BEING A TEACHER....

BEING A TEACHER IS A DIFFICULT TASK NOWADAYS, SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW THIS PIECE OF ADVICE BY BRUCE LEE:

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

miércoles, 26 de diciembre de 2018

Buttons and keys, part of our digital world!!!

 

Yes, we are always pressing buttons to change TV channels, to switch on your computer, to dial a phone number... or keys to write on your computer, to play the piano... so our fingers are essential!!!!


However, let's go back to square one. Buttons were once used to fasten your coat before the invention of zips. By the way, do you know the meaning of the verb 'to fasten'? With which other expression is this verb very common? so let's start by something as simple as sewing a button, which not everybody knows how to do it.

 

How to sew on a button - it really is this simple (The Guardian)


So, here are some articles related to the issue:

 

However, nowadays we have gone a bit further on and instead of pressing/pushing buttons we touch screens:

Why touch screens push our buttons (The Independent)

 

Here's a listening exercise to do: Why we press buttons (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

 

A final article for you to read:

What is The Button? And will it ever not be pressed? (The Guardian)

 

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  2. At the beggining, buttons were used to fasten or close shirts and coats. Now we still using buttons to fasten clothes, but we also use buttons to do almost every thing we do, from change the TV channel to play an instrument. Nowadays there are buttons everywhere which do many things, but there are also buttons that don't do anything. This buttons, called "placebo buttons" don't do anything, but we press them because we believe we can control some machines, like lifts or traffic lights. In the case of lifts, the placebo button often is the button that open and close the doors of the lift. Thus button only works if the lift's door is closing, but we press it even when the lift's door is open.

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  3. A button is a piece whose objective is to be pressed and can have several meanings and functions, such as the button of a mobile to contact a mission or an order the button of a shirt whose goal is to fasten and unbutton and even the button of a hotel whose mission is to facilitate the luggage of a client to his room, the button of an elevator to be able to raise or lower a person.

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  6. A button is a part of an object that has the function of doing an action. There are buttons in practically everything, there are buttons to control the TV, gamepads, keyboards, or even in microwaves or in washing machines. Yes, these are things you use every day, but you have never stopped to think in the number of buttons that one of them can contain, or in the way they make your life easier. There are buttons of many different forms, circle buttoms, small buttoms, big buttoms, etc, but all of them make the same function. This little invention is really useful, because if it wasn´t there, you would have to plug the microwave´s wire to electricity and unplug it when you finish using it, instead, pressing buttons you can make your microwave work or stop. Buttons are really useful invenctions!

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  7. Buttons serve to fasten and close and in some cases to decorate the shirt or coat, buttons are also present in TV remote controls so that you turn the TV on and off or you change channels, to raise and lower the volume ... Although we do not realize it. We use buttons very often, as for example when you play the game the control is made up of buttons, in an elevator we also press buttons, when we play an instrument, such as the clarinet, we are playing several buttons.
    Our fingers press many buttons every day although we do not realize it.
    The buttons have 2 functions:
    - They serve to fasten and close almost all garments, and in some cases ornaments.
    -In electrical devices if we press them ,they can perform various functions.

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  8. the word "button" have got a lot of definitions, a button can be an object to decorate clothes or an
    object to operate something in some machine for example the button of the microwave, TV control...
    the buttons are not a physical objet also can be digital for example the buttons in your phone.
    definitely buttons are a simple but very usseful objets also they are in a lot of everyday objets for example computers, microwave, washing machine, and others

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  9. A button is a part of an object that has the function of doing an action. There are buttons in practically everything, there are buttons to control the TV, gamepads, keyboards, or even in microwaves or in washing machines. Yes, these are things you use every day, but you have never stopped to think in the number of buttons that one of them can contain, or in the way they make your life.
    The buttons hace two functions:
    -They serve to faster and close almost all garments, and In some cases ornaments.
    -In electrical devices if we press them, they can perform various functions.

    Natalia López 3ºA

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  10. The world button has got many meanings. One of them is for the shirts. Some are only to decorate while it's more normal for them to be to hook up shirts. While also there are electrics buttons. When you press them they receive information and they execute it. As well in this definitions there are buttons that don't serve much. For example, the buttons in the traffics lights don't usually work. Or in some clocks there are four buttons but one of them is for decorate. Other example are the elevators. There's a button to open the door when it are closing but the people press it for close the door because they believe that is for close it.

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  11. We are every day pressing a button either the command, the computer keys or the mobile.
    Our fingers are working and pressing many buttons every day, most using to write in social networks, play the console or play an instrument such as the piano or the clarinet.
    Most people do not even know what a button really means.
    A button is a round object that can be made of different materials and can have infinite colors that are sewn to the clothes and serves to fasten the garments through a buttonhole.
    Most people do not even know how to sew a button to a shirt that is really easy.

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  12. Today we use buttons for many things, although we may not realize it.

    We use them in washing machines, televisions, cars, cell phones, etc.
    All these things take advantage of the buttons to increase or decrease the volume, turn the washing machine or the car on or off, etc.

    We practically use the buttons for everything.
    Also one of the things we use buttons for the most are t-shirts, coats, jackets, etc.
    Its function is to fasten the shirt, coat or whatever so that it remains open although it can also serve as a decoration utensil.


    Salvador Pretel

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