Throughout the semester, I have worked diligently both on my homework for EDTC 400, and also on mentoring students from the EDTC 300 class. At first, I was uneasy about this task because I was not confident that I had anything to offer the 300 level students. Most of my mentees were older than meContinue reading “The Process of Mentoring”
I loved participating in the debate on whether or not cell phones should be banned in schools. Out of all the debates, I think this one was the most “even” one. In other words, both debaters were very justified in all of their points, and the side which I believed was right kept flipping backContinue reading “The Ambiguity of Cell Phone Bans”
This week, our first debate was about whether teachers should teach things that can be googled. As we watched the videos, I quickly realized that there was some ambiguity in what this topic actually meant. Our class spent some time talking about what sorts of things “googling” meant, and came to the conclusion that weContinue reading “The Google Generation”
After participating in my classmate’s debate on whether social media is ruining childhood, it has made me think about whether this decision is up to us at all. When our generation was young, our parents criticized us as well, talking about how easy we had it compared to them and resorting to phrases like “kidsContinue reading “Life Changes”
This past week, I finally got to participate in my debate of whether technology enhances learning in the classroom. At first, I was very nervous because since this was our class’ first debate, I had no idea of what to expect. But after I showed my debate video to the class, I began to relaxContinue reading “The Great EdTech Debate: Technology Enhances Learning”
During “The Great EdTech Debate” in #edtc400, I will be arguing that technology enhances learning. Here is my debate video to help prove my point!
This week, I presented my cross-curricular lesson for grade three English and Drama about online safety. Although the class would have likely taken longer with grade threes, it was still great to see my lesson come to life and to see my classmates engaged in the activity that I had planned. If this lesson wasContinue reading “Online Safety Lesson Put to the Test”
Here is a link to a grade 3 lesson on online safety! https://docs.google.com/document/d/151tqBkg5X6BxEltOSYkyumQcwOfqCiHCdvENc8dtyyA/edit?usp=sharing
This book, “On The Internet” by Dr. Jillian Roberts is a great resource for talking to students about internet safety. I used this book for a grade 3 lesson on internet safety.