Technological Reality

The new age of technology is a very steep slope and schools are put in a difficult situation about what they need to do about it. When looking at phones for example, they can either be an extremely useful tool or they can be a hinderance to students. We can take phones from students, but that may only push students to act up more and be less tentative. However, if we don’t act on students phones, they may use it for something that doesn’t help in class and takes away from their learning. This is such a predicament because whatever we do, we are in the wrong and someone will be upset.

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We are also responsible for teaching students internet and technological safety. The internet is a scary place and there are a lot of dangers associated with this place. I think we should definitely be incorporating this sort of safety in our health classes because students are impressionable and it is our responsibility to keep them safe. We need to express the dangers to students, but also teach them about the possibilities and how they can benefit from using technology. We need to incorporate technology in classes to ensure students see the possibilities and help them advance their personal and professional careers.

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SaskEd Chat Experience

As some of you know, I’m not a big fan of Twitter because I don’t enjoy posting on social medias. With this information, I do really enjoy the Twitter chat that we do. I enjoy this because it’s engaging and it doesn’t make me feel like I have to put myself or my thoughts on the internet. It feels supportive and enjoyable because I feel like I’m making new friends and meeting new people. I also feel like I can say what I want and have at least one person feel the same way I do. I find it important that I can network because it brings connections that may aid my professional learning in the future. The downside to using social media platforms as a tool for networking is that I find it more difficult to build a team of friends. I’d rather speak to people in person than on social media. I feel like it’s more meaningful and I can get to know someone better than if we are just exchanging messages on Twitter. This activity does make sense and it is a lot of fun.