Category: Weekly Reflections
Final Project: Summary of Learning
Bret, Leona, and I teamed up for our summary of learning project. Check it out!
Debate #8: Is online education detrimental to students?
This all depends on personal and professional experience when it comes to online education. From my perspective and experiences, online education was detrimental to the development of the students I had. Many students did not have access to technology, and others did not have internet access. When the pandemic began, and forced schools to online…
Debate #7: Do teachers have a responsibility to help students develop a digital footprint?
If teachers have a responsibility to help students develop a digital footprint, there needs to be professional development opportunities in place to assist educators. If you do not have any social media accounts, or platforms, how can one adequately educate their students on it? If an educator does want to help develop a digital footprint…
Debate #5- Has Social Media Ruined Childhood?
Both groups presented tremendous arguments and rebuttals on this topic, and I was teetering on both sides throughout the debate. I believe many generations do not fully comprehend what it is like to live in the generation that follows theirs. It is easy to look at present day social media as ruining childhood because they…
Debate #6- All educators have had an issue with cell phones at some point, but should they be banned?
I am not going to lie, cell phones in the classroom have been a thorn in my side since I began my teaching career. Every year begins the same way, with maybe 3-4 students in my class who own cell phones. I outline the classroom rules, and expectations for cellphone usage, and it goes relatively…
Debate #4: Do teachers need to use social media to promote social justice?
When the pre-debate poll was first presented, without fully thinking this issue through, I was on the agree side. However, after processing this information, I realized how I do not use my social media to promote social justice. I hardly use social media at all. I teach digital literacy and social justice, but I do…
Debate #3… It was heated… and awesome!
Last nights ed-tech debate did not disappoint! Both groups did a tremendous job in preparing their arguments and rebuttals. To begin with, I was one of the individuals (17.9%) who agreed that schools should no longer teach skills that can be easily transferable by technology. Does that mean my opinion is correct? Absolutely not, but…
Debate #2: Has technology led to a more equitable society?
The second of the two debates did not disappoint! Both groups did an excellent job articulating their arguments and they both clearly conducted excellent research on their topic. Assistive technology has increased opportunities for those with exceptionalities, and literacy rates have been growing higher than ever. However, there are many inequities throughout education, and many…
Debate #1: Technology in the Classroom Enhances Learning
The members on both sides of the debate provided excellent insight and provided valid evidence on their side of the argument. The pre-vote was interesting to see with 92.5% of onlookers agreeing that technology in the classroom enhances learning, and 7.5% disagreed. Technology has changed drastically in the past 30 years, and it has changed…
My Daily Tech Routine
The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is check the Score application on my phone to catch up on who won the west coast Major League Baseball games. When I was younger, I was able to stay up past 8:30 every night to see who won, but that all changed…