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Home Network, Poree

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My home network is through Verizon Fios. We have a fiber optic cable coming in through the master bedroom upstairs, which connects everything to everything. My modem-router also has a fiber-optic cable. We have many things that are connected to my wifi, such as 2 laptops, 4 cell phones, a kindle fire, an ipad, television, and game console. I learned how everything is connected in my house. I would tell other people that there are more devices than they probably think connected to their wifi, and that the connection they have is much more complex than it appears. This is my home network.
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Climate Change Monologue Project

Authors: Sherell Messing & Aissatou Bah​


Our unit of study included days of research on ways to fix climate change and ways it is caused. We watched videos and read articles about the different problems that are in the midst of being solved and discussed by a higher power. Our goal for these monologues is not only to make everyone aware of how climate change is badly affecting people around the world but to show them that there is something that can be done about it. We want to describe in as much detail as possible to explain the seriousness of it all. Ice caps are melting, the temperature of water is changing, humans are being physically injured around the world, and animals are going extinct. We are polluting the air and scientists warn that climate change is only going to get worse. Our monologues provide information describing the different effects it has in different parts of the world and with different species. We know what and what not to do in the future to help prevent climate change from becoming worse. These monologues are prime diverse examples of how creatures and humans are being affected. All children and adults around the world should take the time to play their part to help slow down, if not stop, the affects of climate change. It is in our hands to make a difference, one person at a time.



"Too Hard To Adapt"

As I woke, nothing but white was in my view… No friends, no family, no nothing. My home of a fallen dead tree was frozen over and covered in a sticky ice to my fur. Sleeping behind this tree takes away the night breeze that solidifies my heart. I was stuck in an empty world surrounding me. I had no hope for a new beginning because there wasn't anywhere to start from. Am I sliding? Everyday I would walk in different directions. I would say paths but there weren't any to be seen… there never were. Each step I took made me worry for my life. I knew that one day my next step will be my last. Its rolling faster.

The memory of my mother breaks into crumbs in the back of my mind. I have no guide… I never did. Trying to remember her, I question my existence. I’m gliding more! Why haven't I adapted to this lifestyle yet? Maybe it is just simply unadaptable to begin with, but why? I can't remember her sound but I can remember her stories. They told of times where life was, at what I thought to be, smooth and workable. A place worth living in. Somethings happening! At least, compared to everything I witnessed… nothing but white was in my view. I had never yet reached the age where I collected food on my own, not that there was food anyway. Whats the point now?

Oh no, I’m falling..I don’t want to! No not yet. Please. (Shivering) I don’t deserve this. I didn't do anything wrong. My home is completely submerging into this gunk. I am falling...sinking...breaking... beneath the cracked ice. No i don’t want to die, no not like this …

What's happening?… I do not understand… will this… happen to everyone?... If there is an anyone?… Ah! My eyes?… its covering my trunk… I know… I was made…  to die… but to die… for what reason?...


"It Always Repeats"

Yawn. I am surprised the sun didn't blind me this morning. Oh no, what’s this? Every time I look outside my window there is something different, but today, oh no today I  can’t describe this. I can’t believe that I’m going to sit here and talk to myself like the crazy people on TV do. It’s actually not that bad. But boy do I need to clear mind head. I don’t know what to do. Oh my god, WHY IS THE ROOM SHAKING? Oh all of my stuff is going to get wet. There is so much water. Mom! Mom! Where are you?

Yes mom I’m fine, are you okay? Oh thank god you’re okay. Mom! Say something, why are you just laying there? Mom I can’t hear anything you’re saying. Stop mumbling. Mom say something. Mom please. PLEASE SAY SOMETHING MOM. Oh no mom, you have blood on the back of your head. MOM I need to get help. I should go call Mr. Douglass next door. Wow that’s a lot of water. All of the beautiful trees are falling and this is just a whole big mess. Oh my god I hate climate change. It’s because of climate change that all of this keeps happening.

MS.DOUGLASS open the door! I need help! Yes mom has gotten hurt again because of tsunami. Oh Ms. Douglass thank you, why didn't I think of that. You’re going to be fine mom, don’t worry. Oh Ms. Douglass when do you think this is going to stop happening? I know i'm only 8 years old but i can help. I mean, I know people do not really taking care of the earth but why does it keep happening to us here in Japan? You’re right, we do need to stand up and do something. But do you think everyone else is willing to try?


"A Long Journey"

I am walking across this heated sand. The sun is burning my shell, it feels as if I am going to melt. Why does it have to be so hot everyday? This air is humid and difficult to take into my weary lungs. I better hurry up and find a spot in the sand before nightfall comes. By that time I’d be freezing to death. I wish there was an in between weather. This sand is way too hot to walk on. It is not like I can move any faster anyway, I’m a turtle for gods sake.

