Friday, April 30, 2010

Part 1
ICT 1 Benchmark Exam 1

Part 2 Read the Forum responses and Post your response on your blog

Using Smart Phones in School

Write a thoughtful essay of at least three paragraphs describing your feeling about using Smart Phones in School. Do you agree with the comments above? Give your opinion and the reasons why you are for or against Smart Phones in school.
Post it to your Blog.

I personally believe that smart phones was the best hand held peice of technology. it was a great innovation and changed your life's for the better. These devices are not only cell phones but there handle computer gps have accesses to internet and whole series of capabilities.

Some schools are taking a new approch on the way there students learn. Teachers and professors have invested in programs that can be installed on there phone and can complete there assignments that was giving to them. On the iphone there is a app called iwork and with this program students have a calender, organizer, reminders and loads of loads of useful tools. Idea like these will allow us to progress in move forward to a better tomorrow one can only imagine what kind of smart phones we will have 10 years from now. Phones may projector holographic screens we could call some one just by thinking about them.

Some may argue that smart phones are horrible and to complicated and the worst technology ever. Phones like the iphone and Google android phones change people lives everyday and actually makes our life better. There are so many apps for any and everything you can possibly think of. We can see the weather, news and even watch live tv on our smart phones. You can download apps that can give you instructions on how to cook food directions to and address and much more.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

How can you use both visual and audio fade effects to enhance your projects?

You can use it because some people auditory learners and others are visual leaners and if you can incorporate that in your project it would be great.

Word of the Day: Fade in to cause to appear or be heard gradually.
Fade out to cause to disappear gradually.
Used for a cinematic or television image or for a sound.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

How do yo think the sound track effects the effectiveness of a movie or podcast?

I think movies are more effective because they show you the message or point that is trying to be made. songs and podcast is more talking hen actual visual.

Word of the Day: Multimedia used to denote the real-time integration of text with still images and graphics, video, and sound.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What do you think are the differences and similarities of an enhanced podcast and a presentation slideshow?

i think they both are similar in a way because they both display and show information that you are trying to get across.
Word of the Day: Enhanced podcast is an audio podcast that can display images simultaneously with audio. These can contain chapter markers, hyperlinks, and artwork; all of which is synced to a specific program or device.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Why do you think it is important to make sure that there is enough time to read the words and look at the images of your slide slow?

it is important because it gives you a chance to revise and to catch any mistakes you may have made over the course of time. Second time you go over something you will catch something you never notice before.

Word of the Day: Timing
(Synchronization) is timekeeping which requires the coordination of events to operate a system in unison. For example: The words, sound and images of a slide show happen when they need to.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Do you think that you should always use a design template when creating a presentation? Why? Do you think it is acceptable to use different design templates in the same presentaion? Why?

Yes i do think you should design templates because it gives your presentation more organization and it shows you know to work the computer programs. You can use different templates for different presentation so you should just use them to your judgment .

Word of the Day:
Design templates are a coordinated packaged deal. When you decorate a room, you use colors and patterns that all work together. A design template acts in much the same way.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How do you think you can use Slide Animations to help the viewer of a slide show read and understand a presentation? How can animations make a presentation more interesting and effective?

It will grab the readers attention and willl cause them to be more focus on wat u have to say. If your presentation is boring people will loose interest in your presentation. Thats why you must add animations and transitions to make it more interesting .
Word of the Day: Slide Animations are the movements of the objects on the slide.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Why do you think it is important to listen carefully when someone is speaking? How do you feel when you are trying to speak and someone is not paying attention or constantly interrupting you?

It is very important to listen careful to people when they talk to u because they can tell you something that can save your life. People get hurt or put in a bad predicament because they did not follow directions or did not listen carefully when they were getting addressed

Word of the Day:
Slide transitions are the visual movements as one slide changes to another. Many different slide transitions are available in programs such as Keynote, PowerPoint or OpenOffice Impress.

Monday, April 19, 2010

How do you think Plagiarism and Copyrights are similar and how are they different? Why is Plagiarism wrong (illegal)?

They are similar because they both have to deal with copy someones or somethings work. It is wrong beacuse your copying someones hard work that u did not even work on. Most of the time when people copy there essay sound to good for there own words .
New- Word of the Day: Fair Use is the concept that if you are doing something for the greater good of society, like teaching, then your needs supersede the ownership rights of the copyright holder under the Copyright Act

Friday, April 16, 2010

Do you think the new Metal Detectors make Campus High School safer? Is the inconvenience worth of these Metal Detectors worth making the school safer? Or are they a waste of time?

No these metal detectors does not make our school safer.They are worthless and an expensive piece of equipment. Why are they spending all this money on nonsense when the money can be put towards towards better books and equipment that will help our learning

New- Word of the Day: Keywords (Tags) - a word or words related to your topic that will help you find information when conducting a search.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What reasons do they give for using Smartphones in the article? Do you agree or disagree with using Smartphones in the classroom? Why?

New-Word of the Day: Accuracy - the condition or quality of being true, correct, or exact; freedom from error or defect; precision or exactness; correctness.

the reason for these smart phones is to have an alternative route of learning. students may want to get involved in the subject if they are able to use things that they can relate to to assist them in there learning careers

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Why do you think that these is a policy against using electronic devices such as smartphones in the at Campus High School? Do you agree or disagree with this policy? Why?

New- Word of the Day: Authority - an accepted source of information, advice, etc.

They dont trust us they think that were going to use them for the wrong reasons . they see it as a distraction and not seeing it as an alternative learning route

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Even though they know it it is risky, why do you think that people open email attachments from unknown sources? What could happen when you open email attachments from unknown sources?

People open emails from untrusted sources because they want the information. Some people don't care where it came from they just open the information up little do they know that information can harm there computer

Monday, April 12, 2010

What do you think are the most dangerous or risky things people do online? How can these be avoided?

People can do ilegal things like advertise bad and harmful things. people may hack other people accounts and computer and it just an inconvenience for everyone.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Do you think that it is important for schools to have Internet access? Why?

Yes it is very important for schools to have internet because of the amount of work they can get done. The internet is a place where hundreds of millions of information can be accessed. the internet is the school if not better because it has more resources

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Read the article then answer the question.
Should colleges (High Schools) start giving Apple's iPad to students?
What do you think?

I think this is wonderfull because it would encourage students to wnt to be full time students. it also ut will be a great component to there education. they will be able to do the research that they need to with the ibook or ipad

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

How will New Jersey budget cuts affect public schools?
Do you think the cuts in state aid to schools in New Jersey will effect the quality of education? How will these cuts effect the use of technology for education?

it will affect us in a way that will hurt our eduction and our learning environment . My school is suffering because we don't have any money to have new books and new equipment and a lot of teachers loose hope and don't care anymore. New jersey had to lay off many of people which lead to families financially suffering .

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tech Analysts Say Apple's New Tablet, Which Doesn't Seem To Be a Computer At All, Will Rewrite How We See and Use Technology.
Apple sold over 700,000 iPads the first day. Why do you think there is so much hype over the iPad?

It sold so much because people were excited because its a new generation of technology. people see this computer and see alot of potential