Speech can take form in many ways, a few of them being verbal or through the use of the internet. Online speech should not be limited for various reasons some being, this shelters students from the real world,
I 100% agree with you about the trigger warnings and how they should be everywhere cause hey that can help a lot of people that have personal problems. I too see a lot of post on social media that should have a trigger warning but do not and it’s not the best feeling ever to come across this. Honestly like you said…[Read more]
Okay so I totally agree with you on all the cons about being gay and I hate this because those cons go for the whole LGBT community. I know this because i am Bisexual and I do often get picked on for being this way. This is terrible because it lowers our self esteems and as you said I don’t think Trump is doing a good job in making…[Read more]
Well for starters I really enjoyed reading your writing, and I totally agree with everything you wrote about. I too this year came out to every body, my friend, family, and school. However I am bi not lesbian and my coming out probably was not as hard as yours was. I have had a lot of people come up to me and ask me about it and most people are…[Read more]
Identical by Ellen Hopkins
I am intrigued by your post since they are all in a asylum. I wonder the back stories of all three characters Vanessa, Conner, and Tony. As to how they became suicidal and why they tried to take their lives. One thing you said that stands out for me is how you said they were overcome with loneliness and sadness. I think this is interesting because they might have became lonely by their parents ignoring them or always working. They might also of became sad by someone in their family passing, getting bullied at school or by not getting what they wanted. This relates to kids in school today being overcome with depression due to getting bullied and labeled, or being sad since a family member passed or not being included in something. Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because i think you post about good books. The topic you brought up relates to the real world about what people go through the ones that find help and the ones going through the same thing that feel the same way.
I really enjoyed reading your article on Gender stereotypes. I was able to relate to this because I strongly support all genders and their decisions in life. I agree with you when you wrote, “If m
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We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
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