Nope, this spot is too close to the sand, and I’m scared to go near the water because of all the trash the humans throw in there. I might get wrapped around a plastic bag and just die. Wait, the temperature will affect the gender of my babies. That won’t be good. Oh, the sun is going down, I must find a place soon. On second thought, I can’t lay my eggs near the water because the sea levels are rising.

When they hatch they must be able to roam towards the water after experiencing the sands sight. Or maybe it the water was cleaner it would be better. I feel trapped I can’t stay on the sand and going into the water is a big risk. I think I’ll just take a risk. I just take the risk of losing these eggs and losing my life. Maybe if the ocean was better I wouldn't be in this mess.


"Too Little Too Late"

Yes my name is Johanna, and it is my son that was injured by the earthquake. I have been waiting in this red cross hut for 2 hours just for you to see my son! No, I will not calm down. Do not tell me to stop yelling! My child is going to die, then what will I do? Yes baby, I’m here for you. I won’t leave you. How many times do you need me to explain to you what happened? What kind of a doctor are you? For the hundredth time, because of the earthquake, a building collapsed on him and now he is complaining of his chest hurting, he is all bruised up. If you can’t see that he is in pain then I don’t know why you are a doctor.

Stop telling me it is because of climate change. Don’t you think that I know that we are treating this earth badly? Don’t you think I see the damages of climate change everyday, because I do? My child is dying because we are all so careless! My son is dying because of an earthquake in Haiti, and it’s because we don’t know how to take care of the earth. Do not touch me. Paul wake up, please don’t do this. Can somebody do there job? Open your eyes sweetie. Somebody do something! Please my son is dying! Somebody help me! Oh my god please help me. Paul please wake up. You’re the only person I have.


"Last Day of Sunlight"

Why am I the only plant left here? Day-by-day I stay stuck inside this brick wall imagining how different the world would be if it had more plants like myself, instead of it being so dry and empty.  I have nothing to do and no one to talk to. If the creatures that lived here before treated it better, I wouldn't be in this situation. Some nights the breeze is too hard and I can feel my body being ripped out the cracks. Why is the wind trying to carry me away? I wish that others were here to help me. Or even if they were here, would they be any help to me. They might be struggling just like me.

Early this morning the sun beamed on my leaves, tanning my green to a dark brown that now crumbles. I feel sick and weak. I am losing more and more leaves everyday. Today I only have one leaf remaining. This is the worst I have ever felt. Why do I to be the one to suffer. My one remaining leaf is at it’s early stages of crumbling. My stem is drooping downward, I am falling down the wall. The next strong wind will blow away my life. Why wasn't this stopped any sooner.

No rain has nurtured me in weeks. I fear that my life is going to be taken any second now. I thinks it’s for the better, because it’s not like I’m happy here anyway. I would be happy being any where but in this empty place called the earth.
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Homework Network Lee

So this is my Local Area Network. My I.S.P. is Sprint, I have a router that is located in my computer room, and my internet is wireless. The devices connected to the internet are four iPhones, three tablets, two laptops, the Apple/Samsung T.V., and two game systems. 

While doing this assignment, I learned many different things. I learned that everyone has a different network setup, different I.S.P.'s, different ways of connecting to the internet, and different devices that connect to their internet. My "OMG" moment was when I learned that there are three different kinds of cables that can connect our internet to our routers. The names of the cables are Coaxial Cable, Copper Wire, and Fiber Optic Cable.

After doing this project, I would tell other people that when choosing their internet service providers, they should choose wisely and make sure they are reliable. 
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Home Network Swartz

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My LAN is kind of big. It has three smartphones, and three mac computers. We have a wireless printer and wireless speakers. Also there is an old Xbox 360 and my Chromebook. Sometimes my mom and dad connect their work laptops, but rarely. I now know a lot more about my network, and networks in general. I had an OMG moment when I realized how many devices at my house were connected to the WiFi. It's actually kind of scary, especially since so many came in so recently. I feel like we use our internet a lot, and now I see why. I would tell other people to be careful of how many things that they have connected, and to keep track of them all. 
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Home Network, Shareef-Trudeau

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My internet is provided by Verizon. It comes in through a phone wire into the den. All the devices in my house use wifi, we have three laptops, two game systems, an Ipad, a Tablet, and three cellphones. Before this class I did not realize how much has to happen in the blink of an eye to bring me my internet. I also had no idea just how much control our internet service providers have over the content we're able to view and our internet speed, I would probably inform other people about this.
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Homenetwork, Thomas

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1. My LAN goes a little something like this. The cloud sends internet through verizon to my kitchen, where the modem and router are connected to my computer. Then everything else is connected by Wi-Fi.
2.I learned that the internet page you want to look at breaks up into multiple pieces of information and connects back at your computer.
3.Having an ISP is both great and bad at the same time. While you don't have to get the internet yourself, the ISP can slow down some websites.
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HomeNetwork Figueiredo

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1- This is my HomeNetwork, my internet provider is Xfinity and i use a modern router that provides WiFi. There are plenty of things connected to the WiFi, my personal laptop, mine and my parent's phones, a computer, a printer, my Playstation and some tablets.

