Technology is here to stay and it just keeps getting better and smarter. We can stay in the dark ages and fall behind the times, we can worry and fret about the bad uses of technology, or we can educate our children (and ourselves) and use technology!
I could not see the advantage of having a “smart phone” and was content to keep using my old cell phone. I have a computer at home, I teach from home and I stay at home quite a bit, so why not just use my computer for all my internet needs? But my children and friends told me once I bought a smart phone, I would immediately see the advantage and wonder how I got along without it.
They were right! I LOVE my smart phone and use it all the time, especially to stay in touch with family and friends. But I also use it when I teach piano and music classes.
I especially LOVE to use my phone when I’m around my grandchildren. I take way too many photos and videos of them, but it’s so easy to delete the ones I don’t want, and it’s so fun to utilize the ones I do want.
Not only is the camera fun to use on a cell phone, but I love using the video recorder and voice recorder.
Here are some ways I’ve taken technology and used it to enhance my fun–yes my fun! [Continue reading]