I can’t believe we’ve already reached the end of this semester. It wasn’t so long ago that I was preparing for the first debate against Nancy and Amanda. Reflecting on this semester, there were so many things that I learned over the past 6 weeks. Turns out, there are very few simple answers when addressing … Continue reading Summary of Learning
Lucky for us, we were treated to another great episode of The Great EdTech debate. Debating the issue, “Openness and sharing in schools is unfair to our students” both sides put up a strong argument on topic. Starting with the agree side, Melinda and Altan presented some thought provoking thoughts about this topic, especially in … Continue reading Is openness and sharing unfair to our students? The Great EdTech Debate
We were treated to another Great EdTech debate last week. With cellphones often being a contentious issue in education, I knew that we were in for a good debate that evening. Starting with the agree side of the debate, Jill and Tarina created a good video and argument as to why we shouldn’t allow cell … Continue reading Should cellphones be banned in the classroom?
In this week’s episode of the Great EdTech debate, the debaters had the difficult task of arguing the impact of social media on our young people. On the agree side, Laurie and Christina presented a heavy hitting video on why social media is having a negative on our young people. Across the table, Dean and … Continue reading Is social media ruining childhood?
In this week’s Great EdTech debate , we received a double dose of support as to why we shouldn’t be teaching things that can be easily Googled. All four debaters, Curtis, Lisa, Dana, and Jocelyn did a fantastic job of presenting their thoughts and opinions on why we should focus on other vital skills in … Continue reading Schools should not focus on things that can be easily Googled – Debate
In this week’s episode of the Great EdTech Debate, the debaters focused on the question, “Is technology a force for equity in society.” With Nataly and Kalyn arguing the agree side and Victoria and Jasmine arguing the disagree side, I knew we were in for a great performance that night. As expected, they did not … Continue reading Is Technology a Force for Equity in Society?
Going in to the first Great Ed Tech Debate, I knew that Matt and I had a great challenge in front of us if we wanted to make a stand against Amanda and Nancy. Being as this is my second class with them, I knew they were very intelligent, passionate, and well-versed in all areas … Continue reading Does Technology Enhance Student Learning?
It’s crazy to think that we are approaching two months of school and most of our province being closed. What’s even crazier to me is that three months ago to the day I was flying into Orlando for my first Disney World experience. As this was my first experience with Disney, I don’t think I … Continue reading A Day In The Life – Technology Use for Supplemental Learning
I can’t believe we’ve already reached the end of this semester. It’s crazy to think about how much our personal lives have changed since the first class on January 7. In the first two months of this semester, I was still coaching sports, teaching in my physical classroom, going to the gym, shaking hands with … Continue reading Major Project Reflection – Coding in the Classroom
As part of my major project, I wanted to spend some time exploring the Saskatchewan Robotics and Automation Curriculum. Although this is a high school curriculum, I thought it would be valuable to see how my students can continue using the skills learned in the middle years when they move to high school. In addition, … Continue reading Exploring the Robotics and Automation Curriculum