2- I learned a lot from this projects. One of my OMG moments was when i found out how difficult is the internet. I was surprised at the amount of work people put in to make the internet and how much work i have to put in it as well.

3- the thing i would tell someone about the home network is that thinks can be more difficult than it seems, and there are a lot of things to look out for in the internet.
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Home Network, Green

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  • ​My internet provider is Comcast and I have a Modem/ Router and it is wireless. What is connected to my wifi is my cell phone, my mother's cell phone, my personal laptop, my television, a game station (wii), and a printer.  I also have a regular computer, a house phone, and a Kindle. 
  • What I learned about networks which is also my "OMG" moment is that the internet is more difficult and complex than it seems. It has to go through so many systems and checkpoints to actually achieve one purpose. I was surprised at how much work goes into putting images, information, and etc onto your laptop and computer screen. 
  • What I would tell people about ISPs and Home Networks is that always understand and read all of the terms and conditions of the contract that asks you to "agree." Always know what you are agreeing to and know how your Home Network is set up and how it works. 
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Home Network, Ndaw

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My cable provider is Comcast. The internet centers in the dining room of my house, where our windows desktop is. Our desktop is connected to the home router, which is what makes our wifi work. The devices that are connected to our home wifi are two laptops, our desktop, our xfinity tv, an ipod and a printer. Something I was not aware of that I now am is that our internet goes on several journeys in a matter of seconds. 
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Home Network, Misero

My home network starts off with the internet, just like everyone's network does. Branching off the internet is Comcast, my families internet provider. Comcast provides the internet through a co-axial cable. The cable comes in through my first floor living room and then connects to our modem router. The modem router also connects to the one desktop computer. Then we have the wifi, which has the most on our network. On the wifi we have 3 smartphones connected, printer, 3 laptops, and speakers that we can from out phones, computers etc.
Something that I learned during this unit was just how vast the internet is and how much happens just to load a page. For example my omg moment was when we watched that video in class about how the internet is basically like delivering packages across the world in seconds.
I would tell people that a home network is very simple, depending on the devices you possess. I would suggest having as many wireless devices as possible.
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Kenna's home network

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The wire that connects to the router is a co-axial cable​ that has many layers, one of which is copper wire and insulation, the co-axial cable is very thick as well. This wire comes into my house through the family room, and connects to the router. A desktop computer connects to the router, and the rest of my devices connect to wifi. 2 sets of speakers, 2 laptops, 4 iphones, an ipad, an xbox and a printer connect through the wifi. My internet service provider is comcast and my internet bill is around $60 dollars per month, multiplied by 12 is $720 per year.
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Home Network Harper

My local network is xfinity. The wire is ran from the back outside of the house accessing the inside porch. The wire that runs through the house is called a coaix wire that looks black and is very thick. My home has a modem router. Many devices are connected to my internet wireless. We have a printer, three mobile smart phones, a play station three, laptop, a apple ipad and a Microsoft surface. 

Wow, what did I learn! I learned many many things that can go on for days. I learned that the acceptable use policy is very strict! Also, the school district can block whatever they so choice. So they can block things about global warming if they don't think we should learn about it.  I also learned about sending out a search word and it describes through Google organization to send the web page to my device. 

Personally, I would school them! Show them many videos to explain to them how they should and shouldn't use the computer. I would also notify them that WiFi and internet are not free and you should see how much it cost for your home network. I would defiantly tell them if they have there WiFi on there first floor move it to the highest floor of there home. 

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Home Network, Rosen

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1. My L.A.N. Network is with Comcast. I have a modem AND router. It is not a all-in-one. What is on my home network aka WiFi are my computer, 3 laptops (including this one), 4 iPhones and 2 iPods, a wireless printer, my PS3, and my mom's kindle.

2. What I learned about home networks is that they are really expensive. Also how many things are on MY network because I have a lot of things. The policy here is really strict here even though most people find a way out of it. 

