ARE YOU TECH-SAVVY?

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The au­thor is Teacher

MICHELLE L. CAJUDO

Nowa­days, we’ve been hear­ing the word “tech-savvy” in school, at home, in work­place and in the cor­po­rate world. We take no­tice of our col­leagues and students try­ing and hop­ing that they can be one. But who re­ally is a tech­savvy per­son?

A “tech-savvy” is a per­son who is pro­fi­cient in the use of mod­ern tech­nol­ogy, more par­tic­u­larly, com­put­ers. They are peo­ple who are well-versed and well-in­formed of gad­gets and any­thing that is re­lated to tech­nol­ogy, us­ing them with ease and less frus­tra­tion.

Do we re­ally need to be tech-savvy nowa­days? Are there any ad­van­tages if we are tech-savvy?

Tech­nol­ogy users def­i­nitely are liv­ing easy lives nowa­days com­pared to those who are not. Be­ing tech-savvy will pos­i­tively im­pact our life in many ways. For a teacher like me, be­ing a tech-savvy spells a lot of dif­fer­ence. I can do my school tasks and cre­ate var­i­ous in­struc­tional ma­te­ri­als eas­ier with the use of tech­nol­ogy. I can com­pute grades, send emails, do the tele­con­fer­enc­ing and down­load/ up­load videos that will be help­ful to my classes. It is also help­ful in cre­at­ing, shar­ing, play­ing, and work­ing ef­fi­ciently.

Aca­dem­i­cally speak­ing, be­ing tech-savvy gives more op­por­tu­ni­ties for im­proved teach­ing-learn­ing process. Fur­ther­more, it also has a big im­pact in one’s per­sonal life. Keep­ing in touch with fam­ily away from home through tech­nol­ogy is one of the best fea­tures tech­nol­ogy has to of­fer.

How can some­one be­come tech-savvy? It all starts with our mind­set. If we be­lieve we can, then we truly can. Em­brac­ing the changes hap­pen­ing will help us open our minds. Prac­tice and more prac­tice will also help us be­come more adept of be­ing a tech-savvy. Dis­cover and ex­plore. Ev­ery­thing is pos­si­ble. Start be­ing a tech-savvy now. — oOo—

I at Sta. Ana Na­tional High School

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