I put a question mark at the end of my post because I think it is a personal opinion when it comes to that question. Yes, I agree with what the Simplifying the Internet article and the TED Talk video had to say. The internet could be very bad if you let it consume your life. On the other hand I think that we can learn so much by it even if it’s on social media. I’m going to use this class as an example, we learned how to expand our Personal Learning Networks through social media such as Twitter and blogs. The most important thing is to use the Internet for “good.” I think it becomes an issue when all of your attention and focus is on the Internet or programs that the it contains. I do use the internet probably more than I should, but I bet you I learn at least one new thing a day because of it. The biggest thing to remember is using certain programs or sites at appropriate times. I know when I am with my family or at the dinner table it is not the time to be on my phone or computer.
Like the picture above, this becomes a problem for a lot of people, even if they don’t think so. I feel like I am one of those people. Oops. What I have learned is that all of these sites and online tools can be so beneficial to me, especially being in the education field. There are so many tools that can be used and shared with my students. In the article, he says that you should not be on Pinterest and to cut it out. I not only find many great ideas for my personal life, but a whole plethora of ideas about education and me as a future teacher, or for my future classroom. Unfortunately, I am one of those people that could probably not cut Internet out of my life for a year. That sounds really bad but I use it everyday and it benefits me in many ways! I think what I could work on is limiting my social media accounts, how often I am on them, and only at appropriate times. This site explains some of the pros and cons of Internet. Pros & Cons of Internet