I remember clearly attending my LIU Post open house for when I was thinking about joining the HHH/ LIU Educational Technology Masters Program Cohort. I remember how excited I was leaving the board room of the Central Office building of Half Hollow Hills School District. Technology has excited me since my dad brought home that Apple IIc in the 1980s and it still does immensely. However, there gets a point where we all get overwhelmed by even the things we love the most. So what has changed in the past year or so since I decided on applying to the cohort and getting another Masters in Educational Technology? Well, I've learned a lot about it! And, beyond that, I am constantly reflecting on its use.
I've realized recently that I use so many pieces of technological bits, that I may need a bit of streamlining for my sanity at work. As much as I like to find the best tool for the job, should that always be done if you need to use a new tool when an old one can be used "almost" as well but makes your life a little easier because you have one less login or one less thing to remember? Just remembering all of the tools is hard enough (oh but wait, isn't there another tool to help you remember all of your tools?) and then you have to remember how to use all of those tools....it's exhausting!! But I do have admit, it's fun too!
There also gets a point when typing up your working and putting things in an app just doesn't work as well as doing the low-tech version (aka writing it down). Remember to think about the "why" and not just the tech. Tech should be used to help your life not to impede it!!