Has Technology Led to Greater Equity in Society?

There are many factors to take into consideration when adressing the question of whether or not technology has led to greater equity in society. I apologize in advance for the lenghtly post, but there are so many items to tackle. Some specific variables to consider in this debate include geographic location, socioeconomic status, access, funding,Continue reading “Has Technology Led to Greater Equity in Society?”

Does Technology Enhance Learning? Read to Learn More…

Today’s debate topic discussed whether or not technology enhances student learning. As a spectator of this discussion, I felt tugged back and forth for and against this debate. This topic was a great opening presentation for this class because it is the essence of educational technology in schools right now. Some may view this debateContinue reading “Does Technology Enhance Learning? Read to Learn More…”

OneNote, Canva & Minecraft EDU

Before I begin, I really have to thank my grade sixes for their incredible participation and enthusiasm when embarking on this journey of exploring OneNote, Canva and Minecraft EDU all within a matter of a few months. This group of students of mine are so excited when I introduce new digital projects and assessments thatContinue reading “OneNote, Canva & Minecraft EDU”

Creating Beautiful Things with Canva

To complete my personal journey through media, my third digital platform that I wanted to investigate more thoroughly is Canva.com. I have personally been using Canva for about a year now. I have created both personal and professional projects for myself and have found it very user-friendly, full of great templates and inspires my creativity.Continue reading “Creating Beautiful Things with Canva”

Using OneNote in the Classroom

During my personal journey into media, I chose to dive into the world of OneNote with my students. I had very briefly used OneNote with my staff members to book out rooms within my school building such as the library, mini gym and multipurpose room. However, I was merely just viewing and editing someone else’sContinue reading “Using OneNote in the Classroom”

Ethical & Moral Dilemmas in a Digital World

Navigating social media and social networks as an educator is to say the least…challenging for many. Whether it be managing your own personal accounts or integrating social media with your professional role, it can be difficult to understand where the lines are drawn and what is acceptable. This blog post will share my own personalContinue reading “Ethical & Moral Dilemmas in a Digital World”

Progress With Minecraft EDU

Over the last couple of months, my students have been experimenting with Minecraft EDU in the classroom. I would say for the most part it has been a very positive experience. There will always be bumps in the road when navigating new digital platforms, but the most exciting part of this Minecraft journey is howContinue reading “Progress With Minecraft EDU”

Educators Role in Digital Citizenship

Teaching digital citizenship in schools is currently part of the hidden curriculum. Just like teaching manners, social cues, how to tie your shoes, and so much more, digital citizenship falls under that umbrella. Many believe that teachers should only have to teach outcomes however, we know that we don’t teach just subjects, we teach children.Continue reading “Educators Role in Digital Citizenship”

Our Digital Identities

The idea of having a digital identity is fluid and it consistently grows with you as your personal identity changes over the years or even decades. We often like to assume that digital identity looks the same for everyone. However, for some, it can be a very crucial aspect of their daily lives, whereas othersContinue reading “Our Digital Identities”

Welcome to Blogging!

Firstly, let’s start with the basics. What exactly is a blog? What is blogging? Who are these people that you’ve no doubt heard about, called bloggers? A blog (or ‘weblog’ to give it its full name) is a website on which the user or ‘blogger’ regularly posts items on a regular basis. Most bloggers focus on a particular topic,Continue reading “Welcome to Blogging!”

Major Project – Minecraft EDU

In my initial post regarding my major project, I had brainstormed a few ideas of some applications that I wanted to dive into. One of the more student-focused applications I want to explore further is Minecraft Education. Before Christmas, I spent a good hour with my students downloading the Minecraft EDU desktop app onto eachContinue reading “Major Project – Minecraft EDU”

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