Sunday, October 25, 2009

PLN 17

When the article "Is Starbucks Killing Community" by David Warlick came across me it described his opinion on how people came to starbucks to enjoy sitting down with their laptops. When I sat down and started reading the article thoroughly it made me a little upset. It feels as if the topic sentence didn't say the same ideal about the rest of the article. As the article keeps going on it says something about how much a coffee costs Starbucks to make. In the end they never tell me how much it costs Starbucks to make a coffee which made me dissapointed. That was one major reason i was spending time and detail as I read through this article. David Warlick has dissapointed me and I hope he will do better work in the future.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


As i came across "Rigor Redifined" by Tony Wagner it described how our schools weren't even preparing us for the future, even our top schools. It showed us that companies are shipping jobs out of the country and it is harder to find work these days. I find this devistating because when I grow older it's going to be harder for me to find a job then it was five years ago. To me this makes me scared and fearful for my future. All this means is our kids have to work hard in school and achieve excellence to stay on top or else things will fall out of our grasp before we know it. Our excellence is the key for a better future and we decide what we do with it. Those are the thoughts that came into my mind as i read "Rigor Redifined" by Tony Wagner.


In the article "National Day on Writing: Kylene Beers Leads by Example" by Karl Fisch it describes how today is the Nation Day of Writing and how Kylene Beers is doing a lot to help the population improve on their reading and writing skills. Kylene Beers is the President of the NCTE(Nation Council of Teachers of English) who is not just talking the talk but walking the walk. Kylene has started her own blog which is devoted to help improve the people's writing and reading for opportunities in the future and for everyday use. Kylene Beers is being examples to kids everwhere that reading and writing is a key part of our life because we use it in everday life situations. Kylene Beers is doing a great job and i hope she keeps up being a great role model.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


As i was reading "Our googley advice to students: Major in learning" it came to me how small teams were sent out to do important tasks. It described how many tasks were composed of small teams that improved google to make it as it is today. It showed that you had to solve simple things that people did half the time. Google also has so many things to stay on top. I wonder how many groups of these "Small Teams" they have? I mean just think about how big and how much work and effort it takes to maintain Google. Google has many challenges and them to be solved through small groups just amaze me, that is just one of many emotions i wanted to describe through my writing when i read "Our Googley Advice to Students: Major in Learning".

Monday, October 12, 2009


While I came across "Footprints in the Digital Age" by Will Richardson it shows that we should be careful about what they put on the web because what one does doesn't just disappear. The article describes many things like how people are doing community work and how we need to help. He describes in the article how he is scared that his children aren't going to be in Google or not have an impact on society in the digital world. He would not be the only one because people like myself would want they're kids to be heard. I would want my kid to have a say in the world and not be pushed around and be told what to do like a dog. Our digital world is becoming something so sophisticated I don't even want to think how it is going to be in twenty to thirty years from now.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


In the video 20/20 by Karl Fisch he describes some amazing facts about how technology is changing. In just some of his article he says that google stocks fell down 45%. It describes about the future and what we are going to be using. What is this telling us? I don't want to know because in the future we are going to be so technology advanced, I can't even get my mind wrapped around the idea. If we don't stay on top of technology than China and other countries will have the edge over us and we won't be a world power anymore. So what do you think about technology?