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website exploration.

posted Oct 14, 2011, 7:30 AM by Cole Jurgens

The website showed how propaganda has stayed with us and progressed though the years. I like how the website had a time line that told you exactly what era the propaganda was from. We have studied so much about world war II and propaganda its almost annoying to learn about now. I think we should learn about the Vietnam War and other problems from that time period. We really have not learned much about that kind of stuff. 

Pepsi cola

posted Oct 7, 2011, 6:31 AM by Cole Jurgens

    The asembly that is sponsored by pepsi cola company, was very interesting. The idea of the asembly was very interesting and was a good thing for the school to hear. I do beleive that the asembly did have an impact on our school and that it will have a change on our students thinking.

911

posted Sep 19, 2011, 7:20 AM by Cole Jurgens

When I saw the documentary I was thinking to myself, alright we are going to watch another boring documentary on 9-11. But it was not boring. There was a lot of video in the documentary that I had never seen before. The documentary I believe showed a lot of the emotion that was going on that day, through real people like the rest of us. Not through a camera, or news team. It was real life people with home recorders and their real lives still going on around them. That is what set this documentary apart from the other documentaries. It was nice not listening to a narrarators voice during a documentary for a change. <3 When it was September 11, 2001 I was in second grade. None of the teachers were in class when the bell rang so we were all just messing around in class. Our teacher, Mrs. Norris came in and asked if any of us knew what happened and Jonathan Beverman said he knew, but everyone thinks he lied. Our teacher told us what happened and it never really hit me. I was only in second grade. My grandma picked me up from school that day and we drove by the gas stations and they were full to the max with lines around the building and down the street. When we got home I remember getting the news paper and it was very big. A lot  like the sunday paper usually is. It was very weird. And that is all I remember.

Blogging Responsibly

posted Aug 30, 2011, 5:59 PM by Cole Jurgens

What are some of the potential dangers of blogging discussed in these texts?
Some dangers are that people could be cyberbullied or too much of your information could be out in the open.

Which of these concerns are legitimate? Why or why not?
Everything is legitimate, when it comes to online communication you should be set on your A-game.

What other dangers are there in blogging that were not discussed in the texts?
You should not post blogs with other peoples information without asking them because they can face the problems that you could have.

What should students keep in mind in order to practice responsible blogging?
They should always remember that all of the info that is online is viewable by everyone. We should watch what we put online.

 Suggest 2-3 rules you think would be appropriate for the class to follow as part of a blog policy.

1) Make sure that all postings are school appropriate.

2) Be nice! Do not be rude to other students.

3) Never put to much information out there, anyone can see it!

Chapter 1- Mass Communication

posted Aug 29, 2011, 6:51 AM by Cole Jurgens

    All of us use mass communication everyday. Probably the most common for people our age is the use of social networking. When we are using a form of social networking let it be, facebook, twitter, or any other form, we are connecting with people that we know on another spectrum, in this case the internet.
 
    The thing that I saw that stood out most to me was the "Culture as a Skyscraper". I hated it. I thought that it was extremely wrong in that they put things that are considered art into a "grading scale". How are you supposed to catagorize culture? It is something that should not be done. How do you compare Hamlet to Grand Theft Auto? If you can figure out let me know. In the first place, is the most important part of the building the top? The correct answer to that is no, It would be the strong stable base. So resting atop of professional wrestling, and The Real Houswives of New Jersey, is ballet and the National Gallery of Art. Maybe you should rethink your catagorizing.  
    
    What I did like about the chapter is the "culture as a map" it shows that everything is connected in some way, without classical music, hollywood films would not be the same, and so forth. I really like the representation also because it shows everything on one spectrum, one level. Everything is overlaping and intertwining. This representation of culture I thought was much more appropriate than the culture skyscraper.

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