Thursday 2 March 2017

5 Stages of Technology Adoption

Schools across the globe are going through a growth spurt of sorts, which is both painful and unavoidable. I'm talking, of course, about technology integration. Maybe your class is using a COW (Computer on Wheels) cart once a week or maybe every student in your school is suddenly holding an iPad and administrators are throwing around the dreaded phrase "going paperless." Whatever the level of technology integration, we all seem to be in some state of transition toward new technology at any given time. The painful truth, though, is that no matter how many professional development sessions we receive or how many tools we are given, many adults struggle to adapt to new technology. We approach the new school year fully aware that our students will hack the media and turn it to their own deviant uses before we as teachers even learn to turn the device on. The solution to this problem is simple. It's time to take a page from our students' playbook. We need to jump quickly over the hurdles of trepidation, fear, and distrust, in order to come out ahead in the technology race.

Beat the Fear of New Technology

Not unlike the 5 Stages of Loss and Grief, all people (not just adults) go through a series of predictable reactions when confronted with new technology. Knowing that these stages are the same for everyone and that it's not just you against the world, you can start to move through the stages more quickly. You can learn to follow the lead of your students and turn fear into excitement and ultimately, acceptance.[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=160133[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=160133%23Comments[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=172216[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=172216%23Comments[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=177112[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=177112%23Comments[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=177113[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=177113%23Comments[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=31[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=31%23Comments[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=3109[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=3109%23Comments[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=3171[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=3171%23Comments[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=4783[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=4783%23Comments[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=4870[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=4870%23Comments[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=8783[pointer]=0&tx_eeblog[showUid]=8783%23Comments

Why Traveling Makes Us More Creative

Traveling is a wonderful hobby for millions of people across the globe. This also provides various advantages to people. Here's why traveling is important. The ability to move around from one place to the other place is the main virtue one can ever have. All humans and animals have been secured with this ability, but humans are always a step forward. We humans being, have an extraordinary virtue of seeing, experiencing and learning from it, and this is exactly what makes our traveling more satisfying and enriching.

A person who went on a long-distance journey returned home after some years. Till then, his family had either no or very little information regarding his situation and well-being. In some thrilling cases, a person would never return. In despite of all these barriers and difficulties, people traveled; not always because they needed to, but many times, also because they loved to. And why not? Traveling not only takes us to distant lands and explains us with various people, but this also removes the dullness of our lives.

This is certainly very unlucky that some people feel traveling is a sheer waste of time, energy and money. Some also discovery traveling a very boring activity. However, a good majority of people across the world wish traveling, rather than staying inside the partial spaces of their homes. They love to travel to new places, meet new people, as well as see things that they would not find in their homelands. This is a very common attitude that has made tourism, one of the most money-making, commercial sectors in the world.

People travel for different reasons. Some travel for work, others for fun, and some for finding mental peace. Though every person may have his/her own reason to go on a traveling, this is significant to note that traveling, in itself, has some inherent rewards. For one, for some days getting away from everyday routine is a pleasant change. This not only refreshes one's body, but also mind and soul. Traveling to a distant place and doing fantastic things that are not thought of otherwise, can refresh a person, who then returns home, ready to take on new and more problematic challenges in life and work. This makes a person forget his worries, problems, preventions, and fears, albeit for some time. This offer him a chance to think wisely and usefully. Traveling also helps to heal; this can mend a broken heart.