Handling the Holiday Device: Tips and Best Practices
Thursday January 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
edWeb members can download a personalized CE certificate from their edWebinar transcript the day after the presentation. Join here!
It’s a safe bet that your students got devices as gifts for the holidays. An even safer bet? They’ll run into some challenges as they try to use those devices safely, wisely, and in balance with the rest of their lives. Of course, new devices can make great gifts, and they promise hours of entertainment, opportunities for creativity, and engaging resources for learning. But how do we help them avoid common pitfalls, find the best content, become creators as well as consumers, and use their devices to enhance their worlds—instead of their devices becoming their worlds?
In this edWebinar, join Christine Elgersma, Senior Editor of Parent Education at Common Sense Media, to learn best practices and messaging to give to both students and parents to help them navigate using that new holiday device. This session is geared toward K–12 teachers in all subject areas. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of Christine’s presentation.
About the Presenter
Christine Elgersma works on learning and social media app reviews and parent talks as Senior Editor of Parent Education at Common Sense Media. Before coming to Common Sense, she helped cultivate and create ELA curriculum for a K–12 app and taught the youth of America as a high school teacher, a community college teacher, a tutor, and a special education instructional aide. Christine also is a writer, primarily of fiction and essays, and loves to read all manner of books, from Stephen King to Anne Lamott. When she’s not putting on a spontaneous vaudeville show with her daughter, Christine loves to hike and listen to music, sometimes simultaneously.
To participate in the live edWebinar, log in with current version of Google Chrome or install the meeting app prior to the edWebinar on your computer, your Apple device, or Android device. If you have a firewall in your location, you can participate on your mobile device using your cellular data (not your local network).
The edWebinar recording will be posted to this page the day after the presentation. Join the Digital Learning & Leadership community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming webinars, and view past webinars to earn CE certificates.
Common Sense Education develops high-quality digital citizenship programs and digital teaching resources, providing educators and students with the digital learning tools they need to harness the power of technology for life.
Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. The company has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries. We provide security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.