Today, I viewed the video "Connected, but alone?" by Sherry Turkle. After viewing the video I was asked these three questions:
The first question I had to answer yes. I think that communication and technology can be a great thing together as long as it is controlled. I spend a large portion of the day sending and receiving emails, texting busy loved ones, and attending classes online. LMS has given me wonderful opportunities that I would not have had otherwise.
The second question I also had to answer yes. I currently teach in a face-to-face setting, and yet many assignments are done on the computer. I am can make corrections to student work, give class announcements, and monitor student progress in real time. This form of classroom and communication also allows me to keep parents in the loop at all times.
The third question, I also said yes. Communication and technology will continue to grow. In the past few years we have started reviewing with games like Kahoot.it, and reminding students of events and test through Remind101. I can only imagine what the future holds.
My name is Kris Martinez and I blog about learning public safety.