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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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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Summary of Learning EC&I 830

What are highlights of summer holidays? Pairings of your favourite things! Thus in the spirit of pairing, in combination with an enjoyable classic song, Sweet Caroline written by James Taylor, as well as exceptional debate video references, my summary of learning highlights my learnings of key terms, concepts and stance on technology as a tool, […]

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The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER SEVEN -Educators have a responsibility to use tech and social media to promote social justice.

Phew, what a fantastic way to end the debate portions of this class. When I think of what I wanted out of a course regarding Contemporary Issues in Educational Technology – our last debate topic (Educators have a responsibility to use tech and social media to promote social justice) would be top of mind. As … Continue reading The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER SEVEN -Educators have a responsibility to use tech and social media to promote social justice.

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