Blog #3 The Power of Technology

Blog #3
This blog is a reflection of the video posted below. It was put out by Microsoft and it certainly makes you think.

Watch this video. What are your thoughts??

Tech Coach Response #1
I am truly amazed at what we are able to do with technology in today’s world. Technology today was only dreamed of when I was growing up. We did not have mobile devices and almost everything was somehow connected to an outlet. One thing is for sure, you don’t have to go to the library or the computer lab to get work done. Work can happen from anywhere and any place. I do believe we need to remember the power that technology has and not let it take power over us.  We need to be mindful of how we use it, remember that anything can be tracked and traced and use it to do good.
  Currently, as a teacher, I have found the good that technology can do.  With my students, I have been able to connect them with classes all around the world. As a professional, I have been able to connect with other educators all around the world. Both of these examples would not have been possible when I was growing up.
  This video is a great reminder to stretch ourselves and embrace the power of technology to reach our greatest potential.

Tech Coach Response #2

Wow, the technology that we planned for in the 80’s is actually here. What we imagined is now possible. When Common pointed that out, I realized how different school is today than when I was in school. Things we only imagined then, I am working with today.  I wonder if I was a student today, would I appreciate the technology we have in our schools or would I take it for granted? Did I seize the opportunities I had in grade school and high school, or did I just go along and take classes as I was told? I can’t really answer those questions but I can think of what Common said at the end, “what am I going to do with the technology I have in my hands now?”  It is not about the technology, but what we will do with it. What will you do with it?


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