Welcome to my Summary of Learning for my second grad studies course, EC&I 830 – Contemporary Issues in Educational Technology. This was my first Masters of Education tech course and I knew going into it that I had a big challenge ahead of me and a lot to learn! However, the main purpose of taking […]
The Great EdTech Debate Round Eight – Is online education detrimental to the social and academic development of children?
The eighth and final debate topic of the semester, Online education is detrimental to the social and academic development of children. Congratulations to both the agree team of Britney, Kayla, and Colton as well as the disagree team of Arkin, Kat, and Chris on finishing the semester strong with a fantastic debate presentation! Although a […]
The Great EdTech Debate Round Seven – Do educators and schools have a responsibility to help their students develop a digital footprint?
This past week concluded our final debate topics, the first focus beginning with, Educators and schools have a responsibility to help their students develop a digital footprint. Congratulations to the agree team of Rae and Funmilola as well as the disagree team of Gertrude and Kim on a very well thought out and prepared debate […]
The Great EdTech Debate Round Six – Should Cell Phones Be Banned in the Classroom?
Another debate is now complete, which officially wraps up our sixth debate topic, Should Cell Phones Be Banned in the Classroom? A great effort put forth and job well done to the agree team of Echo, Lovepreet, and Amanpreet and also the disagree team of Bret, Reid and Leona. Both teams had a difficult challenge […]
The Great EdTech Debate Round Five! – Is Social Media Ruining Childhood?
Congratulations to both teams on another excellent debate, this week focusing on the statement of, Social Media is Ruining Childhood. Leading into this debate, I had my mind set to vote on the agree side of the topic with Fasiha, Gunpreesh and Dami. However, after the opening statement videos and throughout the debate discussion amongst […]
The Great EdTech Debate – Round Four! Do educators have the responsibility to use technology and social media to promote social justice?
With round four now complete of the Great EdTech Debate, that officially puts us at the halfway mark of our class debate topics! I want to first begin by congratulating both the agree team of Karen, Jenny and Jessica as well as the disagree team of Dalton and Brooke on a fantastic debate that consisted […]
The Great EdTech Debate – Round Three! Should schools continue to teach skills that can be easily carried out by technology?
There was a lot of build-up and much anticipation leading up to round three of The Great EdTech Debate as this was my groups debate topic: Schools should no longer teach skills that can be easily carried out by technology, such as cursive writing, multiplication tables and spelling. I want to first congratulate Sushmeet and […]
The Great EdTech Debate – Round Two! Has Technology Led to A More Equitable Society?
A fantastic effort put forth by both debate teams on a very controversial topic today in education, has technology led to a more equitable society? Even though I already had my mind set coming into the debate on the disagree side, therefore siding with Christina, Amaya and Matthew. It goes without saying that the agree […]
The Great EdTech Debate – Round One! Does Technology in the Classroom Enhance Learning?
Round one of The Great EdTech Debate is now complete! Congratulations to both groups for a remarkable job on defending your arguments of why technology does or does not enhance learning in the classroom. Admittedly, for both the pre-vote and the post-vote I voted on the disagree side simply because I feel that a lot […]
Personal and Professional Technology
Over the years it is truly remarkable to see just how much technology has evolved and changed. It might be the old soul in me, but I often find myself remarking that I wish things just used to be the way that they were, in more simple of times before technology really advanced to the […]