Category Archives: rights and responsibilities

Teaching Inside the Social Media Fishbowl

Debate 4: Post 4Educators have a responsibility to use technology and social media to promote social justice

Where my opinion on this debate started and where it ends (though I use that word loosely), has shifted throughout this week. I wanted my post to demonstrate my voice, as well as other voices, and so I tried something different (for me) using Canva. In the future maybe we can debate the likelihood of me throwing my computer out the window but in the meantime…

If you are time-strapped (and really, aren’t we all?), the first half of my video reviews the YAY and NAY key points and shared articles/videos. The second half of the video (11-minute mark) covers solicited opinions from peers/colleagues I respect, and my final reflections (attempts were made to NOT go off on rambling tangents, but….).

*Please note, I strive for inclusivity, but the closed captioning gods were not working with me today. Thank you for your understanding.

In the end, I firmly believe in positive intent and continual learning and unlearning of social justice issues. Everyone is at their own point in this journey; if you are comfortable and have capacity, I would be honoured if you shared your current position on this issue…

Instagram repost shared with permission: My current process/cycle as so eloquently summarized by Dr. Solomon