Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Final Exam Question

Tell us about the side effects that your digital life is having on your real life, if any. Do you find yourself, for example, feeling left out or jealous of your friends’ activities when you look at Facebook? Are you having trouble remembering material when you interrupt your studying by checking in online? Do you or your parents ever worry about how much time you spend texting or on the Internet?

The side effects that my digital life is having on my real life are very complicated in some ways, some people see me on a social network and get the wrong idea of me or something like that , then when they see me in person it's a problem or an attitude there. It's a very complicated thing to be involved in a social network and go to school with those people that are on the same network as you, or meeting up with new people because they'll either love everything about you on that network or hate everything about you and then when you finally meet them or see them in school their will be a lot of misunderstanding there.

No i don't find myself getting jealous nor left out when activities are going on , on facebook and im not involved. I really don't care to much for things like that in the first place so that wouldn't bother me one bit. My friends know how i are so they know that i don't get involved with an activity on a social network and i don't care to be left out.

Yes sometimes i do have trouble remembering certain material when i interrupt my studying to check my facebook because then i get tied up in that and i can't focus anymore, i become so caught up that when i go back to studying it's extremely hard for me to focus. Yes my mom and dad always worry about how much i text and be on the internet, they say if i spent that much time on my work and books i would be extremely focus & dedicated to school.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


How do you feel about devices that track your every move? Is this a good thing or an invasion of your privacy? Would this stop you from using these devices? I hate that, i don't want anyone or anything tracking my every move that's an invasion of my privacy. In a way its a good thing but in a lot of ways its a very bad thing, who want's their privacy invaded ? not me. Yes it would stop me from using those devices.


What role do you think games play in learning? How does age influence the role games play in learning? I think games play a big part in learning now-a-days, most of these games out here is very violent and kids these days feed into and learn from in but in a very disturbingly bad way.


Do you think you can learn and have fun at the same time? Yes i do think it's possible to learn & have fun at the sometime, that would be great if schools could try that and just see how it works out, instead of being so strict with everything.


Do you think it is important to follow technology news? Why or why not? Not always because sometimes believe or not technology news is not always right.


If you were a character in a story or a video game who or what would you be? Why? If i were a character in a story i would be a young girl trying to make it and become someone better.


What game did or do you have the most fun playing? Describe why this game is so much fun? It does not have to be video game. I had the most fun playing grand-theft auto, that was my favorite game out of anything. To me it's so much fun because it's so realistic , you shoot people, steal cars , get chased by the police etc.


Do you play video games? If you do what are your favorite types of video games? If you don't play video games, why not? Explain your answer. No i don't play video games anymore but when i did i loved to play action games, i loved playing the fighting games a lot or sonic.


"Headphones or No Headphones" You are listening to an iPod or mp3 player. Someone starts a conversation with you. What is the proper etiquette for wearing your headphones or ear-buds? Should you remove them or can you wear them during the conversation? Explain your answer. The proper etiquette for wearing your headphones or ear-buds is when your on your own time, and you just want to listen to some slow soothing music. It would great if you would remove your head-phones with someone is starting a conversation with you, its extremely rude to keep on your head-phones when someone is trying to start a conversation with you , you wouldnt want that to be done to you so be disrespectful and do that to someone else, show some respect.


What other skills do you think you learn from computer programming? How will these skills help you in the future? The skills that you can learn from computer programming is to do certain things that no one else knows how to do, computer programming might show you some things that you didnt know while your doing the programming. It can help you in the future because someone might need your help with something like that and you can be there to assist them, that may even get you a good paying job.


How has technology changed the way people listen to music? What are the pros and cons of these changes? Technology has changed the way people listen to music, because now people going around blasting music on the street from their phones or their ipods or cars, no matter where you go you hear music blasting. The pros of technology changing music is that we get to listen to it whenever we want wherever we want, the cons of technology changing the way we listen to music is that, its always blasting somewhere .

