I'm excited to join Erin Walsh from the Spark & Stitch Institute as we give two inspiring EDTalks on technology and student health on Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:00-7:30pm at the Icehouse in Minneapolis. Register here. Here are the details:
It's Complicated: Students, Social Media and Mental Health
Students spend an average of 53 hours each week on social media and other technology – more than any other activity but sleeping. While many assume technology is inherently bad for student mental health, evidence suggests that it can either boost or undermine what young people need to thrive. As more and more schoolwork goes online, both the opportunities and challenges are magnified, and educators need to learn how to respond. Erin Walsh will describe the key ingredients for digital wellness and share strategies to help students thrive in a world of screens.
Presenter: Erin Walsh, M.A, is co-founder of Spark & Stitch Institute, which translates brain science into practical strategies for parents and educators who want to raise courageous and connected kids. A national consultant on digital media and youth, she is co-author of the 10th anniversary edition of the bestseller, Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen, and lead program facilitator for Youth Frontiers, where she directs retreats for educators on the science of stress and why connection unleashes learning.
Raising Tech-Healthy Kids
Tablets, smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and more... technology is a central part of young people’s lives today. Keeping up can be challenging, but a positive and well-informed approach can have a big impact on a child’s future and in creating new habits that lead to digitally healthy individuals. Learn simple tips to help both kids and adults balance the use of technology in our lives.
Presenter: Dave Eisenmann, M.A. Ed., is director of instructional technology and media services for Minnetonka Public Schools and a former classroom teacher. Dave has spoken to over 65,000 students, educators and parents about digital wellness and technology use. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Saint Mary's University Minneapolis, where he teaches classes on technology integration.
- Top 10 Parenting Tips For a Tech Healthy Summer with Kids 2019
- Preventing Human Downgrading: A Race to the Top for Wellbeing
- One to Watch: Center for Humane Technology- Realign Technology with Humanity's Best Interest
- Your Phone is a Slot Machine Purposely Designed to Be Addictive
- Apple Screen Time a Huge Win for Everyone, Including Parents!
- "Like" Documentary About the Impact of Social Media
- Relay, a Great Screen-less Starter Phone for Kids
- Parenting in the Digital Age: Finding a Healthy Balance Part I
- Parenting in the Digital Age: Finding a Healthy Balance Part II
- If My Parents Only Knew: My NBC KARE 11 Interview About Kids, Tech & Parenting
- K-12 School Years: The Opportune Time to Learn Digital Balance
- The Digital Media Diet: Differing Types of Entertainment Screen Time
- Upper Elementary & Middle School Years: The Opportune Time to Learn Digital Balance
- What Story Are Your Kids Living Out in Fortnite? The Importance of Avoiding Violent Video Games
- Be Where Your Feet Are: #RealTime with Those Around You
- Best Age for a Kid to Get a Cellphone with Internet Access
- Five Ways to Raise Digitally Balanced JOMO (Joy of Missing Out) Kids in a FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) World
- Techcognition in an Attention Economy
- Over 1/2 of Parents Keep Digital Devices Out of Kids' Bedrooms Overnight
- Happy Sweet 16! Now You Can Snapchat. (34% of Parents Don't Allow It Until High School.)
- Can We Autocorrect Humanity? Get Busy Living
- Parenting with Purpose in the Digital Age... It's Complicated
- Parenting in the Digital Age Part 2: How Much Should Parents Snoop?
- Technology & Relationships- 15 minute interview
- Crazy Busy: You Are Letting the Screen Strangle Your Soul
- New Year's Resolution: 3 Ways to Cut Back on Digital Distractions
- My First Apple Watch: Solution to Distraction?
- District Digital Citizenship Committee: Tonka Schools Campaign to Raise Awareness of Cyber Safety at Home
- What's in a Name? Digital Health & Wellness vs. Digital Citizenship
- The Teenage Brain +Dementia of the Preoccupied
- Many more resources for Tech Healthy Kids