Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back on the Grind

Headed back to school today! I hate to say it, but I'm kind of excited. I don't know what it has been about this summer, but any chance I got to sit at home I was bored out of my mind. However, I couldn't find the motivation to get stuff ready for school either. I'm a little sad that there will be some faces missing this year, but I'm also excited for all the new people we have too. It is going to be a good year! 

I couldn't resist sharing this picture with you. My niece Morgan is 16 months and can already work an iPad. She knows which apps to pick. If she messes up, she knows to hit the home button to go back to the home page. She can slide through the different screens to find the apps. While she may not know what they all do or what they are, she knows how to get them to make noises. Its amazing to me the types of technology that kids are growing up with these days. I thought desk tops, having phones hooked up to your car, portable CD players and a VCR in your car was the coolest thing ever. Kids these days have so much more right at their hands. It makes me think how much teaching is going to change. If at 16 months, Morgan can do all of these things, what kind of technology and teaching will I have to do when she is in the 7th grade. It isn't just Morgan either. Kids all around are learning how to use cell phones and iPads before they can even talk.  Times are changing!

1 comment:

  1. I almost wish I was going back to school as a teacher...I've been helping my mom with her classroom and it is so fun! I'm shallow. I know.