Educators have a responsibility to use tech and social media to promote social justice.

I believe schools play a significant part in shaping our students’ lives. That is, schools should prepare our students to be digital citizens who will live and work in the 21st century. This involves preparing students with: a) work skills such as those identified by the WEF, such as problem-solving, innovation, creative thinking, entrepreneurship, and collaboration …

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Is openness and sharing in schools unfair to our kids?

I am one of those who changed their opinion on this issue. In the beginning, I voted to agree considering the major privacy issue of sharing school pictures or student information online. Many more people have concerns about privacy and data breaches at various companies and governmental agencies. As adults, let alone kids/ students, we …

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Educators have a responsibility to use tech and social media to promote social justice.

What a time to be talking about social justice in the classroom. Many people in the world saw things through a different lens these past few weeks. Of course teachers should be teaching about social justice issues and it shouldn’t just be in the wake of such heartbreaking news either. In the article Alec sharedContinue reading “Educators have a responsibility to use tech and social media to promote social justice.”

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Should cell phones be banned in the Classroom?

This is a controversial topic with many teachers; as we saw with the results of the vote it is an even split with teachers that want them VS. teachers that want them gone. There were great arguments made by both sides. Skyler and Alyssa argued that cell phones were a positive addition to the classroom while Jill and Tarina took thatContinue reading “Should cell phones be banned in the Classroom?”

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Should we stop teaching things that are Google-able ?

If star trek/ star wars has taught us anything, its that they still need pilots in space. This tells us that there will always be a need for the human factor and computers can’t do everything for us. If you are asking the question “should we stop teaching google-able things in school I would counterContinue reading “Should we stop teaching things that are Google-able ?”

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