Author Archives: Brittany

Summary of Learning

This semester has been a wonderful one, full of discourse and discovery, and I really enjoyed delving into issues surrounding technology and the classroom. I also had to stretch myself, both with getting back into blogging, but especially with the online debate, and with putting together this summary of learning. I have┬ánever created a video […]

Debate #5: Educators have a responsibility to use technology and social media to promote social justice

There is no doubt that there are a number of social justice issues that are worthy of our attention and promotion. I don’t think anyone would argue that point. The question for this week’s debate looked at whether or not we, as educators, have a responsibility to use technology and social media to promote different […]

Debate #4: Educators and schools have a responsibility to help their students develop a digital footprint

There are times when we’re discussing different issues, whether or not teachers have a role in helping with this or that, that I feel myself almost being weighed down by the growing list of expectations we have on top of teaching the curriculum. But with this particular issue, helping students develop a digital footprint, I […]

Debate #3: Technology has led to a more equitable society

If I had to pick a side for this particular debate, or select who “won”, I honestly don’t think I’d be able to. Kennedy & Ummey and Jeff & Graeme both presented very valid and persuasive arguments, and there are aspects from each side that I agree with! And really, I feel like there are […]

Debate #2: Social Media is Ruining Childhood

This is my week to shine! Ok, in all honesty, I do not enjoy presentations of any kind to peers or colleagues, so I was both nervous for the presentation, and very happy once we were done! And then I took a couple of days off to relax, and here I am wrapping up a […]

Debate #1: Technology in the Classroom Enhances Learning

With the start of our class debates, we are beginning to take a closer look at some of the issues that have been long debated in schools and classrooms. Our first debate looked at whether or not the use of technology in classrooms enhances learning, and I will admit right now, I was on the […]

Digital Identity and the Role of Teachers

This week’s prompt, what role should schools play in supporting students in the development of their digital identities, feels so complex. And looking at it through the lens of a high school teacher, I feel like, by the time they get to us, they are already so deep into social media and putting things on […]

Challenging (or challenged by?) AI

I find one of the hardest things about teaching high school ELA isn’t bringing tech into the classroom (although booking laptop carts can be a cutthroat challenge, let me tell you!) – no, students are familiar with tech. They love tech. They’re practically addicted, in some cases. I find the real challenge is responsible and […]

All About Me

Hello! It’s been a long time since I blogged, so it might take me a bit to get back into it. A bit about me to start – my name is Brittany, and I’m a high school ELA teacher with Saskatoon Public Schools. I received a B.A. in English from the U of S, and […]