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Handling the Holiday Device: Tips and Best Practices

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Handling the Holiday Device

Presented by Christine Elgersma, Senior Editor, Parent Education, Common Sense Media
Hosted by Common Sense Education and Sponsored by Symantec

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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, watch 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 recorded session is geared toward K–12 teachers in all subject areas.

Christine ElgersmaAbout 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.


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Thursday, January 17, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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