Edtech, Advertising, and Media Literacy

The rapid increase of technology in the 21st century has impacted every sector, and education is no exception. While the benefits are numerous, the drawbacks have included the advertising and commercialism tactics that have permeated the many technologies, especially free technologies that educators are using. If educators are not careful, we could be inadvertently endorsingContinue reading “Edtech, Advertising, and Media Literacy”

Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking

We all know that social media platforms hold large databases of our personal information. Even when we think we have deleted a post…it still exists with the companies. Even though we don’t know what will happen with this data in the future, we need to engage in real critical inquiry about the ramifications for theContinue reading “Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking”

6 Reasons to Promote 21st Century Skills vs 21st Century Tech

“Any educator that aims at completeness must be at once theoretical and practical, intellectual and moral.” Aldous Huxley, Words and Their Meaning, 1940. There are many skills that go into creating that ‘complete’ learning experience that we want for our students. Theory, practical, intellectual and moral principles all play important roles in the development ofContinue reading “6 Reasons to Promote 21st Century Skills vs 21st Century Tech”

First Nations, Metis, Inuit Stereotypes in our Media

    Who’s voices matter in our Canadian Society? Who’s voices matter in education systems? The image you have of First Nations, Metis, & Inuit peoples has been impacted by many forms of media, government, society. If you truly consider someone to be an equal, then you cannot think of them as inferior and yourselfContinue reading “First Nations, Metis, Inuit Stereotypes in our Media”

First Nations, Metis and Inuit Stereotypes in Media: Part I

Impressions learned in early childhood can last a lifetime. Which is why stereotypes perpetuated in the media surrounding First Nations, Metis, & Inuit students are damaging. Books in particular invite students, and all people, to learn more about themselves, and the world around them. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all books and mediaContinue reading “First Nations, Metis and Inuit Stereotypes in Media: Part I”