Edublogs Challenge – Week 6

Posted: October 25, 2013 in Academics, Edublogs Challenge, Electives, Journalism

Activity 2 – A Recipe From My Grandmother’s Home Country

A food that I enjoy eating from my grandmothers home country are horseshoe cookies. My grandmother always bakes horseshoe cookies during the holidays and every winter since I can remember. This cookie gets its name from its shape, and has bread-like dough that contains a walnut filling.

Horseshoe Cookies
3 cups flour Filling-
1 pkg. yeast 1 lb. bag of fine ground walnuts
3 Tblsp. sugar 1 pkg. yeast
2 cubes butter 3 Tbsp. sugar
½ cup warm water 2 cubes butter
2 eggs ½ cup warm water
1 Tsp. salt 2 eggs
1 Tsp. Salt

Mix yeast with warm water, add salt
and sugar. Let stand 15 min. Melt butter
and add eggs, flour, and yeast mixture.
Combine to make dough. Roll walnut filling
in hands and flatten to a circle. Put ½ Tsp.
filling in dough and seal. Bake at 350 degrees
for 10-15 min. *For filling mix all ingredients
together, add hot evaporated milk until creamy

Activity 5 – Most Important Inventions From The Past 50 Years

By Kathy G.
Cougar News Blog

Here are some of the most important inventions from the past 50 years. Around the time my grandparents were born until now.
One of the most important inventions is the jet airliner, otherwise known as the airplane. The first successful commercial jet airliner was called the Boeing 707-120 it’s not exactly what we use today but it helped us get to where we are. The airplane is one of the most important inventions because think about you can go to a different country in probably less than a day. If you ask me thats pretty amazing.
The invention that’s affected the most people is the cellphone. Because most people have one and it’s their primary connection to family and friends. By the 1960s, Bell Labs engineers Richard H. Frenkiel and Joel S. Engel developed the technology that could support a design of a cellular network. But as AT&T got permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop a cellular network, a competitor made a bold move in 1973, and his name was Martin Cooper, who was an executive with Motorola.
But the most important invention safety wise is the smoke detector. Randolph Smith and Kenneth House made the original smoke detector, but there has been modifications since then. What makes the smoke detector special is that without it there would be a lot more deaths every day. A smoke detector works by the elements radioactive particles generating a small electric current. If smoke enters the chamber it disrupts the current triggering an alarm.
And most people don’t realize how important this one is which is the satellite. Most satellites help with radio, Internet, TV,and some phone calls or text messages connections. Some people don’t use satellites because they have Wifi or just have the box for their TV, but people in the middle of no where need satellites. Or they might not get any connection at all.

Activity 6 – Write a Post in Another Language

By Holly Stillman
Cougar News Blog

The most common native language in our Journalism II class is English but we have a few students whose ancestors originated from France. Instead of writing our post in English we decided to honor those with French heritage and write it in their native language. Our teacher’s great grandparents on his father’s side had moved from France to America long ago. We also have two students, Maranda and Jackie, who have French roots somewhere in their family tree. None of the students can actually speak French fluently but they do participate in French traditions such as having a sip of wine at celebrations, receiving pure chocolate eggs Easter morning, and being very involved in cooking. French people are commonly very strong Christians and take their religion seriously and religion is very important to the girls and their families.

La langue maternelle plus courante dans notre classe de journalisme II est l’anglais mais nous avons quelques étudiants, dont les ancêtres proviennent de France. Au lieu d’écrire notre poste en anglais, nous avons décidé d’honore ceux qui ont le patrimoine français et écrire dans leur langue maternelle. Arrière-grands-parents de l’enseignement sur le côté de son père avaient déménagé de France vers l’Amérique il y a longtemps. Nous avons aussi deux étudiants, Maranda et Jackie, qui ont des racines françaises quelque part dans leur arbre généalogique. Aucun des étudiants peuvent réellement parler anglais couramment, mais ils ne participent pas à des traditions françaises comme ayant une gorgée de vin à des célébrations, recevant des œufs en chocolat purs matin de Pâques et étant très impliqués dans la cuisine. Peuple français est généralement très forts chrétiens et prend au sérieux leur religion et la religion est très importante pour les filles et leurs familles.

