For many educators, this topic probably brought up many memories of teaching online for 3 months starting in March 2020. If you were unlucky (or lucky depending on your opinion on this topic) many teachers also spent weeks teaching online in 2021-2022 ( 10 weeks for me!). Of course, online learning due to a pandemicContinue reading "Debate #8: Can Online Education Be Detrimental to Our Students?"
I never had to worry about my presence online until I became a teacher. I didn’t use much technology growing up, so I didn’t have a lot of my information online. However, I also think about perhaps the reason I didn’t worry much was because I was not taught about my digital footprint. Now, studentsContinue reading "Debate #7- Toe Be or Not Toe Be- Who Is Responsible for Helping Develop Digital Footprints?"
In this digital age, we are given the chance to have a very powerful tool in our pocket. A device so powerful that we can communicate to others around the world, share pictures and videos immediately, and have any question answered at the touch of a button. What happens when we give students (who mightContinue reading "Debate #6- A Tool or a Distraction? Should Cellphones Be Banned in the Classroom?"
When I think about my childhood, I think about my days spent playing outside, taking part in games with friends and family, as well as coming up with some interesting activities to keep ourselves occupied. I think of the words imagination and creativity. But, I also remember that half hour we were allotted to playContinue reading "Debate #5- Kids Are Growing Up Too Fast- Is Social Media the Culprit?"
One of the first rules we learn at university as future teachers is how we must stay safe online. This means having our social media platforms be private and watching what we say on them. Nowadays, social media has become a great place for activism, connecting with others on the same issues, and spreading awareness.Continue reading "Debate #4-Do Educators Have the Responsibility of Being Activists Online?"
Remember when teachers used to say ” You need to memorize your 12×12 multiplication table because you won’t always have a calculator in your pocket!” If only they knew then what we know now. We carry a small device that can pretty much answer any question we have. Why should we spend time teaching writing,Continue reading "Debate #3- Do We Still Need to Teach Skills That Can Be Done at the Touch of a Button?"
When it comes to this topic, I find myself jumping back and forth from side to side. First off, l lived in a small town where we had very bad internet. It sucked, but we didn’t use technology in schools as much as we do now, so I didn’t have to worry about missing anyContinue reading "Debate #2- Has Technology Allowed for a More Equitable Society?"
To start off, I want to explain that I was very much on the agree side before this debate. I have only ever had minimal problems due to technology in the classroom and wouldn’t be able to teach like I do without it. Since I took part in the agree side of the debate, IContinue reading "Debate #1- Is Technology in the Classroom Worth the Battle?"
First post for EC&I 830! I love starting off these courses with a reflection on one of the biggest impacts on my life: technology. I want to break this post into 3 categories: My morning with technology My work-life and technology My evening with technology I want to go through the day and explain howContinue reading "My Life With Technology"