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Digital Communications by Mind Map: Digital Communications

1. Social Media

1.1. Links








2. Interview Questions For Advisory

2.1. Questions For Teachers

2.1.1. Have you seen a positive change in the students since advisory started? Why do you think advisory is important?

2.2. Questions For Students

2.2.1. How does advisory help you?

2.3. Questions For Both

2.3.1. What is your favorite part of advisory? Why do you think we can keep advisory?

3. Space and Rocket Center 8th Grade Field Trip

3.1. Science of  Archimedes exhibit

3.1.1. The Science of Archimedes exhibit is one of the traveling exhibits that has decided to stop at the Space and Rocket Center for a few months. This exhibit offers different inventions created by not only Archimedes, but Leonardo Da Vinci and many other great inventors. It includes displays and interactive activities for children of any age.

3.2. Saturn V Hall

3.2.1. Saturn V Hall includes the Saturn V Rocket, broken apart so that all of the wires and engineering shows itself to the public. It also includes many different interactive activities that gives many facts about the production, launches, and other things about the Saturn V. They even have the capsule that they sent the first monkey in space in!

3.3. Rocket Park

3.3.1. Rocket Park is home to many missiles and bombs that were used in many wars. It also includes a replica of the moon landing where you can go in and walk on the 'moon'.

3.4. Shuttle Park

3.4.1. Shuttle Park shows off the 'The Pathfinder', a shuttle that has went into space and back.

3.5. The Main Building

3.5.1. The Main Building is where the traveling exhibits 'set camp', but it isn't just the traveling exhibits that are the stars of this building. It has exhibits on the military and the weapons they use, the shuttle and videos that tell you how it works and how it was created, and a beautiful jewelry display created by Kathy Chan using gems, metals, and minerals. Kathy Chan's jewelry collection is a traveling exhibit like the Science of Archimedes exhibit. The Main Building also has the IMAX theater, where you can watch many movies that are playing, the Rocket Pod, where you can experience a fun simulation about space with having to go into space itself, the climbing wall, where anyone of any age can venture to the top of the wall by themselves (with safety precautions of course), and an Apache simulator, where you can 'pilot' an Apache helicopter.

3.6. Lunch

3.6.1. The students had many choices about where they wanted to eat lunch. Some kids went to Panara, Which-wich, Smashburger, 88 Buffet, Five Guys, Jason's Deli, any many other places.


4. 1.) Be Proactive

4.1. Proactive traits:

4.1.1. they make choices based on value

4.1.2. they think before they act

4.1.3. they recognize they can’t control everything that happens to them, but they can control what they do about it

4.1.4. they stay calm, cool, and in control

4.1.5. they can brush things off without getting offended

4.1.6. they take responsibility for their choices

4.1.7. they bounce back when something bad happens

4.1.8. they always find a way to move forward

4.1.9. they focus on things they can do something about, and don’t worry about things they can’t

4.2. Reactive traits:

4.2.1. they make choices based on impulse

4.2.2. they don't think before speaking

4.2.3. they are easily offended

4.2.4. they blame others

4.2.5. they get angry and say things they later regret

4.2.6. they criticize and complain

4.2.7. they wait for things to happen to them

4.2.8. they change only when they have to

4.2.9. Reactive language usually sounds like this: “That’s me. That’s just the way I am.” What they’re really saying is, I’m not responsible for the way I act. I can’t change. I was predetermined to be this way.

4.3. In reality, you and I aren’t either completely proactive or reactive but probably somewhere in between. The key then is to get in the habit of being proactive so you can run on autopilot and not even have to think about it. If you’re choosing to be proactive 20 out of 100 times on average each day, try doing it 30 out of 100 times. Then 40. Never underestimate the huge difference small changes can make

4.4. Habit 1, Be Proactive, is the key to unlocking all the other habits and that’s why it comes first.

5. How Homework Affects Students

5.1. Links

5.1.1. "Pope and her colleagues found that too much homework can diminish its effectiveness and even be counterproductive. They cite prior research indicating that homework benefits plateau at about two hours per night, and that 90 minutes to two and a half hours is optimal for high school. Their study found that too much homework is associated with: • Greater stress: 56 percent of the students considered homework a primary source of stress, according to the survey data. Forty-three percent viewed tests as a primary stressor, while 33 percent put the pressure to get good grades in that category. Less than 1 percent of the students said homework was not a stressor. • Reductions in health: In their open-ended answers, many students said their homework load led to sleep deprivation and other health problems. The researchers asked students whether they experienced health issues such as headaches, exhaustion, sleep deprivation, weight loss and stomach problems. • Less time for friends, family and extracurricular pursuits: Both the survey data and student responses indicate that spending too much time on homework meant that students were “not meeting their developmental needs or cultivating other critical life skills,” according to the researchers. Students were more likely to drop activities, not see friends or family, and not pursue hobbies they enjoy." (


5.1.3. "Piling on the homework doesn't help kids do better in school. In fact, it can lower their test scores. That's the conclusion of a group of Australian researchers, who have taken the aggregate results of several recent studies investigating the relationship between time spent on homework and students' academic performance. According to Richard Walker, an educational psychologist at Sydney University, data shows that in countries where more time is spent on homework, students score lower on a standardized test called the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA. The same correlation is also seen when comparing homework time and test performance at schools within countries. Past studies have also demonstrated this basic trend. Inundating children with hours of homework each night is detrimental, the research suggests, while an hour or two per week usually doesn't impact test scores one way or the other. However, homework only bolsters students' academic performance during their last three years of grade school. 'There is little benefit for most students until senior high school (grades 10-12),' Walker told Life's Little Mysteries.'" (


5.1.5. The amount of homework children bring home every day can be overwhelming. A 2004 University of Michigan study found that the amount of homework has increased 51 percent since 1981. While many educators use homework to supplement the material learned in class, homework doesn't always improve academic performance, and a 2003 "Review of Educational Research" study found that the current way teachers assign homework is not academically beneficial. Students who struggle with homework or who get a large volume of homework each night can experience negative effects in their family and social relationships.

5.1.6. Both the National Education Association (NEA) and the National PTA (NPTA) support a standard of “10 minutes of homework per grade level” and setting a general limit on after-school studying. For kids in first grade, that means 10 minutes a night, while high school seniors could get two hours of work per night. But the most recent study to examine the issue found that kids in early elementary school received about three times the amount of recommended homework. too much homework Published in The American Journal of Family Therapy, the 2015 study surveyed more than 1,100 parents in Rhode Island with school-age children. The researchers found that first and second graders received 28 and 29 minutes of homework per night. Kindergarteners received 25 minutes of homework per night, on average. But according to the standards set by the NEA and NPTA, they shouldn’t receive any at all. A contributing editor of the study, Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, told CNN that she found it “absolutely shocking” to learn that kindergarteners had that much homework. And all those extra assignments may lead to family stress, especially when parents with limited education aren’t confident in their ability to help kids with the work.