Trace Effects

Today we watched Edward Scissorshands and played a game called Trace Effects, our task of today is to write a revitrace-01ew of Trace Effects or a review of Edward Scissorshands. I choose to write a review of Trace Effects. Trace Effects is a game developed by the U.S Department of State and recently got released. The game is a tool to help students that are between 12 and 16 years old to develop their English language and complement to the English language instruction.

The game is based on a main character called Trace. Trace is a boy that accidently traveled back in time from 2045. Now he needs help to go back to 2045 and you will lead him through his mission using your language skills. On the Trace Effects website the theme of the game “Geared toward young people, Trace Effects exposes users to American society and explores themes related to entrepreneurship, community activism, empowering women, science and innovation, environmental conservation, and conflict resolution.”

The idea of the game is very good and seems thought trough. The game reacts fast and when you first get it started but it takes really long time to start the game. The graphics is good and the conflicts in the game are thought trough but the voices could have been a little less robot sounding. Overall I give the game a four out of six.terningkast43

Here is a link to the game: http://traceeffects.state.gov

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The 11th Hour

Dear my beloved blog readers.

Today in English class we watched a movie called «The 11th hour». At the same time we were supposed to write notes. We divided the movie in to three parts: The first part wThe-11th-Houre wrote notes by hand, the second part we wrote notes on our computer and the third part we wrote notes in a shared Google document that the whole class wrote on. In this blog post I am therefore writing a short summary of the movie and my opinion on the method I liked best to take notes.

“The 11th  hour” is a documentary about the consequences of the humans abuse of the nature. The movie firmly describes global warming and the destruction that comes with it through public peoples like Leonardo Dicaprio and Stephen Hawking.

The movie got strong pictures of polluting and describes global warming in such a serious and touching way that it really sticks to your brain and make you want to change the world to a greener place. The movie describes how the corporates and economy runs our society instead of the nature that our existence actually depends global_warming_by_teabingon. At some point in the movie a scientist describes that the environmental cleanup that the world’s forests do had cost humans 38 trillion dollars to clean up every year with the technology that we have today.

This movie is really touching and gave me a lesson about polluting that will stick to my mind for a long time and I recommend you all to watch it, especially if you are interested in the environment.

Now to the tree techniques to take notes…

  1. The technique I liked the best was handwriting, I think that this is the best technique because I were able to keep the focus on the movie a lot better taking hand written notes then taking notes on a big glowing screen. I was also able to take the notes faster than on the computer. The only minus is that my handwriting is so bad that I only understood one third of the words I had written in a totally dark room.Students writing essay
  2. The technique I liked the second best was taking notes on the computer. The downsides with this technique are that you have a glowing screen in your face while you are taking notes and that the technique is slower than handwriting.
  3. The reason that I have put the note taking on Google docs last is that it got all the downsides that computer note taking got and a Google doc is very messy when 30 students are taking notes on it at the same time.