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Nov 23

It is difficult to imagine because this is illegal today. Today when people sell themselves in anyway, people judge, talk about etc so I wonder how people we were okay with this back in the day?

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Nov 23

Hi Natasha, What a wonderful idea to capitalize elders in minority groups to teach youth on specific cultural topics. But I wonder how much of these get encouraged in public schools? For example, my daughter in middle school is currently learning a lot about Native Americans. What if the teacher gets an elder from that community who can talk to the class?

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Nov 23

Hi Kevin, I totally agree with you. Teachers should see the value of these networks, otherwise, it will never get implemented in classrooms. Maybe professional development as a “value exercise” as opposed to “compliance exercise” can help deliver a shift in thinking and attitudes.

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Nov 23

Hi Megan, I would agree with your statement totally if we don’t generalize the population that benefits from these networks to humans. I teach children with visual impairments and some of my students should be taught explicitly. Hence I think student passions should be prioritized in schools, but multiple means of engagement should be provided with students. This way, students have a choice on how they want to proceed with things that interest them.

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Nov 23

I do believe that such rifts from school, family, and community can be interpreted as anti-social behaviors. When students feel safe in these online environments and face more resistance in outside environments, they will start rebelling and doing things that can get extremely violent and unsafe.

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Nov 23

My kids have never been into video games. However, I do believe that a lot of parents consider online gaming as being addictive. However, when a kid practices their favorite sport for hours, it was never considered addictive and it is often encouraged. I just feel that “addiction” has a negative connotation to it and it is often used with video games.

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Nov 23

I can totally relate to the lack of intergenerational connection especially with gaming platforms. I did not grow up playing video games. I grew up playing with friends outside my home everyday after school. So, how can I encourage or motivate my students when I am not comfortable on those gaming platforms. It does take a cultural shift to reach the current generation of students.

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Nov 23

As an itinerant teacher of students with visual impairments, I rely on communities of practice (CoP) a lot to provide my professional services. It is interesting to differentiate CoP with that of online affinity networks on the basis of shared interest. All of the practitioners in my field have a shared interest to serve our students. And I follow certain CoPs and truly enjoy the knowledge I am gaining out of these. And I join these CoPs intentionally. So why are these not considered affinity networks?

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Nov 23

Interestingly these are the very same concerns I had prior to reading this book. I still will feel more comfortable with my students engaging on a well-known platform such as “Scratch” rather than unknown networks. I don’t fear as much about the loss of reading and writing skills as I feel that our students should be prepared for jobs that require them to use technology more than learning to write in cursive. I do fear about young people getting into the wrong online crowd and becoming socially isolated. COVID19 has taught us a lot about being online for 8 hours in a day. So I am hoping a lot of research that comes post-COVID19 will help us gauge the benefits and risks involved in online platforms a little more!

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Nov 23

Verses 12-29 make me think of the parable of the wise and foolish builders. If we just hear God’s Word, but do not act on it, we are acting foolishly, and as Paul says, even sinfully. Just going to church or reading our Bibles or memorizing Scripture is not enough: the Bible is not meant to just be read or heard, but to be obeyed.
This is a hard truth, because it’s much easier to read or even memorize God’s Word than to live it out. If I am honest, there are a lot of things that I do that don’t conform to the standards set down in Scripture. But if I want to honor God in my life, I need to let His Word change me inside and out. I need to build my life on the foundation of the Bible.

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Nov 23

The cashier lady talks a lot and does not seem to notice that Arnold didn’t want to buy the groceries. She didn’t bother to ask him why he wanted to speak with the manager or why he had so many boxes of cereal. She clearly saw that he was looking for the manager and not the cashier. I do not really think she took advantage of his disability, but she definitely did not do a good job. She probably knew he was disabled, but didn’t do anything about it. If she was the same cashier as the one in the beginning, she would have recognized him and realized that he was not buying the stuff. Arnold did not do anything about it, though. He had the chance to tell the cashier that he was returning the stuff instead of buying it and it is clear that he thought this, but he decided to buy the groceries again. It would have been awkward, but I’d rather have an awkward conversation than be scammed.

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Nov 23

she just want chance to invite next time they do a party and she also say that i can still party with those white kids

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Nov 23

I think it’s wrong that her grandma is trying to marry her off to an older man that’s been asking for her , its uncomfortable to think that she’s willing to hurriedly hand her over just cause she’s of age now

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Nov 23

I think she really loves her big baby Brickz and has it well trained just in case any thief tries to steal from her house Brickz will be waiting to attack him even more if the person the try to go in the house is not known in the house or by the Brickz. this means that she believe that her dog Brickz can defend that house no matter what and that she do not gone leave her dog’s side no matter what or any cause .

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