A Day Without Internet

Topics: Mobile phone, High school, Laptop Pages: 1 (250 words) Published: December 7, 2012
am one of the few people who has no wireless technology other than the laptop I'm using right now. But having no internet would be very strange indeed.

First of all, I get all my news off the internet. If I had to go a whole day without using the internet, I would have no idea what is going on in the world.

It wouldn't be much different than it was for me as a high school student. I typed all my papers way back in the stone ages on typewriters with carbon paper...can you believe that? I graduated in 1986. It wasn't THAT long ago.

Of course, last week, we had three days with no access to the internet because of a virus protection company scare. The local TV station actually came out to do a story about how we had to revert to "old school" teaching methods. Ha! So, yes, we used the whiteboards more, the old fashioned overhead projectors, and more paper hands-on manipulatives than the interactive smartboards, but we got through it with very few scars.

My students marvel how I don't carry a cell phone. I refuse to do it. I like not being hounded by something beeping at me or ringing 24/7. Call me old-fashioned, but it's more difficult to stop and smell the roses and enjoy the daily blessings around us when we are so distracted with the most up-to-date Ipad, Iphone, or some other gadget.
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