Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is an american drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and based on a true and untold story. The movie is based on the non-fiction book “Hidden Figures” and is about three african-american women mathematicians and their role at NASA during the US space program in the 1960s. John Glenn (1921-2016) was an american…

Gender inequality and lack of education in the developing world

There are many reasons for why people don’t get the education they need. Many simply just don’t have the opportunity due to poverty or other similar reason, and some, especially woman, dont have the opportunity due to gender inequality. Lack of education on the developing world today is a serious issue because it arises a…

Gran Torino

We recently watched the movie Gran Torino. It was directed by Clint Eastwood who also starred as the lead role in the movie. Gran Torino is about a disgruntled Korean war veteran who lives in a neighborhood with poor Asian immigrants. The neighborhood is troubled with gang violence . He develops a relationship with the son…

Fake news

  Most people find their information and news on the internet through different websites. But how do you know if the news are reliable and true? How can you recognize fake news? It is important to know what to look for when you are reading an article so you will recognize it if the article…

The Joy Luck Club and The White Tiger

In class today, we were given the task to choose between two books and read it. The books are written by two different authors with different backgrounds, Amy Tan and Aravind Adiga. We have written about the authors and their books, and chosen which one to read based on our research on both of them….

Kiva

Kiva was founded in 2005 and is an international nonprofit with a mission to connect people through lending to prevent poverty. Kiva is headquartered in San Francisco and has borrowers located in more than 80 countries and 5 continents. By lending $25 on Kiva, you can help a borrower start a business or go to…

Dear President Donald Trump

Dear President Donald Trump The world today stands before a huge problem we all wish hadn’t been there in the first place but which is now so big that we can’t avoid it anymore. Climate change is now the single greatest threat to a sustainable future? Why is that? Cities are being destroyed by industrial pollution,…

Media influence on the U.S election

The U.S. election is coming to an end and we are soon going to see who will  be the next president of the united states of america. In this blogpost, i am going to compare how the two candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, has been portrayed in media. Has it affected the outcome of…

IPN Conference

Sandvika High School is one of the best schools in the Bærum municipality, as also one of the most open for technology institutions. Block scheduled timetables, digital books and using laptops in class is nothing unusual for students here. Despite such a big role of high tech in our learning, Sandvika manages to be a very successful place, where international collaboration is, one can say, an everyday matter. Therefore, my international english class is planning to attend the the International education business Partnership Network (IPN) in Lillestrøm, Norway. On Friday the 16th of September, some of my classmates are going to present how the global classroom works and what the idea of technology in school is. The point of this conference is to develop ICT as a tool for international Collaboration. Below, is a short description of the other speakers at the conference. Ellen Therese Rasmussen is one of the speakers joining us at the IPN conference. She is from a company called Union consult which is an engineering office working with counseling. Rasmussen is…

Global challenges

The issue of global warming and climate change is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing. We recently watched Al Gores ted talk about climate change from 2008, where he talks about how we need to take action and that it may even be worse than what we have predicted. He presents different…