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Tanner G.

Holocaust

posted Oct 17, 2011, 10:49 AM by Tanner Ginest

My experience with this holocaust museum was full of information and very helpful. Lots of variety in things you could look at and read about. The most helpful thing i'd say would be the timeline because it was full of information at different dates in history. The most interesting part to me was the artifacts gallery. There was a lot of eye catching photos that got my attention. Even the pictures carry information in them. Not are they just pictures either, but they contain explainations of the photos also. An example of propaganda is, "An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore. http://www.climatecrisis.net/an_inconvenient_truth/about_the_film.php

Pepsi Assembly

posted Oct 17, 2011, 9:25 AM by Tanner Ginest

    The pepsi assembly is normally reallly good and keeps me interested, but this year didn't really seem that way. I didn't think it had as big of an impact either. I think it still got the lesson or point across, just not as effective. The others seemed to have gotten more emotions stirred up than this years. I like this assembly though. I almost wish it was every year instead of every 2, so I could've seen it every year, but it's been a nice experience. I did learn from these assembly's too. I really like the effects and technology used to create this presentation.

Chapter 1: Mass Communication

posted Oct 17, 2011, 9:17 AM by Tanner Ginest

Chapter One: Mass Communication
 
    One of the biggest changes in technology was the computer. Even though people say that we, as humans, are smarter than computers, they provide all kinds of information and are very helpful. Now computers are very important even in people's social lives, such as facebook, youtube, twitter, and even some people still use myspace... People also use computers for emailing, which is another way to communicate on the computer.
    Other ways people communicate are through the radio and television. Televison, there are always commercials telling you to buy their products. The reason why they rely on television to get the point across is because there are tons of people that watch television on a daily basis. Basically the same idea with radio. There are always commercials on the radio on their breaks, because people always listen into the radio when they're in their car or even working.
    Technology has came a long way. We went from having someone deliver messages, to sending electronic based messages. We will continue to become stronger in technology as time passes and we develop more knowledge on how everything works.

Response to 9/11 video

posted Sep 16, 2011, 10:48 AM by Tanner Ginest

    This video really was depressing. It showed how everyone tried to work together to try and save/help everyone. The smoke was so crazy. I could never imagine seeing that much smoke right in front of me. I'm sure that everyone that was involved is scared for life. I'm sure even years later there was still dust and leftover particles from the debris and smoke. This kind of reminds me of the titanic a little bit. The titanic was supposed to be unsinkable, and those towers were supposed to be indestructable. There were so many people that were in those buildings when they fell. Everyone who was watching had to have felt horrible, and i'm sure that some of the people that were watching had friends or family in there.

9/11

posted Sep 12, 2011, 10:17 AM by Tanner Ginest

I think the plans are a good idea. It may seem disrespectful to some, but I think most people would appreciate it. Even though it may seem like they're doing it just for the money, they are donating at least ten percent of their profit to the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. I think the leader of the country, Obama, should decide what goes on. I think it's right to support and show their sympathy for 9/11. I think it's actually wrong for people to think bad about it. I think it's wrong for people to think they're doing all of this for the money. It's the thought and the preperation that counts. I think it's a great idea to support 9/11. I think we should do anything possible to support the people that were involved in this tragedy. While doing this, they should keep in mind, they don't want to say or do anything that may offend someone.

Blogging Response

posted Sep 12, 2011, 9:12 AM by Tanner Ginest   [ updated Oct 17, 2011, 9:16 AM ]

Blogging
 
    One thing is for sure, a person never wants to post something on the internet that is anyway inappropriate, because it will be there for everyone to see. The internet is full with millions of users, that means, your post is viewable by millions of people. I think that all of these are legitimate because each one of the posts is highly dangerous and can get a person in trouble. If you're talking about a specific person, well there can be other consequences. Since anyone can view your post, they may think you're directing it towards them, which could get you in trouble or harmed. Cyberbullying is a major offense. It's very big in our school. Cyberbullying is found everywhere. These articles were personally harmful. Make sure you don't give out any important personal information, because that can put your life on the line. Students should always keep in mind that anyone can see what they're saying and that should lead to responsible blogging.
    
 

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