Session 2.1: Rahaf Harfoush #1
Be mindful of how you use technology.
We live in an era of constant distraction due to digital social norms that impede our focus and ability to be creative. “We have to be very careful about the tools we bring into the workplace, because some of the most innovative tools can actually get in the way of innovation,” says Rahaf.
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9/21/2020 11:43:45 am
I use technology almost constantly in the workplace, especially today. In order to develop tools for teachers and to connect with others, technology is essential. Typically, I would say that this use of technology has expanded my interaction with others in a positive way. This summer, I worked with a team to utilize technology to innovate on work we normally did in person. It has been an exciting and challenging time.
9/21/2020 02:52:53 pm
Our program had to make some big changes in technology when we began working remotely. Most of these changes ended up being great things, we realized we can continue offering different things and have different ways to fulfill students needs.
9/23/2020 06:55:58 am
I love your comment here about the flexibility of technology when it comes to the fulfillment of student needs that is balance by "how much technology is too much technology?"
9/22/2020 07:07:41 am
My job is based around different technology so I use it every day, but one way it has hindered my personal life is putting my work email on my phone.
9/23/2020 06:58:42 am
Couldn't agree more on your first comment. The work email on the phone is an incredible temptation. It's hard to ever escape to recharge my batteries if I'm constantly 'on'.
9/22/2020 09:01:24 am
This topic is an interesting one for me. I grew up in an age where my 1st grade class was the first to get computers in the classroom. They were one piece consoles from Radio Shack called Tandy One's. We have come a long way since then and I see how technology has interfered in our lives both in good and bad ways. For instance, everything you ever want to know is at your finger tips, but EVERYTHING you want or don't want to know is at your finger tips. How many times do we go out to eat and there is an entire family each sitting there on their phones and not connecting. How distracting is this? Relationships are fostered through this technology wall. I remember my oldest son asking a girl in his class out over a text and then breaking up with her over Facebook. How long can we go without being connected? I have focused on making it a point to leave my phone on the counter unless it rings on the weekends and when on vacation. Since I have made this my focus, I have connected with my family and they appreciate it for sure.
9/23/2020 07:02:13 am
Joe, nice comment here! Sounds like you've got the perspective of growing up 'with' technology, but not 'in' it. So you've maintained the ability to see its effects on people and families.
9/23/2020 07:09:59 am
Joe, an excellent historic perspective...and I don't believe you're alone here.
9/23/2020 10:07:32 am
1. I am in school, not the workplace, but I use technology a great deal. I use it to communicate with my teachers, complete assignments, and communicate with my peers in various clubs.
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