Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DS 106

DS 106

            I think this DS 106 project is going to be a very exciting project. I think I will do really well with this project. I think it’s really cool that we get to choose our own assignments. Every student has a different style of learning, so I think this project will work for everyone in some kind of way.

            I have been looking through the DS 106 page and I have seen a lot of interesting assignments that I would like to do. I can’t wait to do The Way it should’ve been. This assignment you get to choose a book or movie and you get the change the way it ends. I can’t wait to write my blog on this assignment because it’s a couple of movies I want to change the ending to.

            This is a great website. All the assignments on here are really cool. There are some assignments to pick from it’s going to be hard to just pick one. The only part I’m skeptical about is that thousands of people are going to reading my blogs and I’m afraid that they might not like my blogs. Hopefully the people that read my blogs will like them and leave me positive feedback.

            I’m really excited about this project and I hope everyone in class is also. I know this is going to be a great project to work and a fun way to finish the semester out. If we get a class like at JSU, I would definitely enroll in it because I know it would be a very fun class.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Stop Kony 2012

Stop Kony 2012

            Last week I was scrolling through my timeline on Twitter and I see something called Stop Kony 2012. At first I just scrolling through my timeline, but I see everyone kept talking about so I decided to watch the video. When I pressed play I wasn’t prepared for what I saw. Joseph Kony is one of the world’s worst criminals. He runs an army called the LRA and he kidnaps kids and turns the boys into child soldiers and the girls into sex slaves. The LRA started in Northern Uganda, but it’s no longer active there, but it’s still active in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan. The LRA is in its 26 year history and they have kidnapped more than 30,000 kids.

            Joseph Kony took over the LRA in 1987. Kony started kidnapping kids because he was running out of fighters. The LRA has a very bad reputation for its cruel and brutal tactics. The LRA is even encouraged to rape, mutilate, and kill civilians most of the time with blunt weapons. The kids that they are forced to kill their parents and if they’re girls they either become wives to Kony or sex slaves.

            The Invisible Children has been working for 9 years to end Africa’s longest-running armed conflict. U.S. military advisers are currently deployed in Central Africa on a “time-limited” mission to stop Kony and disarm the LRA. If Kony isn’t captured this year, the window will be gone. The Invisible Children are trying to make Kony famous, so he can be captured and so his army can be brought down.

            I think everyone in the world should do their best to make Kony famous so we can bring him down. There are a lot of things we can do to help the Invisible Children bring down Kony. We can purchase a physical kit, we can donate to the Invisible Children, and we can finds way to post media around our cities. So I think we need to do our best to help the Invisible Children because Kony is an evil man and him and his army needs to be brought down.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Blog Post 9

When I first started this this class I knew what blogging was, but I had never did it before. Since we have a blog due every week I have fell in love with blogging. It seems like as the weeks go on I’m running out of things to write about. Sometimes it feels like I sit in front of the computer at least an hour or so before something comes to mind. I don’t want to write about the same things over and over but I don’t have anything to write about anymore. I try to think all day what I could possibly write about, but nothing seems to come to mind. I try to brainstorm and think about what I have done in my classes, but still nothing comes to mind. I hope I don’t keep having this problem because it’s no fun just sitting in front of a computer, trying to think about something to write. I don’t just want to throw something together and then my blog won’t say well. So I hope things get better.