Bittersweet. This is my final EC&I 830+ class! Number 9/10 in the bag for my graduate studies run! It has been a rushed and busy semester but the learning I took part in was really exceptional and I am excited to take my new thoughts and notions into my future pedagogy! Great job everyone! HereContinue reading “Final EC&I 830 Post”
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The Last Great Debates
I feel like this semester has been so rushed and I wish I could have read more of your blogs over the last few weeks. May Long really threw a wrench into the works by taking a day away from our class and the weekend was consumed with life happening around us. This week, weContinue reading “The Last Great Debates”
Debate 6 – What is that cellphone doing for you?
“Cell phones should be banned in the classroom” What a funny debate. As our class voted at first, it was almost 50/50. As I have said a million times on this blog, my students have 1:1 devices, thus, our school has adopted a policy limiting cell phones in the classroom. We still allow them toContinue reading “Debate 6 – What is that cellphone doing for you?”
Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Mambo (Debate) Number 5
“Social Media is ruining childhood” So many great points came up this week! It was hard to choose a side, but ultimately our class decided (after a lengthy debate) that social media is not ruining childhood.
Round #4. Wowzers.
“Educators have a responsibility to use technology and social media to promote social justice.” K team. This was a hard one for me.
Debate Topic #3
Topic #3: Schools should no longer teach skills that can be easily carried out by technology (e.g., cursive writing, multiplication tables, spelling)? The groups did a great job of this debate! I can see both sides of the debate, but am still on the side of needing to learn the fundamentals and basics before takingContinue reading “Debate Topic #3”
Has tech made the world more equitable?
Round two of our ECI 830 class debates was about technology making society more equitable. The groups did a really great job of presenting their cases and having quality discussions about technology’s societal impact. The groups discussed that educational technology may in fact lead to a digital divide in society but also that technology mayContinue reading “Has tech made the world more equitable?”
Round One… Ding-Ding!
Spring EC&I 830’s first debate topic was “Technology in the classroom enhances learning.” I agree with what Kat said in her blog post, this debate is not black and white but full of grey areas. I, for one, am a huge advocate for technology in the classroom. I think it builds 21st-century learning skills andContinue reading “Round One… Ding-Ding!”
Technology, Say What?
A few thoughts as we ramp up another semester: what is my relationship with technology? I am a fairly social person and like using Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook (sometimes) to communicate with friends, family, and acquaintances. Technology drives my life, I rely on it in my vehicle, home, school, Master’s program, part-time job, and evenContinue reading “Technology, Say What?”