Learning and Revising

Tuesday’s class presented us with the opportunity to learn from our classmates and view what they have been working on. Time was sparse as we tried to get through each classmate’s modules and give constructive feedback. My group consisted of a variety of teachers all using different platforms to design their courses. I enjoyed learningContinue reading “Learning and Revising”

Exploring Educreations and Explain Everything

Learning about the many educational tools out there can be very overwhelming. I have been in a bit of a rut of using the same technology tools over and over. I get comfortable with my few tools and don’t look beyond that when I’m in teaching mode. This class is challenging me to look atContinue reading “Exploring Educreations and Explain Everything”

Course Profile: Social- Emotional Learning

My number one priority at the moment teaching in-person second and third graders is their health and well-being. This is a hard year for everyone; especially our children. They have had to adapt to a world with many unknowns, unpredictability and change in their little lives. Our students are resilient, strong and unbreakable. Every dayContinue reading “Course Profile: Social- Emotional Learning”

Blended Learning- A New Concept to Me!

What is Blended Learning? As stated in the title, I do not have a lot of knowledge surrounding blended learning. In this new world of distance and online learning during a global pandemic, it does not seem like a completely unfamiliar concept as it would’ve a year ago to me. Watching the video Alec sharedContinue reading “Blended Learning- A New Concept to Me!”

Summary of my Learning Journey

I am very grateful to have been apart of such a great community. Thank you Alec for creating a supportive environment to learn and grow as educators and in our personal lives. Going through this tough time in our world has been easier having an understanding community. I am still pondering and processing discussions weContinue reading “Summary of my Learning Journey”

Are Educators Social Justice Warriors?

Educators have a responsibility to use tech and social media to promote social justice. This was our final debate topic of the class. Like every topic, I say this is a complex subject. In today’s world, this is so relevant and I thoroughly enjoyed discussing and hearing from my classmates. It was a great matterContinue reading “Are Educators Social Justice Warriors?”

Is Openness and Sharing in Schools Unfair to Students?

Tuesday’s debate topic was on the statement ‘Openness and Sharing in schools is unfair to kids.’ This is a wide topic and as I looked into it before the debate, I saw that there were two parts to it. I was curious to see how my classmates would connect it together. Melinda and Alton tookContinue reading “Is Openness and Sharing in Schools Unfair to Students?”

Ban Cellphones in Classrooms?

Cellphones in classrooms has been a great debate since people started carrying ‘brick phones’ and ‘flip phones’. This week, Jill and Tarina argued there should not be phones in the classroom while Alyssa and Skyler fought against the cell phone ban. Jill and Tarina made four points in their opening video to support cellphones beingContinue reading “Ban Cellphones in Classrooms?”

Is Social Media Ruining Childhood?

Is social media ruining childhood? This is a very big question. I got to debate this topic in Tuesday’s class. My partner Laurie and I debated on the ‘agree’ side of the statement that social media is in fact ruining childhood, while Dean and Amy argued against us that it is not ruining childhood. MyContinue reading “Is Social Media Ruining Childhood?”

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