Empowerment is essential for social justice

“Engagement is more about what you can do for students. “Empowerment” is about helping students figure out what they can do for themselves. George Couros The last debate on the issue of teachers being responsible for using social media and technology to promote social justice involved a very engaging discussion. At a glance, I had … Continue reading Empowerment is essential for social justice

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Openness and Sharing – Fair but Unfair

Tonight’s discussion debated on two different aspects of openness and sharing in school being unfair to our kids. Sherrie and Dean argued the benefits of openness and sharing with regards to learning and connecting with others across the world in a meaningful, purposeful way. Melinda and Altan argued the concerns of openness and sharing with … Continue reading Openness and Sharing – Fair but Unfair

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The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER FIVE – Should cell phones be banned in the classroom?

Tonight’s debate featured two teams debating whether or not cell phones should be banned in the classroom. Each team made fantastic use of the fact that this topic is hotly debated in the media, by incorporating news reports and popular media clips in their opening arguments. As the debate progressed, it felt as though really … Continue reading The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER FIVE – Should cell phones be banned in the classroom?

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