Now I can grab a cup of coffee on almost any street corner: Starbucks is ubiquitous & McDonalds carries McCafé
Then I’d have to find a café
Now I can watch TV on demand
Then I’d have to rewind and fast forward my VCR
Now I have a Smartphone
Then I’d have to find a pay phone
Now I have Google to search for content
Then I’d have to rifle through a card catalogue
Now when I want to read a book, I merely have to open the Overdrive App on my tablet & borrow a digital copy from my public library
Then I’d have to trek to the nearest public library branch, not knowing if the title I wanted was available
Now I have Pinterest to search for teaching ideas & inspiration
Then I was provided with textbooks and resources for teaching
All those nows and thens roll together
Twenty five years have gone by in the blink of an eye.
How has the world changed since you started teaching?