September 17, 2014
Living While Distracted
Digital classroom tools like computers, tablets and smartphones offer exciting opportunities to deepen learning through creativity, collaboration and connection, but those very devices can also be very distracting. I think that a lot of people are so addicted to their technology and often get so distracted. Most people now days cannot stay away from their phones for more than five minutes. Some would drive all the way back home from work or school if they leave their phone at home. Technology is really useful when it comes to educational proposes such as doing a research or home work but technology could also be very harmful, like when people text and drive.
Let’s start with text messages, known as one of the most popular method of communication these days. It is an unavoidable fact that the text message has become a necessary part of our lives. Like with new couples, who are unable to attain an appropriate sense of what their new partner is actually like. These couples often prefer the convenience of texting as a way of getting to know each other, as opposed to talking on the phone or going on dates. What they fail to realize is that, by trying to maintain a relationship mostly through texting and with barely any physical interaction they are truly inhibiting their ability to assess reactions, expressions or feelings shown by the other person. Sadly, these couples usually