Students and Screen Time: What Does it Mean for Schools?

Led by Lori Gerstein Ramsey

We've all seen the headlines, but what's been your experience?

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Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Time: 8:00PM Eastern/5:00PM Pacific time

Technology is ubiquitous in our society and has become an integral part of the teaching and learning happening in classrooms across the nation. However, there is a growing concern about the impacts of technology on children (in particular related to screen time). Understanding these issues, the research, and the challenges associated with effectively using technology in schools in ways that are meaningful, enriching, and collaborative is essential to effective implementation of technology in schools. In this session, we will engage in discussions on topics such as:

  • What is the national narrative regarding technology and children?
  • What does the research say about technology and children?
  • How does this impact the use of technology in schools for teaching and learning?
  • What can be done to ensure that technology is used well in schools nationally?
  • What educational technologies (or methods of implementation) have been most meaningful for you or your students?

Lori Gerstein Ramsey is Senior Research Associate at Metis Associates, a research and consulting firm. Since coming to Metis in 2001, she has led or participated in dozens of evaluations of statewide, school district–wide, and school- and community-based education-technology projects. Lori received her Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University and has taught instructional technology courses at the university level. Prior to joining Metis Associates, she conducted evaluations of technology programs developed for professors and affiliates at Columbia University with the Columbia Center for New Media, Teaching and Learning. She started her career as a teacher and technology coordinator in the Cincinnati Public Schools.

Lori Gerstner Ramsey