Thursday, December 1, 2011

Shortest Blog Ever--You are a Human App!

I am constantly amazed at the number of apps and corresponding buttons that seem to be arriving daily.  Check out this advertisement from Google Trends--a site that is part of the Google Monster-- (BTW: I am not using this word as defined by Wikipedia--another cool button--I am simply referring to the social connection machine that is Google):

On one hand, I love all the cool choices.  On the other, it makes my head spin as I try to figure out which apps I truly need to be culturally relevant (whatever that means--it is a moving target). Apps are a great tool for connection (especially when we are distant from each other).  Still, here comes a reminder, students need physically present, interested and loving adults who are committed to sharing all the ups and downs of life with them--adults who love them for who they are and not what they produce. So, adults, remember, you are the greatest connection app in a student's life.  Yes, you are a Human App (feel free to pick your own button icon)


  1. Thanks for reminding me of that, and especially for doing so in a non-cynical uplifting manner.