Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fraxinus

                   

                                           Fraxinus

                Fraxinus may be just a game to us but it's actually a whole lot more than you think. Fraxinus is a game that was created by scientists to give us individual people a way to help save the Ash trees. Scientists say that across the UK, the ash tree is being infected by the deadly Chalara fungus. Something in the ash's genetic code is vulnerable to Chalara. It is causing the tree to suffer from deadly disease called Ash Dieback. 
In Fraxinus you match up DNA as best as you can by moving pieces of it, deleting nucleotides (the building blocks of DNA), or creating gaps. Though its main function is to save Ash Trees; it is also a fun and competitive game, and you can try this game right on Facebook. So just go on Facebook and look up Fraxinus; if you can't find it, then go on bridging the gaps Facebook wall (The profile picture is a gorilla) and look for the game Fraxinus. You can also click on the link below, but you will need to sign in via Facebook. Have fun and enjoy!


                                                                                
                                                                                                                -Anthony Chesser

Vote!

                                                                                                                                    Vote Now To Change The World

             Okay so you're probably wondering; what is this all about? Vote now to change the world? What are we voting for; a new president already? Well I'll tell you right now! There are 13 to 18 year old kids trying to make a difference.
              15 year old Shrishti Asthana has made it to the finals because she came up with a brilliant treatment to clean out the dirty contaminated water using solar energy. Another finalist is 15 year old Ann Makosinski, and she came up a battery free flashlight which only requires the heat signature of a human hand. Pretty cool right! A third finalist is 16 year old Elif Bilgin, and what she did was create bioplastics from banana peels, and I think that's really important right now because the amount petroleum left is decreasing rapidly. All three these finalist stood out the most in my perspective but if I had to vote for one; it would be 16 year old Elif Bilgin because she would make all the difference in the world considering the decrease in oil is major problem right now. 

Check out this link https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/2013/ and vote today!



                                                                                                                        - Anthony Chesser

Internship


                                             Internship

                  This internship has been a great experience, and every second of it has been worthwhile. I got to meet new people and witness new sites. When I first started this internship, I had an idea of what I would be doing, but I never expected to be writing blogs for you people to be reading. This is my first time doing a social media internship and writing blogs is actually kind of cool because I get to share my opinions with you all, and I get to talk about my interest, and experiences, and it's just really great to be able to do that. This internship has built my knowledge on things such as creating codes for a website, getting information on certain subjects such as lowland gorillas, and their habitats. All I can say is that its been great working with my coworker, and supervisors, and its been a worthwhile experience!


                                                                                            - Anthony Chesser

Codecademy


                                          Codecademy

              Codecademy teaches you different types of codes that would help you educate yourself and open up knowledge in you. Codecademy teaches you how to build your own website. The best part: it's FREE! It teaches you to put images in a website you're creating and even teaches you how to attach a link to an image. You can also learn how to change the font size, color, how to bold certain words of your choosing. Wait there's more, you can make paragraphs with a simple code <p> and you can create a heading that would be the most visible and stands out the most. Also, you don't always have to create an organized list, why not just create an unorganized list with just a simple <ul>. I know it sounds difficult to understand but try it out for yourself and see what happens. 

              Throughout my experience with Codecademy, I've learned many codes that were actually a challenge to learn sometimes. Codecademy really brings out your knowledge because in memorization is the main key but it also teaches you one important lesson. Before getting to that lesson, ask yourself, would you rather sit home doing nothing or challenge yourself and learn something new that can most likely benefit you in the future? Well there's one thing you should know before starting Codecademy: Always! Always! Read instructions and you'll do great.

                    
                                                                                                          - Anthony Chesser

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Gorilla Habitat


                                          Gorilla Habitat

                Lowland Gorillas usually live in heavy rain forest habitats. They are able to climb trees but are usually found on the ground in communities of up to 30. To experience how it feels to be in a habitat that gorillas often live in, check out the BZ Congo. Its really lifelike because the trees and plants that you think are real can surprise you because they are actually fake. Well most of the trees and plants are fake but at least some are real. To be honest though; you wouldn't even know the difference. The Congo is a great part of the BZ to visit and is the greatest lifelike experience. Don't miss out!


Friday, August 23, 2013

  

                                                Tigers

     Tigers are my favorite animals because of the following                    reasons:                                                                             
  • Their color
  • They can pull up to 300 pounds or more
  • They are about 8 feet tall when they stand on two feet
  • They can look cute when they are cubs, but they grow up to be deadly predators
  • They are great swimmers
  • Some species are muscular such as Siberian Tigers                                     

     Hey Look 
                Its
                  A
                   Tiger!
                


    Hey Don't Turn
       Your Back
         On Me!







          -Anthony Chesser

My Mentor


                                            My Mentor

                   Me and my mentor Chris MacKay have been getting along well. Chris MacKay is a Digital learning Coordinator, and I bet he is good at what he does considering he's always packed with work. We've talked about our personal lives, and I think that was the source of what started a trustworthy bond between us. When I had questions, he'd always answer them the best he could and that really benefited me because I had someone and still have someone to ask for advice and opinions about certain subjects such as college, etc. Overall, my mentor and I interact really well, and he is a awesome mentor. If your ever interested in digital coordination then I recommend you get in touch with this guy! 

             If you want to have a good relationship with your mentor, my advice would be to remember to reply to their emails. It is very important that you do so because if you don't, then it would probably make it seem like you're not really interested in trying to interact with your mentor. Also always be respectful and learn to trust one another because that is the main source of creating a strong bond between you two. Thank you!

                                                                      - Anthony Chesser