When is Technology for Efficiencies’ Sake Too Much

Warning: The contents of this post are meant as a therapeutic attempt to gather a number of disparate thoughts I’ve been having about the anxiety-inducing reality of being “too connected” through technology in an educational setting. If you’ve experienced this at all please feel free to share your thoughts and/or ways in which you’ve fought “connectedness fatigue.”


Problem: There are far too few hours in the school day to communicate effectively with parents…

Solution: Email allows the rapid and efficient communication with parents to happen during short breaks or during plan time…

Until: Email threads and discussions develop into bigger issues that creep into the evening and weekends.

Problem: Limited collaboration time for curriculum work, grants, and other important professional projects…

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