Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Huh... Technology Shrinking the World and Plagiarism

So, we're talking about technology shrinking the world in here and I thought about getting an image to spice the blog up, so I searched it.  And here's something fun, the top image when you google image search "technology shrinking the world" is student work from this blog...  Fun, huh?  Try it out.

The problem was that there were two images later in the search that were identical and side-by-side.  One was from this blog, the other wasn't.  The one that wasn't was older.

I guess I can't catch every instance of plagiarism.  Technology definitely has it's ups and downs.  Either way, I took down the picture the kid drew.  And I watched the video about technology shrinking the world.  So, I guess it's not all bad, right?

Size is measured by both distance and space, right?  So often when someone says "how far is it to ________________" the answer is given in minutes rather than miles.

When people talk about technology shrinking the world, this is why.  We no longer have to travel 5 months to get to China.  We can fly, Skype, Facetime, etc...  The distance is the same, but we can access what was once inaccessible.

Technology is shrinking the world via transportation, media, and communication.

To get the extra credit for reading and discussing today's blog, come up with and example of each one.  How is technology shrinking the world via transportation?  Media?  Communication?  Discuss it with an adult.  Write down what you came up with and have the adult sign it.

Make sure your name date and hour are on it and turn it in tomorrow.

Here's the video if you're interested.

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