Thursday, May 13, 2010

PLN 28

In the article, "Our boys are falling behind in education" by Dottie Lamm describes boys are losing the race in education and how girls are exceeding guys in education. Girls and guy classes are better in the future because it allows for more learning to occur in the classroom. Same gender classrooms setup a better learning environment. The focus of the country should be on education for better lives in the future. This can't happen unless the country can use more resources to allow students to learn better. Girls' brains develop faster giving the advantage. Schools are putting to much pressure on the students to learn and causing failure to happen. Guys need to improve the learning that happens in the classroom before its to late.

Monday, May 3, 2010

PLN 27

In the article, "Authorities release photos of couple allegedly victimizing senior citizens" by Howard Pankratz describes a young couple who allegidly knocked on a senior citizen's door and stole old coins, and valuables through out the house. Then the young couple went to a nearby gas station and spent the old coins. This couple should be caught and prosecuted for victimizing these seniors citizens. Every person is equal in every way, shape, and form. Every person gets old or dies, so why should a person vandelize their own kind? This young couples broke the law and discriminated our society and should be brought to justice.

PLN 26

In the article "12-year-old boy hit by bus still in critical condition" by Kirk Mitchell describes a 12-year old trying to catch a bus, but ending up in serious condition. No charges have been set, according to police. The school district should have precautions set in place so something like this doesn't happen. This student is still in the hospital under intensive treatment. The incident happened on Friday when he injured his pelvis, leg, and foot. The school district should punish the bus driver who should have realized the situation that was occurring. The bus driver should have consequences for his actions for injuring the 12-year-old boy.

Friday, April 23, 2010

PLN 25

In the article "El Paso County deputy dragged 40 yards after traffic stop" by The Denver Post(no name given besides The Denver Post) describes a dispute between a police officer and a civilian that was pulled over. After an argument between the two the civilian drove off with the police officer's hand still in the civilian's car. After 40 yards the police officer dispatched from the civilian's car. This situation is unjust because the police officers should have more authority to make sure something like this shouldn't happen. Instead of the civilian getting hurt, the police officer does. Police should have more authority to uphold the law, instead of having the civilians hurting the police.

PLN 24

In the article, "CenturyTel to buy Qwest in $10.6 billion stock swap" by Andy Vuoung describes Quest and CenturyTel to be merging and having layoffs while paying off the shareholders. Quest supplies Colorado with many jobs and to merge is going to lay off some of those jobs. If all corporations merged than those corporations would make more money and make some of the smaller businesses go out of business. Quest and CenturyTel might take even more small companies out of business. Quest and CenturyTel shouldn't merge because it could hurt the economy more than help it.

PLN 23

In the article "Springs man, 18, held in shooting death" by Kieran Nicholson says that two people, Claudio Vega and a second victim unidentified. According to police they were both shot and killed and currently they have a suspect in jail named Adan Viveros. Why would Adan Viveros do something so sinister so evil to kill someone. Who gives him the right? Who can we blame besides Adan? Our cities needs to try and cut down on drugs, murders, etc. This could have been prevented, like everything can be. Adan Viveros doesn't have the right, or anyone else does not have the right to kill.

PLN 22

In the article "DA: Officers who killed two bank robbers justified" By Howard Pankratz describes a gun fight between two people that robbed a bank. The police were in a high speed chase with two people named Benshoof and Johnson who fired shots at the police. Benshoof and Johnson shot and hit an officer. One of the police cars following Benshoof and Johnson than pulled in front of them and stopped them. From there Benshoof and Johnson opened fire and the police officers fired over one-hundred rounds only nine hitting each, Benshoof and Johnson who both ended up dieing. The police had the right to kill both Benshoof and Johnson for firing at police, and hitting a police officer. Police officers should have more rights because this incident wouldn't have gone as far if the police officers have stopped it earlier. The police were justified to kill Benshoof and Johnson for firing and hitting a police officer.

PLN 21

In the article "Kids and the IPad" by Will Richardson describes his goals as to play more with multimedia, and yesterday, and that he dove into a movie project. Later on in the article Will Richardson puts a link to watch about the IPad and kids. The IPad is a remarkable device with many features. The IPad is mobile, Internet capable, and has many applications for it. The IPad should be used in many classrooms as a tool of the feature because it allows kids to learn in a new experience. The IPad has many resources that should be used in many classes.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

PLN 20

In the article "One Toe Back in the Classroom" by Karl Fisch describes Karl Fisch having to multi-task under the economy. Karl Fisch has to teach algebra 1 next year while also doing his current job, help students, and helping with the new language arts books. The day outlook is busy just because of teaching and other important things. Karl Fisch should not have to balance to many things on his shoulders. Teaching is a hard enough job but when you add ordering books, and doing his current job it's like paying one man for two jobs. This reason is probably because of the economy and cut backs. Teaching requires hours upon hours of dedication and hard work not to mention doing another job. Karl Fisch must be under stress because of his jobs. Karl Fisch should not have to teach algebra 1 next year because it is to much weight on his shoulders.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

PLN 11

In the article "A Teaching Profesion" by David Warlock describes that teaching is a job. The article goes on about a person dissagreeing about teaching as not a profession when quite frankly it is. Teaching takes a great deal of time due to grading papers, working with students, drawing lesson plans, and etc. Becomming a teacher needs the education, time, and effort which is the same requirements for any field of expertise. Teaching is a professional carear according and David Warlock goes on to describe that in his article "A Teaching Professional".