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


What do you think are the long term effect of wearing ear-buds and listening to music constantly? What can you do to help prevent any negative effects? Later on in your lifetime you might have problems with hearing, or if your really unlucky you might just loose your hearing. What you can do to prevent these things from happening is to not blast music in your ear everyday, or have your headphones on full blast period.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Watch the video and answer the question. Do you think what the girls are doing is just a harmless joke or very cruel? What would you do if you saw someone being made fun of online? Would you say something to the person or persons doing this? What would you do if they asked you to help them? Write a detailed response of at least one paragraph. I think what the girls were doing the in the video was cruel, why do they think that it's okay to bully anybody period. If i saw someone being made fun of online i would put my two cents in it, because i don't think it's right to cuber-bully anyone or bully someone period, just because your my fortunate doesn't mean you have the god-giving right to downgrade someone less fortunate then you. If someone asked me to help them cyber-bully someone i would give them a piece of my mind because i don't like stuff like that.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Would you want someone to use your for a school project? Do you think that they should get your permission first? Why? I don't know if someone would use me for a school project. I don't know if they'd get my permission either, but it would be a smart thing to do.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


What is an event? is like a message from one thread to another
How can events be signaled?
In Scratch, blocks whose labels begin with "broadcast" signal events whereas blocks whose labels begin with "when" handle events, the latter of which, recall, effectively represent threads themselves.

Describe IN YOUR OWN WORDS how sprites use events to communicate.
Two sprites might want to play Marco Polo with each other, with one sprite's behavior defined by the leftmost thread below and the other sprite's behavior defined by the rightmost thread.


What is a thread? A thread is like a mini-program within a program that can execute at the same time as other threads.

What happens when you use multiple threads? A program with multiple threads, then, can do multiple things at once.

What label begins a thread in Scratch? In Scratch, any block whose label begins with "when" essentially demarks the start of a thread; think of what Scratch calls a "script" as a thread.

Why do you think you should use separate threads?It's often helpful to use separate threads for conceptually distinct tasks.


What is a variable?
A variable is a placeholder for some value, much like x and y are popular variables in algebra.
How are variable represented in Scratch?
In Scratch, variables are represented with blocks shaped like elongated circles, uniquely labeled by you.
What are the two types of variables and how can they be used?
Variables, generally speaking, can be local or global. In Scratch, a local variable can be used by just one sprite; a global variable can be used by all of your sprites.

What is a Boolean variable?A variable that only takes on a value of true (i.e., 1) or false (i.e., 0), incidentally, is called a Boolean variable.


What is a loop? A loop can induce multiple executions of statements.

What are the labels of the loops in Scratch?Any block whose label begins with "forever" or "repeat" is a looping construct.

How is a conditional statement used in a loop?Sometimes, you want execute some statement multiple times, each time varying your behavior ever so slightly. We thus turn our attention to variables.


What is a condition?
A condition is something that must be true in order for something to happen.

What are some statements of a conditional construct?
A condition is thus said to "evaluate to true" or "evaluate to false."

What happens when you use the if construct?
With it can we instruct a sprite to say hello only if, say, the user has depressed the mouse button:

What happens when a construct is nested?With the above construct can we instruct a sprite to say hello or goodbye, depending on whether the user has depressed the mouse button:


What is a Boolean expression?
Boolean expression is an expression that is either true or false.

What is the shape of the Scratch block that is a Boolean expression?
The shape of the Scratch Block is shaped like a elongated diamond.

When do you use Boolean expressions in programming?when constructing conditions, to which we turn our attention next.


What do you think of people who do not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance? If you do not stand explain why you don't? Why do you think you should or should not stand? Remember if you don't stand for something you will fall for everything. I can't really say to much about what i think of those who don't stand for the pledge of allegiance because i am one of those people who doesn't stand. I don't stand just because i don't want to, i feel theirs just no need, this country isn't worthy of my respect with all the crap that's going on now-a-days. I can't speak for anybody but myself, and yes i am well aware of that.


Do you think that April Fools jokes are all in fun or are they a waste of time? Do you think that April Fools jokes are harmless or go to far? Why? I think april fools jokes are all in fun because it's fun playing pranks on people. Sometimes april fool jokes do go a little to far but most of them are very harmless.


Why do you think eating or drinking is not allowed in the classroom? Why does eating or drinking not go well when working on a computer? Eating or drinking isn't permitted in a classroom because a lot of students leave their trash in the class and then you start to see un-wanted creatures in your class such as rats and roaches. It doesnt go well while working on a computer because you might spill your drink on the computer.


