mandag 12. november 2018

Three topics to write about


Edward Snowden

The name above belongs to a man who is a whistleblower. More specific he was an IT-genius, born in 1983. He once told the world about what the NSA (National Security Agent) was doing. After this, he had to leave the U.S and is now living in Russia.

The South African miner's protest

When miners went on strike in 2014, their income was raised by a little more than a pound a day. Some years after, their income is still the same, and the conditions in the mines have changed significantly.  

The standing rock in North-Dakota

In autumn 2016, some Native Americans protested against the "North Dakota Pipeline". They were afraid they would not get clean water because of this problem. The consequences of them not having clean water could be brutal. After this the NDP respected them and did not build pipes. It's today known by the hastag #NODAPL. The pipeline was going to be over 1000 miles long, stretching from the Northern states to Mississippi.

How to be a good citizen


In this blogpost I will be writing down my opinions on how ways of being a good citizen.

The number one most important way of being a good citizen is to have a goal in life that will help the world. It could be anything, as long as it only is good. It could be for example fighting for a better government, or doing a job. Anything, because just being part of the community around you makes you a better citizen. Some other important things to do is to help people who need help. even if you do not know the person your helping. It could be helping in any way, like changing their tire or even just having a talk with the person making their day a little better.

Leonardo DiCaprio

A great example of a good citizen is Leonardo di Caprio. He made many people rethink how they act in their normal day because he fought for climate change. People that have watched his documentary probably got strong feelings about it, and might change the way they live. What he accomplished is great, because he helps the world becoming a better place by making people aware of what is happening to the earth. 

Volunteering

Its even just these small thing that people barely even notice that can make a big change. Like doing volunteering, it could even be any kind of volunteering. That includes helping people for free, which is a great thing to do. That makes you a better citizen, by being a part of the society.  

mandag 5. november 2018

Before the flood documentary

Thoughts about the documentary

I think that the documentary is a documentary that covers all the important parts of the global warming theme. Something else that is a good side of the documentary is that it convinces people to believe in global warming. I myself believe and I'm almost 100% sure that global warming is a thing, after everything I have heard. The main person in the documentary (Leonardo di Caprio) was an exelent speaker and probably convinced a lot of people to believe that climate change is a thing.



The thing that actually makes me really angry is that there are still some people that refuse to open their eyes for global warming. Even after everything they have heard, they refuse to believe in it for some weird, egoistic reasons. Lets look at Trump for example. He refuses to believe in global warming, in order for him to get enough votes so he can become president. That is so selfish and egoistic to use the health of the earth for his own good. 

You may think what you want, I don't care but I and many other people ask you to do something about climate change. Even the smallest thing would help. Like eat chincken instead of beef. If everyone would do that, most of the problems would be fixed! Something else that is way important, that many people probably dont even think about is throwing trash into the nature! Please dont, everything that gets thrown in the nature will eventually end up in the ocean! And then after many years end up (by water flows) end up in the great island of micro plastic in the north pacific ocean. So next time you buy a gum, and cant manage to spot a trash can in less than five seconds, please dont thow it by purpose into the nature, its just not good. 

Thanks im out.





tirsdag 30. oktober 2018

The IT/Business Project


The project

For a little period now at school, we started a project that we were going to spend a lot of time on. The project was to come up with good ideas and solutions to how shopping malls were going to survive and still be used a lot by people. What is meant by "survive" is that many shopping malls, especially in the U.S have been abandoned the past few years. This happens because a lot of people do not go shopping physically anymore, but goes shopping online. The shopping mall we were going to help was Sandvika Storsenter. 

The process

We decided to work together as a team from the start of the project. There were different tasks for us to do and come up with a solution to. First, all of us brainstormed on how to make people want to go shopping. We decided to write it down in a document that everyone could edit and cooperate in at the same time. It is called google docs, which is basically microsoft word, but online. We started writing down our ideas and eventually, we had 3000 words in our document. But since it was supposed to be like that the text would get to the point immediately and no bullshit and own unnecessary words. After some more hard work, we managed to make a great text that included all of our ideas. We reworded everything so that the text became nice and smooth, and answered all of the tasks in a good way. When we finished the text we decided to divide our group in half. The business people was going to find new solutions and ideas, while the IT guys were working on a complex adobe Xd project (which is a designer program). We made our prototype model first. The main goal for the model was to come with suggestions on how to make the Sanvika Storsenter website better. This was because we saw some potential to make the website better, and we saw that many of the competitor shopping malls had better and smoother websites. We spent a lot of time on that project, and in the end, it paid of. It became a great model of how the website could look to make it smoother. 

