Leela Welch

Holy CARP

I am in a position where I am not sure what my future career will be. I could end up as an Instructional Designer in the corporate world, working in for an EdTech department, I could head back to the classroom as a teacher or even wind up in a position I’m not aware of …

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Privacy

Facebook has become something many people use on a regular basis for many years. We use it to keep up with people who we don’t see as often, to share moments and to socialize. Privacy is something that we have slowly begun to give up as we post things about our lives publically. In a …

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The Slippery Slope of Technology and Learning

Last week I logged into Twitter and saw the advertisement shown above. Normally I  don’t pay attention to advertisements, but this one caught my eye. The advertisement seems harmless enough. Google is advertising Google Assistant by demonstrating how it can close a garage door or turn off a light and the advertisement invites us to …

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Is Technology Rewiring Our Brains?

Technology is altering (rewiring) our brains. The tools we use define and shape our thinking. – George Siemens From the Psychological perspective I would say that technology is creating, strengthening and altering our neural pathways which could be deemed as “rewiring”. In the short time I have been teaching (2010 – present) I have noticed a …

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