I’m learning to use technology in education effectively. I first took this class in undergrad on a boxy old Mac with a little tiny screen, and a mouse (what’s that?). I learned how to cut & paste and make documents and newsletters. Everyone did not have their own computers; we used computer labs for assignments. So now, 23 years later, geez, I’m learning a new educational technology for my next chapter in life. My kids think I don’t know anything about technology so I hope to prove them wrong with my new experiences and projects. I aim to be tech fluent for use in my teaching to keep up with the kids. I’m sure I will never be able to keep up but do I even want to… with all of these wonderful books in the world?!!! Is there research that proves technology builds brain stems like reading books does?