3. What I would teach people about home networks are that they cost money even though you can go certain places for free. I wouldn't recommend that because they some things blocked or you go on inappropriate sites so that is not good if you are not on your own network. 
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My home network M2 Harrington

The devices connected to my L.A.N is 4 Laptops, 3 phones, an Xbox, a printer, and an iPod. While i was learning about Wireless internet i need no idea there was such a thing as a fire wall. I learned that a fire wall is something in your computer system that protects you from unauthorized websites. I would tell people that they really should know about what kind of modem or router they have in case there internet gets hacked into or it gets lost, then they need to know how to restart their WiFi.
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Home network, Wallison

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On my home network, I have lots of things. It starts on the cloud and goes down through a fiber-optics cable to two modem-routers. One of them connect to a printer via ethernet, and the other one connects to everything else. Those are four smartphones, 2 iPads, 5 laptops, 1 desktop, and 1 TV, all from WiFi.

My OMG moment was when I saw that the world wide web didn’t equal  the internet. I thought they were just two different ways to say the same thing. Also when I realized how many computers my family owns.

If you have your own home network, don’t get any routers from anyone “shady.”


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Jessica Celli's home network

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1.  On my home network, I have one desktop computer, one laptop, two ipods, one tablet, one NOOK, a wireless printer, and my phone-line. 
2. I learned that the internet isn't just a magical thing that comes into my house and gives me facebook and instagram. It's actually very complex, and the companies are very smart in terms of what they want you to see, and how much people will pay to see them. I've never had a personal OMG moment, but my friends have had facebook posts the spiraled way out of control and hurt a lot of peoples feelings. 
3. People need to know how everything is connected to their network, because it can get really coonfusing. They need to be aware of what they are being charged for their internet, and whether or not it's as fast as they can get it. Also, I would tell people that they should know how each device is connected to the network.

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Home Network Gavin

I use the internet for many things in my life, including laptops, desktops, cell phones, and video games. It sounds like a lot, but it really isn't since it's all wireless.  I actually never knew that my printer could be connected to the internet, so that's cool. 


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Home Network Lee

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So this is my Local Area Network. My I.S.P. is Sprint, I have a router that is located in my computer room, and my internet is wireless. The devices connected to the internet are four iPhones, three tablets, two laptops, the Apple/Samsung T.V., and two game systems. 

While doing this assignment, I learned many different things. I learned that everyone has a different network setup, different I.S.P.'s, different ways of connecting to the internet, and different devices that connect to their internet. My "OMG" moment was when I learned that there are three different kinds of cables that can connect our internet to our routers. The names of the cables are Coaxial Cable, Copper Wire, and Fiber Optic Cable.

After doing this project, I would tell other people that when choosing their internet service providers, they should choose wisely and make sure they are reliable. 
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HOME NETWORK, AVERY

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        I have many things connected to my home network.  My ISP is Comcast/Xfinity.  The cord that comes into my house that gives me access to the internet is called a Coax Cable.  My Coax Cable comes into my living room and connects to my Modem Router.  My Modem Router provide my house with Wifi and i have many things in my house connected to Wifi such as 4 cell phones, 3 computers, and a xbox.  That is my home network.
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Home Network,Lazorko

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My home network gets its inernet from Comcast, and then that transfers to the backroom of my home. Then it goes to the

 motem and router, and then it provides the inernet to the computers. Also,  the wifi is provided to the many laptops, ipods,

 phones that exist in our house. I learned what wires go to what machinery. To be honest, I had no idea how the inernet that

 came to the devices in the house worked. I also learned that sometimes there is a motem and router in one, and then there are

 those which are seperate. I had no idea what a motem or a router was until I learned it in class, and saw it my self when my

 dad explained it to me!
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Home Network, Anderson

  ​This is my home network. First the cloud then it goes Xfinity then it goes through the coaxial cable, that connects through the bathroom. This attaches to a motem router and this creates the wi-fi. which connects to my laptop at home and my phone.  I would tell people to make sure everything is locked down. This means locking down your wi-fi and other such things. I'm Lydia Anderson and this is my home network
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Home Network, Seitz

My L.A.N is what provides me and my house with internet connection. My internet service provider is Verizon FIOS, and the devices in my house that connect to this network are, my iPad, my iPod, and iPhone, both of my parents Laptops, my Laptop, and a desktop computer. The way that the internet comes into my house is from a fiberoptic cable that comes in through my room, and through the wall to our TV room, and plugs into the router though a coax cable. Then the internet is spread throughout our house though wifi. Something I learned about networks is that all the information that you request on the internet has to travel miles, and miles to get the request accepted, and then has to come all the way back. This process usually only takes seconds, or milliseconds, which I think is incredible. I would recommend to everyone that you make sure that what you search on the internet is safe and protected. Don't let anyone see what you are searching if they are not supposed to see it.
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Home Network, Harris

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In my home network I have 10 devices hooked up to my wifi but they can work without wifi also. My cable is a Verizon Fios Cable that comes through my mom and dad's room. My ISP cord is a Fiber Optic Cable cord. And with that all my devices are connected to my wifi. I've learned so much on how these things work and I enjoyed it. 
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