Here's to another class full of communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and connection. I've enjoyed another leg in my educational journey and look forward to the next adventure (after I stop and refill on downtime). https://youtu.be/Q5h3cNuZEEk
Source “Engagement is more about what you can do for students. “Empowerment” is about helping students figure out what they can do for themselves.George Couros The last debate on the issue of teachers being responsible for using social media and technology to promote social justice involved a very engaging discussion. At a glance, I had … Continue reading Empowerment is essential for social justice
Used with permission from Pixabay Tonight's discussion debated on two different aspects of openness and sharing in school being unfair to our kids. Sherrie and Dean argued the benefits of openness and sharing with regards to learning and connecting with others across the world in a meaningful, purposeful way. Melinda and Altan argued the concerns … Continue reading Openness and Sharing – Fair but Unfair
The debate on banning cell phones in the classroom has been one for the technological ages. At first, of course, not everyone had access to a cell phone, and many still don't. But let's not kid ourselves, the vast majority of high school and upper elementary school kids have a cell phone, whether it is … Continue reading Ban, no! Collaborative guidelines, yes!
Source I thoroughly enjoyed the debate that occurred today between Dean/Amy and Christina/Laurie on the topic of whether or not social media is ruining childhood. As Christina and Laurie highlighted, our childhoods looked a lot different than what children are experiencing now. However, this doesn't mean it is bad. The biggest difference is obviously technology. … Continue reading Social media is CHANGING childhood, not ruining it.
Source Disclaimer: This post was created in collaboration with Jocelyn to summarize the information we collected to defend our position on the debate statement: Schools should NOT focus on teaching things that are easily googled. Source: Pixabay We choose to disagree with this statement because we feel that schools SHOULD still teach things even though … Continue reading To Google or not to Google…that is the focus.
Technology means equity? Tonight's debate, was once again, was very informative and brought forth some valid points on both sides. However, I must say that I sided more with the disagree side for a couple of different reasons: As stated in the article posted by Jasmine and Victoria, other equity issues still remain such as … Continue reading May the Force Be With You…When You Have Access and the Skills to Use Technology
Source I was floored by the debates that were presented today and definitely scared of the work I have to do with my partner, Jocelyn, to prepare for our argument next week. However, I was so glad that Matt and Trevor as well and Amanda and Nancy set the bar high for what the rest … Continue reading Technology in the Classroom Enhances Learning….Or Does It?
March 4, 2020"I just want March to be over! I'll finally be able to breathe."Well, the abrupt halt to all activities and normal work routine mid-March helped end my misery of busyness and complaining. However, I now had new things that have added a different type of stress and worry to my life...the unknown. My … Continue reading The new normal