And I’m Not Trying to Ruin Your Happiness, But Darling Don’t You Know That Social Media’s Not the Only One?

Debate #5: Social Media is Ruining Childhood
(Week #5: Post #1)

Feeling those Finish Line Feels

wood man person arm
Photo by Kulbir on

Even though this debate seemed to be less heated than last week, I still felt as if people felt a strong intuition pulling or keeping them on one side of the debate or the other. Before you continue reading this blog post, I want to preface that my opinions are solely based on my own experiences in the classroom over more than a decade of teaching. I totally acknowledge that we are all coming from totally different teaching experiences, and some experiences have definitely probably been traumatizing, or really pulling a person from one side to another on this topic. Therefore, after reading through my blog, I would love to hear your experiences with cell phones in the classroom and what that has or may look like for you in your own experiences.

Read more

Just Another Stage, Social Media the Pain Away, This Time I’m Gonna Take to Activism, Without Falling Down, Down, Down…

Debate #4: Educators Have a Responsibility to Use Technology & Social Media to Promote Social Justice
Week #4: Post #2

Woof, What a Week!

laptop and books on floor carpet
Photo by Vlada Karpovich on

Wow, what a week. With Regina Public Schools’ internet and systems still being down and my spouse on a 5-day fishing trip on a remote island up north, there has been a lot of juggling going on. To be completely honest here, I felt like I was reliving the points of both debates all week, at times thinking “gosh, I wish I would have asked this question” or “maybe I should have thought about this” and so on. Both debates were heated. Maybe it was the prompt or the group members each doing a good job of debating their stances, however, there was a lot to digest, evaluate and summarize long after the debates.

Read more

I Don’t Want to Be a One-Man Band, I Don’t Want to Enhance Learning with Tech Alone…

Debate #1: Technology Enhances Learning

(Week #3: Post #1)

laptop and books on floor carpet
Photo by Vlada Karpovich on

A Little Background

Before even getting started summarizing the first debate, I have to say that both sides did a great job and what a task it is going first. Even though they went first and had no other group to compare themselves to, or to spark ideas from, I think that they did a really great job and it was no simple task. The first debate topic was: “Technology in the classroom enhances learning.” There were two people on each side of this debate: Megan and Brittney M were for the agree on side, and Nicole and Daryl were for the disagree side.

Read more