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Mixing Green Time with Screen Time
Thursday January 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Mary Clark, CEO, Agents of Discovery
Sponsored by Agents of Discovery
In this brave new digital world, children are no longer passive observers of technology. Digitally literate youth are fully integrated with it, and they aren’t relating to traditional learning methods anymore. As a result, students are more disengaged during lessons. In addition, due in part to stationary gaming and information technologies that keep children indoors and fixed to their screens, childhood inactivity is on the rise.
Rather than learning, exploring, and playing in nature, inactivity is making students restless, creating more work for teachers. Due to this technological paradigm shift, teachers and students alike are up against new ways of learning, teaching, and deciphering knowledge.
In this edWebinar, hear from Mary Clark, CEO of Agents of Discovery, who is on a mission to make teaching more engaging for students and more effective for teachers. After completing her Master of Education, which examined the capacity that education technologies and mobile gaming hold for facilitating science learning, Mary had the revolutionary idea of combining “green time” with “screen time.” Using an app that takes learning outdoors, kids move while they learn.
This presentation stresses the benefits of tech education, such as increasing technological skills that are necessary in a modern world; increasing time spent moving outdoors; increasing engagement in academic material due to the connection it has with fun; and honing skills gained from games, such as puzzle-solving and facing challenges head on. Teachers, superintendents, librarians and other educators working at the primary education level are invited to watch this edWebinar.
About the Presenter
Mary Clark is the visionary founder and CEO of Agents of Discovery, a gamified way to get kids active, engaged, and learning about the world around them. Mary is teacher turned entrepreneur with a passion for creating education technologies that change the world. Over the last 25 years, Mary has spearheaded a wide range of national and international educational campaigns in both the public and private sectors. She holds a B.Sc. (Honors) and B.Ed. from the University of Alberta, as well as an M.Ed. from the University of British Columbia. Over the course of her career, she has co-authored the textbooks Science Focus 7 (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2001) and Science Directions 7 (Nelson Publishing, 1989); taught all subjects at the Division II level in both French and English from 1983 to 1993; written a master’s thesis on education technologies; and presented at various international conferences, including EdTechX London.
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Agents of Discovery is an educational platform and mobile game that uses the latest innovations in augmented reality and interactive learning to facilitate play, thinking, and problem solving. Teachers have the power to integrate key curriculum points for any class in a game-based environment that gets kids active, engaged, and learning about the world around them.