Adapted Lyrics by Gemyka Antonia E. Guillermo
Edited by: Awadhesh Kumar, EdTech Ecommerce Enthusiast
Song and Music By: Bruno Mars
Professor: Dr. Alec Curous
For the Summary of EdTech Learning Winter 2023
To the Tune of “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars: Performed and submitted by Ramsel Eclarin Guillermo
The Educational Technology course taught by Dr. Alec Curous, our professor, was an eye opener to me from a traditional to a technology driven educator.
This is “even more than powerful” as an agreeing statement I adapted from Engr. Hamza Zouaghi, who also had amazingly provided me many opportunities to grow, embrace and adapt the potential benefits of all types of technologies have to offer in pursuit of our educational journey towards. Using available technological resources is way far better implemention and carrying out engaging lessons with socially and digitally and ethically responsible education. I’ve been combattling on topics about traditional teaching vs technology, of which I was favoring all the ideas about the traditional ways of teaching, bringing back the olden times and watching out that social media is ruining all our lives.
At the end of the EdTech course, the following debatable topics were very powerful instruments presented by different debaters and presentaers that change the way I think of things in this subject.
Topic 1: Technology in the classroom enhances learning. Initially, I voted for “disagree” as I am confident that I am performing best based my teaching pedagogies and good rapport with students. But when the presentation of Will Whitten & Mike Silvius:
had been presented via Zoom in EdTech, class, my view had changed.
They got my “agree” vote finally thereafter their debate!
Congrats to both of you, you did the best Ed Tech presentation and editing!
Topic 2: Social media is ruining childhood. Millenial mind set, would undoubtedly vote for YES. Valeska Porras and Bart Mihalicz vs. Brendon Weir and Brittany Cooper made their way depending their sides and
Topic 3: Technology has led to a more equitable society with debaters Kennedy Loreth & Ummey Salma vs. Jeff Barrett & Graeme Gieni,
Topic 4: Educators and schools have a responsibility to help their students develop a digital footprint by Jolaoluwa Raji and Laura Erickson vs. Rahima Ali & Jessica Pultz
Topic 5: Educators have a responsibility to use technology and social media to promote social justice. This part of the Great EdTech Debate have allowed me to disagree with this statement. Though technology or social media
Topic 6: AI technologies will revolutionize education for the better.
ield that focuses on the use of technology to enhance learning. It encompasses a wide range of tools, such as instructional software, online courses, and digital textbooks, that are designed to support and improve the learning process. Educational technology also covers topics such as instructional design, learning management systems, and professional development for educators. The goal of educational technology is to help students learn more effectively, efficiently, and with greater access to resources. This can be achieved by leveraging technology to create and deliver content, engage learners, and assess student understanding.