Do you remember back in the early 2000’s where chat rooms were the cool thing and being computer savvy meant you were able to change the colors on your screen name? Well, that was me. Key word: WAS. I think it was right around the mass hysteria of Y2K that my technological skills stopped developing.
I can use my smartphone to scroll through Instagram and Facebook, create PowerPoints with animated slide transitions, but that is about it.
It’s not that I’m averse to technology, but I feel like unless coding and blogging and stuff like that is something I will be using on a daily basis, then why would I need to know how to do it? Yes, yes, I agree with the argument that it is necessary as a teacher to know these things (“You can’t drive the car if you don’t know the way”), but the pace at which technology moves is just so overwhelmingly fast. Now I’m hearing that teens these days don’t even use Facebook because “it’s for old people”?! Am I, at the tender age of twenty-nine, now considered old because I still diligently use Facebook as a primary means of communication? Side note: I have never, probably will never, have Snap Chat. I see Apple products in most of the schools that I have done practicums in, does anyone use Microsoft anymore? Has it gone the way of Oregon Trail and All The Right Type?
…..I’m really surprised I was able to do successfully insert an image AND give proper credit. There is still hope for me yet!
Anyway, check out my twitter, which I use for school quite often. Twitterverse is still a new concept to me and I mostly use it to check up on how far Donald Trump has his foot in his mouth on any given day. I am a loud and proud YNTEP student so you will see some of my tweets from courses past about oppression, lesson planning, backwards unit design (ack!), and so on: My Twitter Account.
I have learned how to do two new things in this post. Progress!
Up next…adventures in RSS feeds.