It’s hard to believe both my school year and my student’s school year is coming to an end! It’s been a highly enjoyable semester, and I’d like to thank everyone who was a part of it. Below is a link to my summary of learning for this semester. This is my first time using anContinue reading “EC&I 830: Summary of Learning”
Debate #8: Is Online Education Detrimental to the Social and Academic Development of Children? The last class debate, and certainly one that I was looking forward to. The Covid-19 Pandemic thrust the education world into an unplanned version of emergency online learning. While this unprecedented time was certainly a change for everyone, the high majorityContinue reading “Debate #8: Is Online Education Detrimental to the Social and Academic Development of Children?”
Our last week. This is the first time I’ve taken a spring class, and although I knew the pacing would feel quite different than my previous fall and winter classes, I’m still surprised we’re here already. Within this debate, I once again got hung up on the word responsibility. Developing a Digital Footprint can certainlyContinue reading “Debate #7: Do Educators Have a Responsibility to Help Students Develop a Digital Footprint?”
Cellphones. Likely the world’s most used tool, but it’s place in our classrooms is a continual debate. I’ve used just about every cellphone rule I’ve heard of over my 6 years of teaching, with yet to find one that I have 100% confidence in.
Another week, and another great round of debates. We began with a topic that is easily debatable, even outside of our ‘EdTech circle.’ “Is social media ruining our childhood?”
Debate #4 was possibly the most personally interesting debate yet. While much of the discussion on the surrounding factors was intriguing, I found the wording of the prompt to be extremely important. For those of you who were not present in class, the prompt read: “Educators have a responsibility to use technology and social media toContinue reading “Debate #4: Educators, Responsibility, and Social Justice”
Last week, our ECI 830 class had the privilege of debating 2 more topics within the field of EdTech. This week’s first debate is one that is constantly discussed within my middle-school sphere: Should schools no longer teach skills that can be easily carried out by technology?
Our second debate, very similar to the first, was extremely well done. Props go out to the group members on both sides. It was extremely interesting to see our pre-and post-vote results and how they shifted. One of the keys to this debate is the understanding of equity. Many have likely seen the famous imageContinue reading “Debate #2: Has Technology Led to a More Equitable Society?”
Technology has arguably changed the classroom and the way students learn more than any other factor over the last 100 years. Students and teachers alike often think of that incorporating technology is simply pulling out a laptop or tablet to assist in research. It is (or can be) so much more than that.
I have a deep appreciation for technology, both in my personal and working lives. I spend a ridiculous amount of time researching, getting excited by, and exploring new technologies, both in the online and hardware sense. (Currently, I’m reading multiple reviews a day on ‘Bookshelf Speakers’ in an effort to find something to replace myContinue reading “Connecting Online- A ‘Day in the Life’ of my Technology Use”