What role does art, music or games play in your life? Music plays a big part in my life because i am all about music, i love the rhythm, the beat it has to it, i love to sing, i love to make my own beats its like music is everything to me.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Tell us what you think about parents sharing their family-related frustrations, concerns and stories with online readers. Should they obtain their spouses’ and children’s permission first? Would you approve or disapprove if your mother or father were sharing stories about you online – in, say, a blog, or on Facebook or Twitter? What ground rules would you want your parents to agree to? How protective are you of your privacy? I don't think it's okay for parents to share their family-related frustrations online because it's not everybody's business to know what's going on in our family. It shouldn't even come to that in the first place, i don't think anybody outside of our family should know our business. I would disapprove that because what i do has absolutely nothing to do with online readers.


As a teenager, how do you think technology changed or affected your life? Technology changed my life in a good way and also a bad thing, it's changed my life in a good way because i can use technology for school purposes or just to communicate with my friends, not it changed my life in a bad way because it's hard for me to concentrate in school sometimes because im always focused on my phone or something.


Do you think modern technology reduces or increases cheating? Why? Yes in some ways i do think modern technology increases cheating because we teenagers take technology as a advantage to cheat on test and other things by using our cellphones or any other device that's easy to reach the internet on.


Do you think modern technology reduces or increases stress? Why?
I think modern technology reduces stress, i don't necessarily think it gives anyone stress it's more like to remove all the unnecessary stress that we have, because technology basically handles everything for us.


How do you use technology to broadcast events (communicate) in your life? How is this similar to events that happen in a computer program or video game? I use technology to broadcast events such as parties and other things like that.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


What are some of the problems that you face as teenager as a result of Social Networking? This would include using social networking sites, like Facebook and Twitter, Instant Messaging, SMS and or Text Messaging. How does interacting 24/7 affect the way you think and communicate? Does social media affect your school work in a positive or negative way? Do you agree or disagree with the author of this article that Social Networking affects both your writing skills and social manners? What do you think? Make sure to defend your position.

Some problems that "us" teenagers face as a result of social networking is not concentrating, when we're online for a project or something we get easily distracted by another site such as "Facebook. We don't know how to just concentrate on what's important at the time. We also seem to get on another site and do that and try to do our project at the same time.

Interacting all the time affects the way i think and communicate because im never really focus, it's like all i ever think about is getting on facebook, twitter or texting on my phone everything else doesnt really seem to matter to me at the time. When im in school i can't concentrate on my main focus which is work because im so caught up on facebook.
Social media affects my school work in a negative way because like i said before i can't concentrate on my school work, i get thrown off too easily by these websites.

I dont really agree with the article saying social networking affects your social manners , it doesn't affect mine at all. It might affect certain people who don't know how to control their mouth, but those who do have manners , it doesn't affect us at all. However i do think it affects our writing skills because once we're on facebook or something most of us talk in some type of slang and it when we do that we get to use to it, then we begin to use it when we're doing school work and that's messes us up a lot.


Should you spy on your cheating bf (boyfriend) or gf (girlfriend)? What would you do if you caught your bf (boyfriend) or gf (girlfriend) spying on you? No im not the type to spy on my boyfriend , he gone do what he want to do regardless of what i say or do and if he want to go out and cheat im going to drop him end of story, no need for me to spy he'll just be somebody's else problem. If i caught him cheating on me i would drop him and keep it moving.

Monday, April 11, 2011


What do you think is the best way to protect children from online predators?
The best way to protect children from online predators is to block certain sites that you know they'd most likely be on.

Friday, April 8, 2011


Why do you think x y coordinates are used in Scratch? How can the coordinates be used when commanding a Sprite? i think the x y coordinates are used in scratch to make sure everything is on point, and everything is accurate. You just place your spite where you want him and then the coordinates will show and you take it from there on.


Does listening to music help you to work or learn better? Or do you find music distracting? Does this vary with the type of work you are doing? Why? Yes listening to music helps me to work and learn better because one i start bumping to music i get in my zone blocking everybody else out and then i focus on what i have to do, which is my work. No any type of work is easy for me to do while bumping.


