Monday, August 31, 2009

Gender meeting

When the all boys class first met with the all girls class there were a few things that happened. When we first walked in, everyone didn’t move until one person started the task by asking the questions ont the paper. I noticed that the girls didn’t move and they waited for us to come to them. The stereotype that I saw was that girls are shy and guys are controlling and take charge. And near the end, the classes split up into groups based on their friends.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


The article "Women raise the bar at colleges" by Tamar Lewin made me think a lot about how colleges are handling their enrollment percentages and their students grades. The article said that girls in most colleges are getting better grades boys and that the enrollment of girls is higher. I am not suprised by this fact because i think that a lot of colleges are getting guys who don't particularly have good grades but are good athletes so they are allowing them in into good colleges. And nobody is really against college sports so they slip by with below average grades. And I don't think this is fair for girls who actually had good grades and got into colleges by that. And with college sports getting more popular, players are partying more and not studying as much as they are suppose to which also brings their grades down.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Karl fisch's "Did You Know?" video is preparing kids for the future and for future jobs.

He talks about all the ways we communicate and interact with each other through sites like Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, ect. He also stated that if Myspace were a country, it would be the fifth largest in the world. This could both good and bad. It's good because it allows us to talk and interact with new people or old friends. It could be bad because people could find out more about you then you want them to know.But what Karl Fisch is trying to get across is that the world is changing. Technology is getting much greater and jobs that arn't around today could exist in five to ten years. And that's why we are training kids with computers and technology so that they will be ready for some of those jobs. Some people predicted that by 2049 there will be a computer that exceeds the brain capacity of the wole human race. That could lead to major advances in technology. And we need to be ready for those changes.