I am trying this new “loose” form of blogging. First of all, I am still not convinced that blogging is really important in my life. I went into this class expecting to write papers, so this class has come as a complete surprise to me. I understand that we are doing writing via blogging at this point, but I just don’t see the point. Not to say that it is not a useful form of communication in a world that is inundated with technology, but I just don’t see myself using it outside of classes that I am forced. Also, I have managed to avoid twitter for a very long time and I am not all that excited about using it just for a class. I mean the point is, I will ultimately do what ever is required for class, but I just am going to act like a child right now and say, “I don’t wanna!”
On that note, I am not trying to say that technology is not important and that it is not in the classroom. Technology is everywhere, I should know. I mean it takes me three times longer to do my homework than it should because of Pinterest and Facebook. I have a friend that brings her iPad to class and spends the whole time messaging and and looking at her Facebook and it is really distracting to me so I am sure it is distracting to others in the class. However, teachers are finding a way to harness that technology and use it for good too. Many teachers have found websites that they can use for review sessions that require the students to text in their answers.
I can see how teachers can find technology useful in the classroom, but for me I just find it distracting at this point in my life.