Every morning☀️ when I wake up, I find myself unlocking my phone📱 and opening 1 of 3 apps – Snapchat, Instagram or TikTok. The other popular apps on my phone are Facebook, VSCO and Emails.
I spend a lot of my time either on these apps or thinking about them. 💭 These apps are primarily for leisure and social interaction and I have realized that they seem to be a waste of my time since they are so unproductive. These applications can become a huge distraction for me as I sometimes spend my time on them rather than doing school work or something else that would benefit me such as reading 📚. You can set time limitations for apps on your phone and this is something I should probably consider doing when I get distracted and off task. Sometimes when I put my phone in a space far away from where I am sitting and turn the sound off 🔕, I can forget about it for awhile which helps. I definitely need to focus more on finding strategies to ensure that I have a healthy relationship with my phone.
I think that the reason I am so addicted to my phone is because I love photos and videos. I love taking them and looking at them as a reminder of memories I have created. If I could channel my love for photos and videos into something more productive than social media, I would feel more productive. Here are some photos from my Instagram page:
My laptop💻 is another form of technology that I mainly use for school so I find it to be more productive and less appealing to use.
In order to stay organized, my household uses Google Calendar where we can share our schedules on our phones. I also heavily rely on the alarm application on my phone where I set alarms as reminders for important things I need to do during the day.
I am excited to continue to learn about technology that can benefit me as a teacher in the classroom throughout this course!