Here is a very interesting graphic I found in Mother Jones magazine.
It is a very good lesson to show clearly that “correlation does not imply causation”. Correlation means that two (or three or more) things happen at the same time. When it gets hot, people stop wearing sweaters. But the common mistake is that people think that one thing causes the other. In our case of temperature, that may be the case. But in many other cases, such as hating sushi and hating gays, some might even say that gay people like sushi, or even that eating raw fish causes people to be gay. But none of that is true. It just happens that people who won’t try sushi also do not accept gay marriage.
Learnist is a wonderful website. It is like the “Facebook of Learning” where in stead of posting what you ate for breakfast, you post what you found that is interesting in your research. I highly recommend visiting Learnist just for fun, but also for when you need information that is better than a seach engine, because other people have looked at it before.
For example, what about Diet Soda? I always thought it was healthier than regular soda, because it has less sugar. But it seems to have a relationship to problems with your kidneys (腎臓), and with obesity, and with hangovers when you mix it with alcohol. Find all of these articles here, assembled by someone named Michel Ochoa. Thank you Michele.
These girls have a lot of talent. Someone (probably a relative) decided to record them. The video has become tremendously popular. We say, “the video has gone viral.” Which means that, like a virus, it is spreading very rapidly from person to person.
Lennon and Maisy are using margarine containers as drums.
英コミhas a couple of microphones like this, and a good video camera. All we need are a couple of students. Do you have a special talent that might go viral?
Do you know Steve Jobs? He is the CEO of Apple Inc. and Pixar Animation Studio.
He started Apple in his parents’ garage when he was 20 years old and the company had grown into a $2 billion company with 4000 employees. However he was fired by his employees when he was 30. After that he established Pixar and he produced ‘Toy Story’. In 2000, He backed Apple Inc. and has become CEO of Apple Inc.
Last Thursday, I had a chance to listen to his speech in my class.
When I listened his speech I was really impressed. Then I choose his speech as my first blog theme.
Finally he said many good words in the speech but I choose some words that my favorites. -by Momoko
-Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
-you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something.
-by Maki M.Are you looking for any American dramas? If so, I’m going to recommend you one American drama called “Flash Forward”. It is the story that all people in the world lost consciousness in two minutes seven teen seconds at the same time. While it’s happening, everyone is seeing the half-year-later future.
The background is in L.A. During one FBI guy is chasing a criminal, he fall in Flash Forward. He tries to share about it with his wife, and so does she. But they both can’t make it happen. So will they just follow the future? Or will they try to change the future? You won’t stop watching it!!
-by Rina“Glee” is a story of glee club in American high school and a new teacher who became an advisor of glee club which was on the verge of stopping their activity develops singing and dancing talent of the students. We tend to imagine glee club like a chorus, but “glee” is a performance style like singing and dancing.
Because many casts are from Broadway Musical and they are actually singing and dancing in “glee”, their performance quality is so high. As you watch it, you will want to sing the songs and dance together. In Japan, it is telecasted with BS premium and Fox channel and we can rent videos at TSUTAYA. The person who watched in Boston can continue to watch it in Japan.
I think everyone knows the book which is Gulliver’s travel. It was written by Jonathan Swift and it is famous book in the world. Do you remember this story? I think many people forget or don’t know this whole story. If so, why don’t you go to a theater? You can see this movie now.
This movie was made by same staff of Night Museum. It is also funny movie, so it must be funny, too. In this movie, main character goes to different dimension from the present day. Original story is old style but it is remade as a modern version. For example, he uses iPhone. If you are interested in it or you have a time, I recommend seeing it.
“Podcast” is a series of audio or video files that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication. There are many kinds of files, such as news program, radio program, English conversation, and so on. Almost all files are free! Let’s download iTunes!
YouTube is a wonderful source of many kinds of videos. You can search and find almost anything instantly. You can also upload your videos to YouTube so other people can see them. You can also save your favorite YouTube videos and share them with friends. You can find videos from concerts at Hitomi Memorial Hall
Note: These tools are part of a list created by Jane Hart.
Fortune tellers say they can see the future. One of our students went to a fortune teller, and got good news. But has it happened yet? No. Then again, this could happen at any time. Do you believe in fortune telling? What kinds? Cards? Crystal balls? Tea leaves? Palm reading?