Woohoo! The end of a semester always feels so good, espcially when Christmas is right around the corner. This is the last EdTech class that was availible for me to take so I am very sad to likely be going back to writing boring papers instead of blogging and doing fun projects like this. ForContinue reading “Summary of Learning!”
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The Social Dilemma
Ahh, social media. One of my favourite way to lose an entire day of time. I’ll admit, I am someone who spends a lot of time on their phone, espcially on social media platforms. When the chance to rewatch this documentary came up for our blog I was pumped. I did watch it when itContinue reading “The Social Dilemma”
Postman wrote: “…We now know that “Sesame Street” encourages children to love school only if school is like “Sesame Street.” Which is to say, we now know that “Sesame Street” undermines what the traditional idea of what schooling represents.” Sesame Street + Education Sesame street is one of the longest running children’s educational shows. ItContinue reading “1,2,3 Sesame”
What Is Technology? Before we can dive into educational technology, I feel that it is important to discuss what technology itself entails. According to Dictionary.com, technology actually has 5 different definitions: These definitions indicate that the traditional, often main definition of technology (see definition 1), is not the only one to exist. Technology does notContinue reading “Educational Technology”
Being born in 1995 definitely has its advantages. I feel that I was able to benefit from growing up along side technology. In a way, I got to have the best of “both worlds” as technology became more and more popular as I grew up, but I also got to experience a childhood with limitedContinue reading “Thinking Back”
Debate #7 – Educators Have a Responsibility to Help Their Students Develop a Digital Footprint
The first debate of the night this week was very interesting! I find that (similar to other weeks) the topic is a bit vague and there are many ways that it might be interpreted. For example, the debaters focused on the digital footprint itself, but the open discussion time kept heading towards the general ideaContinue reading “Debate #7 – Educators Have a Responsibility to Help Their Students Develop a Digital Footprint”
Debate #6 – Should Cellphones Be Banned in the Classroom?
Although both teams put up some good arguments and many relevant viewpoints came up during this debate, I’ll have to admit that my original opinion of “agree” with this topic has not really waivered. I feel that where people stand on this topic may have a lot to do with the schools they work at,Continue reading “Debate #6 – Should Cellphones Be Banned in the Classroom?”
Debate #5- Is Social Media Ruining Childhood?
When we initially began this debate, I was leaning more towards the agree side. Looking back, I fondly remember (perhaps with rose tinted glasses) a childhood filled with playing outside, camping, and spending hours on our bikes until the street lights came on. I also remember certain technologies being introduced throughout my youth (Nintendo, GameContinue reading “Debate #5- Is Social Media Ruining Childhood?”
Debate #4 – Do Educators Have a Responsibility to Use Technology/Social Media to Promote Social Justice?
I think that debate #4 touched the nerves of a few people this week as things seemed to have gotten a little spicy- and rightfully so. I feel that this topic is one that is more so based on opinion and beliefs rather than research, facts, and statistics. There has always been much debate surroundingContinue reading “Debate #4 – Do Educators Have a Responsibility to Use Technology/Social Media to Promote Social Justice?”
Welcome to My Life
I was trying to come up with a title for this post and as soon as I started thinking about “a day in the life”, this Simple Plan song popped into my head, so I decided to take inspiration from Kelly’s post titles and roll with it! As a millennial, I grew up surrounded byContinue reading “Welcome to My Life”