In the end of the project, we are going to be practicing how to in the best way possible present this for the Sandvika Storsenter. We all agree on what parts of the project each one of us is going to present, so we are ready for when the time comes.

Made by: Karoline S, Herman, Tom-Vegar, Alexander & Niklas



mandag 15. oktober 2018

The movie we watched in class

The importance of working together as a team

In the movie we just watched we saw four boys working on making a robot together that could do specific tasks underwater. The boys worked for a long time on the making of the robot, and in the end, it paid off. They won the competition, and that was all because of that they worked together as a team. In the competition, they all knew what they needed to do.

What surprised me on the list

What surprised me the most in the list was that Christian didn't get bullied, he seemed like the one that would be bullied. But it might be that he did not act the exact same way in the movie that he did in the real world, so it does also make sense.


The different teams had different access to materials

The fact that the different schools had different limits on how big budget they had for the robot, some of them did not have as good assumptions. For example, the MIT team had a budget on 18 000+ dollars while the Carl Hayden school had a budget on 800- dollars. So they had to use cheaper materials and think harder on solutions for how to build a cheap but working robot. That way they were more clever than any other team, not only did they win, but they managed to win with a budget robot.

Where can robots be useful today?

Robots can be useful in places where humans physically do the job as fast or good. The robots are, for example useful in markets, storage rooms, like in amazons storage. A place where they already use some robots is in hospitals. And last but not least where the job is too dangerous for humans, robots might be an excellent solution.

How has the situation changed for immigrants in the US

For many years, immigrants in the US has not been welcome. But when Barack Obama became president, conditions changed. He made it so that immigrants that were young in the US could under special conditions stay in the US. He invented this:  Deferred Action  for Childhood Arrivals. But when trump became president, unfortunately he decided to end it right after it was invented. Here you see something Berni Sanders said (Seen on the picture):




President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the president’s core campaign promises. Source: politico







mandag 8. oktober 2018

My reading of The absolute story true diary of a part-time Indian.

Theme

I think that the main theme in the book is Friendship, love, and decisions.
In the book about a part-time Indian, the main character in the book was an Indian boy that was different. He also had a brain damage caused by water in his head. Therefore, he was bullied by other children in the reservation where he lived alongside with a lot of other Indians. Later on, he left his best friend behind along with many others and started a new part life at a normal school. He found his place there. At page 217 he realizes who he really is, and he realized that he can be who he wants, if he only follows his dreams, and complete them. He found his rightful place in the world and liked it. 

Here is whats written where he decides who he really is: 
"I wept and wept because I knew I was never going to drink and because I was never going to kill myself and because I was going to have a better life out in the white world."
The boy never gave up because he knew that things always get better. He only needed to follow his dreams, and let go of the old things. 

Setting

The setting in the book was a boy who struggled to find the right place in the world. He decided to leave his school and start a new part life at a new school. Everything changed afterward. 
Here is what is written in the book where he tells his best friend that he is leaving: 
""Rowdy," I said. "I am going to Reardan tomorrow." For the first time he saw that I was serious, but he didn't want me to be serious. "You'll never do it," he said. "You're too scared." "I'm going," I said. "No way, you're a wuss." "I'm doing it.""' 
Even though he knew that rowdy and everyone else would not like him leaving the reservation, and in fact most likely not even accept it, he left, because that was following his dreams. 


Plot

The main plots in the book were the boy in the reservation that was best friends with his friend Rowdy. They enjoyed hanging out together, but the boy still felt like something was wrong. He wanted to do something in his life, while the others in the reservation wanted to stay in the reservation like everyone else and act like all the other people in the reservation. 
""You'll be the first to leave the rez this way," Mom said. "The Indians around here are going to be angry with you." Shoot, I figure that my fellow tribal members are going to torture me.""

