At a young age, children are first taught simple ethics such as ” take turns, share, be kind, be honest, and help others.” As these kids grow up and go to school, they learn even more ethics like ” show respect, keep your hands to yourself, be ready to learn, and work well with others.”Continue reading “Social Media Usage and Cyberbullying”
Category Archives: Weekly Reflections
Deciphering Fake News in the 21st Century
When I wake up every day, the first thing I do is check my phone. I look to see if I have any messages from the night before, and I do a bit of scrolling on social media to help me wake up. I must admit that I don’t go directly to any news siteContinue reading “Deciphering Fake News in the 21st Century”
What Does it Mean to be Digitally Literate?
If you would have asked me before I took any EdTech classes ” What does it mean to be digitally literate?” I probably would have responded with something along the lines of: ” It means you know how to use technology.” Now, I understand there is a lot more to digital literacy than being ableContinue reading “What Does it Mean to be Digitally Literate?”
Whose Role Is It Anyway? Schools and Their Place in Teaching Digital Citizenship
8 math units, 4 science units, novel studies, grammar lessons, projects. Did I miss anything? The curriculum asks teachers to cover a lot of material in one year. We are allotted specific time (down to the minute) depending on the subject. In 2022, we should also be teaching a very important subject: Digital Citizenship. DoesContinue reading “Whose Role Is It Anyway? Schools and Their Place in Teaching Digital Citizenship”
My Digital Identity- Past, Present, And Future
As someone who was born in the 90’s, you could say that I grew up at the same time as the Internet. When I was under the age of 10, I still had dial up Internet. My family had a computer room and my first go at social media was MSN Messenger. I didn’t haveContinue reading “My Digital Identity- Past, Present, And Future”
How Can Schools Change to Educate Our Future Leaders?
Every year, the conversation about robotic teachers occurs in my classroom. It usually starts with me, a teacher, making a mistake and my students calling me out for it. I exaggerate my error, explaining with confusion: “What? Teachers make mistakes? I thought we were robots that couldn’t make mistakes!” Then, I ask my students ifContinue reading “How Can Schools Change to Educate Our Future Leaders?”