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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner… Face-to-Face Learning or Zoom Learning?

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner… Face-to-Face Learning or Zoom Learning?

Debate Topic – Online education is detrimental to the social and academic development of children. Our final debate centered on whether online education is detrimental to the social and academic development of children. I struggled with choosing a side in this debate. Again, the topic felt “muddied” because I had a hard time separating myself […]

KATIAFISH – A Parody

KATIAFISH – A Parody

I really tried to get my creative juices flowing for this Summary of Learning! Another informative and enjoyable Ed Tech class has come and gone. I started my masters journey one year ago by taking EC&I 833 with Katia. I decided to honor this milestone with a parody of the MTV show Catfish. Titled Katiafish, […]

The digital trail in and out of our classrooms…

The digital trail in and out of our classrooms…

This weeks debate topic – Educators should help students build a digital footprint. This week, Funmilola and I debated in opposition to Kim and Gertrude on the topic of whether educators and schools should help students build a digital footprint. Great job to Kim and Gertrude. I loved the thoughtfulness and creativity in your “Unsolved […]

Cellphones in the classroom: A brain drain? Or a 21st century tool?

Cellphones in the classroom: A brain drain? Or a 21st century tool?

Cellphones should be banned in the classroom. Agree or disagree. This debate spurred some great conversations. The agree team, Echo, Lovepreet and Amanpreet made some great points in their video and throughout the discussion on why cellphones are a distraction in the classroom. The disagree team, Bret, Reid and Leona brought forth some great reasons […]

What time is it Mr. Wolf? It’s screen time… What time is it Mr. Wolf? It’s green time… What time is it Mr. Wolf? Dinner time.

What time is it Mr. Wolf? It’s screen time… What time is it Mr. Wolf? It’s green time… What time is it Mr. Wolf? Dinner time.

Is social media ruining childhood? The BIG. BAD. WOLF… Why is the wolf always the bad one? He huffs and puffs and blows the buildings down. He uses all the trickery to catch his dinner. Can we liken social media to the big bad wolf!? Is it a deep, dark and scary place? This week […]

Nuancing the Personal and the Professional in Online Spaces

Nuancing the Personal and the Professional in Online Spaces

Debate Topic #4 – Educators have a responsibility to use technology and social media to promote social justice. This debate was the most lively by far this semester. What a great job by both teams! With the rise of social media, educators have been encouraged to be cautious in their online activity. Building and managing […]

Should we push technology skills forward or stick with the tried and true?

Should we push technology skills forward or stick with the tried and true?

Debate Topic #3 – Schools should no longer teach skills that can be easily carried out by technology (e.g., cursive writing, multiplication tables, spelling). Agree or Disagree? First off, both sides of this debate did a great job presenting their arguments through their videos, fielding questions during the debate and during their rebuttals. Many kudos […]

Technology is changing lives… but many are left behind.

Technology is changing lives… but many are left behind.

I want to begin by giving kudos to both teams on each side of this debate topic. As I mentioned in my last blog post, going first is a difficult task, and these teams knocked it out of the park. Great job! On the agree side of this debate was Tracy, Nicole W. and Stephen […]

The keyword here is… CAN – Technology CAN Enhance Learning

The keyword here is… CAN – Technology CAN Enhance Learning

First off, I want to acknowledge that both sides did a fantastic job on this debate topic – Technology in the classroom enhances learning, agree or disagree. Being the first group to go is no easy task, and this group did a great job setting the bar high! It was interesting to see how the […]

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