The boy left the reservation because he knew he would get a new and better life if he did. Even if it includes leaving his best friend. 

Character development

The main character in the book developed from a boy that was afraid, weird and different, to a boy that stood up for himself and his loved ones, a boy that could be himself. The reason why he managed to become another person was that he dared to leave everyone else behind to find a new greater life. Even his own family and his best friend disliked him at one point. There were so many loved ones in his life that he lost in this process, including his dog, sister, and the best friend of his father. Because of this, he became stronger because lost many of the things in his life that he lived for. Therefore he did not care that much about the consequences of leaving the reservation. Here is a quote where he understands what he wants to do and where he belongs. 

"I realized that I might be a lonely Indian boy, but I was not alone in my loneliness. There were millions of other Americans who had left their birthplaces in search of a dream."
The boy had gone through a tough time in his life. But he kept on going the way he knew he needed to and followed his dreams. In the end, his life turned around and ended up in his favor. Life got better and kept on going. 

My impressions of the book

After reading the book, I was surprised by the way it was written. It seems like the author wrote free and not like the classic novel style. It was written like a diary, which is what he called the book. A true diary. The style of the writing made the book easier and more fun to read. I enjoyed every chapter of the book. That is what made the book special. The way he wrote it like a diary. Including the feelings and thoughts of the main character. I expected the book to be more boring and normal, but it was great and fun to read. So I really enjoyed the book. 


Questions for the radio show

Is there a possibility that something similar could happen in the world nowadays?

How was your life in the reservation?


Why did you leave everyone?

How was life at Reardan school?

Do you feel bad for the alcoholics in the reservation?

Do you think Indians are different, if yes why?








mandag 24. september 2018

Learning techniques 

Today we learned how to learn the best and be effective and progressive. We learned about learning techniques and what to spend your time on to be the most effective. The Pomodoro technique is a popular technique that we learned about, which we also tried out. It goes like this: Turn off distractions, work for 25 minutes, take a break for 5 minutes. If you still have work you need to do, continue the process. When you have done this three times, take a break for 30 minutes, then come back and repeat the process. 
I personally think it was a cool technique, and I learned a lot about how to spend my time wisely and found it helpful.

torsdag 20. september 2018

Is media telling the truth about disasters?

In English class we got a task that was to write a critical article about natural disasters that is happening in America right now and if media is telling us everything about casualties. 
Is media hiding casualties that happened in the storm "Florence". It's only a couple of tens of people that media confirms that died in the storm. I do not think this is right. Either they know about more people that died, or if they don't, I think there are more casualties. I think they don't want people to know that so many people are dying, and the government is manipulating the people to not say anything in media. 
Last year president Trump said that the storm that hit Puerto Rico was not a problem and that he and his men were as ready for the storm as they possibly could be. After the storm he was happy with himself and the good job they did, even though at least 3000 people died due to the storm. That is not something you can be proud of and say that you did a great job. I think Trump is wrong. Here you can see something he said after the storm: “I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success.”

mandag 10. september 2018

What I learned today about how to have a good conversation

Today in English class we learned how to have a proper good conversation and how to be a good listener. We also watched a short video with 10 points on how to have a good conversation. 
I learned a lot about how to be a good listener and learned things that could be useful in the future. Something else I realize was that people really appreciate small things like that you show that you see them, and respect what they have to say. It was a helpful and great English lesson, where we not only learned English but also other things.

søndag 9. september 2018

Conversations

This post will be about converations.
Conversations are when two or more people communicate. You often talk about something you're interested in, or likes to talk about. You usually have more conversations daily. A conversation shold have a nice flow.

mandag 3. september 2018

My first impressions after reading

I thought that before reading the book, it seemed interesting, and when I started reading I noticed that the book was written in a special and unusual way. It was kind of like a diary but at the same time a novel. The book was even better than what I thought it was going to be and caught me. It made me not want to stop reading because I wanted to see what happened next.
Therefore I think that the author was really good and aware of every sentence he wrote. It seems like a great book to me and I look forward to finishing reading it.
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