HBR Live Webinar: Digital for Good (hosted by Harvard Business Review)
From smart phones to online learning, more technologies are at our kids’ fingertips than ever before, and yet the vast majority of families don’t have any strategy for using digital media in their homes. How do we equip our children to thrive in this new world?
The current conversation surrounding tech use among kids has focused largely on the negative—what not to do and what dangers to avoid—but in his new book, Digital for Good, educational technology expert Richard Culatta presents the flip side of the conversation. He has created a refreshingly positive framework for parents who are in desperate need of figuring out how to help their children harness technology’s potential for good—while avoiding the bad.
A father of four, Culatta approaches this hot button subject not only as an internationally recognized education leader, but also as the hands-on parent he is—one who knows the reality of managing tech use while supervising homework and trying to get a healthy meal on the table.
On 11 November, Richard Culatta will join us to share key ideas from his book, with a focus on the five qualities every young person should develop in order to become a thriving, contributing member of the digital world:
- Be balanced: understand when and how much tech use is healthy
- Stay informed: be an active and discerning consumer of information online
- Be inclusive: consider multiple viewpoints with respect
- Be engaged: use tech to improve your relationships and your community
- Stay alert: be aware of your actions online and create safe spaces for others
With this guidance, Culatta aims to help parents and children alike discover a path to becoming effective digital citizens, all while making our online world a better place.
Richard Culatta is CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), a nonprofit serving education leaders in 127 countries. A teacher by training and innovator by inclination, Culatta works to use technology to reinvent learning and was appointed by President Obama as the Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education. He currently serves as a senior fellow at NYU’s GovLab and as a design resident for the San Francisco-based innovation and design firm IDEO.
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The event is free to HBR subscribers and followers. Click here to learn more about HBR and how to subscribe.
You can also purchase a copy of Digital for Good at the discounted price of £18.00 (plus postage outside UK) by choosing the webinar + book ticket option.