Why "Should We Ban Cellphones" is Not the Right Question

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Date: Monday, November 20
Time: 8:00PM Eastern (US)/5:00PM Pacific time
with Lee Watanabe-Crockett and Andrew Churches

In the modern classroom, technology is either an enhancement or a distraction, depending on how it’s used. This holds true for what many educators consider the ultimate distraction: the cellphone. So let's have a discussion, which will be led by Global Digital Citizen Foundation's Lee Watanabe-Crockett and Andrew Church:
  • While learners can’t do without them, are there times that the classroom would be better off without them? 
  • What is a Global Digital Citizen? 
  • What are the opportunities and tools to connect our learners to understanding the ways of the Global Digital Citizen? 

It’s time for all of us to look beyond the distraction to see the possibility for motivation, and for growing Global Digital Citizens. Be prepared to discuss goals, strategies, and solutions.

Lee Watanabe-Crockett
Lee Watanabe-Crockette
is an optimist. 
He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together through connection and compassion.

Lee works with governments, education systems, international agencies and corporations to help people and organisations connect to their highest purpose and realise their wish for the future.

He believes in creating balance in the reality of a digital present and future. As such, living in Japan, he studies Aikido, Buddhism, and the Shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese bamboo flute. Joyful curiosity is the foundation of his approach to creating vital learning environments for groups around the world.

His several best-selling books including Literacy is not Enough, Growing Global Digital Citizens, and Mindful Assessment, have garnered many awards and are used in schools and universities around the world.

Andrew Church
Andrew Churches
 teaches at Kristin School on Auckland’s North Shore, a school with a technology program that encompasses iPads in its classrooms throughout the younger years, and a comprehensive BYOD program in the senior years. Andrew is the Vice President of the Global Digital Citizen Foundation, and coauthor of several books including The Digital Diet, The Apps for Learning Series, Assessing the fluencies and the best-selling book, Literacy is Not Enough. 

He has been a member of the advisory board for the Australia and New Zealand edition of the Horizon Report, the only secondary/primary school teacher on a board of 32 educational experts. In 2012, he was also named a Learning Commons Visionary by the editors of Teacher librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals.