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Holocaust Website

posted Oct 21, 2011, 5:58 AM by Ally Dodd

    I liked the fact that there was a lot of information that we did not learn about the Holocaust on the website. The information was also easy to understand. The site also had a lot of propaganda like this website: This is a famous picture of Uncle Sam trying to get other U.S. Citizens to join the U.S. Army. This was a popular poster when it first came out, and it still is used every now and then today. 
I learned a lot about the Holocaust even before the link to this website was sent to me. In eighth grade we did a whole grade-wide project on the Holocaust, so I did not learn much that was new to me. 

Pepsi Assembly

posted Oct 17, 2011, 9:23 AM by Ally Dodd

    I think that the pepsi assembly did a good job at making the media relate to the message. All the clips and songs were about making good decisions and taking control. It got the students attention because they could all relate to the media and the message.
    I did not like the stories of the students because they were all ones that people have heard before. They did not catch very much of our attention. They also made it seem like it was always the student's fault, and sometimes it is not the case, but they still blame the student.
    It was a good pepsi assembly, but I have seen better. It seems like the more interesting the message is, and the videos they put in it, the better I remember the assembly.


posted Sep 20, 2011, 5:01 AM by Ally Dodd

    I think that it is good that people have recorded this event, as long as they were safe from the towers. I think it is good that we have first hand accounts of what happened because now we know at least a little how the people of New York reacted to this event. It is sad that the towers were hit, but this is one of the ways we can remember what happened. It was interesting that one recorder video taped one of the groups of fireman that never came out of the tower. If they had not video taped that, we wouldn't have known who they were. 
    The college students were also interesting to watch. I can't imagine how horrifying it would've been to be without your family and watch the towers be hit from your dorm room. I would've probably been just as terrified as they were if I was in there shoes. 
    What was also interesting was the smoke. The recordings of a huge smoke cloud engulfing the whole city was breath-taking. It was horrifying to watch, and if the people hadn't video taped it, we probably couldn't even imagine how terrifying that could have been as well. 

Remembering 9/11

posted Sep 12, 2011, 10:24 AM by Ally Dodd

  I think that having a commemorating service for the tenth aniversery of 9/11 is a good idea. America needs to honor and remember those who served during that time.  I think it feels wrong that marketers are trying to make money off of 9/11, but it feels right if they donate it to a charity instead of using it for their benefits. I believe this because if they donate the money, than the marketers are not being selfish, and they are truly remembering 9/11 and honoring those who served.

Blogging Dangers

posted Sep 12, 2011, 9:19 AM by Ally Dodd

Some blogging dangers are: giving out too much information, and cyber bullying. These are both legitimate because giving out too much information is unsafe. Cyber bullying can damage someone's self esteem.  Giving out too much information can cause you problems because you could get your identity stolen, and people could find out where you live and cause you harm.
Another danger is that whatever you post stays online forever. You have to be sure to watch what you post and make sure that it does not harm you or others.  If someone posts something offensive about his or hers workplace, they could get fired. We always have to be careful on what we say.
1) Do not post private information.
2) Be careful who you talk to and what you talk about on the blog.

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