Generation Z is always connected …

“Generation Z is always connect

Reference: BETHANY HIATT, The West Australian Updated September 15, 2013, 2:27 pm

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/18937016/generation-z-is-always-connected/

This….really, not again! For once finding that one exact scholarly paper for a submission and this one needs to pop up.

This year is looking slim, but where is that one academic paper that will bounce my research proposal into play. Firstly the cost benefits of doing a research degree appeal to me, hello zero. The cost of education in Australia suffers many disparities and thus a predetermined amount will be repaid over time, hopefully within this decade.

Living in a rural setting to become socially isolated in an electronic cottage for some becomes part of one’s habitus. For generation Z, those aged now between 4 and 18 its all documented.

At least not all my dumb stuff is online, some ‘proof’ only lies in memories, maybe one significant moment in a photo album.

But with everything at their fingertips a post in a Teacher support group asked a class, “Me (to my 8th graders on an enrichment half day at warm up time): “So, this teacher group I belonged to had a post about kids not getting the right answer to a problem and I want to know if it’s your generation or if it was a local problem.”
Them (in the palm of my hand and intrigued): “What problem?”
Me: “What is the correct response to this statement: I’ve got chills.”
One boy, questioning and with a grin, “They’re multiplying?” Me: smiles
Two girls, in song, “And I’m losing control….” Me: “There’s hope for your generation, now let’s get started.” So, to the earlier poster, my experiment proved it was an aberration. This generation does know the “classics”. “

Quitting

Not impressed, quitting makes me grumpy and irritable. Its time I know but now, standing here right now … not happy Jan!

It’s the right thing to do, but its my vice. We should all have one right. Smoking a cigarette at my back computer is something that I enjoy.

My last blog post (for the forseeable future) where I don’t type in my back office with a lit cigarette, so it can all be cleaned and return to being my ‘creative cave’ minus the smoke

Spring has sprung!

It has officially sprung in my neck of the woods, which for the first time has co-existed with the dreaded ‘Spring Clean’. Where I live it is the ONLY sensible time to be doing major clean ups. The weather generally works with you and attire is easy and comfortable to wear.

Spring is a great time of year, but I am always partial to a good summer but it needs to be an enjoyable, relaxing one where I get to bask in the heat. Even a summer rain at the right time is a welcome relief especially when my body is not coping.

Career direction and life planning also seem to be happening now. It’s a whirlwind of activity which my body is resisting. It’s very manic, and my body is responding with butterflies interchanged with stomach knots.

21st Century Dilemna

I’m been defriended on Facebook. **Shock *** Gasp *** Horror

In all honesty is refreshing, someone has taken the time to sweep through their friend list and cull. Seriously do they ‘all’ have to be there? My ex-facebook friend had flowers as her public display. It was refreshing to see a spring clean happen without any hoopla or public statements.

Guess for me it is more about updating lists. I don’t defriend because the horror stories of how it ruined someones life is out there for the whole world to see. People stay my friend but I adjust the level of access they have to things.

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