Week 7: Activity 3: It is better to have a negative digital footprint than no footprint at all, debate.
A debate between two groups of people with different opinions on digital footprint.
Teacher: Hey class, I have a question for you. Is it better to have a negative digital footprint or no footprint at all?
Student 1: I think that having a negative digital footprint is better than having no footprint at all.
Teacher: OK please give me three reasons why you think so.
Student 1: One, having a digital footprint is essential because it allows one to share one’s opinions and work, and to connect with other people in a way that is otherwise very difficult to achieve, so even if it’s a negative one it'll be good to have.
Two, A person can be remembered by a digital footprint. Therefore, I believe that it is better to be remembered as a person with flaws, than not be remembered at all.
Three, having a partly negative digital footprint does not mean that a negative digital footprint cannot have positive aspects.
These are three reasons why I think that having a negative footprint is better.
Teacher: Thank you, anyone with a different opinion?
Student 2: Yes, I got a different opinion. I think that having no digital footprint is better than to have a negative one.
Teacher: Please give me three reasons why you think so.
Student 2: One, I believe that it is better to have no digital footprint than a negative one because a digital footprint is not the only way to be remembered.
Two, It is very difficult to modify or change one’s digital footprint. If one makes a mistake, it is permanent.
Three, a negative digital footprint has negative effects on others, as well as the person who created the footprint. Having no footprint has no effect, which is preferable to a negative effect.
Teacher: Thank you students! And now readers, “WHO DO YOU AGREE WITH and WHY?” Give three reasons.
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Week 6: What to write about?
When you are at work or studying at school, your cat has nothing to do but sleep and be bored. It seems a little unfair that you have computers, laptops, and tablets, but your cat has nothing to pass time with. That is why in this article you will learn how to make a catnip rat for your cats. It is easy to make, and your cat will be very happy. Gather your materials, follow these next few steps, and watch your cat play with the toy while you play with your phone.
First, gather your materials. You will need:
If you got everything on the list, follow the steps below to make the toy, you can make more than one if the process is fun, and if you have more than one cat. These three steps will help you make your cat toy super easy.
1. Using this link cut your felt according to the template (make sure to print the template):
2. Glue the top edges of the side pieces to each other. Glue the bottom piece of felt to the bottom of the side pieces. Be sure to leave an opening in the back to insert stuffing.
3. For your stuffing use cotton or catnip. Cut a piece of rope for the rat’s tail and fix it at the back of the rat. Seal with glue, and glue the ears. To add eyes, use a marker, or extra felt.
And that’s how you make a catnip rat for your cat, make it and your cat will thank you, make more and you might even play with your cat. Even if you don’t have a cat you can make one for fun (But don’t add catnip). Go make a catnip rat, instead of playing with your phones, it is really fun!
Week 6: What to write about?
Should You Adopt A Pet
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Should you adopt a pet? Is this a question you’re asking yourself? Do you think you need emotional support but don't like to take care of your pet's needs? You know, cats and dogs can be your best friends, but taking care of them can be tough. This might be a reason you still haven't got yourself a pet, but there are more reasons that prove you should get yourself one.
Some people say that you should adopt a pet while the others say you shouldn’t dare do that. Those who agree that you should adopt a pet say that:
Pets can really make you happy when you feel down, so adopting a pet is a good choice.
Some types of pets can help protect your house, usually large dog species.
By adopting a pet you will be sure to feel an increase in love and joy.
If you adopt a stray animal that needs your care you will feel satisfied that you saved a life however adopting animals from animal shelters is the best option if you really want a pet.
But some people disagree, because they say that adopting pets has its drawbacks too. They say that:
You need to take care of the animal, which can be hard.
The cost of taking care of a pet can be really high.
You would need to have an increase in responsibility.
Maybe you are allergic to the animal.
A pet can be very naughty, and can even destroy house decorations.
