Wednesday, May 14, 2014

When thinking about Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics it makes me think of how important this career cluster is to our economy. In what way do you think the cluster contributes to/effects our nation's economy? Please describe your two careers in this cluster first. How do you think each of your two careers in this cluster contribute to/effect our nation's economy? How does this cluster contribute to/effect the other clusters you have completed research in?

my two careers in this cluster are  motorboat operator and bike repairer. a motorboat operator is very important because boats are used for a lot of things. boats are used to transport people, food, clothing, toys and almost everything. with out boats it would take a lot longer to get things shipped. when things are shipped by air they can get there quicker but are not transported in the bigger loads. i think that is a very big impact on the economy because we are always in need of giant orders of food, clothes or something else that is very  important and if we can not get that much over here then we would be out of luck.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Recently I have been asking my students to make connections between their personal lives/chosen careers and those careers they choose to research in class. I ask them to to think about how semi-random research can be tied to meaning for them, personally. This week, among other things, we have researched two careers in the Government and Public Administration cluster. I would like to know why students chose to research the careers they did and how they "connect" to their own chosen career. 

A mapping technician could relate to a farmer because they would most likely need to know what their property lines and where their animals might be. If they didn't have tracking systems then they wouldnt be able to tell where their animals were easy.