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During my first two weeks of New York City College Technology, I've been learning basic topics in various classes. I'm currently majoring in Communications, though from there I plan on branching off and pursuing a degree in marketing. The one thing I've noticed during the course over the first several weeks is the importance of taking several different classes as it helps balance out my overall schedule and also helps those who are yet undecided about a major finally pick one based on a core class. So far, Introduction to Psychology has been one of favorite classes as it allows me to see h...
Sports has always been a big part of my life. Growing up a lot of my peers wanted to take the next step and play professionally. Some of them were good enough to have that chance, but because they played on a small team or didn't play in a big name school, they were not able. They didn't get the opportunity to receive the necessary exposure for recruiting. This was one of the things that fueled me to create a business that will give high school athletes the exposure they need to take their game to the next level. I created a proposal for this during my junior year called High School Sports. Th...
Student Technology Council is an after school program that links students, technology and education together STC.The program allows students to have insight on current and emerging technologies while also connecting with their communities. The program is located in various regents, including California. I worked on a proposal to implement a STC in New York City when I worked at the Department of Education. The project wasn't finalized but may be a possibility in the future. I find STC interesting because there's no discrimination as students join beca...
The technology that we use daily reflects the growth of our economy. The article Upcoming Technology talks about some of the new technologies that will impact the future. One of these new technologies is Google Driver-less Car, a car created by Google that is powered to drive on its own. When I look at these different tools and devices, it allows me to see that technology will continue to improve society.
Harlem Children Zone (HCZ) is a nonprofit organization founded during the 1990s. The goal of the organization is to teach and provide strength to inner city students so that they may have the tools needed to excel in college and beyond. HCZ advocate and address social problems in Harlem such as gang violence, poverty and health. Academically, 97% of TRUCE students graduated High School and 100% of students were accepted to college. HCZ allows students to have a voice in the community with the help of media based themes. Its students are able to write articles that discuss anything involved...
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Check out this Forbes article on how some believe Twitter can actually help your writing skills. Although I'm not sure if I agree that it can make anyone a better writer, I can see the author's point of view. I actually do tend to ramble a lot and use way too many run-on sentences when I write. With the 140 character-limit, I can see how this can help you compress your thoughts into short and concise sentences. In high school our essays always had to be a certa...
6 years ago
Today's post on the SMM series will be on ways to get more out of Twitter. Instead of spending so much time on the site, not really sure what you should be doing, use these tips to make the most out of your Twitter account. I especially like tip #2, which is: "Follow at least 10 new people every week. When you do, unfollow people who aren't adding to your online learning and growth. This culling will help you build a truly powerful Twitter stream and Personal Learning Network." I actually started to do this w...
6 years ago
As I was looking for High Five ideas, I came across 2 additional articles I wanted to share with you guys. First, is a fun Edudemic infographic about What Your Handwriting Says About You. Not really sure how accurate this can be, but apparently some of the traits my handwriting tells me I have are that I'm adaptable, skeptical of others, hard to read, good with commitment, and open to new experiences. I don't think all of those are true, and I think I usually write the way I do because I like certain letter...
6 years ago
Fiberio is a touchscreen tabletop device that provides secure user authentication using fingerprints. This means that the device can be placed anywhere from malls to classrooms, and people are able to access their private documents without having to go home or haul their laptops around. Is it weird to access your documents in public? Should people stick to carrying around their iPads? What do you think about this new device, and how can it be used in the classroom?
Check this link Microsoft Virtual Faculty Summit 2013 Schedules:this afternoon 12:30—13:30 PDT Opening Keynote Encore: Innovation & Opportunity–The Contribution of Computing to Improving Our World (pre-recorded session) Bill Gates 13:30—14:00 PDT Research in Focus: Prediction Engines David Pennock, Sanmay Das, Robin Hanson 14:00—14:30 PDT Research in Focus: Social Media in Times of Crisis Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Leysia PalenÂ