Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Screen Capturing Blog Tour Video: 6/4

http://www.screencast.com/users/kristinatorres/folders/Default/media/fdf30614-58f9-4159-a600-877f7445f9b1 

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Web 2.0 Finding A Tool

Prezi is one helpful Web 2.0 tool that I can use for many of my classes in school, such as my biology class. With Prezi, I could type all of the information I need to know on one large "canvas". This is a very beneficial resource to present and organize information. I can use this for presentations or just as a helpful studying tool.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Do Now 5/18

      My desire to help make this world a better place is ignited by witnessing and hearing about the struggles in other people's lives. Realizing how hard it is for those who cannot afford as much motivates me to want to make a positive difference. I can contribute to the community by making it my goal to participate in different charity work and get involved in other volunteer work. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Technology Article 5/14

Verizon Wireless and Sprint to Pay $158 Million to Settle Billing Investigations

  • The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that Verizon Wireless and Sprint had agreed to pay a combined $158 million to settle investigations into millions of dollars of unauthorized charges 
  • These unauthorized charges appeared on customers’ cellphone bills through a practice known as cramming 
  • Under the agreement, Verizon will pay $90 million and Sprint $68 million 
  • The unauthorized charges came in the form of third-party premium text messaging services 
  • Most of the charges were $9.99 a month, but they ranged from 99 cents to $14 

RSS Assignment Discussion Questions 5/14

1. Why did you select the sites you subscribed to? 
I chose to subscribe to these sites because they relate to my interests, such as the TV shows I like to watch and singers I like to listen to. 

2. Was it easy to find feeds and to subscribe to them?
Yes, it was very easy to find the feeds by searching with Digg Reader and subscribe to them. 

3. Which sites were your favorites?
My favorite sites were the ones that I subscribed to as my personal interests. 

4. What else can you use RSS feeds for?
I can also use RSS feeds to find the latest information from sites I am interested in. 

5. How likely are you to continue to use RSS feeds in the future?
In the future, I may use RSS feeds to help me save time by not needing to visit each site individually. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Do Now Writing Prompt 5/13

A new class that I would want to add to our school curriculum is a psychology class. This class could be an elective, so the students would meet during school hours at whatever period they have the class during. The students would learn all about the mind and behavior. This class would help them understand the importance of mental functions in individuals.
     The class could perform activities to learn the material by being hands-on to make the class more interesting for them. To demonstrate their learning, the students could make PowerPoints about the information and present them to the class. Having the students present information to the class will assure that they well understand it.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Microsoft Takes Steps to Close Its App Gap on Mobile Devices 

  • Microsoft has lost influence in the technology industry as software developers gravitated to mobile technologies like Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS 
  • Microsoft has a plan to win software developers back, partly by making it easier for them to run their existing Android and iOS apps on Microsoft Windows 
  • Microsoft stated that it has created new tools that will allow developers to convert apps written in the programming languages used by Android and iOS developers to software that can run on Windows 10 
  • Windows 10 is a new version of the Microsoft operating system that is coming out in the summer