In my 8th grade health class, we are discussing the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle. This involves plenty of daily exercise, the proper nutrition, cutting out any use of drugs/smoking, promoting safe sex, etc. In today’s world it seems like these acts are not decreasing but actually increasing. Obesity is at an all-time high, it seems as if every time you walk in a middle school hallway, you see a teenage pregnancy and drugs are now the “cool” thing to do. Besides having a mandatory health class in middle school and high school, how else can we communicate and educate our younger generation about what it takes to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle? How young or at what age do you think these lessons should be taught? Should technology, for example apps/games, be applied to help teach these lessons?
In this day in age, students are bring cell phones, laptops, iPads, etc. to school on a daily basis. Not only are these devices showing up more and more at school, they are also disappearing at school just as fast. Whether a student has lost the device, or it gets stolen, many students don’t leave school with the devices they bring. The big question is – should schools be held responsible for any technology students bring to school that gets lost or stolen? Please find an article about school liability and bringing technology to school. Share the link as well as your thoughts about the article and topic.
In recent years, there has been a change in the idea of History Class ( Social Studies). With the demand for better Reading, Writing, and Math scores. I know going through public school system, history class was not that big of a deal. You could take more to fill your schedule but it wasn’t always required. I picked an article that tells why kids are not learning the simplest things in history class. Do you agree that we should keep pushing away from the idea of Social studies? Or do you think it’s something we must all learn? Read the article and tell me what you think.
With Technology growing and the use of tablets, laptops, and cellphones growing larger and larger. People use apps (applications) all the time, either for personal enjoyment or for work. I have used some applications for coaching such as Hudl, Coaches Eye, and Front Rush. What are some apps that can be used as educators that will enhance your ability to educate your student (athletes)? Post some applications that you use in your profession, list some positives and negatives that are associated with the application. Also discuss if there are any applications that you would like to use. Or some changes to an application you currently use that would make educating easier for you and your students. Also discuss if there are any apps that you used as a student or as an athlete that really helped you develop in your craft.
This blog is for class conversations for ED 514 at Central Methodist University. These post are by the students of ED 514. We invite input form other teachers about how they use technology in their classrooms.