From Student to Mentor? My Experience

Heres a link to my mentor log! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aK8Bppn1LRCzUt3ZjiDOCt6NcPDU970983gv-Xf45tA/edit  At the beginning of our semester we were given the list of students we were to mentor. These students were from the EDTC 300 class. Here’s a link to each of my mentees blogs!PaygeSequoiaAlexTinaTrista​When we first began mentoring these students it was to say the least, hard. I wasn’t sure what to say or how much to say, this was all new to me. But I was […]

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Great Edtech Debate 4

This is our last and final EDTC class and Great Edtech debate, sad I know. I had a blast learning from Katia over the past year and loved learning about educational technology. Now back to our scheduled post. This week the debates were Cellphones should be banned in the classroom and Educators have a responsibility to use technology and social media to promote social justice and oppression, which was my debate. To say the least, they were both very interesting. Cellphones should be banned i […]

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Great Edtech Debate 3

This week we had only one debate as I wasn’t able to debate that night. But aside from that the debate was great and gave us lots of information to think about. The topic of discussion was Educators should share lessons, resources, and other material that they have created openly online. My thoughts going into this debate were that I agree that teachers should share their resources. But as the discussion continued I may not have been so openly able to agree.Educators should share lessons, […]

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Great Edtech Debate 2

This week on the Great Edtech Debate we began our second round of doing debates, for the last remaining two weeks we have our debates. At the beginning of the semester I was hoping to argue the topic of social media is ruining childhood but unfortunately I missed out on it. But I did enjoy seeing the arguments made on the two topics of the night. The first topic was social media is ruining childhood and the second topic was surveillance of student date and online activities by school systems is […]

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Great Edtech Debate 1

In EDTC400 this week we began debates and discussions on using educational technology and how we teach with technology. I was super nervous for the debates because I have never participated in a serious one, especially pertaining to our someday career. I was excited to see how everyone thought of the topics of discussion and where the discussion would lead. Today’s topics were:Technology in the classroom enhances learning Schools should stop teaching “google-able” factsThroughou […]

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Digital Lesson

In this week of EDTC 400, my partner Sarah S and I presented a mini-lesson of Digital Identity. I didn’t know very much about digital identity so I was learning as I was making the lesson. Sarah on the other hand had great knowledge on it and taught me all about it when I had any questions. Making this lesson was so much fun, me and Sarah had called each other multiple times to go through our plans and goals for our presentation. We began with discussing what area we wanted to focus on the […]

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Technology Based Learning

Photo taken from: https://www.ordorite.com/importance-of-technology-in-the-retail-industry/ As technology keeps progressing, so does the need for schools to be readily prepared for this change. Throughout high school, my teachers all thought phones and technology were more of a nuisance to the classroom than a benefit. We were made to put our phones in the top corner of our desks so that the teachers could see it at all times. I often wondered if this was just a reaction to not knowing much abou […]

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#Twitter

If I am going to be honest with Twitter, I usually like it. The term usually is key, I love looking at other peoples tweets, their tweet bring me slight joy and I am glad to be caught up on everything but I despise tweeting on it myself, I feel like I can never think of anything to share, even on Feedly, and when I do I have no idea what to share about the link or tool I am sharing. I often don’t mind commenting on other peoples tweets as it comes from the heart with what I am writing to t […]

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My Digital Identity

This week we were given the task of looking at ourselves online. As I have completed EDTC 300, I was informed of many new tools and ways to grow my PLN (Personal Learning Network). Growing up I was always taught to be careful of what I posted, although I was told this I never realized the importance till I started University. My digital identity tells others that I am passionate about what I am learning, it tells others that I am on my way to change the way of learning. The accounts I use e […]

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