Harnessing the Power of Social Media: Moving Forward With Digital Citizenship

webeventlogoDate: September 17, 2013

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm EDT

Description: Being a connected learner is critical as a way for both educators and students to create authentic opportunities for collaboration and publication. However, do your students understand how to use technology in a safe and responsible way? Having a concrete digital citizenship plan is essential for all stakeholders (students, teachers, administrators and parents). This session will address a framework for teaching digital citizenship in your class/school. Examples of how your students can learn how to build their digital identities and learn how to harness the power of social media will be provided.

Presenter: Tanya Avrith
Tanya Avrith, MA. Ed Tech is a Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator. As the Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship Lead Teacher for the Lester B. Pearson School Board, Tanya pioneered their Digital Citizenship Program which resulted in being invited to Facebook Headquarters to discuss digital citizenship education.

Tanya oversees the roll out of 1:1 MacBooks , 1:1 Chromebook and Google Apps for Education at her school board. Tanya is the co-founder of the #cdnedchat and co-hosts the EduSlam.me show. Follow Tanya @edtechschools and www.tanyaavrith.com

Style of Event: Webcast

Maximum 30 participants

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About Susan van Gelder

Susan has over 20 years experience in the classroom at the elementary level, first as a homeroom teacher and later as an ICT teacher. She has presented sessions and workshops at a number of conferences, both in Canada and the U.S. Her work with LEARN is directed towards providing materials for teachers and consultants to help with powerful ways of using technology to improve communication and learning. She wrote her first blog post in 2005.
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