Thursday, April 21, 2011


unpluggedAfter reading Will You Unwire for a Day? Please issue the challenge and take our survey. from Cool Cat Teacher Blog, (Victoria A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher), states,

“We are looking for people and students who are willing to UNWIRE for a day. That's right. One whole day! Now, if you need to use technology for work/school that is ok. But, besides that we want your cell phone off, your xbox off, and even your TV off for a day.

Are you and your students willing to take the challenge?
Why or why not? Either way we want you to fill out our survey!

They would like as many people as possible to take the challenge and fill out their survey between now and next Monday at 8:15 am Eastern.

If you're NOT willing - go ahead and fill out the survey. If you are willing, come back and fill out this survey AFTER you have completed the challenge! (even if you fail) What do you think your students will say?”

I am going to give it a try. I think I won’t have a problem and if I do, it will tell me how I’m too attached to my devices than I should be. I sometimes use my computer and cell phone as a distraction from doing a lot of other things. As I sit here and write this post, I think of all the other things I should be doing. I should be folding laundry and vacuuming the house and washing bathrooms. But using the computer is much more fun!

Here is the list of things I can do if I am disconnected. (I will compare this list to the actual list of thing I do on that day).

1. Knit

2. Read

3. Vaccuum

4. Declutter

5. Wash bathrooms

6. Fold clothes

7. Bake

8. Garden

9. Hike

10. Visit friends

Are you willing to take this challenge? If so, please let me know how you did!

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).

Original image: 'Unplugged' by: Nigel Marshall


Molly Jane said...

I might be willing to disconnect on vacation. However, if there is a computer at the motel, I confess to checking my email, Facebook, my blog, and other places. Sometimes, I even travel with my laptop.

loonyhiker said...

@Molly Jane When I travel, my laptop goes with me too. And my cell phone can become my modem while we are in the car. I enjoy being connected but I don't think I'm addicted. I don't think...we shall see!

Sioux said...

Since I don't have a fancy cell phone, that one won't be a problem, but I DO enjoy blogging. I'll try.

Before you become disconnected (or after you reconnect) check out my April 21 post. I have an award for you...

loonyhiker said...

@Sioux Thanks for the award!