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.