Communication Sure Looks Different But Should Stay the Same

This is just a quick post to note some observations I’ve stumbled on today that aren’t going to be shocking or new to anyone!

We’re getting a new phone system in our school.  Here’s one of the phones in the office:

Displaying photo 1.JPG

No need to adjust your screens, that’s really what the phone looks like!  I keep waiting for it to transform and ask me if I’m with the Autobots or Decepticons!  I started thinking about how just a short time ago we had this:

Displaying photo 3.JPG

This one now sits outside my office in homage to the technology of the past.

Then look at this:

Displaying photo 2.JPG

How many schools have a sign like this at their entrance?  Tons, right!?  These signs were donated and built for schools long ago (in some cases not so long ago) as the best way to keep the community updated on what’s happening at the school.  You could only update once a week or so and had to make sure you had enough letter e’s or o’s to make it through the message you wanted to share. Now, many of these signs, like ours, are falling away…literally (we’re sadly taking ours down soon due to rotting) Now we have this:

Displaying photo.PNGDisplaying photo.PNG

I’m proud of our progress, but also awed and painfully aware of the importance of not losing the human connections in all this change.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s