Technologically Challeneged

As I sit here writing this blog, I want to scream and throw my computer against the wall! sometimes it is difficult to get things done because technology can be so temperamental. Everyone uses technology for a reason and has things that they need to get done. They have a plan of attack and get ready to get work done and BAM! technology has a mind of its own. 

We were supposed to be able to sit and fill out course evaluations and then work on our portfolios and then my computer said hey that is not going to happen. My mouse isn’t working and I have to click on things about 1,000 times for it to even open. Even though this is really annoying and aggravating, I feel like times like these make you stay on your toes and makes you roll with the punches.

I had to be on my toes for the story book because I was working with windows movie player and then all of a sudden it stopped working. I ended up having to teach myself how to use imovie and it ended up working out very well!! Guess maybe I should thank technology then? haha 

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Iphones

Today, many people rely heavily on technology; sometimes a little too much. I know my parents often are saying “get off your phone”, “why do you text so much”, but I feel dependency on technology is being seen more and more with the newer generations. I feel like the older people and older generations do not understand the appeal as much because they did not have it when they were our age. So for them, they feel that it isn’t a necessity because they have already lived without it for so long.

I agree to a point that we are dependent on technology but sometimes I feel that we think too much about the negatives and not so much on the positive. Iphones for example, are very popular; a lot of people have Iphones. I find that they are very very useful in finding things out or getting stuff done. When my friend came up to Buffalo to visit me, I wanted to go out to dinner but I didn’t know where we could go. I talked to the siri feature and asked about the restaurants around me. My phone then was able to give me a whole bunch of options that I didn’t know were around.

Even tough we rely on technology a lot, people need to remember that it does help too! It is not all negative 

 

Task Stream

As an Education Major, you have to make an account on a website called Task Stream. This is a sight that holds a digital portfolio of all the work that you submit. There are classes that we have to take here at Canisius College that you have a common assignment for. This means that no matter what section you are in, you have to do the same assignment. These assignments for education majors go on task stream.

Before, I thought that task stream was the stupidest thing ever. I thought it was very complicated and that it was a waste of time. But with one of my classes this semester I have learned that it is actually a really helpful tool. In my literacy block class, I have to teach two lessons this semester. One on reading and one on writing. With the help of Task Stream, I was able to create a lesson plan really easily. There are a whole bunch of drop boxes and such that make life a lot easier. 

Yay technology 🙂