How do conditions help you to make decisions? Is this the same way a computer uses conditions? Why? Conditions help me to make decisions because i go off of the conditions whether their serious conditions or just something simple and i just base my decisions off of that. Yes i think so.


Computers follow directions exactly the way they are given and in the order they are given. When a program does not perform correctly who do you think is responsible, the programmer or the computer? Why? i think the computer is responsible because the computer is probably old or acting up, it has nothing to do with the programming.


Have you ever learned a foreign language? How do you think learning computer programming will be like learning another language? Yes i learned some french, and i think computer programming will be a bit hard just like learning a foreign language and a lot of focus, because it's not easy to learn that type of language because your not use to it.


How do you think the miniaturization of the cellular antennas will effect the way wireless technology and smart phones are used for education? It will effect the way wireless technology and smart phones are used for education because you will loose signals a lot of the time and your phone will start acting up.


Do you think that reading to children will make them better readers and ultimately help them do better in school? Why? Yes i do think if you read to the children they would understand things a lot better and that will help them to become great readers and also help them do better in school.


Do you think that the passing the HSPA should be a requirement for graduation? Why? No i don't think that passing the hspa should be a requirement for graduation, because they base that whole test on whether your going to graduate or not and it shouldn't be like that because if i worked hard all school year to get good grades,but fail the hspa i should still be able to graduate, i mean it's not my fault these teachers didn't teach me how to do certain things i seen on the hspa test.


Do you think the HSPA test should be given on a computer or over the Internet? Why? Yes i think the hspa test would be so much easier if it were given on a computer or over the internet, just because. That's just how i feel.


Do you think that portable devices such as smartphones, ipods, game boys, etc. have value for education? Should they be banned from school or used to enhance education? I mean smartphones have value for education you can use a smartphone to access the internet for any type of information you need, even on a ipod also. They shouldn't ban ipods and smartphones from school, they should maybe ban gameboys and things like that.


What is you first was the first thing you remember doing on the Internet? How old were you? What did you use to access the Internet? The first thing i remember doing on the computer is going straight to Google to get to the information i needed to do my project. I was around 12 at the time when this occurred. I used my father's laptop to access the internet.


What is you first memory of using a computer? How old were you? What did you do on the computer? How did it make you feel? I was about 12 when i first started using a computer and i was using the computer for big projects that i needed help with and i was also using the computer to sign up for the hottest newest site up which was myspace at the time i think.


How is technology woven into your life? Do you socialize different online and offline? Or do you socialize the same way? Technology woven into my life because it's great, i love the use of technology it helps me out with basically everything, it holds all the information i need. No i socialize the same online and offline.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Could a computer be competitive in a fantasy league? Yes a computer can be competitive in a fantasy league because a computer is programmed and trained for those sort of things, especially watson's computers.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


What would you do if someone created a page on Facebook using your name and information? I would be really upset because, like why would you want to steal someone's identity? that's extremely lame. I would hate for somebody to do something like that to me , i just wouldn't know how to handle that situation honestly.


As a teenager, how do you think the Internet, computers and technology changed or affected your life? As a teenager i feel as though computers and technology changed my life in a good way, because i love using my cellphone (LOVE!)=D, and i also love my computer, my t.v , everything basically.


How can the internet help you to learn? What do you do to take advantage of this?The internet can help you learn a lot , their are a lot of sites on the internet that you can go on to read a lot of good information that can soon come in handy at some point in your life, or period. What i do to take advantage of this is i use the internet very often for information i need on projects or even homework assignments.


Why do you think packets are broken up into smaller pieces when traveling over the Internet? I think packets are broken up into smaller pieces when traveling the internet so it can get threw faster, when it's being traveled in a packet it takes a while for it to surface threw the internet.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


What was the first thing you remember doing on the Internet? How old were you? What did you use to access the Internet? The first thing i remember doing on the internet is going on youtube to watch a couple of videos. I was about 12 when i actually first started using the internet i was never really on the computer that much i was more of a outside gal i never stayed in the house. I used my computer to access the computer.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


How is technology woven into your life? Do you socialize different online and offline? Or do you socialize the same way? Technology helps me out a lot it does a lot for me, i use technology for information when doing projects or for basically anything, i love it. No i like to think that im the same online and offline because i am, i never change just because im on the computer that's called being fake and im to real to be that.

