18 February, 2011

Week in Review for 17/02/11

The 25th of January is Police day in Egypt or more known as Protesting Day.
On that day we had no school and that was when Egypt’s youth rose up with their decisions for their country's benefit.

They wanted all Egypt’s leaders to step down from their posts and one of these people was the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

Since the 25th till now (Feb. 2) protesters are still in central Cairo, Tahrir sq. and do not seem to give up, Police seems to have switched their targets to the opposite, from protect to attack. Also one of the government’s decisions was to cut off all devices used for keeping contact all over Egypt which are mobile phones and internet. This caused the protesters to mistrust the police in handling any other situation and it has built a wall between the police and the people.

The 8th of February was the first day for our class to have a live sessions on Vyew.com. Other people and I thought it was quite fun, for some people it was better than spending 6 hours at school. We worked on fractions decimals and percent in math, in English we worked on journalistic writing and recounts and our homework was to create an article about what happened recently in Egypt. In inquiry, we worked on forces and how a ladder can slide off a roof of a car if it is not stabilized because of the forces acting on it like gravity and inertia.

Thanks Z! Glad to see you are alright!


  1. Hi, my name is Shaska Crabtree and I am a student at the University of South Alabama in Dr. Strange's EDM310 class. I really enjoyed reading your blog today. I thought it was interesting to see your point of view of everything that is going on in Egypt. I was personally unaware that the the government made the decision to cut off all devices used for keeping in contact. Has that decision been changed or is it still in place? I also think it is an interesting idea that you can have your classes on Vyew.com. It sounds like you enjoy what you are doing in your classes. I wish you the best of luck in school. If you would like you can visit my blog page. Thank you for your post.

  2. Anonymous6/4/11 17:23

    Hello Shaska how are you? i just wanted to say that the mobile networks and internet are back because the people kept protesting until the government was too worried to keep the networks cut. i will visit your blog in the afternoon then i will what i think of it.


  3. I am happy to here that the mobile networks and internet are back. I hope all is going well for you and good luck with all of your schooling.

  4. ZM,

    I am from Dr. Strange's EDM class at the University of South Alabama. I have also been following the story in Egypt and have found it very interesting. I did not know about the cut off from mobile devices; however, I find that pretty intense.
    I think it's very neat that you have live sessions for class. I would have loved that when I was in grade school. It seems like you are very technologically savvy. Keep up the good work!