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Online Education – An option for some! Debate #8

This is it! Debate #8! The final debate! It’s also my final class of my Masters! Thanks to Kim for inspiring me to try something new. So here goes. My first and last (at least for now) Podcast! Featuring myself Tracy Krenbrink and my daughter Addy!

If you don’t have time to give it a listen I will include my stance below! Debate #8 – Online education is detrimental to the social and academic development of children.

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Chris from the agree team said that that Online Learning is a Good Option….key word “Option” for some students and I have to agree! Is it for everyone? No, but it can it be a good option for some students. While I didn’t love pandemic teaching or learning I need to remind myself that wasn’t a true online education experience. Online education teachers are aware of issues such as screen time and they are able to balance activities online and off. They also know to balance assignments done on the computer versus paper and pencil. Online Education is more than sitting in front of a computer 6 hours a days. Personally I think there is a place for both online education and in person education. Online education may not be the best option for everyone and that’s okay! 


4 thoughts on “Online Education – An option for some! Debate #8

  1. Awesome, Tracy! You’ve got a voice for radio! How did you like making a podcast? It’s certainly something different, isn’t it? And Anchor is such an easy app to use. Will definitely be using it in my classes. Way to keep your podcast streamlined – something I’m still working on
    I have to agree with you, I think there’s room enough in the world for in-person AND online. Sometimes I think it’s hard for us as teachers to accept learning doesn’t always look like what we had when we were in school.
    Congrats on finishing you


    1. Thank Kimberly! It was pretty easy to make and I could for sure see using it with students. I did have a few issues trying to embed it into my wordpress but I got it figured out!


  2. Wow Tracy! Great job on the Podcast! I agree, you do have a voice for radio/podcasts!

    Regina Public Schools had different experiences with online learning during COVID. Thank you Addy for sharing your thoughts on online learning! My child also liked “staying at home” during the pandemic! True online education is not sitting in front of a screen for 6 hours a day! You’re right! Actual online learning vs. COVID online learning are very different.

    Congratulations on completing your Master’s in Education!! Well Done!!


    1. Thanks Nicole! While my kids didn’t enjoy the “pandemic learning” they actually really enjoyed being home and the pace of it all. This year I have got a glimpse of RPS e-learning and I can see how it would be a good option for some students.


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