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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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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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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Google? Helpful or Hurtful?

I feel we all agree with the statement posted on the left.  Now what?  As educators, knowing the power of technology holds,  how can we incorporate it well to engage youth yet continuously drawing attention to the enhance technology has on learning? It is a hope that Saskatchewan Education programming takes the pandemic progression of […]

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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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832 Sips with Nancy Smith

Episode 3 of 832 Sips is out! This time we interview Nancy Smith, who works for the city of Calgary, leading their social media and digital communications implementation is a marketer for the city of Calgary, and now also teaches marketing, communications and social media classes. She is also the creator of https://www.socialcitizens.ca/, and has written the book “Social Citizens: A positive approach to social media & parenting in a digital world.” You can buy it on amazon. Join us […]

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