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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Openness and Sharing – Fair but Unfair

Tonight’s discussion debated on two different aspects of openness and sharing in school being unfair to our kids. Sherrie and Dean argued the benefits of openness and sharing with regards to learning and connecting with others across the world in a meaningful, purposeful way. Melinda and Altan argued the concerns of openness and sharing with … Continue reading Openness and Sharing – Fair but Unfair

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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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