After looking at both sides of the matter, I think that getting a pet will benefit you as well as the pet. It will benefit you emotionally, because you will finally get a friend that will stay there when you need it. And it will also benefit the pet because it got itself an owner that will care for it for the rest of its life. You both will be happy, supporting each other, and relieving each other's grieves. And even though you need to feed it every day, taking care of its needs, I promise you, will be worth it because coming back home and spending time with your pet after a long, hard day at work, or at school, will relieve you from all the tensions of the day.
Week 6: What to write about?
Did you know that there are so many differences and similarities between the lion and the tiger? If you did not, you will learn it now since I have written an essay all about it. Here, take a look!
Tiger vs Lion
What are the differences and similarities between the two biggest cat species? Maybe not a question everybody asks once in a while, but the question is now stuck in your head. I can tell you the answer to this question because I have researched a bit about the topic. I’ll just say there are many similarities, but a lot of differences also separate these two big cats from being the same animal.
Of course those two cats have a lot in common, both being in the same genus, and the same family. Also they are like brothers when hunting; they would tend to kill their prey by grasping it around the neck until it dies of strangulation. Speaking of prey, tigers and lions both prefer to hunt medium sized mammals such as zebras, and buffaloes. And the only way these animals can hunt zebras and buffaloes is if they’re really powerful, and that is exactly the word to describe the top two biggest cats. Tigers and Lions have a large and muscular body making them very powerful. Last but not the least, both of them give birth to about two to four cubs per litter, which will eventually turn into a majestic beast.
Of course these animals have differences, and let me say there are many differences between the two big cats. The most obvious difference is their appearance, tigers have black stripes across their bodies, but lions don’t. Tigers don’t have a mane, but male lions have a large mane around their faces. They also differ in physical structure, tigers are longer than lions, more muscular, and heavier in weight, but lions are taller than tigers. Next, lions live in groups called “prides”, where the male relies on the female for their meals. Tigers on the other hand live and hunt on their own, they catch prey on their own, let’s just say, lions are more sociable than tigers. Lions also live longer in the wild than a tiger does, lions live 12-18 years in the wild, while tigers live 10-12 years in the wild. Last, tigers live in jungles but lions live in grasslands.
You learned from this essay that the two of the biggest cat species are similar as well as different in many ways, therefore, it will be hard to choose which animal is better.
Did you enjoy the essay? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Here are some similar essays you could read after mine.
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Do you wish to have more comments on your blog posts, if yes, then your wait is over. This post will ensure you get a lot more comments, enough to satisfy your hunger for comments. Here are some ways to get more comments on your blog and make a community of readers around your blog.
First thing that will attract more commenters is of course your content. When you expect people to comment on your blog, you have to have content that catches their attention. Your content has to appeal to them so you can get a positive review, but do not worry if you get a negative review, because for every negative comment, you can get a chance to let your readers know your point of view, and sometimes you yourself might get a chance to learn to view things their ways. This can really make your bond stronger.
Second thing is your blog design. We can all agree that a more colorful blog full of pictures is better than a boring picture-less blog. And your readers can see what kind of person you are by seeing your customized blog. The beautiful design of your blog will certainly get a good review from your readers.
Third thing is if you are original or not, as I said you have to have your own style. You might think it is impossible to be original but when you think of people like J.K Rowling and the harry potter series you will change your opinion. People like to see something original and not copied from other blogs, being original means your blog is something new for your readers to explore. But if you can't be 100% original then you can get idea from others but add a little originality to it, I think you can call it something unoriginal in an original way.
Last thing is responding to your readers, because why have comments if you are not going to answer them? When you write a blog, you start a conversation, so you have to be polite and continue the conversation in the comment section. If someone comments on your blog, you do your best to respond to him or her; it does not have to be a very long response, just a few sentences to acknowledge their presence. Because when you as an author ignore interaction, it discourages any further interaction, put it this way you said something to someone and he/she does not respond, how would you feel?
