Integrating Technology Into Classrooms for Children and Adult Learners
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Integrating Technology Into Classrooms for Children and Adult Learners

My name is Katie, and I love technology. For years, I worked in a child care centre, and now, I volunteer in an adult literacy classroom. In both of thee situations, I have been impressed by the use of technology. I have seen it integrated in a lot of useful and surprising ways. If you want to use technology in any classroom, my blog will help you generate ideas and learn how to use them effectively. I have three kids, but they are all grown, leaving me with ample time to write. Please, get comfortable and explore these posts. Thanks for finding my blog!


Integrating Technology Into Classrooms for Children and Adult Learners

How a Technophobe Can Increase Home Security

Marcia Wagner

A technophobe is someone who shies away from technology, either because they don't understand how it works or because they don't trust computers and other such gadgets. It can be difficult for a technophobe to increase their home's security as many security options revolve around advanced alarm systems, but this doesn't mean that you're without options if you don't like alarms or doesn't trust them to work properly. Note a few tips that any technophobe can use to increase their home's security without using a computer.

Better fencing

Standard chain link fences that only stand a few feet or meters high are usually very easy to climb; the links actually provide a good toehold for someone to scale the fence! You might consider upgrading to a fence with a denser mesh that doesn't provide a toehold or to a wrought iron, wood or glass fence that's taller and harder to scale. This might work better to keep intruders out of your yard than a short chain link fence and other similar options.

Prickly shrubs

No intruder will want to get scratched up while climbing a fence or while standing in front of a window trying to pry it open. Look for shrubs with sharp thorns or even rosebushes for planting around your fence and in front of your windows.


Along with prickly shrubs, you might put down gravel along your driveway and under your windows. Gravel can be very noisy when someone walks on it, and this can alert you to someone being on your property. The noise can also make an intruder nervous about being caught so that they leave your property as soon as they hear their own footsteps crunching under their feet.


If a burglar can easily break a window with a rock or pry bar, this does little to keep them out of your home. Plexiglas or a thick security glass can make it difficult for someone to enter through a broken window; these can be especially needed in the back of your home where someone might not notice a person breaking into the window and for basement windows if you don't have glass block installed.

Security screens

Security screens are made of thicker metal than standard window screens, so they're more difficult to cut with tin snips. They also have heavy-duty locks that make them difficult to simply open and pull away from the windows. They add a layer of security when your windows are closed and keep your home secure when you're at home with the windows opened.