My network has changed the way I learn drastically. Going from classrooms with four walls, know I learn with my own four walls and they change daily. The best digital tools for my learning are the computers. I consider it a gateway to the world. When I have a question being a new mom, I go to the world wide web. “I have an app for that!” This is the line of the now and future. I am constantly building my knowledge as well as trial and error. When I have a question regarding schoolwork rather than go to the book, I can “google it.” Today I caught a student googling how to widen a column, yet it was in front of him in his textbook. Are we creating a lazy society? The teenagers are dependent on their technology rather than the “classic” way. We no longer have to memorize phone numbers or address due to our phone does it all.
Julie DeNeen stated it very well. “The question is not- are kids becoming too dependent on technology. The question should be- why is it taking so long for institutions to catch up?” (DeNeen, 2012) It has become a way of life to be digitally literate. When I go the Villages in Lady Lake, FL, where my parents have a house, it is filled with senior citizens. They walk with their smartphones, and tablets, meander through wifi cafes, and have souped up golf carts.
DeNeen, Julie. (2012). Are we teaching kids to be too dependent on technology? InformED. Retrieved from http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/trends/are-we-teaching-kids-to-be-too-dependent-on-technology/
This is a great video.