This week’s debate focused on a very important issue; are we too dependent on technology and in need of unplugging? Both sides did an excellent job and made great points. Here’s my take. Kind of. I have a smartphone (shocking). I use it often. It brings me news, joy, let’s me see my […]Read more "Don’t unplug, just cut back on the multi-tasking"
During this week’s debate about whether corporations should be allowed to get involved with public education, my first thoughts went to The Simpson’s. In one episode, the school receives more funding and can afford real periodic tables instead of Oscar Mayer promotional ones (apparently the atomic weight of bolognium is delicious. Snacktacular is also an […]Read more "Today’s lesson is sponsored by (insert company name here)"
Well, here we are nearing the end of another semester. The spring semesters always go by so fast, but it has been a month and a half full of learning. I really enjoyed the debate style classes throughout the semester as it took important topics that many teachers struggle with, and really provided good arguments […]Read more "Summary of Learning"
Our second debate this week was regarding whether social media is ruining childhood. I admit that at one point I would have agreed with this, and now I don’t. I think that social media can negatively impact a child, or anyone for that matter, but I no longer am blaming the technology for this […]Read more "With Appropriate Use Comes Great Opportunities"
I value enlightenment. So much so that I almost have this fanatical obsession with acquiring more knowledge. I feel like Cate Blanchett’s character in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull where she is face to face with the aliens saying over and over again, “I want to know…I want to know”! I […]Read more "‘Cause Knowledge is Power!"
This weeks debate topic about whether openness and sharing in schools is unfair to kids was an important topic. Concerns were raised about legitimate issues regarding openness and sharing, but to avoid sharing altogether to mitigate these issues is kind of like not ever driving a car because of the chance that an accident occurs. Photo […]Read more "Sharing online: an acceptable risk?"
Several thousand years ago, we did not have much technology. If I were alive back then, at 30 years old I would have had a long and fulfilling life. However, I live in Canada in the year 2016, and I’m hoping that my life is only about a third done! 72 is the New 30: […]Read more "Technology is only unhealthy if you let it"