Run Google Maps using the Google Apps Symbol (9 boxes) in the upper right hand corner when you are logged into your Google Account or GMail (Under the More...at the bottom). Look up the address of somewhere you will be staying or visiting on spring break (even if it is local or in the UP or is even just your home...if going on vacation, find your hotel, etc.). Try using the search nearby tool (restaurants, etc.). Check out every tool in Google Maps that can be used to familiarize yourself with the area. Go to Google Satellite view to see the images taken via photography. How can this help you prepare for an area you are visiting? Search for more attractions you may be interested in nearby (shopping, golf, beaches, etc.). Be sure you play with all the Google Maps tools enough to understand the program. Use this to familiarize yourself with the area. When done playing with the program, write for five minutes minimum on the value of a tool such as Google Maps. How can you better plan and prepare when going on vacation or other events like a conference or trip? Do you leave it up to somebody else to make all the planning when visiting somewhere new? Do you know which direction to walk when you walk out of the hotel? Do you think it would be a good idea to prepare yourself? Why or why not?
Watch the video called the CHANGE MAKERS which is an old commercial from Apple to challenge people to 'think different'. The people in this video all inspired people to think different. They challenged people to think about change and were inspirational. For this journal entry, think about people in your life who are the 'change makers'. The rebels who challenge the rules and get you to think different. Are you one of them? Why or why not? What does it mean when Apple states, "Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
Write about this topic for five minutes minimum in your journal.
Read the article at the link above.
In your journal, write your thoughts about the potential of flying cars. What will they do to save the government money in road repairs and upkeep? How can the traffic problems be alleviated? Will they actually make other issues a concern?
Write in your journal for five minutes minimum on this topic.
Read the post copied in this post below (POWERFUL ADVICE FROM A DYING 24 YEAR OLD)
One thing that really struck me in this article is this: Don’t waste your time on work that you don’t enjoy. It is obvious that you cannot succeed in something that you don’t like. Patience, passion, and dedication come easily only when you love what you do.
Since you are young, you still have choices to make regarding what you want to do with your life. What career choice you would like to make and IF YOU WILL GIVE YOURSELF CHOICES being forced into a profession.
What can you do today to give yourself more choices? Why is it important to find work that you enjoy and can be passionate about? How does this correlate with happiness?
Write about this topic in your journal for five minutes minimum.
Powerful Advice From A Dying 24 Year Old
Most of us go through our days on autopilot, not really living, but merely existing. We have so much outwardly, but feel so empty and lost on the inside. We allow our minds to keep us up late at night, mulling over things that don’t really matter in the end, such as bills, money, what others think of us, etc.
Why do we do this to ourselves?
Of course, none of us truly knows the answers and what happens to us after this life, and we’ve all been thrown into the same boat. How we navigate this life, however, and the choices we make along the way, define our character and existence. Our experiences and choices shape us, but many of us spend our lives locked into commitments chasing money and power and stability instead of digging deep within us.
We count down the hours on the clock until we can go home for the day, rest, and do it all again the next day. We run around all chasing something, and wake up one day wondering why we even chased it. It may not matter to you now what you do with each day of your life, but maybe this advice from a dying 24-year-old will give you a wake up call.
He posted his story on a Reddit thread, and ever since, it’s gone viral. We hope you will take some wisdom away from this young man, and realize that we only have a short time on this planet. We may as well make the most of it, and love and live as authentically as we possibly can before our time is up.
Read on for the letter, and share it far and wide if you feel inclined to do so.
POWERFUL ADVICE FROM A DYING 24 YEAR OLD
“I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion.
The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing about death is to ensure that you leave this world a little better than it was before you existed with your contributions . The way I’ve lived my life so far, my existence or more precisely the loss of it, will not matter because I have lived without doing anything impactful.
Before, there were so many things that occupied my mind. When I learned how much time I had left, however, it became clear which things are really important. So, I am writing to you for a selfish reason. I want to give meaning to my life by sharing with you what I have realized:
– Don’t waste your time on work that you don’t enjoy. It is obvious that you cannot succeed in something that you don’t like. Patience, passion, and dedication come easily only when you love what you do.
– It’s stupid to be afraid of others’ opinions. Fear weakens and paralyzes you. If you let it, it can grow worse and worse every day until there is nothing left of you, but a shell of yourself. Listen to your inner voice and go with it. Some people may call you crazy, but some may even think you‘re a legend.
– Take control of your life Take full responsibility for the things that happen to you. Limit bad habits and try to lead a healthier life. Find a sport that makes you happy. Most of all, don’t procrastinate. Let your life be shaped by decisions you made, not by the ones you didn’t.
– Appreciate the people around you. Your friends and relatives will always be an infinite source of strength and love. That is why you shouldn’t take them for granted.
It is difficult for me to fully express my feelings about the importance of these simple realizations, but I hope that you will listen to someone who has experienced how valuable time is.
