Monday, April 19, 2010

Fiddler on the Roof

The whole play is based on following traditions. A man starts out talking into the camera talking about traditions and what traditions he follows. The setting is in like a jewish village. Not a lot of violence or chaos happens in the village. In this village, women do not find their own men; instead, they have a matchmaker that finds them a man. A man is trying to get wealthy because he is tired of being poor. He is trying to also find his daughter a husband. He settles for matching his daughter with the butcher from town. He is wealthy and like his daughter so the father will be happy for her and for the wealthiness she might bring him. Now a young tailor wants to marry his daughter after she said she didn't want to marry the butcher.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mr. Bean part 3

This starts out with him at a swimming pool and he wants to go in on a little kid slide but gets caught as he starts to go down so he goes to the diving area. Here he is high up and very afraid to go in. Next he is trying to get out of a parking area so he doesn't have to pay. Then he is at some park bench with this man reading a book and he goes through way to much trouble to fix him a little sandwich. After that he is at a stoplight and pushes his car through it. Then he goes to a movie and is watching it with a girl that he bought a large popcorn for him and a tiny one for her. He is scared to death of the movie.

Mr. Bean part 2

In his second short film, Mr. Bean starts out tring to pay a guy on the street and didn't have the right change he wanted to give him, so he dances and gets some money and pays the guy. Next, he is shopping for stuff and tries out all of his stuff he would use with them and a guy takes his credit card. And he has to go with him to the bathroom because his hand is stuck in the guys pants. Third, he is going out to eat by himself and is writing some sort of card that is for himself and he enjoys it. Its so funny so far. He is trying to see what he can buy with the little money he has on him. And he is having to eat like raw hamburger meat but he puts it everwhere in the room. He is then at some meet and greet with famous stars.

Mr. Bean part 1

I for one do not like nonverbal communication. I thought Mr. Bean is hilarious even though he doesn't talk very much. I am not good at not being able to talk. I have to be able to speak to get all of my points through. In his first movie he starts out with a hilarious scene when he is getting an exam. In the next scene he is at a beach trying to change into his swimsuit (underwear-like bottoms) and doesn't like doing it whitle this guy is there, but the guy is blind. In the third scene he is at a church and keeps falling asleep and being very disruptive. But all-in-all the whole thing was hilarious from start to finish

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Classroom Computers

Computers in a classroom may be the greatest advancement in learning technology for schools. From my perspective, an average student, they are the worst thing that can be used for educational purposes. They are distracting, difficult, and hard to learn from.

First, computers are distracting. From personal experience, I do not always use the computer as directed and go off and play games while I am supposed to be doing something else. This in turn causes me to get a bad grade on the assignment I was supposed to be doing. Also, the screen is just distracting to my eyes and cause them to hurt after long uses of the computer. I know more kids have this problem as well. With computers, there is just no interpersonal communication involved either. Since no communication will be made, people will not understand the communication process anymore.

Secondly, computers are difficult. At times they can be slow or just suddenly lose internet connection, stressing everyone out who is using a computer. Also, the computers are hard to use because there is so much that can be done with one and us students know so little about them and the teachers assign us to do stuff on them and we do not know what we are doing, making everything so much more difficult than a pencil, some paper, and a book. But one positive thing of computers is that someone can be a sender and send homework online or be a receiver and receive e-mails from their teachers about stuff they need to work on.

Lastly, computers are hard to learn from. I can not learn anything about anything from Google or any other stupid website. I learn so much better and easier by the old-fashioned paper. I think it's because the paper is not lit up and hurting my eyes or distracting me by having the ability to play games or look at pictures or listen to music. Education levels will drop because of these reasons and many more due to computer use. Kids will stray away from the thought of school use and instead use them for personal reasons. Computers are like working around noise; it's hard to do it.

In conclusion, computers have the ability to be used for education, but students are not using them for such a reason. I am against the use of computers because they are distracting, difficult, and hard to learn from.