By Ashley Mothershed
Cougar News Blog


Γυμναστική είναι μια άσκηση που αναπτύσσει σωματική ευλυγισία και συντονισμό. Το άθλημα της γυμναστικής περιλαμβάνει κλασικά ασκήσεις στο δίζυγο, το δάπεδο, δοκός ισορροπίας, εφαλτήριο (για τις γυναίκες) και λαβή άλογο (για τους άνδρες), μεταξύ άλλων.
ισορροπίας Δοκού~ Raised δοκού με πλάτος 10 εκατοστά (4 ίντσες) και μήκος 5 μέτρα (16 πόδια) που χρησιμοποιείται σε γυμναστικής ανταγωνισμού για τις ασκήσεις εξισορρόπησης.
Όροφος ~Μια εκδήλωση σε ανταγωνιστικές γυμναστικής που αποτελείται από διάφορα περάσματα πέφτοντας και ο χορός περνά αποτελείται από άλματα και στροφές.
Μπαρ ~ Ένα ζευγάρι ξύλινες ράβδους για ορθοστάτες, μερικές φορές σε διαφορετικά ύψη, που χρησιμοποιούνται για διάφορες δεξιότητες να ταλαντεύεται γύρω από το μπαρ.
Vault ~ τρέξιμο με αυξανόμενη ταχύτητα προς ένα σταθερό αντικείμενο, το άλμα του από ένα εφαλτήριο για μια δεξιότητα.

Gymnastics is an exercise that develops physical coordination. The sport of gymnastics classically involves exercises on uneven bars, floor, balance beam, vaulting horse (for women) and pommel horse (for men) among others.
Balance beam~ Raised beam with a width of 10 centimeters (4 inches) and a length of 5 meters (16 feet) that is used in gymnastic competition for balancing exercises.
Floor~An event in competitive gymnastics that consists of various tumbling passes and dance passes consisting of leaps and turns.
Bars~ A pair of wooden bars on uprights, sometimes at different heights, used for various skills to swing around the bar.
Vault~ Running at an increasing speed towards a stationary object, jumping of of a spring board into a skill.

Activity 8 – How is Your World Different Than Others in the Challenge

By Cassidy Hoxeng
Cougar News Blog

Every Country is different. By its traditions, cultures, religions or even just their food. Many countries even transport differently. Ireland, South Africa, Brazil and the U.S have many differences.
Ireland eats many different types of food. They eat seafood, such as oysters, crab, mussels and more. They also eat food like Crubeens. Crubeens are boiled pigs feet. For dessert they eat Lemon-Irish Whiskey Cake. Ireland’s main drinks are Whiskey and Guinness.
Ireland’s transportation is basically the same as everyone else’s. They travel by taxi, cars, plane and trains.
Technology in Ireland is very similar to the U.S. They have smartphones and laptops and very good wifi connection.
On the other hand South Africa eats food such as chicken, beef, white rice and food such as bunny chow. They also eat trotters and beans.
South Africa’s transportation is once again similar to mostly everyone’s. They travel by planes and trains, but they also, transport by boat. They transport by boats to deliver items.
South Africa’s technology is not as advanced as it could be, but they still have a technology system.
Brazil eats rabbit, chickpeas and fried cassava, which are french fries. They also eat bread, butter, ham, cheese and drink tea.
Brazil transports like all the rest of us by plane and car.
Brazil’s technology isn’t as big as the U.S or Ireland, but over the past couple of years, their technology has been growing.
The U.S has eats many different types of food from around the world. They eat Mexican, Italian, Indian and Chinese food. The U.S has many different varieties of food.
The U.S transports by cars, plane, subway and trains.
The technology in the U.S is probably one of the strongest in the world. The U.S. uses technology for almost everything. We have smartphones, iPods, iPads, laptops, desktops and so much more.
  1. Donna says:

    Its cool how you did your blog post in different languages.

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