Saturday, 17 June 2017

June 21 2017 Blog Topic

Please click this link, …


…read the article, and watch the videos.

This is a really useful article and set of videos if you plan on working in Canada.



Here are the discussion questions!

Do you agree that these interview questions are inappropriate? Why? Are they appropriate or common in your experience?

Do you think the gender/sexual orientation/age are important when considering a new candidate (potential employee)?

Have you ever been asked a strange interview question? If not, what is the strangest one, in your opinion, referred to on the webpage?

What do you think is more important, keeping some privacy and sticking to you morals (making yourself happy), or getting a job?

What was the last thing you googled?

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?


Saturday, 10 June 2017

June 14, 2017 Blog Topic

Please watch this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gXq1ml6B1E

It is about 9 minutes long. You should watch all of it. It has visuals, so this will help you understand
Try watching it one more time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gXq1ml6B1E

See you in class!

If you missed it, here is the video again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gXq1ml6B1E


Saturday, 3 June 2017

Wed, June 7 2017 Blog Topic



Have a look at this link and enjoy the video. It's about difference. We will do an activity in class to try and figure out what is weird and what is just different.

Before you watch the video, you might want to think about the meaning of the words 'weird' and 'different.'

The questions will be provided in class for this topic.

Here is the link:



See you in class!

Matthew


Saturday, 27 May 2017

May 31, 2017 Blog Topic

Please click the video link below and watch the video. Please make sure that you understand what is being said. To do this, you will have to listen to the video more than one time. Thanks!



This video is about a 13 year old kid who created a fusion reactor in his parent's garage.

See you in class!


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Wed, May 24th Blog Topic...Food!!



Please watch the entire video by clicking http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35631265

It is about 4 and a half minutes and is about food.

This one is about 3D printed Hersey chocolate kisses!


Also, please think about these questions.

1) What do you know about 3D printing? Is there a place that you can 3D print in your home city?

2) Do you think 3D printing and food go together? Why or why not?

3) Do you think this technology will reduce the number of chef jobs?

4) What other profession is technology entering these days?

5) Do you enjoy gourmet food or do you think it is a waste of money?

6) Would you eat this 3D printed food? Would you pay more for it? Why?


7) Do you want a 3D printer? What would you print with it?


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Wed, May 17/17 Blog Topic

Here is today's topic. Enjoy! Please be ready to discuss this thoroughly.

An Epiemic of Beauty Sickness
Renee Engeln

1) Which do you think is more important, health, or appearance?
2) Would you take medicine to cure an appearance problem (for example, acne or serious pimples) even though it might negatively affect your health?
3) Do you think our culture is too worried about appearance?
4) If someone dies because they were taking a prescribed drug, whose fault is it? The company that makes the drug, the government for allowing the drug to me prescribed, the doctor for prescribing the drug, or the patient for choosing to take the drug?

5) Who puts more pressure on girls to be beautiful? Men or Women?
6) Would you rather be fat or be hit by a truck?
7) In this modern time, do men face the same pressure to look good as women do?


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Wed, May 10 2017 Blog Topic

Here is the topic!

Make sure to be prepared please. It is very important for our discussion that you have looked up the vocabulary and that you have a basic understanding of the topic. Even if it is new to you, remember that this is an opportunity to gather new vocabulary that will be useful for many discussion topics.


http://www.businessinsider.com/pentagon-perdix-mini-drones-attack-enemy-swarm-bees-mit-tech-military-defense-2017-1

1. What are your first thoughts about these drones? Do they make you feel safe or uncomfortable?
2. What other things do you think this collective thinking technology could be used for? Can you think of good and bad uses?
3. In the future, do you think humans will fight wars or will only machines fight? Which scenario do you think is better?
4. Would you watch a 
sport played only by robots?
5. What new robots are being used in your country? These could be personal or business types of robots.
6. Do you think 
artificial intelligence will solve the human problems of pollution, space travel, war, famine, etc.?