Those were a few ways to get a few more people to comment on your blog, I hope it helps you get more readers and commenters. What do you think about this post?
Week 5: Activity 7: Add a widget to find out where your visitors are coming from.
I decided to choose flag counter because it is very easy to use. Here I will give you the instructions.
First go google, type https://flagcounter.com/. It will take you to another page. There you will find eight areas to customize, but five of them are the necessary ones, the Maximum Flags to Show, Columns of Flags, Label on Top of Counter, Show Visitors As, and Flag Size. Customize these areas. If you want to see the preview of your flag counter, you may scroll down to see the sample. After you think the flag counter is perfect, you can click the yellow button that says GET YOUR FLAG COUNTER, it will request you for your email, enter your email, and you are done!
See it is very easy to make this flag counter and it is easy to use too. It will keep track of your visitors and you will be able to see your visitors’ nationality. Therefore, I would recommend flag counter to anyone that would like to know where their visitors are coming from, and as a bonus, your visitors would also get to know where other visitors are coming from.
Keep track of my visitors with me!
Different animal species go extinct everyday, and the main causes are habitat loss and pouching. My favorite animal , the Amur Tiger, is a tiger subspecies with only about 540 that is endangered with a rather high extinction chance, and there is a small chance that it will survive this decade. Animal extinction slithers around like a round island burrowing boa, which is also an extinct species. You might not know but animals are very important, way more than being a food source for humans and other animals.
The dodo bird was a flightless bird that was native to the island of Mauritius that became extinct in 1662 by sailors and invasive species. The woolly mammoth is a species of mammoth that got extinct by human hunting it, combined with climate change. The saber-tooth cat was a large cat species that went extinct because of lack of prey, loss of habitat, and guess what humans hunting it. Many species went extinct for the survival of human being, which to me seems unfair. Here I made a poem about it.
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Can you see this,
This situation isn't to dismiss,
Every time you blink,
A species will be extinct,
Doesn't it seem unfair,
Since we breathe the same air,
Walk on the same ground,
And hear the same sound,
This world is theirs too,
They don't just belong to a zoo,
Do you understand,
This is all our land.
Week 3: Activity 2: Make a Poem
You're a little kitten,
Lost in a mitten,
Do you know,
How bright you glow,
Because you're my little light,
That will guide me through the night,
Show me the way,
Through the maze everyday,
Life would be dark,
Without your spark,
Because you're my little kitten,
Still lost in that mitten.
In this activity, I made a sentence only with pictures, I would like you to guess the sentence. Try it. It's not that hard, it is a simple sentence consisting of 5 words. Make sure to leave a comment with your answer, and I'll make sure to reply. Let's see if you got right or wrong.
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compfight.com/In this activity I created a trading card for the Amur Tiger ( Siberian Tiger ) with a little information for the Tiger subspecies. So, how would you make the trading card? Well, first you open up
http://bighugelabs.com/ then scroll down the page and find the Trading Card section, click on it. Once you click on it choose an image. I suggest you usecompfight.com, that is where I got my image from. Fill in the information on each respective section, Title, Subtitle, and Description. And that is how I made the trading card. Try to make your own. It's easy!
If you read the 'about me' post, you'd probably notice that I admire the environment a lot, but I'd also mention that my favorite animal is the Amur Tiger, and all species in the cat family. That is why my avatar is a picture of a cat.
My personality is not like a cat, because in my opinion cats are the closest creatures to gods. So my avatar does not represent me, because I am not god. My avatar is just a picture of a cat because I love cats.
WEEKLY CAT QUOTE
If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
You can not look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.
A cat purring on your lap is more healing than any drug in the world, as the vibrations you are receiving are of pure love and contentment.
People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life.
Cats rub their face against objects to claim them as their property, when a cat rubs against your face, you are considered their family.
As Every Cat Owner Knows, No One Owns a Cat.
Sometimes The Smallest Things Can Take Up The Most Room in Your Heart.
Time Spent With Cats is Never Wasted.