ARE YOU TECH-SAVVY?
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—
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