Consume and Create in Balance

Adventures with my Google Nexus Tablet
When I got Chromecast, I learned that the operating system of my laptop wouldn’t work with it. Hmmm, I thought: Why not get a tablet, rather than change my operating system? It would have the added benefit of doing so much more! Thus began my adventures with my Google Nexus Tablet.

Discovery #1: Watch out, or you might be consuming much more than you’re creating.

Tablets are wonderful for consuming. They are so portable, and you can check facebook and your email, play games, watch video, research online, read ebooks, plan, or take a course. (Many activities, though not all, require a Wi-Fi connection.) They’re not so great for creating, though. My laptop is the better tool for writing, making an ebook, or designing an online course. Both consuming and creating have their place, but I can see if I’m not careful, the more passive consumption can easily take over a big portion of my day, crowding out the active creation. Consumption, especially of quality content (more about this later) can add enjoyment to my life. While taking a bit more effort, Creation (especially of quality content), can add value to life, and a degree of joy far beyond what can be achieved with consumption. Therefore, I am learning to be more aware of the amount of time I’m spending on each device, and in each activity.

I seek to create order from the chaos of complex information. Join me at the Daily PlanIt to gain insights, inspiration, and information to increase skills for a better life. I unlock the power of teaching reading with phonics in the pursuit of literacy at In my spare time I explore books and movies, often choosing titles available on both screen and page.

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One comment on “Consume and Create in Balance
  1. […] have an android smart phone and use the mainly Google based Keep It Super SImple System. I added a Google Nexus tablet to the mix too, and love […]

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