Monday, May 22, 2017

Ted Talk- Social Media

Recap: For last weeks task I choose my mom. My mom works late most of the days of the week. On tuesday she got home around 11 and was suprised to see that I was still awake. Like every day  she got in the shower when she got home. Meanwhile she was in the shower I made her favorite dinner. By the time she got out of the shower her food was hot and ready to eat. Seeing the look in her eyes when she sat down to eat made me a little sad at first because she looked so tired and stressed. When she realized what I had done for her she almost cried and I knew that it was because she hadn't eaten a hot dinner in a while. I knew that the smallest of actions and scarifices that I had made/done for her made her feel like it was all worth it.

1. When Shaun says that social media can improve your quality of life I believe that he is bringing this comment back to the beginning of the video when all the people are saying hi and hello. He says that social media has allowed him to make new friends and it allows those people who look up to him to 'keep track of' his life and to understand and see the things he is doing and/or going through.

2. Shaun likes to skateboard and snowboard. He is passionate about adventure and living life to its fullest. I am passionate about playing soccer and helping as many people be happy as I can. I am passionate about living every day as if it's my last and understanding that I might have made a mistake but I should never regret something that made me smile.

3.  The two parts are to create and consume. When you create on social media other people can see it and not only could other people enjoy the things you create but they can also give you feedback.  Those people can also help your self-esteem by telling you how good you are or how amazing you are or even that they look up to you. When you are the consumer you can be the one to make another person's day by helping them realize how good they actually are and their true potential.

4. The frog is the king of the rainforest. All the rest of the animals doubted the frogs. Only one frog made it. I believe this story shows that if you don't listen to the negative comments and only listen to the good comments you can do what ever you want. There will always be those few people that will try to put you down, when this happens you just have to ignore them and show them that they are wrong. If you are a person who cannot ignore the hate and negativitiy here are some tips to help you.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Ted Talk- Lollipop Moments!

1. My lollipop moment was when I felt like giving up completely, both mentally and physically. I texted my best friend and told her that I needed her and that I couldn't do this pain anymore. She talked to me and helped me realize that all the things that brought me down and made me feel useless were the reasons why I should continue to strive and prove all of those people wrong. She told me that all the people who are jealous and will say things that put me down and make me feel like I can do absolutely nothing right, those people are the ones who are also going through things themselves. Those people are the ones who need to have that one friend that will help them with their lives and to make things less stressful. She helped me calm down and realize that life is worth living and that more people care about me than I thought. Her name is Liz, she is the reason that I am still here today because no matter what she is doing or what time of day it is I know I can count on her to help me be a better person and to remind me that no matter how hard things get they will always get better. She told me that if I hit rock bottom and can get no farther down than I am that the only way to go from there is up and that no matter how upset she is with me or even if we are not friends in the future that I can always call and lean on her when I feel like my own legs can no longer support me. Elizabeth Johnson has made such and impact on my life since the day we first met each other when we were still in diapers, but the time that she really helped me was a warm afternoon in march when it didn't matter what was going on or what was going to happen, all that mattered was that I was going to be okay and that she was there for me when I needed her the most.

2. When she say this she means that we are not afraid that we will not be good enough for the people around us or society, but that the power that we hold is what we are afraid of. The power that people have, that can be used for good or for bad, is what scares us the most. She says that the dark times, the dark thoughts or the dark days are not what scares us. Instead, it is the powerful words, the powerful thoughts, the powerful actions that have such and impact on others are what we are truly afraid of. I agree and disagree with this statement. Personally, I feel like I am more scared of never being good enough for the people around me or the situations that I am placed in. But I also feel like I am almost equally afraid of the impact of the things I say and do can have on people.
This link explains a little more how someone's words can impact another person.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mice and Men

1.  A book is made a classic when each time you read it, it makes you feel the same way you read it the first time. A classic is a book that is equally as good each time you reread it.  https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/07/06/italo-calvinos-14-definitions-of-a-classic/

2. It measures the value of the world's literature. The western canon is a collection of the world's most influential writing. The minor poems of Homer are considered to be part of the literary canons.

3. I don't think books should be banned from schools. I think that books allow students to learn lessons and to experience things without actually experiencing it. Mice and Men was banned from schools because Steinbeck is thought to have an anti-business attitude. He was also said to have been very questionable about his patriotism. Other schools didn't like the book because of the profanity.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Dust Bowl

1. Dust Pneumonia is a respiratory condition that is developed from breathing in dust.  Dust Pneumonia is caused from being exposed to dust and dirt. The lungs will get irritated and the result is pneumonia. Silicosis, asthma, influenza, eye infections, sinusitis, and bronchitis were also common. The people who had this condition would have coughing spasms, body aches, shortness of breath and nausea.

2. People would rub vaseline in their nose to keep from inhaling dust and dirt. They also made chest plasters when they had chronic coughs. The dust bowl was caused by drought and poor farming techniques. The farmers replaced the drought grass with wheat to make a profit. http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/dust-bowl-cause.htm

3. I would pack a couple outfits and the things that are important to me like pictures to remember the memories. The worst part about leaving would be leaving behind everything that was so familiar.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

High school diploma

1. Having a high school diploma will helps people have better self-esteem. It also has an impact on relationships and family leadership. Also the more money you make the healthier you can become by eating the necessary nutrients and get the exercise that is needed every day.

2. Those 1million students who did not get a high school diploma cannot get jobs which make the percentage of unemployment higher. When someone makes more money, more money is taken out for taxes that go towards things that make the community a better place.

3. As a high school freshman, I know that sometimes school is hard. I struggle is some classes more than others. I also know that if I don't graduate on time it will impact my community. It makes the school look bad when their students don't graduate on time. The school and community will lose money when those freshmen don't graduate on time. The can offer programs to help those students who are struggling.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Public Service Announcement

1. The PSA was very effective. The most useful element was when the child was calling for his parents to wake up. Six people died on the scene of the crash. The person who caused the crash lived through it but her friends did not. The message they are trying to send is to not text and drive.

2. In this PSA it is showing that a parent's actions impact how their kids will act in the future. I think this PSA is very effective and will help educate families. In the PSA the children are mimicking everything their parent does. When the father throws his pop can on the ground so does his kid. When the dad is physically and mentally abusing his wife so is his son.

Monday, April 10, 2017

1. Grit is the perseverance or passion to achieve long term goals. Someone who has grit is more likely to be successful in the future. I agree with the phrase ¨entitled"child culture because kids think that they have are entitled to so much that they are not.

2. Gradual progress and consistent effort allows students to develop self discipline. Self discipline allows people to set goals for themselves and achieve those goal in the timeline that they have set for themselves. Having this trait will allow me to get my bills payed on time and do my taxes on time. If I didn't have this trait as an adult I would procrastinated everything and would not be successful.

3. I need to work on being more open minded because I am someone who feels like they with learn all that they can and that there is not a never ending supply of knowledge to learn. I feel like I am the. Eat at discipline or self discipline at least in some ways because if I fail at something I will always end up trying again until I get it right or done. http://www.successconsciousness.com/self_discipline.htm this link tells the importance of students with self discipline.