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November 27, 2012

PC vs. pen and paper

Nowadays there's a gigantic exchange of opinions on how students should take their notes in class. In todays English class we had three ways of taking notes: by pen and paper, PC and google docs. In my opinion, the best way you can take notes without getting distracted by for example Facebook or other social media is taking your notes by pen and paper. On the other hand you will get tired of writing by hand and if you spell something wrong, you will start writing it over and over again, so therefor it would be nice to have a PC by your side to take notes after you'll get tired of taking notes by hand. 

What do you think? What is the best method to take notes? Are you easily distracted by the social media as me? 

November 20, 2012

The Edublog Awards

This year I would like to nominate the following student blog in category best student blog: Dimitrije
   I would also like to nominate a blog in category best teacher blog: our English teacher Ann.
   Library/Librarian Blog: Leselyst (In Norwegian).
Nominated at the Edublog page

November 13, 2012

Use of blogs

Here are a couple of questions our English teacher gave us:

-Do you think there is more pressure on how you perform\write when you use blogs instead of writing a paper for the teacher only?
No, I don't think so. Although when you write a post on your blog, everyone in the whole world can see it, but for me it would be more pressure if I had to write something only your teacher can see. And at the same time you will get more and more motivated to write posts on your blogs. It's because you will se that so many people from other different countries read your blog and like to read about your opinion on different subjects.
- Do you think the use of blogs reduces the difference between your work at school and your everyday life?

Yes, I really think so. It's because in our class we only use electronic devices when we learn, and we can write about topics that interests as individuals. 


Alaska Natives

Alaska Natives are the native people of Alaska. There are four language families- Eskimo, Tsimshian, Haida and Athabaskan-Eyak-Tligit. In those 4 groups you may find twenty languages in total. 

Eskimo: Aleut, Alutiiq, Central Yupik, Siberian Yupik and Inupiaq.                          
Tsimshian: Tsimshian                   
Haida: Haida           
Athabaskan-Eyak-Tligit: Tlingit, Eyak, Ahtna, Tanaina, Ingalik, Holikachuk, Koyukon, Upper Kuskokwim, Tanana, Tanacross, Upper Tanana, Han and Kutchin. 

The indigenous people of Alaska have moved to the Alaska thousands of years ago and founded composite cultures that have followed each other after some time. After all they have adapted to the cold environment they lived in. 

As you can see above, there are many languages in four language families. Their culture is as various as their languages. Here is a list of different cultures of Alaska natives:   

Athabascan, Ahtna, Deg Hit’an, Dena'ina, Gwich’in, Hän, Holikachuk, Kolchan, Koyukon, Lower Tanana, Tanacross, Upper Tanana, Eyak, Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Eskimo, Inupiat, Yupik, Siberian Yupik, Yup'ik, Cup'ik, Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)(Alutiqu), Chugach, Koniag and Aleut. 

Tips: You can download an app that's called Google Dictionary. As you click twice on a word, a definition of the word will pop up.  

(click on the name)

November 12, 2012


Greenpeace is an international environmental organization that is financially and politically independent with offices in over forty countries. The organization was founded in 1971 in Vancouver, Canada to face the U.S' nuclear testing in Alaska. Currently Greenpeace is working to protect the environment
.Greenpeace's international coordinating body is in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With offices in over 40 countries, hundreds of experts and almost 3 million supporters Greenpeace members have serious political influence. They’re concerned about the overfishing, global warming, commercial whale hunting deforestation and anti- nuclear issues. Greenpeace organization is represented in countries like Poland, Norway, USA, Japan, China and Italy. The most important goals in their campaign are:
  • protection of forests
  • protection of the oceans
  • stop whale hunting
  • they are against nuclear energy and for promoting renewable energy
  • they are also against genetic engineering
  • eliminating the use of toxic chemicals

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As you can see, only three of African countries have Greenpeace offices.
Do you know why? If you do, please leave a comment in the comment section below. 

November 6, 2012

2012 Election, Obama vs. Romney

The US election 2012 is today. The election is always on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, it has always been like that. Erling, Amalie and I would like to ask a few questions about election that is today. We would like to first write about both candidates and what they stand for, then compare their politics, the conclusion and what differences\changes will be if Romney wins.
Barack Hussein Obama II, american lawyer, first African American president of the US. He was born August 4th, 1961 in Honolulu. He represents the democratic party as the 44 president in the row. 
The democratic party is more into the state and want to include all the people in the country. They also want to introduce a health reform and they are into including the people in the society.
Willard Mitt Romney was born in Detroit Mars 12th 1964. He his a American businessman. In the election 2012 Mitt Romney represent the republican party. The republicans want the people to take care of them self and they are very conservative. They don't want to pay taxes because they don't want to give money to the government. They are against abortion, but they support the weapon law. 
It's always okay to compare the opponents when you're wondering who you want to support. As a group we would like to compare Obama's and Romney's politics.

Obama has approved waivers freeing states from the most onerous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law with their agreement to improve how they prepare and evaluate students. Comparing to the Romney who

supported the federal accountability standards of No Child Left Behind law.

Heath care
Obama achieved landmark overhaul putting U.S. on path to universal coverage now that Supreme Court has upheld the law's mandate for almost everyone to obtain insurance.
On the other side we find Romney who promises to work for the repeal of the federal health care law modeled largely after his universal health care achievement in Massachusetts because he says states, not Washington, should drive policy on the uninsured.

The republican party stands for that issued directive in June that immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children be exempted from deportation and granted work permits if they apply, a step that could benefit 800,000 to 1.4 million. "It's a temporary measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while offering some justice to these young people." 

According to Romney who want favors U.S.-Mexico border fence, opposes education benefits to undocumented immigrants. Opposes offering legal status to undocumented immigrants who attend college, but would do so for those who serve in the armed forces. 

Obama supports abortion rights. Health care law requires contraceptives to be available for free for women enrolled in workplace health plans, including access to morning-after pill, which does not terminate a pregnancy but is considered tantamount to an abortion pill by some religious conservatives. On the other hand we find Romney who opposes abortion rights. Previously supported them. Says state law should guide abortion rights, and Roe v. 

Would it be any differences if Mitt Romney wins?

*He wants to provide the health care.
*Privates hospitals.
*People have to take care of themselves.
*More soliders worldwide.
*Rich people get richer, poor people get poorer.