Evaluating Search Engines

Many people are unsure whether certain Search Engines are safe or not. I, however, know several ways to ensure that you are using a safe search engine. Evaluating whether a search engine is reliable or not includes looking for how old the website is, how well known it is, the content that is on the engine, and the domain.


Ma Five Qeewestyawns. – Ryan T

1. What does WYSIWYG stand for?
A. It is the name of a computer
B. What you sing is what you grow
C. What you see is what you get
D. Where you see is where you go
2. What does www stand for?
A. World Wide Web
B. Wisiwig web
C. Why we weep
3. What does TCP Stand for?
A. Total Control Portal
B. Time Consuming Portal
C. Try Caution Portal
D. Transmission Control Protocol
4. What does URL stand for?
A. Uniform Resource Locator
B. Universal Resource Locator
C. Ultimate Red Light
D. Under Rampage Losers
5. What does SSL stand for?
A. Standard Sockets Lock
B. Secure Sockets Layer
C. Standard Sockets Layer
D. Secure Sockets Lock.

Learning How To Code- Ryan

Today in class, we used a very intuitive webiste, codeacademy, to help us learn about what goes on behind the scenes as computers code for webpages, images, and more. Although somewhat confusing at times, it was interesting seeing how computers really work and i hope to do it again.

Video Conference w/ Mrs. Roe By Ryan

The video conference I attended today with my classmates was educational yet enjoyable. I learned a ton about how video conferencing works, including what the bandwidth of a network is, how big Cape District’s network is compared to to others, and more. Although several miles away, I got the experience of talking to Mrs. Roe as if we were in the same room. All in all, this was an innovative experience that hopefully becomes more than a one time thing, rather, a daily to weekly event that can help students in the classroom.

How Employees can use electronic communications in the work place :)

Employees now a’ days have the opportunity to use the web to enhance production and promote a positive attitude in the work place. Although unsafe at times, if employees can follow some simple guidelines/rules, they will be able to successfully use the technology to their advantage.
As kids may see today, many businesses promote their business through social media, online advertisements, and more. This has become very popular for most major businesses today. Employees in the work place should not be able to access social media UNLESS it is authorized by the business. The only real situation I could see where an employee would be authorized to do so was if they were actually responsible for promoting the website online. As well as social media, video conferencing can help make work more efficient. Employees may be at home, on the plane, or in another country, and that may not slow down productivity for the employee. Many times CEO’s may contact their employees through video conferencing if they cannot reach them any other way. Lastly, another way employees can communicate with others in the work place is obviously though email. The convenience of email over powers all other types of communication today, while still being safe and have the ability to be monitored by higher authorities in the business. This helps the employees communicate quickly, yet also has a lot of versatility. For example, workers can send emails with any type of file, such as a word document or PowerPoint.
All in all, electronic communication is almost a necessity in this present business world. It would be much slower to communicate and much less efficient if it was not available to us. There are many options to use; however, employees must be safe with what they use and how they use it, as it is monitored pretty heavily in the work place.

Setting Up

After trying three websites, we choose WordPress. It was easy signing up because this website only asked for a few things dealing with  personal information. The only difficult part of setting up this blog was inviting friends to help it.