Monday, February 23, 2009

The Day Without Technology...

I am certain at this point that the very thought of being separated from your ______(pick tech of choice and insert) totally freaks some of you out while for others, this will be a piece of cake. To be honest, as a 21st Century man, I find The Day Without Technology totally annoying. I love tech, pure and simple. Take for example the use of this particular site. When I use it, I feel empowered, juiced up and ready to rumble. I know on one hand that people will come to the site and see the work and know that I am more than capable of handling myself when it comes to using and adapting new technology to the classroom. It's an ego stroke. On the other hand, I also know the joy that I find when I do things that are technical, but not technological; like playing music with my kids or writing a really good short story. It's a technical feat, but one that can be accomplished without the use of buttons or a computer.
In spite of the annoyance, I really do believe that Ray (Bradbury) was right all along. That in order to grow we need good soil(books), sunshine(friends/family), and water(Love). The Day Without Technology is just that, a conviently placed excuse to get unplugged from the stuff around us and a means to get back to what we need, each other and no time limit. Plan your day in advanced, work out where to go and who to see and what to do. Most important, take notes on everythting that transpires and then REFLECT...!


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