Social Media Views

Twitter, Instagram, and snapchat are the most common used social media apps used in today’s world. Facebook was the biggest source of social media but nowadays it isn’t as popular. I never had Facebook but I do have twitter, instagram, snapchat. Twitter in my opinion is the most used because all of my friends have it and use it almost everyday. Instagram is used by a lot of people but some people only post pictures every once and awhile. I rarely use instagram but I do use twitter a lot. Twitter you can find so many updates on news and I like it because I can find out news about my favorite sports teams.

People use twitter and other social media sources to get the word out about a business or a community group. Religious groups for example use twitter to get the word out about their news and what their group is doing. Social media are used all the time because of the new era of technology. Everyone has a smart phone so its easy to download the app and then create either a twitter, instagram, Facebook, or snapchat. I will end up deleting all my social media when I am older because when I am older there is no reason to keep posting all the things I post now as a teenager.


Autism Speaks As a Connected Learning

Autism Speaks is very peer supported. This is because many people with Autism get support from everyone all over the place. It is a very good place to go learn about Autism. They host many fundraisers to get people to learn more and more about Autism all the time. All of the funds that Autism speaks raises goes towards looking at research for a cure to Autism and how to further the help that they already receive. This page shows many many different people in and out of the country that show support for Autism as much as they can which is very comforting.

The organization Autism Speaks is very openly networked. The popular organization helps people to learn about autism and use it throughout many areas of their lives like in school, at home, and in the community. People need to become educated on Autism because it is a very common disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates autism’s prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States. This includes 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls. As future teachers, this facebook page is beneficial because we can learn about our students disabilities on a whole different level. The page has testimonies and many stories about how Autism has changed a family’s life. As people, we can become advocates for Autism and educate those who don’t understand what the disease is. We can understand the gifts these students are able to have and even some of the things they struggle daily with.


Autism Speaks is not production centered since it doesn’t meet the criteria. Autism Speaks is a global program that helps to promote solutions to autistic kids and helps to increase the understanding and acceptance of autism. Autism speaks has began to advance their research into causes and into better research. Autism Speaks has many program for you to get involved in. There are walks and events. You can go on there website and find a walk near you where you can attend and support the cause. They had a huge event where acclaimed chef’s from around the country showcased their skills from New York City for the 10th annual Autism Speaks Celebrity Chef Gala hosted by Autism Speaks. This was one of there biggest events that was shared all over the country. They try to spread the awareness of autism and the current news on cures and how you can help find a cure and continue the research in autism. They want us to get involved to make a difference.
Autism speaks is a well-run organization that spreads awareness about the disease that is becoming more and more common each year. Many people in today’s day don’t know too much about the disease and it’s disappointing because more and more kids are being born with autism and parents and kids should learn about the disease. Teachers in school should show students the importance of autism and what the disease does and how it comes around. Parents should also know the importance of autism because it’s been showing up more and more. Students and parents need to be more academically oriented about the autism speaks program because it really does get the word out about autism and it helps people in America and around the world know about the disease that is becoming more and more common. People must learn about the website through an academically oriented way.

AA is a connected learning enviroment

AA is known as Alcoholic anonymous and is known worldwide as a big organization to help people with alcohol problems. It helps people become sober and provides a lot of support for the people in a community. This program provides a lot of principles and success to a community. While looking up details on AA,we found some interesting points. The organization is production centered, peer supported, openly networked, and altogether members have a shared purpose. AA’s production can provide techniques for breathing, and daily journals to help with the patients addiction. Furthermore, they create techniques for better every day habits. AA is a peer supported organization where members meet weekly with the same goal as their peers which is to continue to be sober. AA can get very emotional as many of the people tell their stories but that is why it is peer supported. AA also helps recovering alcoholics from feeling isolated, fearful, and hopeless.

Creativity is Mixed

Creativity is an interesting thing. Everyone is creative in their own way and creative with the things they do. Creativity is everywhere around us but, in present day the ideas are not original. Everyone’s ideas today are usually off of what other people do. People nowadays will copy other people and use their product to get profit from it. Therefor, copying other people work is the progress to more achievements. In our world, we have upgraded to the fancy iPhones, computers, and other products that would make virtual realities not realistic. Most people in our world feel bad about stealing or copying other peoples ideas and that is because or world is so dependent on technology that it’s not okay. The new generation will have a tough time making small talk with other people because of the technology in the 21st century.

Online Creation is Different than Online Construction

First things first, online creation is much different from online construction in many ways. Online reading comprehension is one of the skills students need in order to create online or construct online. Content creation was created by Sonia Liuingstene and she explained that for students and teachers to fully understand and comprehend textual terms they must understand how the internet displays knowledge, entertainment, and the conducting of communication.

