The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER SIX – Openness and Sharing in Schools is not fair to our students.

Leading up to tonight’s debate I was mostly curious about how each team would interpret the topic. “Openness and Sharing” is quite the vague statement and I was anticipating that the debate teams would mostly discuss sharing when it comes to media, such as pictures or videos of students themselves and possibly their work. Each … Continue reading The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER SIX – Openness and Sharing in Schools is not fair to our students.

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Cellphones in the Classroom – Yay or Nay?

This issue has been debated so often. Almost as often as hats in schools or gum chewing.  Yet as digital citizenship education and approaches change and improve and more educators gain confidence teaching using online tools, cellphones in my experience serve as additional tech options when limited school computers arent available. Both teams debated this […]

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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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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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The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER FOUR – Is Social Media Ruining Childhood?

It feels very strange to compose this blog regarding a contemporary issue in the world of EdTech – when the contemporary issues in the world right now are so intense. I wont lie – this was a hard post to write because I am tired. Tired of being plugged in, engaged and connected through Social … Continue reading The Great EdTech Debate – CHAPTER FOUR – Is Social Media Ruining Childhood?

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