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Carey’s blog is about her top five favorite games that she uses on a daily basis. Their said blog said plays from least to greatest Pokémon Go, Fifa (Xbox, PS), Color Switch, Diep.io, and Musical.ly being their favorite app.

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The reason why I chose to comment on this blog is that I also love gaming. I find myself playing lots of different games, and even one of my blog was about a gaming console, the Nintendo Switch.  I really do enjoy to read blogs that I have an interest in and that what the title told me.

 

 

 

 

Hanna’s Blog about studying abroad was a blog that can connect to many people. In her blog, she was addressing teenagers, and the reason she provided were put very well to make her point really stand out. She wrote in a non-bias format, she gave reasons why it’s both good and what problems might occur.

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The reason why I found this blog so interesting is that education is something that some people in a world so advance still don’t have. I feel like everyone should have the chance to get an education even though they may not live and that what Hanna also said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mohamed Hussein blog on getting rid of an item that is used every day, styrofoam. He said on his blog about how this item that is used every day is killing the Earth. The format of his blog was put in a way where the reader can find out what styrofoam is and what is made up of. The other paragraph is why it’s bad for the environment.

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I agree with Mohamed because we have one Earth and we are getting rid of it. We live in a world so advanced, yet we still can’t find a way to make shipping environment-friendly. This world is going to a place where there may not be stores, and everything is digital, but before that can successfully happen is if we find a way to keep the Earth in a condition where we can live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Everyday Web Tools

There are some websites that one can use for their everyday life. There are five websites or apps that I use on a daily basis to help me throughout my school work. These include Word Online, Google Drive,

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myHomework Student Planner, Edmodoand GrammarlyThese tools help me stay organized and efficient.

 

 

 

 

Word Online is a website created by Microsoft. Word Online gives you a little less function then Microsoft Word like inserting videos clips or audio. But the reason I prefer to use this site is that with a Microsoft Word is that if a file, for example, did not save and let’s say the battery on a laptop you were typing on runs out the document is not saved. Then when you open of word again you may see something

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that says document recovery, and then you can save the document, but if it does not show it, then your work is gone. While on word online will automatically save your work while you are typing. And the main reason I like using this more the Microsoft Word it because sometimes I forget to bring my work to school, but it’s saved to my outlook account, and I could print it at school. To use Word Online you will have to sign up for it by creating an Outlook account, you must be at least at the age of 10 to create an account.

 

 

Google Drive is a very popular site or an app created by Google. Google drive gives you the options to create a document, a slideshow, excel or sheets and many other apps to use. The thing about google drive is that any piece of work that you have created or that someone else has created can be shared with you as long as you have signed up with google. Google Drive lets you save any piece of work or pictures to your drive. This keeps them available anytime you sign in to your Google account. I use this anytime I am doing a group

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A project that needs research to be done, all I need to do is share the document or have it shared with me, and all the research is available to the whole group instead of each other emailing it. You do need a Google account, to create a Google account you must be at least the age of 13.  

 

 

myHomework Student Planner is both an app or site that can help students in their school lives. It lets students keep track of their homework, tests, quizzes, and projects. It will let the student add their class and get notifications of when something is or when it is due. You can change the priority of the

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assignment or test to make it show first if it has the highest priority. To use this, you do not need to create an account. This app will help student all the way from any grade you start to get homework and all the way to the end of your school life. 

 

 

 

 

Edmodo is both a website and app. It lets you join groups that your teachers have created where they upload assignments or important updates about the class. When an assignment is uploaded to a class, you can finish it and send it through Edmodo. You do need an account for Edmodo you can be very young to create one.

 

Grammarly is a website that can help anyone with their Grammer. When you type up a document in any other application such as on word or Google Docs you can copy and paste into Grammarly where it will find the best way to proofread your work and make it sound better for the reader. I use Grammarly

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basically for everything like this blog. Grammarly can be used as an extension on Google Chrome. You do need an account to use Grammarly and can upgrade by paying every month, every three months or every year.   

 

 

 

 

The above apps or sites I use every day for helping me in my School life.

 

 

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Living On $1.25 A Day

The United Nations (UN) have created something that we know as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In total there are 17 goals that will transform our world and number one being poverty. According to the UN, one in every five people in developing countries live on less the $1.25 a day.

