Linking People Together

Does technology link people together?

I believe Wesch’s statement is becoming more and more plausible everyday. New technology and programs are being developed every week on the web for people to put themselves out there and form relationships while being able to stay connected. YouTube was the very first tool created for people to post their own videos for the rest of the world to view. https://www.youtube.com/ Yes, relationships have and continue to form as people post videos for the world to relate to or simply find entertaining.

The internet has now developed numerous tools and different ways for society to keep in touch while forming new relationships. I believe it is my job as an educator to teach my students how to use technology in a positive way that might benefit themselves socially and academically. As new tools are forming for ways to communicate with people around the world, it is also my duty to teach my students about internet safety and why it is important. Using the internet to form relationships is not necessarily a bad idea but taking the proper steps to ensure safety is top priority.

 

 

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  1. I agree with your statement- “I believe it is my job as an educator to teach my students how to use technology in a positive way that might benefit themselves socially and academically.” Technology can be beneficial for many things, as long as it is used right. It is up to us as teachers to ensure students are aware of this.

    Also, just a reminder that you could hyperlink YouTube into your blog post instead of adding in the link 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi Jade!

    I agree with your philosophy of having technology being used as a positive! I think that we as teachers have a duty in this current generation to make sure we use technology as a positive!

    Like

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