Let it be Known: Cellphones Should NOT be Banned in High School Classrooms

At last! I finally participated in one of our #edtc400 debates! This week's topic was on whether or not cellphones should be banned in the classroom. On the propositional side was Kendall arguing that cellphones should indeed be banned, and on the oppositional side we had Cody arguing that they absolutely should not. Now, if …

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Openness and Sharing in Schools is Unfair to Our Kids: Agree or disagree?

Last week's debate was on whether or not openness and sharing in schools is unfair to our kids. In agreement with the topic was Ashley. The points that she made during her propositional statement were as follows: Sharing doesn't always include student consent.Sharing enables teachers to create permanent digital footprints for students.Sharing creates situations that can cause embarrassment and cyber …

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Should Schools Stop Teaching Things That Can be Googled?

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Have you ever found yourself googling things such as "how to multiply fractions", "how many ml in a liter", or "what is the capital of ___"? Or maybe you've found your self googling things like "how to lose weight", "how many days in a year", or "how many countries are …

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Technology in the Classroom Enhances Learning: Does it or Does it Not

  The debates have begun! Each week, from now until April 12th, two students from EDTC 400 will participate in a debate.  This week's debate topic was "technology in the classroom enhances learning." In one corner, fighting for the topic, was Ashlee! In the other corner, fighting against the topic, was Raeann! Who won me …

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