The Bits & Bytes of Education

Presenting at #Edtech Conferences - BBEDU 010

October 23, 2018

The Edtech Minute

Recently I hosted two parent digital citizenship events where I gave a presentation called Hold the Phone: tips for managing teens with smartphones. This presentation focused on helping our kids navigate their digital lives by:

  • protecting our kids' (and our own) privacy online
  • empowering ourselves with knowledge about the social media apps and sites our kids use
  • understanding what's hiding in our phone settings
  • setting realistic and reasonable expectations for device usage

You can review this event's parent handout here

Featured Content

Jen Walter is a middle school science teacher and edtech instructional specialist for the Fox School District. In our conversation, Jen talks about her work as an instructional specialist and what it was like preparing for and presenting at her first regional conference, MOREnet 2018, AKA "being called to The Show".

TECHsgiving 2017
12 Days of TECH-smas 2017
Make a G Suite and Easy Transition to Flipped Teaching with Google Tools

Jen's recommended Twitter hashtags: #ditchbook#tlap#moedchat
Jen's recommended reading: NOW! Classrooms by Meg Ormiston
Jen's recommended podcast: The Cult of Pedagogy 

What I'm Learning

In October 2018, I attended a workshop hosted by Apple all about creating content in Garageband and iMovie. This workshop was based on their new Everyone can Create curriculum. Check out the curriculum and program overview