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Final Blog Post: PLN

Throughout this semester, part of our learning was directed towards developing our Professional Learning Network. This refers to interacting with fellow students and colleagues within the educational world through digital platforms. The final blog prompt is : As your final blog post for the semester, please reflect on the process of mentoring this semester. Were… Continue reading Final Blog Post: PLN

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EDTECH 400

Too Dependent?

This weeks debate topic: We have become too dependent on technology and what we really need is to unplug Without hesitation I said agree to this statement. We are very dependent on technology whether we would like to admit it or not. There is a part of me that understands that this is just how… Continue reading Too Dependent?

EDTECH 400

Is Social Media Ruining Childhood?

This was the topic of the big debate this week: Is social media ruining childhood? Right off the bat the majority of us voted that we agree with this statement, and for obvious reasons. The youth of today are so infatuated with their social media that they see the amount of likes that they get… Continue reading Is Social Media Ruining Childhood?

EDTECH 400

Is Technology a Force for Equity?

This week's debate: Is technology a fore for equity? Agree or Disagree? If you have been reading my blogs, my stance on technology in the classroom should be clear. Generally, I love the opportunities that technology provides us, but I also believe in the traditional approach at points. Basically, there is a time and place… Continue reading Is Technology a Force for Equity?

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Mix-N-Match

Debate Topic: Public education has sold its soul to corporate interests in what amounts to a Faustian bargain: Agree or disagree? AND Technology is making our kids unhealthy. Write a post that addresses these topics and their intersection. This week, there was a bit of a mix-up/misunderstanding with the debate topics. It turned out that… Continue reading Mix-N-Match

EDTECH 400

The Influence of Tech

This weeks debate: Technology is making our kids unhealthy: Agree or disagree? When thinking about this statement, I think it is important to specify which area in kids lives that it is talking about. If it is referring to the educational influence of technology (using it in the classroom), I would disagree with this statement.… Continue reading The Influence of Tech

EDTECH 400

The Dark Side of the Web

This week we are given the opportunity of writing about something that interests us about edtech. Originally, we were supposed to have a presentation from Carol Todd. She is the mother of Amanda Todd, a young girl who committed suicide in high school because of cyberbullying, sexual harassment, and blackmail. This is a difficult realization… Continue reading The Dark Side of the Web

EDTECH 400

The Gap From Technology: Is It Good or Bad?

This weeks debate topic:¬†Schools should not be teaching anything that can be googled: Agree or disagree? I had the pleasure of arguing the 'agree' side for this statement. I spent so long trying to understand on my own how someone could actually agree with this. I created various scenarios, some of which went to the… Continue reading The Gap From Technology: Is It Good or Bad?

EDTECH 400

Technology in the Classroom

For the course of my schooling to become a teacher, I have heard all of the benefits of using technology. We are showered with ways to enhance our teaching and lessons by using some type of technology, but we haven't been informed about anything other than the advantages. So, naturally, when the debate topic this… Continue reading Technology in the Classroom