In 2018, UNESCO informed us that almost half the population will be online, this means that to be a fully active and engaged member of society, we would have to be digitally capable and literate. So, it made me think about what this meant to our future and students.
When I entered middle school, I was a bright teen ready to face the world. I had to welcome myself into this new classroom and environment. I was the only person of color and the only one who, I thought, was overwhelmed by this day. Still, I found myself feeling excited about the years ahead.
However, I also found myself with – what felt like – the slowest laptop in the world. Naturally, I was embarrassed. But more importantly, this made me feel like technology was in no way ‘enhancing’ my education.