Friday, February 11, 2011


What can you do to help make the Internet safer? You can make the internet more safe by blocking all these inappropriate websites that expose certain things that gives these kids & teenagers harsh ideas.


What do you think are the dangers of connecting your computer or computer device to the Internet? The dangers of connecting your computer or computer device to the internet is your personal information being exposed, or catching a virus on your computer.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lesson 1: Big Picture

What do computer networks do? A network enables users to share files and resources, such as printers, as well as send messages electronically (e-mail) to each other.

What are the 3 types of networks?

LAN (local area network)

MAN (metropolitan area network)

WAN (wide area network)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Can a computer beat a human in the most challenging trivia game on TV? Today, at IBM's headquarters in New York, we learned that the answer is yes. What is Watson? Why is it so much harder for a computer to compete on jeopardy than to play chess? Do you think this is good thing? Will computers like this help or hurt people? What problems can computers solve? Are computers going to take away more jobs? Will computers eventually take over the world? What do you think?

Watson is a work-load optimized system that can answer questions posed in natural language over a nearly unlimited range of knowledge. Watson is also a computer consisting of a roomful of the company's Power7 processors. But the real genius in the system is that it can understand language well enough to figure out the wordplay that makes up a Jeopardy! question.

Its much harder for a computer to compete on jeopardy than to play chess because,a chess computer needs only to be able to do math. But a statement like "This president said he was a jelly donut," would stump most computers, who have a lot of trouble with the implied meaning of words. (The answer is "who is John F. Kennedy?"). It's not really a good thing for humans if they're really coming on jeopardy to win some money that they need. I don't think the computers would really like this help but i also don't think it would hurt people.

Computers can solve a certain amount of problems. Well from judging from the Watson it maybe a possibility that computers will take away more jobs. It's a strong possibility that computers may even take over the world later on in life, but we don't know for sure now.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Do you think using cell phones too much is bad for our physical or mental health? Why? Apart of me would say yes using cell phones too much is bad for our physical and mental health but the other part of me says no, we just getting use to new technology.


What device or devices do you prefer to use to access the Internet? Why? The device that i prefer to use is my cellphone, it's portable and i can use it for basically anything and i can look up the information i need. The other device i would use is my portable laptop but i'll only use that really for certain occasions.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Do you think that having Internet access is mainly for rich people? Are poor people disadvantaged? Or does Internet access help poor people? Why? No i do not think that having internet access is mainly for rich people, to be honest that sounds like a load of bull, internet access is for any and everybody, that can get access to computers. No poor people are not disadvantaged at all , if they have a family member that has an computer they can get access there. The internet helps everybody, rich and poor it doesnt really matter.


What are you planning to do to make 2011 the best year ever in school, at home and in the rest of your life? Im going to try to be more focus, cut down on the drama , because i don't like it at all, cut off some unwanted friends, and make some new more focused ones, just be my active when it comes down to school.


How has technology changed the way people prepare for and celebrate holidays? I don't really see how technology changed the way people prepare for and celebrate holidays, in my family, the holidays are celebrated some what traditional.


How much homework should teachers give during a vacation? Why? I honestly don't think teachers should give any homework during the vacation, they call it a vacation for a reason, so we all can relax, no one wants to be swapped with loads of work, we want to relax.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Do you think that learning should be fun? Do you learn more or less when learning is fun? Why? Yes i do think learning should be fun, not boring and un-interesting. I actually learn more when learning is fun, because it seems interesting and you want to get to understand it better.


Why do you think tablet computers have become so popular? What makes these devices so desirable? i think they've became so popular because their portable touchscreen computers, it comes in handy for many people, especially lawyers,accountants & many more. It's desirable because their portable, and their way better the regular computers, and they hold more information.

Monday, January 3, 2011


What do you think is the most important feature of a tablet computer? How will this change the way we learn? The most important feature of a tablet computer is the information it comes with, i mean everything is important for example an ipad is a tablet computer it comes with a lot of important features. It will change the way we learn because it's an interesting new device/computer, give more information has more interesting features then a regular computer.