Friday, October 30, 2009

PLN 19

I read the article " Exercise Seeks to Reduce Friendly Fire Incidents". Whats important is that the military is seeking technology's that will help to prevent friendly fire incidents to save military and civilian lives during combat operations. They are also seeking technology's to better aid combat air crews in differentiating between friendly and enemy forces and civilians during air-to-ground support operations. About 1,000 military members are participating in this exercise which includes about 20 U.S. and Canadian aircraft and some 80 U.S. ground vehicles. Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, are heavily involved in all of the exercises ground operations. I think that this wiil help us not to shoot our own guys and save more lives in combat. "The potential for human error cannot be totally factored out, it’s unlikely that fratricide or civilian casualties will be completely eliminated from warfare", said Sgt. Miller. My dad served in Operation Desert Storm and was shot by his best friend on accident. They are still best friends but they are involved in this exercise.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

PLN 18

I read the article "President Obama signs the defense authorization act". What matters is that Obama has signed an act to stop wasteful spending of money for the armed forces. The things that are being promoted to help the defense of the US is building more F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters, littoral combat ships, and more helicopters and reconnaissance support for deployed U.S. forces. I think that this act is good for the armed forces because it will give them the equipment they need and when they need it. They will always be prepared with the equipment they need. This is going to help us spend the money we are not wasting on things to help the US and its allies. The money we have saved numbers in the $100,000,000 (Source DOD) range. Obama has used that money for health insurance and for food stamps.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

PLN 17

I read the article "Chairman Calls US-Japan relationship vital" by Jim Garamone. What matters is Japan's relationship with the US is stronger than ever before. The Japanese are helping US in Afghanistan by helping the Army and police keep peace. I think that this is very good for us because it is helping prevent a war in Afghanistan and helping their population. They hope to achieve the level of peace in their cities as the US has and try to end poverty. They don't want to fight so that is why they are accepting the help from Japan and the US. We are currently bombing in Afghanistan but it is to help stop terrorism in Afghanistan. If we stop bombing it may lead to retaliation from terrorists because we have confirmed kills of terrorists and Afghanistan is very happy. Japan is happy as well because it is making their job there easier.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

PLN 16

I read "Iraq Drawdown on Track" by Army Sgt 1st class Michael J. Carden, whats important is that the withdraw from Iraq is going according to plan. Since January, the U.S. military footprint in Iraq has decreased from more than 143,000 troops to about 120,000. I think that this is a very good thing because it means that there is less fighting going on in Iraq and there will be less and less deaths. By June 30 the Department of Defense (DOD) hopes to send an assistance and advisory force for the Iraqis to help rehabilitate them and help them create a stable government. This is good for us and Iraq because there will be no more war and we can get oil from them again hopefully.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

PLN 15

In "Major in Learning" by Google they give advice to students to help them succeed. What companies are looking for in people to hire is analytical reasoning, communication skills, a willingness to experiment, team players, passion and leadership. Today good jobs are only looking for the best of the best of people. To get a good job you have to really work hard and get good grades. People that fail will not get good jobs, they would get jobs that don't require higher education. I have all of these aspects but I am trying to improve them because some are just borderline and not thoroughly proven aspects of me. For me to acquire a good job I have to grasp all of these aspects and more.

Monday, October 12, 2009

PLN 14

In the article "Rigor Redefined" by Tony Wagner, talks about the schooling students need for the 21st century careers. What skills students need to have to succeed in the 21st century are critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration and leadership, agility and adaptability, initiative and entrepreneurialism, effective oral and written communication, accessing and analyzing information and curiosity and imagination. Students do need these things to succeed in the 21st century because jobs are becoming more complex because if technology such as the Air Force. For example they need to know math and science very well because the AF is swithching from manned aircraft to unmanned aircraft such as Reapers. They need to know the wind speed and how fast the craft is traveling to effectivly seek out a target and hit it dead on because wind speed and the speed of the craft can change the flight path of your bullets so they need to know how to find the precise time to fire.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

PLN 13

In this post by the National School Board Association my opinion is that I write better when I use a pen and paper but when I use a computer it helps me with punctuation spelling and format. When I write I take more time but when I use a computer I don’t take a lot of time but I prefer the computer over pen and paper. I like it better because I have Word to help me when I don’t know how to spell a word or when I miss punctuation or my formatting is wrong. Also I can go to the internet for information when I need help or I can call my teacher or email her using Skype or an email server. I think overall the computer is better than pen and paper because it is what we know how to use. The old ways won’t serve us with today’s technology after we have already been taught how to use today’s technology.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

PLN 12

I read "Footprints in the Digital Age" by Will Richardson. What matters is that people are afraid that their kids won't be googlable in the future so they won't get into a good collage or a good job. Schools are trying to get kids to use the Internet more for school work such as using blogs and google reader. I think that this is a good thing for students and that it will help our future. Schools are helping students grasp better futures for the students sake. If the students aren't googlable in the future it is not the schools fault but the students fault. Its up to the students whether or not they help their future by doing their online homework and classwork.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

PLN 10

I watched "Did you know 4.0" by Karl Fisch. In this video what matters is he predicts what technologies will become available in the future and what will happen to the older technologies today. Today the use of the TV and the internet are making the purpose of a newspaper obsolete. 95% of the adults in the US have cell phones and some people get the news from their phones. Nokia makes 13 cell phones every second. I think that it is nuts that Nokia can make 13 cell phones every second. He predicted that in 25 years a computer will be the size of a blood cell. While that will be possible i think that it would have no use unless somehow it could link with your brain and you could tell it what to do. Then if that worked you would never have to take time to sit and search the internet of type something you could do it all in you head while your doing something else.