Social media is CHANGING childhood, not ruining it.

I thoroughly enjoyed the debate that occurred today between Dean/Amy and Christina/Laurie on the topic of whether or not social media is ruining childhood. As Christina and Laurie highlighted, our childhoods looked a lot different than what children are experiencing now. However, this doesn’t mean it is bad. The biggest difference is obviously technology. As … Continue reading Social media is CHANGING childhood, not ruining it.

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To Google or not to Google…that is the focus.

Disclaimer: This post was created in collaboration with Jocelyn to summarize the information we collected to defend our position on the debate statement: Schools should NOT focus on teaching things that are easily googled.   We choose to disagree with this statement because we feel that schools SHOULD still teach things even though you can easily … Continue reading To Google or not to Google…that is the focus.

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The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER THREE – Schools and the Information Age.

Another Thursday, another round of the Great EdTech Debate! This weeks topic is “Schools should not focus on teaching things that can be easily googled”. The Debaters : Curtis & Lisa vs. Daina & Jocelyn Right away we had a humorous start to the debate – with the double negative in the title causing both … Continue reading The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER THREE – Schools and the Information Age.

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The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER TWO – Is Technology a Force for Equity in Society?

Here I am, just a girl, standing in front of her computer asking it to PLEASE LOAD HER PROJECT ONTO THE INTERNET. Rural connectivity issues aside, This Week’s first debate, “Is Technology a force for Equity in Society?” Happens to be my topic, and I am luck to be partnered with the wonderful (and multilingual) … Continue reading The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER TWO – Is Technology a Force for Equity in Society?

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May the Force Be With You…When You Have Access and the Skills to Use Technology

Tonight’s debate, was once again, was very informative and brought forth some valid points on both sides. However, I must say that I sided more with the disagree side for a couple of different reasons: As stated in the article posted by Jasmine and Victoria, other equity issues still remain such as “special education services, … Continue reading May the Force Be With You…When You Have Access and the Skills to Use Technology

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The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER ONE – Does technology enhance learning?

Tonight we had our very first round of The Great Edtech Debate! The topic: Does Technology Enhance Learning? First thoughts- wow oh wow. Amanda and Nancy came out swinging with a thoughtful video that detailed a personal narrative. They were in charge of arguing in agreement with the topic. Throughout their narrative (the story of … Continue reading The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER ONE – Does technology enhance learning?

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