Hello, my name is Chalyn Smith and this is my first blog entry in a very long time, and first for my Masters class in ECI 831. I hope to use this blog to help me through the journey of learning how to incorporate technology into the classroom. I love using technology, it helps make my everyday life more manageable and the best part is that I find it easy to use. My favorite use of technology is social media. I love being connected to the world around me and to friends/family. I am old enough to remember a world that was not so automatic, and at times, I miss the simple ways of communication; I cannot remember the last time I picked up the phone to call someone and have a conversation with. Now to often we inbox or text a friend. I recall being in grade 7 through 12 and being on the phone for hours. Knowing that technology and social media will not go away anytime soon I am going to roll with it and enjoy the many tools that are out there.