In todays post I would like to write something about how technology affects my learning and everyday life. Both in school and at home it’s impossible to function without some kind of help of a mobile phone, laptop or tv. Usually these devices are related with something negative and time-wasting, but nowadays technology is not only used for entertainment.
I have to admit that in Sandvika Secondary School technology is a very important aspect and it is quite well developed. The very fact that instead of paper books we learn from digital books is already a big step ahead all the other schools. If I was told to describe how this works, I would say that first of all I am surprisingly pleased by it. The most important thing about digital books is that we don’t have to carry all the needed paperback to school everyday, because honestly said that would be a nightmare. The laptop itself weighs quite a lot and takes up a lot of space in my bag, which would be troublesome.
the girls in my class!
We use laptops every lesson to take notes in an app called OneNote, which in my opinion is a very good place to write down the most important facts from the lesson. In addition we can download the books onto our desktop, so that we don’t even need access to the internet to flip through the current topics. This makes our lives so much easier! The good thing is that we can also mark important sentences and statements in the book, by saving a bookmark in that place. In that way we can afterwards easily go back to where we finished before.
Powerpoint presentations are also a good form of teaching, and that is exactly what my school uses. This form of technology helps us take a break of keeping up with what the teacher is saying, and lets us focus on the general facts that are being shown by the projector on the board.
I think that technology is becoming more and more useful in our school and work lives, and it doesn’t do anything other that even more expanding our knowledge . I am happy that this is how I have started learning in high school.