I am 57 years old.
That’s getting up there, you know?
I remember when new technology meant that TV had more than three channels. The cool kids were able to watch those awesome UHF channels! Wow……
I remember when new technology meant 8 Track tapes.
Please stop laughing. I am not kidding.
I am old.
So very, very old.
I’ve done my best, though, to stay up to date and in the know. I have a laptop (thank you school!) and I know how to use it (thank you, professional development program!)
I use Facebook. (How else can I track my kids’ every move?)
I have used Skype. (OK, it was 5 years ago, but still….)
I have a Twitter account. (Well, I got it when Twitter was new and I was curious. It doesn’t really work without a smart phone, so……..)
And….as you know doubt know by now…..I have a BLOG!! On WORDPRESS! This no doubt makes me so tech savvy that I am just about ready to get myself an IT job.
At school, I am considered to be one of the more technologically adept teachers. I use Google Drive, Wikis, Educreations, Evernote, iBooks, Collaborize Classroom and Glogster.
The thing about technology, though, is that no matter what you learn, no matter what you master, you will continuously be reminded that you are, at heart, an idiot.
Case in point:
As a very hip, up to date, cutting edge technology user, I follow a lot of blogs these days. One of them is written by a guy named Alexey, at Inside My Glitching Mind. This blog features incredible photos of all manner of interesting things from around the world. One of the cool features is a collection of photos of fences. Fences from all over the world.
What an intriguing idea!
I happen to have two very interesting fence photos myself! Both were taken in Newport, Rhode Island, along the famous Cliff Walk. We were on the outside (poor people) side of the fences, looking in at the glamorous (rich people) side.
“I like these photos”, I though to myself. “I will send them on to Alexey!”
In order for my photos to be used on his blog, they have to be a certain size. Um. OK? I looked at my photos on iPhoto, but couldn’t figure out how to change the size. I asked my friend, the IT person at school, and she sent me the directions.
I was SO proud of myself when I made my photos nice and small! Yay!! I couldn’t wait to see MY pictures on that great site! I wrote a nice email to Alexey and hit “send”.
Very quickly, I got a reply. “You forgot to attach your photos”, it said. Hehehe……
I attached and resent.
Another quick reply. “Your pics are too small. They need to be 680 pixels to fit the blog theme.”
I prepared to give up.
“You could upload them to your blog”, came the ever patient Alexey’s reply, “And I can get them from there.”
So, here they are. What do you think?
God only knows if they have enough pixels in them.