It’s Thanksgiving 2014, a time when we give thanks for family, friends, and the richness of our lives. It’s also a time for many of us to take stock and think about how well we live.
As a parent, teacher, and 21st Century learning advocate with a digital parenting focus, I spend much of the year suggesting ways that families, educators, children, and certainly, my students can strategize, enrich, and improve their digitally connected lives. And, of course, we are always attempting to learn enough to avoid potential problems.
But Thanksgiving is different!
Last year at our Thanksgiving 2013 celebration my family took time to consider the many good things that have changed in our lives since we live with so much technology. Each of us came up with a broad range of experiences that changed our lives in positive ways, bring extra excitement and joy our lives: experiences for which we are most grateful. Check out my list below.
I am thankful that digital life allows me to:
Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, and researchers say that gratitude makes us happier. So when your family celebrates Thanksgiving 2014 remember, as you give thanks, to take a few minutes to consider how technology has improved your lives.
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