My Digital Footprint

1) How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? Give at least two examples.

Your digital footprint might affect your future opportunities in a good or bad way depending on the way you act on social media. Your digital foot print might affect you in a good way by helping you get a job, by helping you get your collage application or by helping you get your university application. This is true because the employers and the people who give you your school applications both look you up on google and social media to see if you are the kind of person they are looking for. This can also affect you in a bad way. The way your digital foot print can affect you in a bad way is if you were being bad on social media in the past this would show up in your employer or whoever’s search. For example: bullying, racism, and sexism are all things that will make you not get the job or application into school.

Rejected college application on a desktop. Artwork created by the photographer.

2) Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.

Three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe are THINK before you post, keep your profile private, and don’t over share. THINK is an acronym you can use to make sure that you have an appropriate and safe post. THINK stands for Is it True?, Is it Helpful?, Is it Inspiring?, Is it Necessary?, and Is it Kind? Always ask your self this before you post. If the answer is no than you shouldn’t post it. The second strategy to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe is to set your privacy settings so that only the people you want to see your post see your post. For example you don’t want some stalker to find all about you on post because that would invade your privacy. Third and lastly, to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe, don’t over share. You don’t need to tell everyone in your town what park you are walking your dog in. Then you might get some creep approaching you. This also applies to contact information, passwords, where you live and where you are. These are all things you don’t want to share.

3) What information did you learn that you would pass on to other students? How would you go about telling them?

The information that I have learned about your digital foot print that I would pass on to other students is that you need to keep you social media safe and secure with privacy settings and limited sharing. I would also tell them that two rules that are good to live by in your posting are obviously THINK before you post and pretend your mom or dad is watching you. Would they approve?

A Mountain Journey Questions

(These are my answers to the questions I had to fill out for the short story “A Mountain Journey”)

1. Dave Conroy was trapping animals for furs out in the wilderness proof for this is in this quote “fifty pounds of fur for the market-the result of six weeks’ trapping on the head of the Jack- pine.”

2. We know that Dave Conroy was not likely to make it to the cabin after we see in this quote ”MacMoran would take him in, feed him, make a fire for him to sit beside.” where he says that MacMoran will find him instead of him making it there. We also know that he won’t make it after him saying “He bit his fingers. They were cold and white and unresponsive as a dead man’s.” Which means he has stage 4 hypothermia (severe hypothermia). With out him being able to make a fire to thaw his hands he has no chance of survival.

3. Three critical mistakes that Conroy made were having overconfidence of his ability to make it to the cabin, not stopping after he fell in the river and not realizing that he had hypothermia. If he hadn’t had overconfidence in his ability to make it to the cabin he would have been under the tree with the exposed moss, warm and well rested. Furthermore if he had stopped after he had fallen into the river he still would be fine. Not realizing that he had hypothermia was his biggest mistake because that is how he died. If he had realized that he was starting to freeze he could have made a fire before his hands became unresponsive.

4. The exposition of this story was Dave Conroy, by hoodoo creek in the winter returning from his trapping to get furs to sell. The complicating incident in this story was when Dave Conroy didn’t stop under the tree with exposed moss. One crises is when Conroy falls in a sink hole and gets his gloves wet. The second crisis is when Conroy decides to continue to the cabin
And the third crisis is when he finds the cabin burnt down, but decides to go to MacMoran’s cabin. The climax of this story is when decides to take a rest instead of continuing to the cabin. Lastly the denouement is when Conroy sat down to take a break he never got up because he die of hypothermia.

5. The setting is Hoodoo creek Alberta, in the wilderness, in the winter around the 1880’s (I don’t know. The olden days?) . The setting affects the plot by being the antagonist in the story (cold, harsh environment that is trying to freeze Conroy). It also effects the theme by. Making Conroy try to be tough out the wilderness. It makes him try to be tough because of the stereotype society has put on him as a man. For example: “men have to be tough and heartless or they aren’t real men”. In a way society kind of killed Conroy.

6. The symbolic setting was at the end when he saw the white cottage with it’s doors open like what the gates of heaven might look like.



7. 1) “the cold was an old man’s fingers feeling craftily through his clothes.”
2) “his skis had sunk a foot in the new snow, white and soft as flour.”
3) ”driven by a gnawing fear of death…”
4) “branches sweeping low, so that close against its trunk, cradled in its roots…”

1. eternal = lasting or existing forever; without end or beginning.
2. immobility = the state of not moving; motionlessness.
3. opaque = not able to be seen through; not transparent.
4. reverberation = prolongation of a sound; resonance.
5. momentum = the quantity of motion of a moving body
6. cadaverous = resembling a corpse in being very pale, thin, or bony.
7. congregated = gather into a crowd or mass.
8. inundation = an overwhelming abundance of people or things.
9. beggared = reduce (someone) to poverty.
10. filched = pilfer or steal (something, especially a thing of small value) in a casual way.

