Sunday, June 23, 2013

Am I Becoming a Digital Luddite?

So I have spent some time working on this blog today. I needed to add a page for workshop information since I don't want to continue using random Google Docs for that purpose. It is surprising how much time I waste trying to find stuff I made because I am too lazy to organize it.

I updated my About Me information on my class blog, Mr. C's Class Blog, and then copied/pasted it in a new page here. It seems like I just updated it but I still had lots to add. I also added My Teaching Manifesto to this blog since this is where I plan on keeping all my professional stuff.

As I see all the digital tools that are being used (and I found a bunch of new ones from my research for my session Friday at the Joplin Technology Summit on useful digital tools) I keep thinking there is just too much new stuff. I used to be able to keep up with the new tools. Of course it wasn't too long ago a new digital tool only came out every month or two. It seems like there are new ones weekly, if not daily, now.

Do teachers who are new to online digital tools have the advantage of no online baggage? Will my inability to move from platform to platform hold me back? Am I becoming a Digital Luddite?

(By the way, I didn't originate the phrase digital luddite, but I was unaware it was 'a thing' before I used it. Ain't Google searches grand!)