The GPS – I have lived over eighty-five percent of my life without a navigation system. I am completely sense-of-direction impaired and will get lost driving around the block. Even worse, I can’t read a map. If you don’t believe me, I invite you to read my teacher's report card comments back from my elementary school days! So how did I ever manage to get where I was going without a GPS?
An Interactive White Board– I have been teaching for 14 years and just got my own Smart Board last week. One short week and it feels like teaching without one is totally Flinstones. At the touch of my fingers, my students have immediate access to ANYTHING! Want to see the countries bordering India? Click on a map. Need a game to practice cross multiplication of fractions? Go to Smart Board Lesson exchange. Millions of people have been there, done that and made it accessible for one and all….FOR FREE!
|The Princess telephone was introduced by the Bell System in 1959.|
As much as we bemoan the losing face-to-face and ear-to-ear communication because of iPhones, Facebook, Instagram, and text messaging, I will be the first to admit:
I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY!
What about you? What can't you live without?