Archive | May, 2013

Our book “Connected Learners” is released!

26 May

During the last four months my class and I have been working on a book with our teacher. It’s a book about using technology and social medias at school. I think a lot of teachers want to use technology more in their classes but they don’t know how to. If you are one of them this book will help you a lot. This book is also a place where the students voice is loud and clear. There are a lot of books written by teachers on this topic, but this is the first where student collaborate with their teacher. There are a lot of useful information and smart guides in the book and you can really learn a lot. You don’t have to be a teacher to enjoy reading our book, all you need is an interest in how to use technology.

You can download our book here http://www.amazon.com/Connected-Learners-creating-classroom-ebook/dp/B00CYEFX8E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369661381&sr=8-1&keywords=connected+learners for only $9.99!

I have really learned a lot by working on this project and it’s an experience I will bring with me for the rest of my life.

If this seems interesting i would recommend you to watch this video where we talk about our project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwF_4j26Ztw

I would really appreciate your opinion on our book and if you buy it thank you, our goal is to reach out to as many people as possible.

The Blind Side

26 May

A couple of weeks ago we saw the movie “The blind side” at school. It’s a movie about social inequality and differences. It’s two main characters in the movie. We have a young boy named Michael, who is living a thought life. His mom has been using drugs and don’t know how to take care of him. He ends up at the street but a friend helps him get into a good school. On the other side we have Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) who is a wealthy woman. Happily married and with two kids. They are living two opposite lives. Leigh Annes son gets to know Michael at school even though Michael is around seven years older than him. Leigh Anne decides that she needs to help Michael and she really does. At the end the movie is not about two different lifestyles, but one family.

I would like to highly recommend this movie if you haven’t seen it already! It’s not only a great story, you can also learn a lot by watching it.

Social inequality

13 May

We live in a world where social inequality has made a great impact on world history. 

Most people don’t think about this very often but movies can help us understand and think about how it was before and still are in some parts of the world today. “The blind side” and “Hairspray” are two movies that gives you a lot of information about social inequality and you may don’t even know it because you think that you are just watching a ordinary movie. 

The blind side really shows you how different people can live. You really get to see the contrasts when you see a rich family with everything they could ever dream of on the one side.  And on the other side you have a young boy all alone, living on the street without basic needs. It really makes you think about how lucky you are and how different your life could have turned out if you had been born in another country or family. People living in the same area can be in total different groups in society. 

Hairspray is another example of social inequality. This movie shows how it used to be in America when it was a big difference between races. The movie takes place in the 1960’s. This movie makes you think about how the social inequalities has developed and how things have changed from then until now. Some people have a longer and more challenging way to get to where they want than others.

Social inequality is an important and relevant subject and some movies can really make you understand it better.