Tuesday, November 14 • 8:30am - 9:30am
This is Your Brain on Technology

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Parents and teachers are often at odds with the children they care about most. There are misunderstandings about how to use our ubiquitous technology and how to properly balance quality face-to-face time with necessary screen time. If we want students to be able to stay focused at school and at home while using devices that provide constant temptation and distraction, we must teach them about the research behind multitasking. Learn about the latest findings on how the brain is affected when we use screen technology, and how we can use this information to empower our students to be more focused, creative, and engaged while they are learning. Find out what students say when they learn this way and how they feel about school when technology is a no longer a distraction, but rather a powerful learning tool.

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Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist and Director of K-12 Education, St. John's Prep, Danvers, MA
Kerry is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John's Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely. She co-authored both The Educator’s Guide to Social Media and The Educator’s Guide to Student Data Privacy. Kerry is a columnist for EdSurge and... Read More →

Tuesday November 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Keynote Room