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A person living on $1.25 per day is someone who is below the poverty line, this is called extreme poverty. Around 836 million people still live in extreme poverty and the majority being from Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Said by Jake Harriman, CEO, and Founder, Nuru International “Extreme poverty is the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.” And what he says is true, 40,000 people have left their homes in need of money. On Nuru International they make you put yourself in those people situation. They said imagine you are a mother and you don’t get to eat and you

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choose who from your four children does not eat today. They also said one more very sad yet true fact. Imagine you are a child who is so dehydrated that when you cry you can’t produce any tears.

 

Extreme poverty is something the can end and has to end for the development of this world.  We are created the same and we should live the same. The UN has made goals toward extream poverty:

  • By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day
  • By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women, and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
  • Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable
  • By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
  • By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
  • Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions
  • Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions.

The UN has set up websites where one can donate money toward the eliminations of poverty. United Nations Development ProgrammeWorld BankUN Children’s FundInternational Monetary Fund are websites where you can learn more and help to get rid of poverty.  “Extreme poverty is the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.” said by Jake Harriman, CEO, and Founder, Nuru International. Its an issue and it must end.

      

 

Leaving the 21st Century

Said in a TedTalk by Sherry Turkle titled Connected Yet Alone And what I’ve found is that our little devices, those little devices in our pockets, are so psychologically powerful that they don’t only change what we do, they change who we are.” As time goes on we as humans start to develop something that makes our life easier, we start to develop technology. For many in the 21st, we as humans tend to talk trough

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text instead of talking to someone in person, and the reason is we are not as comfortable in person than using a small human-made device.

In an article Texting VS. Talking Face To Face — The Surprising VOX Survey Results! By Rebecca Jeltuhin it showed five different scenario where people would talk face to face, text or over a phone call. Depending on the situation students said the different answers, but many students that responded to the question by saying answer being text were more or very close to face to face. She had also mentioned about her school where she said “When walking down the school hallway, I see groups of students on either side in small circles with their cliques. You would expect close friends to be conversing and talking to each other since they got out of bed early that morning to talk before classes start. To my surprise, no one is talking. They are not even staring at each other. Instead, each and everyone of them is staring down at their little rectangular device in their hand that seems to give them much more satisfaction than talking to their friends”. And this can relate to many other schools including to the school I go to.

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During lunch, many students are on their device and with others around them. Instead of talking to the person they are beside all what they are doing is looking at a screen less than five inches. 

  

Other then people talking face to face, we have a problem to call a person. In an article released By Chicago Tribune on March 28, 2017, titled Americans prefer texting to talking, they had referenced to the International Smartphone Mobility Report where it said that “U.S. smartphone users are sending and receiving five times as many texts compared with the number of phone calls each day. In total, Americans spend about 26 minutes a day texting. That compares to spending about six minutes a day on voice calls.”

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Looking at some other statistics from PewResesarchCenter, over 83% of American Adults own smartphones, and 73% send or receive a text every day. While people under the age of 24 have a different number. People who own cell phones between the ages of 18 and 24 send and receive an average of 110 messages on a normal day which works out to be more than 3,200 texts per month.

Further explained in Ahmed’s blog where he sated an very good reason

“Texting and talking are polar opposites, and there is no competition on which one is better. People say its better to text because you get to edit what you say, but that’s precisely why talking is better in my opinion. It’s how life works, you take chances and make mistakes, its in human nature and its what makes us so unique.”

The problem is exactly what Ahmed had said. We as humans are not perfect but we are still scared to make mistakes and I wonder why. To answer this question I read an article titled Overcoming the Fear of Making Mistakes that talk about overcoming fear. This article had this point which many of us can relate back to, being made fun of. The article said “The messages we receive from others, including friends, employers and the media, also play a role. “The constant pressure to improve performance can have the effect of triggering

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fears of underperforming and of making mistakes,” Antony said. He added that constant criticism has a similar impact.”

If you were asked to give up technology for a week, would you be able to. The problem is that, now all what we do has something to do with technology. This is what the 21st Century is and would you be able to leave

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it.

