10 February 2013

A New Year Begins

This week we've been celebrating the coming of a New Year - the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese Lunar calendar. This is a time when Chinese families gather together, often travelling great distances to join the reunion. Although SMS, Skype & FaceTime allow us to remain in easy contact throughout the year, technology can't always replace real face to face meetings.

But even when we're together, technology plays an important role in our celebrations. Video clips and photos are regularly taken and shared with ease. There are currently over 1 billion smartphone users worldwide, meaning documenting events is so much easier. Well over 1 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day, with an astonishing 1.1 billion uploads on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

I won't be uploading that many images, but it is my plan to update this blog on a regular basis, with info on what's going on in school, for example, how technology is being used and the amazing things our students and teachers are doing. Subscribe if you don't want to miss anything.

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