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November 28, 2012
Brittany Carroll is the Project Assistant at Family Online Safety Institute.
This month on A Platform for Good, we’ve been buzzing with excitement over the launch of our newest interactive feature, Teach Parents Tech (TPT). TPT is a video series which covers topics from social media to gaming and parental controls. But wait—we hope you haven’t forgotten about our other video series. Can you remember the one I’m talking about? If you guessed Teach Teachers Tech (TTT), you were right! We released TTT when we launched A Platform for Good this past September. In case you aren’t familiar with it already, Teach Teachers Tech, narrated by Adora Svitak, is a video series designed specifically for teachers to use in their classrooms. The videos are meant to foster discussions about technology and provide a number of resources and activities to engage students in global issues. We encouraged teachers to watch these videos with their students and use our talking points to lead a discussion about ways students and teachers can utilize technology to enhance the classroom.
Since launch, we’ve had some fantastic plugs about the TTT series at several conferences across the country. Recently, the narrator of the video series, Adora Svitak, talked about Teach Teachers Tech during her keynote address at "The New Kid(s) on the Block: Youth Digital Culture and Implications for Student Voice in Education" conference hosted by the University of San Diego. In front of an audience of students, principals, teachers and school administrators, Adora spoke about the positive impacts of engaging youth in the classroom by incorporating technology. She also encouraged those listening to help empower youth to share their technology knowledge with parents and teachers.. Just around the 33 minute mark in the featured video, Adora introduces one of the videos from our Teach Teachers Tech series and says,
So now—if you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to take a look at the Teach Teacher Tech video series and share it with your students or teachers! And while you’re at it, let us know what you think!
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