I really liked exploring in the Inspiration Program. I used Kidspiration once years ago in a 1st grade classroom to create a word web. I think that the ability to freely explore in the program was helpful in understanding the program better. Since working this way with technology in this class I feel less intimidated with new technologies. (Of course having the safety of the New Paltz computers is also helpful!)
A teacher in my school actually did a presentation for parents and staff at the end of the school year last year to educate about cyberbullying. It truly is a growing problem for our students. My neice had her username and password stolen by a sister of a friend. She had used her friend's computer to post on her myspace account, and the screen saved her information and the sister (of her friend) took the information. To make a long story short the sister added some BAD things to her account and my neice had to erase everything from her account, change her password, and start fresh.
I liked what Jody said about managing technology not letting technology manage us. It is inevitable that technology will continue to grow in use and importance in the future. I hope that we can also adjust and maintain this technology so that we still control all aspects of our lives without being dictated by the technology present.