Pre-taks 4-26-10

April 26, 2010

In this link they give you ways to deal with stress. How most students experience level of anxiety when taking a test and how it is now effecting the performance on the test. Some ways to deteriorate  exam anxiety is  to :

  • approach the exam with confidence
  • Be prepared
  • allow yourself plenty of time
  • good night sleep
  • good breakfast

They also offer tips while taking the exam and other things that are important. It is very useful for tomorrow’s taks test.

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Austin 4-23-10

April 23, 2010

Median gross rent in 2008: $892.

Land area: 251.5 square miles.

Elevation: 501 feet

Ancestries: German (12.8%), English (8.7%), Irish (8.4%), United States (4.3%), French (2.7%), Italian (2.5%).

Population in July 2008: 757,688

Taks review 4-22-10

April 22, 2010

study guides

This website gives the study guides for each grade. You can print it out and buy them. Helps cover the important things on the Taks.

games

This has games to help you solve math problems. It helps relax students and make it fun and educational.

study guides 2

This has study guides for every task test every grade.  It can help you cover things in the Taks.

HumanoAndroidoAutobotomaticatrons 4-21-10

April 21, 2010

Write about what you think these robots will be doing for us in 10 or 20 years. When you are 30 or 40 years old, what do you think that robots like these will be doing for you?

In twenty years I think that these robots will eventually be able to go farther out into space, to easily discover galaxies and try to find more human life. When I am 30 or 40 these robots will probably do many chores for us. They can easily carry heavy things so they can probably help us to do that. I think that if they can program these robots to go to space then they can program them to eventually clean a whole house for us.

Nobel Price 4-15-10

April 15, 2010

Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace. The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. The people who make a big discovery in their field or do something amazing gets a Nobel Prize.

This is Pearl Buck she won the Nobel Prize in 1938 for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces.

William Bragg won the Nobel Prize in 1915 at the age of 25 for his services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays.

I can do an amazing discovery like find a cure for cancer, or inventing something that could help society.

Rudyard Kipling won the Nobel Prize in 1907 in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author.

Catching Up in English 4-14-10

April 14, 2010

spark notes

enotes

bookrags

What site is the best?Enotes or Sparknotes or Bookrags?What do you think? Can these sites be useful to you?

I think that spark notes are the best because they give you basically everything you need. They give you themes, the plot overview, the symbols and motif. Book rags is pretty good but it doesn’t give you all the information that sparknotes does. These sites are very useful especially for shakespeare because it is harder to understand and get the meaning of things.

Three Green website 4-13-10

April 13, 2010

Planet green

This site gives you projects of different foods that are organic. It also gives you different information about the events that are affecting the environment and animals.

Going Green Tips

It helps you get products that do not destroy the environment. It has different projects as well like planting a garden and trees.

The Green Guide

These green sites give tips to help the planet. It tells you about organic foods, the types of light bulbs that are better for the environment. Also they tell you what products to use, like shampoos and bathroom cleaners.

Google Labs 4-12-10

April 12, 2010

Sputnik

Sputnik is a JavaScript conformance test suite containing over 5000 tests. This site allows you to run the sputnik tests and to compare the most popular browsers’ test results.

Aardvark

Aardvark is a website where people ask questions and you get an answer. It takes three simple steps  type a question, they will find a perfect person to answer and get the response in minutes.

Gesture Search Home

Gesture Search from Google Labs lets you search your Android-powered device by drawing alphabet gestures on the touch screen. It allows you to quickly find a contact, a bookmark, an application, or a music track from hundreds or thousands of items, all in one place. It is fast and fun to use.

Questions 4-7-10

April 7, 2010

1,What is a CPU? What does it do?

Central Processing Unit
carries out the instructions of a computer program

2.What is RAM? What does it do?

Random-access Memory

computer data storage

3. What is a heat sink? What does it do?

heat sink is an object that transfers thermal energy from a higher temperature to a lower temperature fluid medium.

4. What is an optical drive? What does it do?

It is a disc drive that uses laser lights and electro magnetic waves to read and write an optical disc.

5. What is a hard drive? What does it do?

non volatile device that stores digitally encoded data on magnetic surface.
6. What is a computer power supply? What does it do?

a component that supplies power to the other components in the computer.

7. What is a motherboard? What does it do?

It is the central printed surface board holds many crucial  components of the system providing connectors for other peripherals

8.What is a computer case? What does it do?

Is the enclosure that contains the main components of the computer.
9. What is a computer monitor? What does it do?

electronic visual display for computers. The monitor comprises the display device, circuity and an enclosure.

10.When your turn a computer monitor off, does it turn the computer off?

No cause your basically just turning off the monitor not the computer.

11.What is a keyboard? Is it an input or output device?

A keyboard is a device you use to type things on your computer. It’s an input device.


12.What is an optical mouse? What does it do?

pointing device you can use in your computer.


13.What is a DVD? How much data does it hold?

Digital Video Disc.; It holds 4.7GB


14.What is a CD? How much data does it hold?

Compact Disc.; Depends on the kind of CD as well.


15.What is a surge protector? What does it do? Why do you need one to plug in a computer?

is an appliance designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes; Device separating the computer from the power source of the wall outlet


16.What is a computer network?

a network of computers


17.What is WiFi?

Wireless Fidelity


18.What is 3G?

Third Generation mobile and wireless communication

19. What is an LCD monitor? How does it work?
Liquid Crystal Display-Contrast ratio relates to the display’s comparative difference between its brightest white values and its darkest black values.
20.What is streaming audio?
21.What is streaming video?
are multimedia that are constantly received by, and normally presented to, an end-user while being delivered by a streaming provider
22. Are you allowed to listen to streaming audio in this computer lab?no
23. Are you allowed to listen to streaming video in this computer lab?no
24.Are you supposed to play games on school computers?no
25. Are you supposed to visit MySpace or Facebook at school?no
26. What is a proxy?
connects one user through another, generally to authenticate through multiple tiers in a computer system.
27. Are you supposed to use proxies in school?no
28.What “game” site are you allowed to use in this lab? Learning games
29. What’s the easiest thing to try if your computer isn’t working right?ask the teacher

Carbon Dioxide 4-6-10

April 6, 2010

Did you get more or better info than yesterday?

yes I did get better information than yesterday

Was it easier to use?

yes

Was it too simple?

yes

Write a couple of sentence about what you found out.

I found out that my carbon footprint is 10.1 which is way above the average. I should probably try better to use less technology. I not only have carbon problems  I waste trees, land and water. I waste 15% of trees. It definitely makes me feel bad. What I throw away is the biggest problem too.