ExpiredImplications of Technology – Part 1: The Quest for Attention

NOTE: This session is one of a three-part series discussing the technology and its implications for education and personal wellness.

Over the past 10 years, the use of smart phones and social media tools has become habitual for learners both young and old. More than ever before, students and teachers are challenged to pay attention to the cues that matter most. Together, let’s discover how devices and applications are designed to hijack our attention. Let’s consider the potential impacts of the ‘connected life’ on our mental health and social well-being. Let’s thoughtfully consider how our homes and classrooms can be designed for meaningful engagement.

What really drives our attention?
Understanding the designs of technology and social platforms (Do we know the enemy?)
Can technology be used for personal growth?
The value of gaming technologies to promote wellness.

What are the costs of attention?
Addiction and Mental health

Register here for Part 2: Connected But Alone

Register here for Part 3: Finding Balance

Presenter: Rodd Lucier

Audience: K-12