Drinking and driving has and still is a major issue in this world. All over the world there are people putting other people lives in jeopardy behind the wheel due to drinking and driving. This isn’t just a problem in the US but also in foreign countries if not worst. High school students mainly seniors and college students have the highest percentage of drinking and driving causing accidents etc. People have to realize that they are not only harming themselves when they drive under the influence but as well as harming others. The best way to save your life is to always have a designated driver when you plan on drinking. When friends go out they need to take accountability for one another and make sure their friend isn’t driving under the influence as well, simply because their life is at risk as well. Binge drinking is the most common pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States. Binge drinking is widespread on college campuses. Programs aimed at reducing this problem should focus on frequent binge drinkers, refer them to treatment or educational programs, and emphasize the harm they cause for students who are not binge drinkers. I strongly believe that law enforcement needs a harsher punishment for drinking under the influence and also IDing for the club for the drinks at the bar. They need to make it well known that it is not acceptable and that there will be repercussion for doing so. Its crazy to me because according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 33,561 people died in traffic crashes in 2012 in the United States (latest figures available), including an estimated 10,322 people who died in drunk driving crashes, accounting for 31% of all traffic deaths that year. Yet people still drive under the influence, and they know what it can cause. The worst mistake a person can make these days is thinking “It can’t or won’t happen to me”, it can happen to anyone. Beyond lost lives and painful injuries, alcohol-related crashes in the United States cost federal and local governments and taxpayers approximately $51 billion each year. That’s a lot. Of course one DUI doesn’t cost that much but it adds up. The consequences of first offenders isn’t harsh enough to me as well, college students don’t need warnings they need discipline. The law have to stop being so nice and letting stuff slide because letting someone slide with a warning is just giving them the go to do it again and boom an accident.

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http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/statssummaries/snapshot.aspx

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/childrens-health/articles/2010/06/02/1-in-5-college-students-admitted-to-drunk-driving-study-found

Technology Taking over the World

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Technology is currently taking over the world. It’s now what we need in everyday life. We live in a generation whereas phones are computers, cars talk, and every job and or career has technology involved. I feel technology will change the way teachers teach because it has a major impact on our society’s generation. “Colleges, organizations, and companies will develop applications that will enable users to earn a degree or certification. The applications will run on an iPad, or some sort of tablet, rather than using a web browser”. The following statement is very true; they’re hardly any companies or college that goes on the browser. I recently went to get my cell phone fixed and they checked me in on tablet they have walking around with. AS far as technology goes with children in school, google is in the palm of their hands. Student’s phones are there answer key. Technology has made everything so simple for everyone to adapt too. “Digital literacy, in particular, has become one of the main priorities of 21st century education”, this is true as well. Because of digital literacy professors are now approaching education in a new way to better themselves and students for the future. It was a time whereas students would get in trouble for pulling out there phones or using technology to solve problems and now they encourage it. Technology is changing every day for the better of our world.

How Will Technology Change Learning — and Teaching?

Is technology changing the role of teachers? – DreamBox Learning

http://inspiredm.com/technologys-impact-on-society-in-todays-generations/

My Opinion on the Philosophy of Education

Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.  My philosophy on education is simple. I believe a teacher should be a mentor, but still a be seeker of knowledge and always updating him or herself. A dull  teacher cannot mentor a child who is with full blood and physical strength and health. I think every child can learn, its up to the teacher to figure out how to teach them individually and how to be more effective. I feel as though some people learn in different ways. For the most part you have visual, hands on, social, Aural, and also verbal learners.