What is a digital footprint?
A digital footprint is basically what it says, a permanent ‘print’ of our digital posts, anything from accomplishments to photos. This digital footprint can be found by anyone if they search up you’re name online. By ‘anyone’ it really means ANYONE; future employers, partners, universities, and even you’re kids. You’re digital footprint can affect many different opportunities weather it be positive or negative. 4 years from now when I want to get into a university/college the people who are accepting my application for admission are going to google my name. When you google my name two full pages of information come up, there are articles about my dance competitions, swimming races, public speaking festivals and information about the world partnership walk which is an organization that I raise money for every year. This to me would be something positive, when the university google’s my name they would see my accomplishments and interests. It could affect me for the better if they think that because of the positive links found under my name I would be a good applicant for the school. However what if it went the other way and the digital footprint of the person applying for a job, let say, posted offensive comments online or just not so nice language to there social media platforms. The employer would find those posts and probably not even review their application and turn them away, even if they had the perfect qualifications for the job.
What I found when i searched my name
Strategies you can use you keep you’re digital, appropriate and safe.
Once you’ve posted something you can never get it back, so it’s important that you keep in mind that everything you post online is accessible by anyone. If you don’t want you’re parents, teachers, siblings or friends to see what you have posted online then don’t post it because chances are they will see it. It’s also important that everything you put online is positive, because negative comments cam be taken to offense and people may take things the wrong way even if you didn’t mean to offend them personally. The saying if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all applies for the internet as well, if you don’t have anything
nice to post don’t post anything at all.
Someone leaving there footprints in the sand Showing how everything gets saved
What have I learned & how will I share what I’ve learned?
While doing this project I have learned a lot of valuable information. I didn’t know how in detail our digital footprint goes, every product we purchase and all of our information is stored somewhere and will stay there forever. It was a helpful reminder to stay safe online, and in our world where everything we do has some aspect something digital. To help spread the word about what I have learned I will bring up the subject more as it seems to be less and less talked about now a days within friend groups. People seem to ignore the truth about the internet sometimes so I will try to bring this up in places where they haven’t received this information. I will continue to keep my digital footprint and online social media accounts safe and protected to use as an example to help others.
What to read before you post Wordle with all the words connected to this post
In conclusion I find that our digital footprint’s can be positive if we chose to live our lives in the most positive way we can. As long as we keep or posts positive, necessary, intelligent and helpful we can use the technology advancements of our time and age as an advantage to help us learn as grow as people and the world.
Image 6: Made by Ashiana Sunderji using http://worldcloud.com
Short Clip: Made by Ashiana Sunderji using http://dsco.com
Dividing root cells in microgravity
a) On July 13th 2014, an experiment made by the grade sevens of Northland Preparatory Academy’s, from Flagstaff, Arizona was launched into space. Their experiment was to attempt the growth and division of onion root cells in micro-gravity abord the International Space Station.Their objectif was to see if onion root cells would divide with zero gravity and if the experiment was a success, they wanted to see if there are any mutations during the replication of DNA when on the International Space Station. In order too take action on this experiment they grew onion root cells on the International Space Station and here on earth, to observe for any mutations too the cells on the International Space Station.
b) The background research for this team to see if the onion cells could grow and divide like they do on earth. They wanted to know if cell mutations was common without gravity. They wanted to see if the onion root would grow to create another onion root. They predicted that the cells would have trouble multiplying with the absence of gravity.
c) The control group: the model that the experiment follows changing only one thing too experiment. In this case the control group was done on earth and the difference between that and the experimental group was the absence of gravity in space. The team believed that their would be mutations when the cells were dividing without gravity. Susan Brown the teacher in charge of this experiment said that they did have success in there experiment on earth.
d) i. We found the name of the science teacher who was helping with the experiment, Susan Brown from Northland preparatory academy, she was very helpful and answered our questions in an email. We asked her how they stored there experiment when it went into space. Her response: “We used the FME configuration where we had two clips/three compartments. One compartment held seeds inn cotton, the second held water and the third held ethanol.” In her email she said that it was kept like this until two weeks into the experiment when the astronaut had to open the first clip which allowed water to flow into the seeds/cotton compartment. He had to shake the FME as well. Right before they were to send the experiment back to her and her class, they had the astronaut release the ethanol to stop all growth. She also said that in the end the experiment failed after a problem with the screws and they don’t know if it was related to that or it was something else. They did get another opportunity however this was the shipment where the ship men exploded so they didn’t get to see what happened.
ii. Our groups research on this concept shows:
Onions’s earth grow by multiplying their cells on root, and onions are used for mitosis experiments. During mitosis the cell splits into two identical cells. In order for the DNA to be shared through cell division it must go through number of hases so that the DNA is passed to the next cells.
2. We think that this team won because their project was very resourceful. Dividing onion root cells in space to see if there would be any mutations can help our planet to learn the possibility of living in an environment with no gravity. Because, if the onion root cell growth was successful with no mutations then our planet can know that if planting onion cells are possible then maybe planting other vegetables is possible. Another reason that this team won because they had a very interesting idea that could be done easily without and prob
lems with storage and if it worked they could then grow food in space
We would also like to thank Susan Brown a teacher from Flagstaff, Arizona for her help with this project it just goes to show how that we can learn from anyone anywhere.