Why are things always changing?

This is a question I hear echoed through the halls of schools often.  I know change isn’t easy, in fact sometimes it’s downright hard.  With technology change is 100% guaranteed.  In fact if you haven’t experienced a major change in technology in the last year, where have you been hiding?  Software updates, new devices, 3-D printing, and augmented reality are here.  But they may not be here forever.  Its okay to love a program, website, or even a device! Please do!  But don’t be surprised when they change, become a site that charges, or stop being manufactured altogether.  I LOVED Flipcams!  They were great tools.  In fact I will continue to use mine as a classroom media until it takes it’s swan dive into the great beyond, but these handy gadgets are no longer being made.  I can stomp my feet and get angry, or start fishing for the next best thing.  Technology will change; yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily.  If you want to embrace technology integration you must practice flexibility, planning, and willingness to change and roll with changes.  Plan ahead; check out those old URLs (web addresses) you stored/bookmarked last year before you attempt your lesson.  Be flexible; even on your best day with an amazing amount of front end prep a network could go down, a bulb could burn out, or a camera could get broken.  No guarentees… for anything in life and certainly the internet is not any different!  Roll with changes!  Embrace new tools, seek out the latest craze and try it!  you might find that old stop watch and clip board you are hanging onto could be replaced with a new tool that would make life easier for you and your students.


About bulldogtechteach

I am a technology integrator serving in a k-1 and a 2-5 elementary building. I firmly believe in the power of technology to engage students and allow them to create and master their learning.
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