Tonight’s debate centered around the idea of whether opening up the classroom and sharing in schools is unfair to our children. The agree side initially had a strong argument from the angle that the permanency of the web, and the digital footprint that now follows individuals around for life is a dangerous one that has […]Read more "Opening up: How Digital Citizenship Education Can Assist In Avoiding Costly Mistakes"
It is tempting to simply jump headfirst into all the aspects of how technology has been shown to negatively affect children (and adults alike), both physically and mentally. In the Huffington Post article Sneaky Ways Technology is Messing with Your Mind they offer quite a few reasons why overdoing it with technology can lead to […]Read more "Poor Health and Technology: A Big Fat Text Claw of an Exaggeration"
Tonight’s first debate was over whether schools should be teaching anything that can be Googled. This was an excellent debate topic as it is very relevant to the frustrations I have as a teacher in my own classroom. Process to me needs to be the main focus in the ways teachers are teaching, however, it […]Read more "Just Google It?"
Wow, what a fun week! I am always a little apprehensive about group work, especially when time is of the essence, but I have to say I lucked out with two fantastic partners in Erin and Kyle. The format of the debate was also new to me, as I hadn’t done any formal debate since […]Read more "WEEK 1 RECAP: Technology in the Classroom Enhances Learning"
I am very excited to be taking another ECI83* class with Katia & Alec, and I am looking forward to getting to know all of you. This is by far the largest group I have been in a class with, and I am going to make the attempt to comment on at least one of your […]Read more "ECI830: Introductions & All That"
January has come and gone (almost). Was recently at the board office to get some learning about the new board math assessment, the DNA. Overall, it seems to be a much better assessment that will enable for, as, & of learning; so in other words something that won’t simply sit in a desk, or in […]Read more "January – David Bowie and Math Resources"
IAMADIGITALCITIZEN (Follow the link to visit the new website!) I am ecstatic to be done! It’s been a fun and challenging semester. Let’s talk about the major project first. This project initially looked entirely different. As I learned more and more about digital citizenship through this class, I realized that creating a practical resource for myself and other […]Read more "Major Project Rollout"