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Archive for April, 2009

Facebook vs Twitter

Well I have been looking at Facebook and trying to update things and contact people that I know or used to know at least. My husband is really a technology “geek” as he puts it. He has been using Facebook forever and his new thing is Twitter. I have tried to check out the site and found that it is similar to Facebook in a way that you are always putting your status on there so people can keep up with what you are doing or thinking throughout the day. My husband loves this site and is constantly checking it. I have mixed feelings about this site and it is really confusing to me. I guess I think I have to play around with it some more.

When asking my husband about it, he said it is basically a site to post thoughts and what you are thinking at that time. He said facebook has a lot more bs to it. You always have people sending you vegetables, or challenging you to tasks, or silly stuff like that. Where as Twitter is a site that you are just asking for opinions and thoughts from others that you know.

So does anyone else have any thoughts about these two sites. I am open to hearing others opinions.

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Technology has direct relations with learning. Technology allows learning to take place in a variety of places/formats/and ways. Technology allows people to learn that could not in the past. There had been things in the way of them learning such as disabilities and etc. But now with the technology that we have in place, these students can learn. Also people that are not capable of attending school due to obsticals can now take classes online where ever they may be.

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Education plays a very important role in preserving culture. By teaching students different cultures they will learn about their traditions and ways of life. By learning these facts they will learn to preserve them and keep them alive. This will go both ways. It will help keep things alive for those cultures as well as their own.

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SNS

I have a SNS set up already. I had to set up a Facebook account with another class so I am going to use it. I really haven’t spent a lot of time on there but with this assignment I have found myself checking it quite often. I really don’t like using SNS’s because most of the people I communicate with I talk to on the phone. But I can easily see how this can be addictive.

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With the new advances in technology, education has become more broad. With the advancements teachers are able to present new and more indetailed information to the students. Also with the advancements made you are able to present material to students in a variety of ways. Ways in which were not available some time ago. Students learn in different ways and by having different forms of technology, you can present the material to students in ways that they can understand and remember easier. So learning has become easier for those students that are willing and wanting to learn. Also technology allows students to reach or be exposed to students of different cultures. They can be researching and working with a student that is a million miles away from them through the internet. This lets them see how students live and learn throughout the world. Maybe with all this technology students will be more excited about learning and more willing to take a chance.

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A little behind

I am really sorry for getting so far behind. I have been in and out of the hospital with my unborn baby girl. But I was just put on bedrest for the remainder of my pregnancy so I have plenty of time to catch up. Hang with me for a couple of days and I will have everything up and running. Sorry for the inconvience.

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