We recently had a power outage at school and were without electricity for a couple hours. Our school is a 1:1 school (every student has a device – iPad, chrome book, or mac book) and most of what we do is online. Needless to say, the students did not know what to do with themselves without their laptops. And, I have to confess, neither did I. The lessons for the rest of the subjects I was going to teach that day were online or using the laptops in one way or another. I realized how dependent we all were on technology. I even asked my students what they would do if the power went out while they were at home. Someone said he would go to Starbucks and use their WiFi. Sigh…

So, I busted out the good ol’ paper and markers so that we could do our Reading activity. It worked, and we all survived without technology for a couple hours.


It made me think about how I want to challenge myself to go “unplugged” for a little bit each day. Maybe when I wake up in the morning, I chat with my husband instead of checking my email and twitter feed. Or maybe instead of checking facebook while my daughter finishes her bottle at night, I just hold her and stare at those beautiful almond eyes. Because there was a time in my life where I wasn’t so plugged in…and I think it’s important to remember that.

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