Change the Curriculum?

This week it was time for Sushmeet and me to debate! We spent almost two weeks preparing for the debate, but lots of our classmates wrote diverse arguments for both sides with perspectives that surpassed my limited lens and subjectivity. So, lets get started! Debate 3: Schools should no longer teach skills that can be … Continue reading Change the Curriculum?

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Ding….Ding…Ding… EdTech Debates Rounds 3 & 4

Debate #3 –  Schools should no longer teach skills that can be easily carried out by technology (e.g., cursive writing, multiplication tables, spelling). In a world where the progression of technology and its capabilities will continue to advance at an alarming rate, the many simple tasks that were once required of human beings will go the way of the dodo bird.  I do believe that there is still value in teaching certain tasks that are easily carried with technology.  Humans…

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The Great Ed Tech. Debate: Take 3 & 4

Wow, what a night!  Two intense debates and four very strong arguments! My adrenaline is still pumping a day later! We started the night off with Debate #3:  Schools should no longer teach skills that can be easily carried out by technology (e.g., cursive writing, multiplication tables, spelling). Very interesting….  The Agree Team Argued that… …

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Our Debate

Our debate team took the stance that technology is inequitable. Initially, I felt that the side we had chosen would be easier to find points for than my fellow debaters’ side. After the debate, one of my own personal take aways was: existing inequities are not necessarily a reflection of technology itself but rather aContinue reading “Our Debate”

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The Impact of Technology

In order to effectively debate the ability of technology to enhance student learning we need to define and clearly identify what technology is and looks like in a classroom setting. According to the Britannica Online Dictionary, “Technology is the application of scientific knowledge to the practical aims of human life or, as sometimes suggested to […]

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Mo Tech, Mo Problems?

Debate 1-Tech in the classroom enhances learning It is no secret that I love technology, it permeates my work life, social life, and my hobbies. However, I don’t simply choose my interests based on the technology, the technology supports my interest. Although, sometimes I do! As discussed in class by Sushmeet and Katherine, technology needs … Continue reading Mo Tech, Mo Problems?

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The Great EdTech Debate – Round 1 & 2!

This has been an ongoing, internal issue I have been struggling with for the last few years… Does tech enhance learning in the classroom? Somedays I think it does, and some other days I want to SMAAAAAAASH every piece of technology in my sight!  But to answer the question honestly, I think if technology is implemented properly and used effectively, with a distinct purpose (not just to say you use it) can enhance learning.  Technology is an entity that has…

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