Should Schools Ban Cellphones

It was another great debate this week about whether cellphones should be banned from the classroom. Jill and Tarina argued cellphones should be banned from the classroom. Their points included cellphones are distracting, school devices are safer and cellphones increase negative behaviour.  Skyler and Alyssa were against cellphones being banned. They argued that parents should … Continue reading Should Schools Ban Cellphones

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Technology is a Force for Equity in Society

We had a great debate experience this week. Nataly and I were debating Victoria and Jasmine on whether technology is a force of equity in society. It is one of the toughest topics that most of us feel on edge when trying to take a side. Educational technology offers a way for the marginalized to … Continue reading Technology is a Force for Equity in Society

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Technology in the Classroom Enhances Learning… Sometimes

It was a great debate this week about whether technology in the classroom enhances learning.  As an instructional designer, I feel like my response should be, of course it does! But I can see both sides of the argument. I think technology can enhance learning, but it doesn’t always. Nancy and Amanda had some great … Continue reading Technology in the Classroom Enhances Learning… Sometimes

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Connection, a Key Element in Learning

Photo by Pxfuel/CC0 What does my current “day in the life” look like in relation to technology, teaching and learning?  I work at the University of Regina as an Instructional Designer.  Our instructional design team normally creates and maintains the online classes offered at the U of R.  During the transition to everyone working from … Continue reading Connection, a Key Element in Learning

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