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Holocaust Museum

posted Oct 14, 2011, 7:14 AM by Amber Aarup

    I found this site to have a lot of good information. The holocaust is a big part of everyones history, the fact you can see the website in 5 or 6 different languages just proves it is tought all over the world. My favorite part of the site would have to be the timeline it shows us just how much history has changed over time. The artifacts gallary was very easy to use, and you could pick what you wanted to see I thought this was a very good feature. I found the themes tab to be pretty interesting in the way they break things down, I really like the way they have things set up. The one thing that touches me the most is all the little kids that were put though hell and back during the holocaust. the storys I found on this were most touching to me. 
    I'm not sure if I would consider this propaganda or not, but its a good website full of information. Today we use telavision, radio avertising, and the internet to avertise, they still had propaganda then too, because of all there poster and such things they used to het there word out.  

Pepsi Assembly

posted Oct 7, 2011, 6:34 AM by Amber Aarup

The pepsi assembly was very moving, I enjoyed everything alot. I thought it was a great way to get the there message out. The story about the girl that got in the car was deffinitly most touching to me. They did a good job getting there message though to people with all the personal storys they had the student telling.

9/11

posted Sep 18, 2011, 5:28 PM by Amber Aarup

The movie was a very good refresher, because i was only in second grade when this horrible event happened. I do remember some things but i definitely have a better understanding now of how tragic this really was. I found the movie to be a little overwhelming in some parts such as people jumping out of the building , or when the radios were talking to each other and all of a sudden the building just collapsed I cant even imagine the reaction of all the emergency response team, Im sure they were just terrified to even have to deal with situation. As depressing as the movie was, it was a good documentation of the event that Americans should remember forever.

Reaction

posted Aug 31, 2011, 6:34 AM by Amber Aarup

I found it kind of surpizing how uncommon newspapers have become.
magazines are also not so common anymore
I found it surprizing how common the radio still is, because of ipods, cds ext.
at&t seems to be the most common phone company used
most people use the internet on there phones

Blogging

posted Aug 30, 2011, 8:03 PM by Amber Aarup

What are some of the potential dangers of blogging discussed in these texts? Which of these concerns are legitimate? Why or why not? What other dangers are there in blogging that were not discussed in the texts? What should students keep in mind in order to practice responsible blogging? Suggest 2-3 rules you think would be appropriate for the class to follow as part of a blog policy.

 

Someone could potintionally be stalked if  they put the wrong thing out on a blog. I personally think all the concerns in the artical are pretty legitimate. When you are applying for a job they have access to all your blogs that could hurt there destion.
 
Rules
1.never put your personal information out in a blog
2.Always use appropriate language

Mass communication: A critical approach

posted Aug 29, 2011, 6:42 AM by Amber Aarup

    In my opinion the artical was pretty interesting, it gave a wide range of thoughts about the different types of media. I actually learned some different things about the artical, such as in the print revolustion section of the artical, paper and block printing developed in China. I also learned about how the printing press helped the mass market, and how it developed in such a successful concept to help make more money possable.
    The most interesting section of the actical in my opinion would have to be the digital era, it brings the history of it, and how things work currently together in a really nice way. Blogging is a very familiar concept in todays sociaty to get peoples oplinion out there to be heard by many people. There ideas about e-mail were very good points, we use email for for alot of the paper mail we used to get, and instead of having bills be sent through postal mail many people have bill reminders and such sent right to the email. Social media is very populair today, particuarly facebook, but i feel as if they could have went more into it because it is so succsessful.
    The most confusing part of the artical for me was the skyscraper figure of 1.2, I thought as if they could of done alot better trying to explain it, exspecially the bottom portion of the building. I also felt in some sections they went way to in depth in the subjects that were'nt very interesting.

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