PLN 10

In the article "The Race... Continues" by David Warlock describes the education system and its spending. They're were sixteen finalists in states that were legible for 4.35 billion dollars to be added to their budget. Congress is cutting the budget of schools anyway when we need to be increasing. The future of America lies within the kids and if the kids do not receive a good education than the future of America will grow dim. More and more schools are being shut down causing stress on kids and their families. Instead of giving 4.35 billion dollars to one school we should increase the overall spending towards schools. The U.S. is spending an incredible amount compared to the past years and increasing the nation's debt when instead the U.S. could be putting that money toward the education system. The U.S. should be giving not only one school but all schools more money to increase the education of kids around the country.

PLN 14

In the article "2010 AHS Faculty Dance Video" by Karl Fisch displays a video of an Arapahoe assembly. In this assembly the faculty dance in a 70's theme. These assemblies should be more common through out America. In schools there should be a fun environment to learn in. Every once and a while there should be something fun for example the school faculty dance. This dance was funny just to look at. If schools in America don't have any fun and strict learning strategies than school kids, like myself would not enjoy school as much at all. Its a good thing we had a faculty dance because it was fun to watch and should be done more often in schools around America.

PLN 13

"Spokeo" is an invasion of personal privacy. Spokeo shows the personal information of others', such as their income, pets, their car, and etc. Spokeo can show the rough basics of a person. As technology increases the question remains. How much information of our lives is on the web? A surprising amount of information is thrown on the web through programs such as facebook, myspace, and other social networking websites. How many people would like their life on the internet.? Spokeo should not an online resource because its an invasion of person privacy to people around the world.

PLN 12

In the article "A Different Kind of Company Name" by Google is astatic and fools you for a minute. The article describes Google changing its name to Topeka which is a city in Kansas. At first, taking this serious I was shocked and disturbed. Then realizing it was April fools day was glad it wasn't official. If Google changed its name to Topeka than more users of Google will be disappointed, including myself because Google has been established as a company that has valuable information. Google is one of many resources online but by far one of the most used. Google changing its name have fooled not only myself but probably many others. Its a good thing Google didn't change its name because of the history of Google.

Monday, February 8, 2010


In the article No More High School–Play Along by Will Richardson talks about what school would be like for 14-18 year old kids if highschools were taken out of the education system. Then it goes on to describe what kids would do to fill that gap for education. If education was compromised then organizations would rise up and new, more expensive schools would rise up. If high schools were taken out of the system than our country would go into a downfall because many people would not be able to keep up or aford to go to school. America will not be up to date with other nations and would prepare this nation to become a 3rd world country. Education is the most important thing a person can value, if no education was there then no opportunities for a better life. Life is just about education and when education is taken out of the system, than the system has truely failed.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


In the article "No Choice" by Will Richardson is right about kids needing more technology in the classroom because, from first hand experience it will improve the kids learning habit and environments. Will Richardson describes his kids and how he devotes his time thinking about his kids future. More importantly the future of our kids but it's scary to think what will happen if we don't get more technologicly advanced. The future sees dim if something doesn't change. The children of America need to be properly trained with the right tools for a better tomorrow. Technologically will increase the learning environment and habits that occur and will have a national effect.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


The article Brief History The War on Drugs By Claire Suddath has a quote that shocks everyday americans "And yet, within the past 40 years, the U.S. government has spent over $2.5 trillion dollars fighting the War on Drugs. Despite the ad campaigns, increased incarceration rates and a crackdown on smuggling, the number of illicit drug users in America has risen over the years and now sits at 19.9 million Americans. And a large portion of their supply makes its way into the country through Mexico." 2.5 trillion dollars could be spent towards a plan to help the economy, or better things. The economy is spiriling downward at the moment and fighting the drugs shouldn't be the least of the worries but sadly it isn't because some of the economic troubles is because of drugs. People misuse drugs, and with the easy access of getting drugs through dealers, doctors, and other sources. When the drug trafficing increases and drugs are reduced the U.S. will be a better, safer nation.


In the question "Lots of people think that computers are a waste of money, and that students should be learning important skills like writing and reading rather than wasting time on computers. Do you agree that computers in the classroom are a waste of time and money? Why or why not?" by Dr. Warchauer should state than computers aren't a waste of time and money. It's a proven fact that when one reeds the web or something online they learn better and faster. Also computers open up new resources, new ways to learn, and communicating with others better. As a nation the students should be learning on the newest and best materials to stay ahead of the world. If we slip in the education branch then other countries will have the advantage instead of us. Computers teach new things that paper and pen can never. When you write on paper you can't undo something as easily as with a computer. The computer is the universal tool of the century. When the nation as a whole switches to computers than something great is going to happen. Computers are not a waste of time and money because we can achieve much more with a computer than a pen.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Since 1937, 97 million people have admitted to have been using marijuana. 97 million people is one third of the population. All of this is happening because of the smuggling of drugs through the borders. This matters because it will affect the future of everyone around us. It will afect us as a community. It was affect us as a nation. A drug is like a disease. Once a person has tried it they won't stop until it's to late. That is where it starts to affect everyone around us more than people think. 97 million people that have admitted but imagine the total number of those who haven't admited. What matters is the sense of security and to be protected, especially from drugs.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The article "After the Conference" by David Warlock explains the conference in Britain about the education and training technology. This is very useful and should be held more often throughout the world. These conferences should be held more frequent so we can advance in methods to increase the technology. If the technology increases the better the standard of the life people will experience. Technology is one of great things you can talk about to make better. In this case more conferences should be held so great minds can brain storm.