The Friday That Everything Changed: Comprehension And Vocabulary

1. The boys are so upset of the idea of the girls carrying the water bucket because carrying the water bucket was like the best part of life for them because it was real for them and they got to take about 30 minutes off school for it.

2. The strategies that boys use to pressure the girls to give in are locking them in the out house, beating them up, spitting ink balls, tripping them and not letting them play softball. The girls reacted by sticking together and teaming up on the boys.

3. Some girl in the class is telling the story and she thinks of Mrs.Ralston as a grown adult that is tough because she straps the kids but she also thinks of her like a nice person because she listens to the kids like they are people and not just kids that don’t know anything. She also thinks that the conflict over the water was worth fighting for. The point of view that the story was told is limited omniscient because its told by the perspective of one of the characters and we can read her thoughts.

4. The setting is in about 1950 because they were talking about German warplanes in this quote “If on of those German planes, like in war movies had suddenly appeared over the school and dropped a bomb…”. The setting is also in a small town because in this quote “like the coal stove and the scared old double desks” is shows that the school isn’t one of the fancier schools that would be in a big city. The setting intensifies the conflict because the conflict is about gender equality (person versus environment) and in the 1950’s there wasn’t much gender equality. Evidence of this conflict is in this quote “when it was time for the teacher to pick the two boys to get the water” where it is only boys who can get the water and in this quote “instead of saying “who ever thought of girls getting the water?”” where the kid narrating would have thought a teacher would say that.

5. The protagonist is one of Alma’s friends because she talks as if she is one of the girls in this situation like “us girls” or “we”.

6. Every thing changed on Friday because the boys now respect that girls can play sort ball with skill and that girls can do things that boys can too, like fetching the water. So now the boys stopped bullying the girls. The significance of Mrs.Ralston hitting the ball out of the field is that she showed how skilled girls can be if they try. Which is even better than boys. The theme the author is exploring is that girls can get the water too. Meaning that boys aren’t better than girls and they can do what ever boys can if they want to.
1. Galvanized=coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc.
2. Remotest=(of a chance or possibility) unlikely to occur
3. Intoxicated=excite or exhilarate.
4. Ominous=giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious.
5. Supplementary=completing or enhancing something.
6. Forlornly=without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
7. Earnestly=with sincere and intense conviction; seriously.
8. Gloating=contemplate or dwell on one’s own success or another’s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure.
9. Transfixed=cause (someone) to become motionless with horror, wonder, or astonishment.
10. Pirouettings=to twirl around

All About Me Paragraph – Liam Byrne

(This paragraph and Sway presentation is about an event that has shaped who I am as a person)

It was a hot summers day in Oahu, Hawaii. I walked along the scorching sand of the Waikiki beach towards the water. My feet burned until I reached the smooth cool wet sand by the waters edge. The warm, salt water sloshed against the shore. I waded in and the waves crashed ahead of me. Today I was going body surfing for the first time. As I swam out with my body board under me I approached my first wave. When it came I turned around and started swimming away towards the shore. I almost caught the wave but, it started to go frothy and white at the top. Soon the water was on top of me. I was under for a few seconds and when I surfaced from beneath the water I opened my mouth to take a deep breath. Suddenly, sea water was in my eyes and mouth. Stinging and burning my eyes. The salty sea water was sickening. I needed to remove the water from my eyes and mouth as soon as possible. I swam to shore as quickly as I could, ran across the scorching hot sand towards the showers. I rinsed out my eyes and mouth in the showers. The fresh shower water was the most refreshing water I have ever had. After that I tried again and again to catch a wave but my swimming was not nearly as fast as it needed to be to catch a single wave. With or without goggles I still kept getting the salt water in my eyes and in my mouth. Later, I went to an ABC store and got flippers so I could swim faster and maybe be able to catch a wave. The next day I went out again, but this time I brought my flippers and two water bottles to help rinse out my eyes so I wouldn’t have to go all the way to the showers again. It was kind of a pain carrying all of that stuff across the hot, dry beach but it was also a real pain to get salt in my eyes and I needed to rinse out my mouth when I accidentally swallowed the salt water. This time when I went out into the warm seawater I had my flippers on and they helped me swim twice as fast. The first wave wasn’t big enough so I just let it go underneath me but the second wave was perfect. I turned around pumping my feet to go forward but I wasn’t able to catch that one. After a few small waves one medium sized wave glided towards me. I was already turned around and swimming away towards the shore when this wave picked me up and sent me gliding towards the shore. It was amazing. I’m glad that didn’t let my first day’s experience keep me from trying again and experiencing the joy of riding the waves.