Creation and Constructing online are very different and can be viewed in different ways. Creation can be viewed as the act of producing, or making something to exist. Constructing is viewed as building or assembling something. Construction consists of creativity and flexibility but on the other hand, so does creation in ways. Construction allows people to come together to create something as it unites many groups to come together as one. Construction consists of power and patience for students and teachers and not the result of the end work. Furthermore, learners should put their creativity into constructing.


Depression is something that is occurring more and more nowadays. Depression is a disorder some people have and they simply can’t help it. I’ve known many people in my life that have depression and its sad for them to have. I don’t have depression but my sister and one of my close friends have it. My sister and friends are two of the nicest people I have ever met and for them to deal with depression and witness it really hurts. My sister will be happy one day then so upset the next day only because of her depression. Shes 23 now but didn’t know she had depression until she was a junior in high school. My friend also found out when he was a sophomore in high school and he was devastated. I told my friend I’m always there to help and I told my sister the same thing. I hate to see people so upset and have to deal with depression but after all its apart of life and there is nothing I can do.

My Favorite Sports Team

My Favorite Sports team is the New York Yankees. I loved the Yankees ever since I was a little boy when I would watch the game with my papa. I would always watch the afternoon games with him and its basically a child hood memory to me. The Yankees were always my favorite sports team because they were always the best. Not bragging or anything but with 27 World Series Championships you have to be the best. I’m also a New York Knicks and Baltimore Ravens fan so you can see why I like the Yanks the most out of the three. I go to one or two games each year at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and it’s one of my favorite places on earth. I always loved baseball as a little kid and being able to walk into the ballpark and see the players, there is nothing better.

The Yankees last won the World Series in 2009 and I was still young but I remember it like it was yesterday. I don’t see a lot of championships in my lifetime because my teams are flat out terrible so that one in 2009 was very enjoyable. Hedeki Matsui was my favorite players in that series as he ended up getting world series MVP. The yankees have always been there for me. I mean, yea baseball is everyday so its awesome to watch them everyday for six straight months. I’m really hoping a championship pops up soon because it would be awesome to see the Yanks get number 28.

Strong and Weak Readers

In the videos, the weak readers are the ones to copy a question word for word into the search bar which gave him a very limited range of articles to use. Also, the reader used very limited skill set when it came to answering the questions. The weak reader did not use great credible sources when looking to answer the questions. Furthermore, the weak readers copy and pasted from the websites which is plagiarism and doesn’t help them become a better reader. The weak reader used only one source instead of using multiple sources which wouldn’t help improve their knowledge on the subject. The weak readers also copy and pasted the websites they used and put them as the answers to the questions.

In the videos of the strong readers they used many different sources to answer the question. The strong reader would break the question down in pieces to come to a conclusion. The strong readers looked up authors of the articles that he was going to use because they wanted to see how many years of experience that author has in the field. They also looked in the biography or profile on the website to approve the credibility. Strong readers also looked beyond the question to gather more and more information to answer their question.

Importance of Social Media

Social Media is around us all the time in today’s world. Almost everyone you know either has snapchat, twitter, Facebook, or instagram. It’s very hard to find someone who doesn’t have social media. Social media could be important to people because you receive news from people who could be important to you. When I go on twitter I like to see news and updates on my favorite sports teams. Whenever my team is playing or is thinking about making a big trade I will go on twitter to stay updated. In addition, twitter could feed news that doesn’t involve sports. I see political news and local news on my twitter feed all the time because of all the people that talk about. In reality, social media keeps us connected in this world. People can also use social media to catch up with old friends and family. For example, my dad hates social media but he uses face book to see what his friends that he grew up with are doing and it keeps him in contact with them which is good. I have friends who go to school in different states and its cool to see what they are doing and how they are doing. Also, following famous people on social media is good because you can find out news about them almost instantly. This is why social media is important instead of being a negative.

Media Literacy

Students in today’s day lack a certain outlet that they should have. Students in a classroom will sit in rows, coming to the same answer on a quiz, or receiving hundreds on assignments. In the past, technology has blown up and it has been amazing to see all these cool new items being made and nobody would imagine all these products being made. Technology is all around us and in school we know very little about it because of the teaching. The education system should rethink that so that it will help future generations to come. The goal should be to encourage the youth of tomorrow to develop the skills, knowledge, ethical framework, and self-confidence needed to be full participants in contemporary culture. This goal can be reached with the teaching and learning of media literacy. Media Literacy will use technology as a tool in the classroom transcending community collaboration and innovation.Students can create and work with skills that they can use in the digital age. Schools think technology is bad but they need to get that out of their thoughts because technology is everywhere around us. Students are most engaged in multi-tasking, becoming proficient at navigation which is exactly what technology will bring on a world-wide scale. Teaching Media Literacy is the future. The education system should not be stuck in the past.