COETAIL – Course 2 Week 5

Firstly a big thank you to Google for celebrating their successes with this video clip of personal back-slapping…no mention of Google Wave though!!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTBShTwCnD4?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

Some pages worth visiting-

The World Wide Web is a connected community that has been growing exponentially since its first formation.  Being connected is now not an option – it is a requirement.  From paying your bills, reading the over night sports results from around the world and from being in your Grade 3 class, people=s lives  have changed because of the development of connectedness.  Google Maps allow us to find a cafe nearby, Jorudan, helps us plan our travel around Japan there are many Apps that have made our lives more convenient.

However, has the convenience of connectivity made us just a little lazy?  Has it made our minds and brains just a little bit more mushy?  Or has it indeed opened a different route of acquiring information from our minds.  I like to think that this connectivity convenience has indeed inspired us to reflect and think more on how we acquire information.  As a race, we are not making ourselves more lazy.  We are developing tools just like they did thousands of years ago, but instead of shovels and wheels, we are creating connections.

One thought on “COETAIL – Course 2 Week 5

  1. I think living in a different country can really compound our reliance on these tools. Since I’m relatively new to international schools, I find it difficult to think about living somewhere else without the benefit of Skype, Google maps & translate, email, Facebook, etc.

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