Almost mid-way through the Educational Technology course (the impetus for this blog, but not necessarily the reason for its continuation), I wrote a post about my idealized future classroom as I had imagined it before undertaking studies at Nazareth College. The technologies and the attendant uses of and ideas related to technology as a learning tool that we explored in the Ed Tech course were a sea-change for me and I consequently reimagined my ideal future classroom.
For my current coursework, we were asked to read Jonathan Safran Foer’s How Not To Be Alone and I was – and still am – moved by the author’s words (both reflected in the ideas behind the words and his prose). I’ll not vitiate either Foer’s ideas or words with my own, but merely direct you to the article. Read it. The read it again, slowly. It’s about balance, about our shared humanity and remaining human, and about the place of emotions and connection in our digitally technological world; and it’s an important read.