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Dear Readers,

For those of you who are regular readers of The Thinking Stick, I offer my condolences. For the week of April 23rd-29th, Jeff Utecht will be unavailable to post any articles, respond to any inquiries, or leave any comments on your own blogs. This is due to his VOLUNTARY (well, almost) participation in the annual “TURNOFF WEEK” where we take control of the power screens have in our lives. Jeff will be attempting to evaluate (along with thousands of other people and students from around the world) the amount of time he spends on activities involving a screen.

During this week, I would encourage you to do much the same. Take a break from your televisions, computers, and handhelds…take a break from screens and spend time exploring your life. Minimize your screen time for just seven days and maximize quality time with loved ones. Reevaluate your priorities. Just be.

Don’t worry, Jeff will be back in seven days, with a whole new perspective on life and fresh new ideas he’ll be anxious to share! Good luck.

A Blogger’s Spouse


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I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.


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    Neah, I totally knew you were writing this at the very beginning! I just couldn’t imagine Jeff doing that voluntarily 🙂 You and Jeff have fun this week. Love, Heather

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  3. I will have to take your word for it guys…
    I can’t imagine it is going to work though
    Good luck getting through it Daneah, cold turkey is the only way Jeff
    (at school/work) not at home…

  4. Interesting idea. As I sit and write this comment, I’m noticing the screen on my telephone that doubles for my Internet connection, the screens on eight television sets that are within my view (I’m writing this from a bar/restaurant) and the screens on the establishment’s point of service computers But are there really too many screens in our lives?

  5. Don’t do it… you might be fixing your fix… but I have to have info from you… come back… what do I read this week?

    Thanks for everything you do Jeff!

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