Leaving the 21st Century

Said in a TedTalk by Sherry Turkle titled Connected Yet Alone And what I’ve found is that our little devices, those little devices in our pockets, are so psychologically powerful that they don’t only change what we do, they change who we are.” As time goes on we as humans start to develop something that makes our life easier, we start to develop technology. For many in the 21st, we as humans tend to talk trough

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text instead of talking to someone in person, and the reason is we are not as comfortable in person than using a small human-made device.

 

In an article Texting VS. Talking Face To Face — The Surprising VOX Survey Results! By Rebecca Jeltuhin it showed five different scenario where people would talk face to face, text or over a phone call. Depending on the situation students said the different answers, but many students that responded to the question by saying answer being text were more or very close to face to face. She had also mentioned about her school where she said “When walking down the school hallway, I see groups of students on either side in small circles with their cliques. You would expect close friends to be conversing and talking to each other since they got out of bed early that morning to talk before classes start. To my surprise, no one is talking. They are not even staring at each other. Instead, each and everyone of them is staring down at their little rectangular device in their hand that seems to give them much more satisfaction than talking to their friends”. And this can relate to many other schools including to the school I go to.

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During lunch, many students are on their device and with others around them. Instead of talking to the person they are beside all what they are doing is looking at a screen less than five inches. 

  

 

 

 

 

Other then people talking face to face, we have a problem to call a person. In an article released By Chicago Tribune on March 28, 2017, titled Americans prefer texting to talking, they had referenced to the International Smartphone Mobility Report where it said that “U.S. smartphone users are sending and receiving five times as many texts compared with the number of phone calls each day. In total, Americans spend about 26 minutes a day texting. That compares to spending about six minutes a day on voice calls.”

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Looking at some other statistics from PewResesarchCenter, over 83% of American Adults own smartphones, and 73% send or receive a text every day. While people under the age of 24 have a different number. People who own cell phones between the ages of 18 and 24 send and receive an average of 110 messages on a normal day which works out to be more than 3,200 texts per month.

 

Further explained in Ahmed’s blog where he sated an very good reason

“Texting and talking are polar opposites, and there is no competition on which one is better. People say its better to text because you get to edit what you say, but that’s precisely why talking is better in my opinion. It’s how life works, you take chances and make mistakes, its in human nature and its what makes us so unique.”

The problem is exactly what Ahmed had said. We as humans are not perfect but we are still scared to make mistakes and I wonder why. To answer this question I read an article titled Overcoming the Fear of Making Mistakes that talk about overcoming fear. This article had this point which many of us can relate back to, being made fun of. The article said “The messages we receive from others, including friends, employers and the media, also play a role. “The constant pressure to improve performance can have the effect of triggering

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fears of underperforming and of making mistakes,” Antony said. He added that constant criticism has a similar impact.”

 

 

 

If you were asked to give up technology for a week, would you be able to. The problem is that, now all what we do has something to do with technology. This is what the 21st Century is and would you be able to leave

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it.

 

 

 

Me Animated

Using the site DoppelMe.com, I was able to create myself, well in a cartoonish or animated way. Currently set as my profile picture for my blog and many other websites and I personally think it suits me. If I were to comment on anyone blog, this picture would show up beside my name. Starting with the upper body, my hair when long do stand up and even when I comb it to the side by the end of the day it will stand up again. I also wear glasses every weekday at school and the reason I say weekday is because I hate wearing glasses and never wear them at home ( not wearing it at the time of typing this blog) or weekends. Headphones are something I wear all the time at home while on a device even if not there is nothing that I am listening to or watching. The expression on my face is just for fun, I have no real reason for doing this, I thought it looked funny and could make people laugh. What my avatar is wearing is basically what I wear every day. Now to the part I am most into, gaming. My avatar is holding a game console that is quite outdated, the first Xbox that came out and one of the main reason for the headphones where because anytime I am using a console I always wear a headset. To create your own avatar, make sure to visit

To create your own avatar, make sure to visit DoppelMe.com. This site is an amazing way to create a profile picture that represents you without you having to post a picture of yourself. The only problem I thought that was with the site was that some skin tones did not show up correctly and some of the better of the options were for coins that you have to pay ( Start off with 2 coins). In the end, I would give this site a 4 1/2 out of five stars.

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