Whats a better way to figure out whats going on in the world than with google maps! Although this is a very short article you understand the point. Education is expanding through technology! Google has created educational maps for students to use. Maps include things such as space and history. Rather than going through books and searching where specific events have occurred you can go to Google maps and it’s like having a history book right in front of you. To be honest I think this is a very great tool that Google has created and makes learning fascinating for some people and of course children who now cannot go anywhere without their ipads. 8 years olds have ipads, I am 18 and I have been stuck with the same computer for 5 years. Shows what luxury children now have.
People used to subscribe to the local paper, but now nearly 50 percent of people get their news from social media.
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This article talks about how social media had become our source for news in today’s society. Instead of families tuning in late at night to watch the news broadcast of the presidents speech, we now just pull out our phones and click onto any app and learn all the main aspects of a topics in minutes where in the past it took a few hours. But why limit the simplicity of accessing news now a days, we can access anything through social media! Recipes, phone numbers, books, crosswords, comics, ect. The world is now in the palm of our fingertips and not on news press.
Social media and electronics are becoming more popular than ever. As you can see they are expanding through school districts with the use of ipads and computers for individual students. But this article discusses many positive aspects for teacher using social media and electronics. Teachers and professors are able to communicate and understand their students more than ever through the use of technology. Technology makes communication quick, easy, affordable and seen by their students! If you want you students to engage with you, you must understand their generation and jump along with the rise in technology. I believe this is very true and and important for all teachers and professors if they are looking to build bonds and understand their students.
The moments of silence. The musical interludes. The honor guards of policemen and firefighters, colleagues of those who died rescuing others on Sept. 11, 2001. And the reading of names, whether to honor the three victims from Nutley, N.J., or the nearly 3,000 others from around the world who died in the attacks.
Across the country, the elements of a Sept. 11 anniversary commemoration have become familiar, from the World Trade Center site in Manhattan to the Pennsylvania field where United Flight 93 crashed to the dozens of New Jersey towns with neighbors to mourn. After the commemorations reached a peak of sorts for last year’s 10th anniversary, a sprinkling of communities have decided to scale back — prompted, they say, by a growing feeling that it may be time to move on.
Nearly every ceremony will be smaller this year, even at the epicenter of the attacks. In a move that has drawn some controversy, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has stripped the New York ceremony of its presidents, governors and other politicians, who have in the past read literary or religious passages. Instead of Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor and Paul Simon, bagpipers and a youth chorus will provide the music.
The National Cathedral in Washington hosted President George W. Bush, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama for prayer services in the two years after the attacks and in 2011 held a three-day commemoration featuring President Obama. This year, it will simply offer prayers during regularly scheduled services on Tuesday.
“The cathedral’s mission is to serve a spiritual role for the nation, and part of that role is to help the country heal and move past the tragedy,” said Richard M. Weinberg, a cathedral spokesman, echoing a statement from the Rev. Dr. Francis Wade, the cathedral’s interim dean. “I think it’s fair to say that 11 years later, we all felt that it was important still to commemorate it, but to do so in perhaps a less overt, a less somber way — to do so maturely and look forward.”
In New Jersey, which lost nearly 700 residents, at least two communities have decided not to hold their annual memorial programs this year. Both have carefully presented the decisions to the community, recognizing that the anniversary is still a sensitive topic for many.
Montclair residents have gathered at Watchung Plaza every September after 2001 to hear officials and relatives of the town’s nine victims speak. This year, officials decided to hold a smaller, indoor ceremony at Town Hall, featuring the traditional reading of the names and a bagpiper. “It’s sad, because you want everybody to remember, but I understand that life goes on,” said Kate Pruim, a Montclair resident whose husband, David L. Pruim, a senior vice president for the Aon Corporation, died in the World Trade Center.
For the first time since 2002, Glen Rock, N.J., where 11 residents died, will not hold a formal ceremony. Instead, members of the Glen Rock Assistance Council and Endowment, which built the town’s Sept. 11 memorial and organizes the annual ceremony, have declared Tuesday a day for personal, private reflection — a “day of remembrance,” Diane Hirschberg, a trustee of the council, said.
With last year’s swirl of memorials and news media coverage, trustees said, the 10th anniversary gave rise to an emotional fatigue — even among the families of the dead, who agreed with the council that a more personal observance was in order.
“We brought it to kind of an emotional crescendo last year,” said Brad Jordan, the council chair, who said he and other trustees agonized over the decision. “We were getting a distinct sense that they were moving past the need to continue to institutionalize that commemoration of loss,” Mr. Jordan said. He said that after taking a barometer of the community, the shift to a more personal commemoration was necessary.
Even where the annual ceremonies are continuing largely unchanged, organizers are anticipating the day when the anniversary may be marked more quietly.
In Boston, where the mayor and governor sponsor an annual commemoration to honor the 206 victims with Massachusetts ties, planners have considered trimming anniversary events in future years. The ceremony has attracted relatives of about 50 of the 206 victims the past few years, and organizers are waiting to see whether families will continue to participate, said John H. Curtis, the vice president of the board of directors at the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund, which organizes the ceremony.
“That’s a good question and one we’ve discussed more than once,” Mr. Curtis said. “But if family members continue to show up and continue to find it valuable, we’ll continue to do it.”
“Certainly 50 years from now,” he added, “I bet there isn’t going to be the types of events we have now.” See More ( )
Its crazy to think that 9/11 was 13 years ago when it felt like yesterday. I still remember both of my parents getting for work as I sat there on their bed watching tv and the twin towers falling down on live television. Its crazy to think that our kids will never understand the impact 9/11 had on the people in the country. The ceremonies are slowly being pushed aside now and are being held quietly and privately. Although they do make a point that time passes and sometimes you have to move on but it doesn’t hurt to remember one day a year and bring the country together if only for a moment. But this change is slowly showing us how these upcoming children do not realize the importance of 9/11 or remember that tragedy for the matter.
This article caught my eye because global warming is an important topic that is believed by some people and believed to be a myth by other. In this article they explain a study that was done to find out what countries are contributing the most pollution to the atmosphere and the United States made the top 5 which isn’t surprising considering the transportation we use. Global warming is not going to get better with time, in fact it will worsen over time. I is time to start taking this types of disasters into consideration
This article discusses how the government is now limiting the amount law enforcement agencies tap into our privacy through our cell phones, computers, social media websites, apps, ect. It states that law enforcement demanded 1.3 million peoples subscriber information. The issue with this now occurring is the idea that we should have already been given our privacy these last 5 years and should they still be allowed to tap into our lives? This is something that relates and appears in our generation very often considering the amounts of technology that surround us.