways. For one, the both deal with information from the same places. All of the words and grammar are the same, perfectly in the same font. The only difference is that one is an original work, with protection right, and the other is a copy, illegally created. 

Friday, March 26, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.14--Muti-Tasking While Muti-Tasking.

I think this shouldn't be a very big concern at Campus High. For one, there isn't really anything that would put a student in great danger at this school if they just so happened to run into something. Most that would happen is they would probably be late for class.

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Name: Sean Lawrence
Class Period: 6

Great Idea light bulbBig6 #1: Task Definition
What am I supposed to do?:
What information do I need in order to do this? (Consider listing in question form.)
  • What is the problem to be solved?
  • What information is needed in order to solve the problem?
  • What is required in an assignment?
  • What is the order of tasks and the timeline required?
1.Education and games
2.Info on educated games and its effects on the brain find the advantges and disadvantanges in games for learning
4.using games for learning and 2.advantages-disadvantages

Stack of booksBig6 #2: Information Seeking Strategies
What are the best sources I can use to find this information?
  • What are all possible sources of information?
  • What are the best of all the possibilities?
  • What are alternative methods of acquiring information?
1.internet, google books, and libary
3.from reading a book on it
When using web sites, how will I know that they are good enough for my project?

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Magnifying glassBig6 #3: Location & Access
Where will I find these sources?
  • Where are these sources?
  • Where is the information within each source?

school library

public library

personal library

Provided by my teachers

Provided by my classmates on Delicious


Who can help me find what I need?

I can find the sources myself

my classmates

my librarian

my teacher

my parent(s)

Frog taking notesBig6 #4: Use of Information
How will I record the information that I find?
  • What information does the source provide?
  • What specific information is worth applying to the task?

take notes using cards

take notes on notebook paper

take notes using a word processor on a computer (Microsoft Word form)

take notes using a data chart or other graphic organizer (data chart set-up guide)

illustrate concepts

record into a tape recorder or use a video or digital camera

take note on Google Documents

take notes using Zotero

How will I give credit to my sources?

use the guide given to me by my teacher

use the Citation Machine

use Zotero

use the Quick Guide for citing other resources


Girl pointing to mapBig6 #5: Synthesis
How will I show my results?
  • How does the information from all sources fit together?
  • How is the information best presented?

written paper

oral presentation

multimedia presentation

performance or

How will I give credit to my sources in my final product or performance?

include a written bibliography

after the performance or presentation, announce which sources I used


Materials I will need for my presentation or performance (list, separating by commas)

How much time do I estimate it will take to find the information and create the product?
2-3 hours 4-5 hours 5-6 hours 7-8 hours 9-10 hours more than 10 hours
Timeline for assignment
Ideas for project (task definition) completed by:
Information searching (note taking) completed by:
First draft due:
Completed assignment due:

Include here any additional information needed to successfully complete the assignment:

A+ on chalkboardBig6 #6: Evaluation

How will I know if I have done my best?
  • Was the information problem solved?
  • Was the information need met?
  • Was the decision made?
  • Was the situation resolved?
  • Does the product satisfy the requirements as originally defined?
  • What set of criteria can you use to make judgments?
Before turning in my assignment, I need to check off all of these items (on the printed Organizer):

what I created to finish the assignment is appropriate for what I was supposed do in Big6 #1

the information I found in Big6 #4 matches the information needed in Big6 #1

credit is given to all of my sources, written in the way my teacher requested

my work is neat

my work is complete and includes heading information (name, date, etc.)

I would be proud for anyone to view this work

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.13--Learning.? Make That To Go.

Dear Administration Of East Orange School District,  

I think that mobile learning is the next step in learning. If we could learn while we are on the go I think we could actually learn more. If people would use all the idle time they had in a day to learn, they would be way more intelligent then they are now. I would recommend mobile learning for the simple fact that people bring their cell phones to school anyway. Making them learning tools would only be better in the student's case.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.12--The Perfect Tool.?

If I could use any computing device for learning in school it would be an device made by my own hands. It would be enable me to do anything, know everything, and store the knowledge within my brain. It would be an small hand held device that fits in the palm of my hand and is absorbed by my genetic code only. It would create this device to help find solutions to every problem thought to exist.

Monday, March 15, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.11--Tag This.

Bookmarking, the useful tool that allows us to store the page of recently visited web sites. In class we use "tags' , a more up to date and easier program that allows us to bookmark pages. We use it to remember sites that we may think are useful to us so we can visit them later. These "tags" are useful when also looking up info for research.  

Friday, March 12, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.10--The truth Or a Thought.

Fact and opinion are ideas often blurred through the thin line that separates them. An easy way to tell if something is more fact than opinion is to ask yourself, "Was this source given by a reliable industrial corporation." By checking to see if the source was given by a reliable company, you reassure your info and yourself. 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.9--Credit Where Its Due.

In today's time you can find almost anything on the internet. From great works of litterateur, all the way to sites containing irrelevant topics such as, flying cats and thins of the such. With that said, I think its harder to find information because not everything is true. One way you can narrow something down to find info is by using the certain search factors of Google. Like for example, Google-books is a great way to find the info you may want on almost all litterateur. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.8--Publishing.

Publishing is the act of showing off an work, usually literary, to gain publicity. When I publish things that's what I usually intend to do. I think I'm publishing this project online so that it can be seen by alot of people. Just the thought of knowing someone can be looking at your work makes it relevant enough to me.  

Monday, March 8, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.7--The Task.

When faced with a project or anything of the sort, I think that it would be best to "i.d" the task at hand. When you know what it is your doing, and what you what to do it makes things easier on your part.

Monday, February 22, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.5--Safety.

1. Teens face many dangers on the Internet like online stalkers, child predators, and people wanting to harm them.
2. The net effect makes people think something when actually its more than what they think.
3. I think social media should be used as a means of "keeping up" with each other.
4. They are key because ow you present yourself online should be the same way you resent your self in the real world.
5. All of this means that I should be cautious of the things I do online.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.4--Snowy Days.

During the school year there are times when children cant make it to school, for what ever reason it might be. When that happens I think the Internet can be a way to teach outside of the classroom. Here in our day and age we use the Internet almost everyday, so why cant teachers post a couple of lessons for students who cant make it.? I think participating in school outside of school should be voluntary.

Friday, February 5, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.3--technology.

In the present time we use technology for many things. We us it as a way of communication, to heat up food, and a way to sustain life. In the future I think the human race will become to dependent on technology and us it for everything. To travel from room to room and even to sleep. We already have become addicted to the "easy road" it provides us. With more technological discoveries we'll be even more hooked on the life it gives us.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.2--responsibility.

Responsibility is defined as "a particular burden of obligation upon one who is responsible." Me being responsible for myself in class will make a big difference between an A or an D. This class feels like its more "up to the learner" to learn rather then the traditional ways of teaching where as, the teacher hands you a guide or outline of what you will learn. I believe the teachers will be held to the same obligation to teach but not as much as they use to.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

S k y T o o H i g h---ep.1--passwords.

Passwords are like chains. Chains meant to keep people out, and to keep your secrets in. With that said, a password should be something you would know and you only. Take for instance, a child-hood toy or pet that you use to hold dear. Passwords should not be your bf's or gf's name because their only temporary.