Has technology made your job easier, more complicated, or neither? I know there have been many changes in education over the years, but I feel like the more technology we add to our plates, the MORE work I actually have to do. And I'm not talking about the devices themselves, but more so the programs and expectations. For example, all teachers and students in my district have Schoology accounts, where we can create lessons and discussions to share with students. Many of the higher-ups are also using this as a way to carry out professional development opportunities. Before our weekly staff meetings, we often have to view some sort of video (the "flipped" method). I also had to view a tutorial on our new teacher evaluation program, as well as a Slide Rocket on RtI. I spent 3 hours today going through emails and shared items in Google that I received in the past 2 which needed more attention. I watched about an hour worth of videos and tutorials. We're also expected to use Discovery Education, Moby Max, and Schoology on a regular basis with our students. I spent about 45 minutes today trying to set up my student accounts, but I guess they aren't ready to be set up yet (admin has to go in and do something). It made me wonder if teaching was a little less stressful "back in the day" when you had to actually talk to someone in person, or write them a note. Instead of relying on unreliable technology, teachers used paper, pencils, and hands-on games (of course, we still do that, but you know what I mean ). I'm hoping I can get the hang of this soon, because it's really tough to keep up!