I’m not upset because I understand that the last days of my life have become meaningful. I only regret that I will not be able to see a lot of cool stuff that should happen soon like the creation of AI, or Elon Musk’s next awesome project. I also hope that the war in Syria and Ukraine will end soon.
We care so much about the health and integrity of our body that until death, we don’t notice that the body is nothing more than a box – a parcel for delivering our personality, thoughts, beliefs and intentions to this world. If there is nothing in this box that can change the world, then it doesn’t matter if it disappears. I believe that we all have potential, but it also takes a lot of courage to realize it.
You can float through a life created by circumstances, missing day after day, hour after hour. Or, you can fight for what you believe in and write the great story of your life. I hope you will make the right choice.
Leave a mark in this world. Have a meaningful life, whatever definition it has for you. Go towards it. The place we are leaving is a beautiful playground, where everything is possible. Yet, we are not here forever. Our life is a short spark in this beautiful little planet that flies with incredible speed to the endless darkness of the unknown universe. So, enjoy your time here with passion. Make it interesting. Make it count!
Read more at http://www.wisethinks.com/2016/12/powerful-advice-from-dying-24-year-old.html#OBJvZDR5lX2DA6Dw.99
Visit a Google a Day and take the Google challenge for today. How did you do? Are you a good googler?
Nowadays the ability to search information, or be a good 'googler' is evident in society. Google actually tests its potential employees on this skill. They think it is more important to be able to find an answer than it is to know the answer.
What about you? Have you googled answers before? There is no time in my adult life that somebody is going to tell me not to use Google when posed with a problem or challenge. The truth is that in adult life, Google is a daily part of solving work related issues, problems and research.
What are your thoughts on this? Write about this for five minutes minimum in your journal blog.
Thanksgiving is a great time to give thanks. But every day we should consider what we are grateful for in our lives as well and show it. Too often things we appreciate go unnoticed and unrecognized. Humans live best when they share appreciation and gratefulness to others in their life.
How do you on a DAILY basis, think about what you are grateful for and show others that you appreciate them and all you have? How can you do this on Thanksgiving? Could you be sure to thank everybody you see tomorrow for something they have given you? Why or why not?
Write about this topic for five minutes minimum in your journal blog.
Starting next year, there will be a new AP Coding class at NHS.
Visit the following website: http://micoding.weebly.com/
This company is willing to send Look at the statistics they share about coding jobs. I mean really study those statistics. How are they going to fill those jobs they know they don't have enough people for? How do you think they can get more people interested in coding. Some people feel coding will be as important as reading one day. How do you feel about that? Have you considered a career in coding? Why or why not? Would you consider taking this new AP coding class next year to see what it is all about? It is a course that can result in college credit if you pass the test at the end. Did you know that every elementary student at Norway-Vulcan Area Schools is learning to code?
Write about this topic for five minutes minimum in your journal blog.
You all may have seen the effects an election can have on social media.
A study just showed:
A poll conducted by Monmouth University lays the situation out pretty clearly: “Fully 70% of American voters say that this year’s presidential campaign has brought out the worst in people. Only 4% say it has brought out the best in people. Another 5% say it has done a little of both and 20% say it has done neither. Democrats (78%), Republicans (65%), and independents (66%) agree that the 2016 campaign has brought out the worst in people.” The poll finds 7 percent of Americans reporting they’ve lost a friend over this election. Slightly more Hillary Clinton supporters than Donald Trump supporters reported losing friends.
When the worst of all of us is out in full force, it’s bad news for our relationships. Social media makes it more difficult to avoid politics with even distant acquaintances, and seeing the political views and stories that people choose to share when feelings are so volatile can make it hard to maintain friendships with people who fall on different sides of the issues.
Not agreeing with somebody's opinions of a candidate seems to be a pretty common reason to unfriend a person now.
In your journal, write your thoughts on social media in an election. How do you think it has changed the way candidates advertise? Have you seen posts that offend you to the point of unfriending or unfollowing another? Do people disregard their digital citizenship and footprint during this time of heated opinions? Should they? How does the discussions we have had about digital footprints helped you to know what is appropriate and not appropriate to post even in a time of election? Please write for five minutes minimum. WHEN FINISHED UPLOAD YOUR JOURNAL TO YOUR CMS FOR CREDIT. IT'S WORTH 50 POINTS FOR THE QUARTER!
Watch the video at the following url (if you haven't already seen it with Mr. Duval): https://youtu.be/ihKUoZxNClA
Also watch Microsoft's quick demo of this product here (use the Watch Video button): https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us
In your journal, write your reaction to the video. Does some of the technology surprise you? Do you think this video will be used in your future? What applications did you see of the HoloLens technology that you wish we had today? What are we already close to today?
Write in your journal on this topic for five minutes minimum.
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The Weekly Journal Blog
A blog encouraging students in Mrs. Leiker's courses at Norway High School to develop techniques for writing journals and blogs digitally and sharing their thoughts and insights with the world!