Wearable devices like i-watches are now fitted with heart rate trackers, gyroscopes and accelerometers to help keep the user healthy and physically fit. Do you think more technologies will create a healthy and better society in the near future? Can you reconcile your response with the high level of obesity in American society?

I believe that technologies will try and create a healthy and better society in the near future but, it all depends on the person to do the activity themselves. There are fit bits that help you track your steps for the day and they make it fun by having an app that is connected toContinue reading “Wearable devices like i-watches are now fitted with heart rate trackers, gyroscopes and accelerometers to help keep the user healthy and physically fit. Do you think more technologies will create a healthy and better society in the near future? Can you reconcile your response with the high level of obesity in American society?”

Are digital technologies an extension of ourselves? Why/why not?

Yes, digital technologies are an extension of ourselves because everything we post on social media websites are an extension of ourselves and what we think. We only post things that we are in to and have meaning to or we post things that we are against and may comment on it because it is constantlyContinue reading “Are digital technologies an extension of ourselves? Why/why not?”

Some people think that the digital divide problem should be addressed on a global scale, while others believe it is better to deal with it nationally. Discuss both sides of this issue.

I can see how a digital divide problem should be addressed on a global scale because of outsourcing of jobs. this outsourcing of jobs is when a job starts in one country and then they relocate to another country making more cheap in this one country and leaving another country. In the book it reads,Continue reading “Some people think that the digital divide problem should be addressed on a global scale, while others believe it is better to deal with it nationally. Discuss both sides of this issue.”

Do you think the increase in digital spaces (social media platforms, websites, chat areas, discussion boards, online games, work spaces, classes, conferences, hangouts, email and text messages) has brought people closer together and/or encouraged isolation among people? Explain your position.

I believe it all depends on how a person looks at digital spaces. In some ways I believe that it brings people together by connecting with one another on these digital spaces bringing people closer because they have the same interests, (eg. online games). It also has brought people closer together because through Instagram sharingContinue reading “Do you think the increase in digital spaces (social media platforms, websites, chat areas, discussion boards, online games, work spaces, classes, conferences, hangouts, email and text messages) has brought people closer together and/or encouraged isolation among people? Explain your position.”

In general, was communication clearer and more effective before the advent of social media? If so, in what ways? If not, why not?

Communication was definitely clearer and more effective before the advent of social media because people did not have digital devices in front of their faces distracting them from interacting with the people around them. People were forced back in the day to communicate with each other to avoid awkward silence but, now a days toContinue reading “In general, was communication clearer and more effective before the advent of social media? If so, in what ways? If not, why not?”

What Do You Hope to Learn as a Result of Taking this Class?

Technology has increased tremendously throughout these past couple of decades and it has become a part of not only our outside lives but, through teaching as well. I hope to become a special education teacher and I know that I will need to learn how to use technology and be decent in it because mostContinue reading “What Do You Hope to Learn as a Result of Taking this Class?”

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