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EC&I 830 – Summary of Learning

Well this is it!! 10/10 My last assignment for my last Grad Class!! WHAT!?!? So bittersweet! First off – I am a science teacher, so I have watched ALOT of Bill Nye in my day! So I thought I had … Continue reading

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When done right and under extraordinary circumstances, Online Education can work!

Debate #8: Online education is detrimental to the social and academic development of children. Online learning has been around for a long time! When looking more into Flex ED, it states they started in 2005! When diving into RCSD’s online … Continue reading

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Do we have the resources to be proactive – not reactive?

Debate 7: Educators have a responsibility to help students develop a digital footprint. Another great debate! In the beginning I was in agreement with the statement, but after the debate I voted against it! Awesome job by both teams! But … Continue reading

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Could Cell Phone Bans Be the Big Push for a Better Understanding of Technology Use on our Limited Earth?

Debate 6: Cell Phones should be banned in the classroom. As mentioned in my first blog post, in my classroom at the moment, I have very slack rules when it comes to cell phone usage. But after the experiences of … Continue reading

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Pointing Fingers: Who is to Blame? Children? Parents? Technology?

Debate 5: Social Media is ruining childhood. So many questions with this debate! First off, taking a page from Christina’s book, what is the definition of ‘childhood’? According to the Oxford Dictionary, a “child” is young, “below puberty”, which depending … Continue reading

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Does teaching today’s students, as we taught yesterday’s, rob them of tomorrow?

Debate #3 Reflection: Should schools no longer teach skills that can be easily carried out by technology? What a fiery debate! I agree with Matt’s blog post – teachers are passionate! And maybe a tad competitive…?? I am very much … Continue reading

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“The Teacher who Takes Pride in Never Revealing [their] “Opinions” to Students Models for Them Moral Apathy.”

Debate #4 Reflection. I have to agree with this incredible quote (above) by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson, editors of the text, Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World. In their introduction, they emphasize the point that neutrality … Continue reading

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Has technology led to a more equitable society?

Wow. I am still unsure of this question and debate. I agree with both sides! Well done both Teams! Listening to Kymberly Deloatche’s stories about John the store greeter and her son who loves to dance, I have to agree … Continue reading

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Does Technology Enhance Student Learning?

As per my first blog post, I cannot live without technology; I utilize it for just about everything. As for technology in the classroom and whether it is enhancing students’ learning, I am caught on the fence about whether I … Continue reading

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I NEED Technology: A Love/Hate Relationship

When I interned in 2009, I was fortunate enough to have a Coop that had a Smartboard and projector, something that was not common back then! I planned everything using the technology and visuals. I was hooked! For my first … Continue reading

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