Raising Digital Natives can help schools create and publicize fair, realistic and thoughtful technology policies.
I can offer solutions.Lets talk
- a student or student and parent survey about tech/media experiences that students + families can take anonymously.
- A review of your tech policy.
- Class/lab observations.
- Parent and/or student focus groups
Schools gain powerful data from students’ and parents’ candid responses. This information saves money, strengthens community and improves learning.
Fees for a school year long consulting relationship would include a survey design meeting, a write up of results, a meeting to go over results and think through policy/implementation, revisions to tech policies, and other kinds of support. I prepare a proposal based on scope of work and what kind of qualitative data you would like to learn.
Your family can invite me in to help map out the values you want your family’s “tech policy” to represent. I will not tell you what to do, but I’ll help you understand the research, and come up with some proactive plans to support your family’s life together. Raising Digital Natives can be challenging, but it can also be lots of fun! I want to help you get to a place where you all feel like the tech is supporting and not undermining your lives.Lets talk
Are your kids in fourth grade and asking for cell phones? •Did your eleven year old decide her email account was “babyish”? Did she check out gmail, joining google plus in the process? What do people do on google plus? • Does your son seem addicted to games? • How should you choose quality apps for your three year old? • Your niece is always on foursquare and instagram, should your kids use these apps? How do you set the privacy on them? • Should you give your eight year old a her own tablet or iPod touch?
* If, based on a phone consult, we identify challenges beyond what I can address, I can help you locate appropriate resources.