Teenagers haven’t left Facebook, but they’re more involved than ever in a virtual archipelago of social media spaces that educators can take advantage of—if they tread lightly, a researcher told educators on July 13.
“We need to unpack the myth … that young people are technological wizards. There certainly are some who are, but not every kid is like that. I think before we use these
spaces in the classroom, we have to think about why we’re doing it, and what we’re walking into,” said Amanda Lenhart, speaking at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus.
Wednesday, July 13th
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Register
How do digital tools affect our lives as individuals? As educators? How might we use digital tools to engage students in critical and creative thinking? How can we help students to understand technology as an aid to learning, rather than a distraction from it? Participants will explore these questions and more as they consider the impact of technology on literacy.
Featured speakers include Amanda Lenhart, Researcher with the Data & Society Research Institute, and practicing elementary, middle, and high school teachers, who will give classroom demonstrations.
9:00 Welcome and Keynote
Amanda Lenhart, “The Shifting Landscape of American Teens’ Social & Digital Media Use”
10:45 Classroom Demonstrations by Teachers
12:00 Lunch on your own in NYC (not included in cost of attendance)
1:00 Classroom Demonstrations by Teachers
3:00 Apps & Tools Share and Closing Remarks
The event will be held at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus (113 West 60th Street at Columbus Avenue)
Payment of $100 may be paid by credit card, purchase order, check, or money order by July 13
Early bird registration: $85 if payment is received by June 15
Fordham discount: $75 for Fordham staff, students, or alumni if payment is received by June 15
Professional Development Certificates Provided. NYC vendor # available
Contact Kristen Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Jonathan Rochelle, the co-founder of Google Docs, said teachers should be inspiring their students to be ready for jobs that don’t exist yet.
In his July 22 keynote speech, “You Should be Innovating,” Rochelle mixed anecdotes about his children with discussion on the creation of Google Classroom and other platforms that seek to teach innovation. He spoke at the Graduate School of Education’s second annual Developing Digital Literacies conference at the Lincoln Center campus.