Social Media and Childhood

Social media, we can't live with it and we can't live without it. This debate topic is very interesting, especially after the whole Facebook and Cambridge Analytica thing going on right now. If it is having such an impact on our lives, what is it doing to the lives of our students? The jury is … Continue reading Social Media and Childhood

Does Technology Enhance Learning?

Yes. No. Maybe? It is a complicated question, with a complicated answer. There are no shortcuts to being an effective teacher, and according to this article, "technology at best only amplifies the pedagogical capacity of educational systems." School can be effective without technology. Shocking, right?! A good quality education hinges on solid pedagogical practices and … Continue reading Does Technology Enhance Learning?

Is Technology Making Us Unhealthy?

The first thing I thought when I read this question was the following image from WALL-E. GIPHY Technology use creates people who are more sedentary who sleep less. According to Digital Technology Can Be Harmful to Your Health people used to sleep about 8 1/2 hours per night, but with people using their devices … Continue reading Is Technology Making Us Unhealthy?