Mr. Steed's 6th Grade Computer Class Blog
A Blog of my students daily thoughts about a different technology subject

May
12

[READ AND ANSWER EACH QUESTION AND WATCH THE VIDEOS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE QUESTIONS OR YOU WILL GET ZERO CREDIT] 

The current trend over the past several years has been to make what was once old, new again.  What I mean is properties that I watched as a kid are what are being turned into movies for a new generation of kids.  From G.I. Joe, to Transformers, to Yogi Bear to The Smurfs to The Thundercats, Voltron, Rom SpaceKnight, Conan The Barbarian, He-Man and the list goes on and on….Why are there no FRESH ideas in Hollywood?

A)  If you ANALYZE the current trend, why do you think HOLLYWOOD thinks old school comics and TV shows are what YOU want to see?

B)  How could Hollywood do a better job of finding out what the public TRULY wants to see?  Tell me your opinion.

(For more information, go to the website below) http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/about-last-night/2011/04/robots-destroy-chicago-in-new-transformers-dark-of-the-moon-trailer.html

Newest Trailer For Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

The Smurfs Movie Trailer

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May
11

Recent studies have shown that kids are posting too much sensitive information online.  Many parents believe that kids are not thinking about what they say before they post it online.  Also, the pictures are too revealing and too much swearing is being shared.  Many parents are completely unaware of what kids have on their pages or what type of posts their kids make on a daily basis.

A)  If you REFLECT on social networking, Why do you think kids share so much information with complete strangers online? 

B)   Social networking such as party lines and chat rooms have been around for 20 years, so how have advances in technology changed and made sites like Facebook and Myspace more interesting now?”

C)  Do you believe there is a line that shouldn’t be crossed when it comes to pictures and things said online on sites like Facebook or Myspace?   What is that line?

D)  Even though kids have been told about the number of cyber predators online, why do you think kids still put so much personal information online for everyone to see?

(You MUST write 5 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

For more info, you might want to read:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705366050/Kids-revealing-too-much-online-study-says.html

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May
10

As shown in the 4 clips below Volkswagon and their research department at http://www.thefuntheory.com show that Technology and FUN can change people’s attitudes about things they don’t normally do or want to do.

A)  If you ANALYZE the videos, How could we incorporate more fun and come up with an experiment that we might be able to pull off here at school?

B)  If fun make people do things they don’t want to do and do them better, why are schools so resistant to fun?

C) If you remember the other fun theory things, which was your favorite? Piano Stairs, Bottle Bank Arcade, Deep Trash Can, Slide, Elevator, Shopping Cart, or Speed Camera Lottery? Why?

D)  Speed Camera Lottery was scribbled down on a paper by a regular guy.  For next year’s contest, what would you enter and why?

(You must write 5 complete sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)


May
09
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[READ AND ANSWER EACH QUESTION AND WATCH THE VIDEOS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE QUESTIONS OR YOU WILL GET ZERO CREDIT]

Another very popular video game series that “borrows” heavily from  Grand Theft Auto is Saints Row.  Saints Row the Third is set to come out Holidays 2011 and has included a feature that they think will set them apart from the other games.   It will feature an initiation station or character creator that will allow you to create a HUGE amount of characters and share them with your friends online.  You can even create a character at the same time with a friend online.

A)  If you REFLECT on video games in general, Why do you think addition of a huge character creator will be popular/unpopular with consumers? 

B)  Even though Saints Row is already a popular game, why types of features do you think will make it more appealing/less appealing?

(You MUST write 5 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

For more info, you might want to read:

http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/712460/saints-row-3-character-creator-announced/

May
05
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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[READ AND ANSWER EACH QUESTION AND WATCH THE VIDEOS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE QUESTIONS OR YOU WILL GET ZERO CREDIT]

One of the most popular video game series of all time is Grand Theft Auto.  Ever since GTA III, these games changed the gaming world and other games that were pretenders and copiers of the open world gameplay.  The games have been wildly controversial for the amounts of things that you could do in the game (mostly illegal) and the controversy has just made the games more popular.  It was announced that Rockstar is working on a new game however the location is not known and people are wondering if the game will hit PS3/X-box360 or they will wait for their new console to come out. 

A)  If you REFLECT on video games in general, Why has such a controversial game series like Grand Theft Auto been so popular with consumers? 

B)  Even though Grand Theft Auto is already a popular game, why do you think the location will make it more popular/less popular?

C)  If Liberty City was New York City, Vice City was Miami, San Andreas was Los Angeles, then what city do you think the next game should take place in and what should they call it?

(You MUST write 5 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

For more info, you might want to read:

http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/712377/gta-v-where-will-the-next-game-be-set/

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