What if I Google “idiot”

Today (originally posted December 12, 2018), if you Google the word “idiot” and click on images, you will see that about 2/3 of the images are of President Trump.

Yesterday (December 11, 2018) The CEO of Google,Sundar Pichai, had to go to Congress to explain why this is occuring. Watch the first 20 seconds of the video below to see the Congresswomen’s questions.  You are the CEO of Google – write a blog post explaining why you think that is the result. Be sure to think about what you know how google works – don’t be political.

Read this article about Google’s testimony to Congress yesterday. 

Can you multi-task? or Why can’t I have my phone in class?

Students think they can do many things at a time and do them all well. There are many studies and articles out  that contradict that belief. A recent article (1/24/2015) can be found here was based on research conducted at West Point. This article (11/15/16) compares distracted web surfing to second hand smoke.

Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning… Ruminating...

More recently this research has been conducted about smartphone use (7/30/15) and teen friendships and social media (8/6/15).

 

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What do you think? Can you do homework while browsing twitter? Can you read and listen to your favorite band at the same time? Read the article that goes with this survey. For this assignment ONLY, you can have out your phone in class. Read the article and answer the questions with the survey just like you would do it for an assignment from home. Let’s see how you do with the questions and compare your results with other students.

When you are finished, post your thoughts about this topic on your Weebly blog page. Do some research and find another article that will give evidence for either pro or con the effects of multi-tasking (or both). Put this link on your weebly page.

The results of our informal survey (fall 2013) can be found by clicking here!

Here is another study from a school that banned cell phones – test scores increased 6%

Test your multitasking skill with this game and post your score on your blog. Do you think you should have scored higher or lower…or do you agree with the score.

 

 

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Technology Skills in Demand

Today’s jobs require digital skills. One of the most important skills of all is learning Microsoft Excel. If you will be a business major in college or want to learn more about business, you will want to take Computer Applications. This is a dual credit class that focuses on Excel (Spreadsheets) and Microsoft Access (Database). Read about the digital gap in the workplace here!

 

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Share Joys 2018

If each class meets the minimum requirements (35 tickets per class or about 1 tickets per student), we will have an alternative class option on Friday. All tickets must be turned in by your class period on Thursday. Collected tickets from classes that do not meet the minimum requirement, will not be returned!!