Hey guys, I decided to do a video for my response to this debate. I hope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/eNxW8ljq6aw
You ask students to research a topic, the googling seems to being going well and the students seem to be finding a bunch of information. You receive their handwritten reports and discover that the students still hold lots of misconceptions about the topic. What happened? Odds are, they don't know how to effectively evaluate websites … Continue reading Googling Our Way to the Truth?
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?
The first thing I thought when I read this question was the following image from WALL-E. https://giphy.com/embed/HSLbIjLk2GsBavia 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?
My short answer- no. My long answer- it depends. It depends? You may ask, and my answer will be it depends on how you use it and having the discipline to be able to leave the phone in your pocket. I know, it isn't really an answer but I feel like the decision to unplug is … Continue reading Do We Really Need to Unplug?
For the semester, I had the privilege to mentor four outstanding students from the #EDTC300 class. I truly enjoyed following Danna, Madi, Sydney, and Conor on their ed tech journey. I loved watching their growth, but it was hard for me to keep track of their individual learning projects (first year teacher problems- I can hardly … Continue reading Mentoring
A Summary of Learning and a journey to happiness in a tech-filled world. https://youtu.be/TEJGs1Dm4vw