Grammar Tools – Do They Actually Help?

Over the past few days, I have been trying out new grammar tools such as Grammarly and a website called "Grammar Bytes!". Grammarly has helped my writing immensely¬†and I highly recommend getting it, and the website, Grammer Bytes, was very useful as well. Grammarly was easily accessible and downloadable with…

Is Our Privacy Really Protected?

In the article "Letting Down Our Gaurd With Web Privacy" the author, Somini, explains how we so readily enter our personal data and information in exchange for access¬†to a new social media platform but are we really paying attention to the fine print? Privacy is a big debate today and…

Net Neutrality- What’s the Debate?

Some of you may already know the backstory and/or debate over net neutrality, but I've never really fully understood the dilema about it. The article "Net Neutrality in a Nutshell" the author (and speaker) explains a general background into the importance and necessity of net neutrality and how it effects…

Cyberbullying

Bullying has been around for generations, however cyberbullying is a different type of animal. You can't see your aggressor and he or she cannot see you; in a way this makes it easier for the bully, since he or she can hide behind a screen. In the "Annual Bullying Survey…

Technology In the Classroom

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeana-lee-tahnk/technology-in-the-classroom_b_5946570.html The above article further exemplifies and explains the important role technology has in the classroom, and how it will affect children in the future using technology as a tool for education. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/technology/technology-in-schools-faces-questions-on-value.html The second article I chose addresses the problem if technology is truly helping students in the classroom,…

The Digital You

Everyone who applies to a job or school fills out an application advocating all their strengths and giving the employer or administrator a look at what kind of person you are. You never think that an employer is going to look up every single candidate's record, or that an administrator…

Digital Portfolios

When I was younger, my mother always had a box or envelope from every grade level in grammar school that contained all my projects, tests, and report cards from the year. It was my manila envelope, a collection of all my hard work that I could always look back on.…

Blake Technologies

My family is the above average user when it comes to technology. My father majored in computer science, just like his father, and currently works as a product manager at Callminer helping design and perfect vocally interactive computer programs. Even before taking up a job at a company, my dad…

Are We Overusing Technology?

In Bush's article "As We May Think" he explicates the ways in which people use technology, whether it be positive or negative. At first Bush talks about how most inventions made since 1945 have extended man's physical power rather than the mind. Throughout the article Bush calls for change, especially…