Date(s) - 09/11/2014
Without a doubt, technology is playing a huge role in much of society today, and it is important to create meaningful opportunities for children and young adults to master it while they learn essential analytical and problem-solving skills. In this webinar you will learn a variety of programming ideas, computing devices, and apps to help children and young adults thrive in a world based on technology. Additionally, we will discuss the importance of limiting screen time and offer ways to teach other vital 21st Century skills without the use of technology. This webinar will offer ways to assess children and young adults on successes and failures in mastering these essential skills.
Originally broadcast February 4, 2014.
About the Instructor:
Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author and ‘technophile’ who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian and adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida and is also the Chief Technology Officer at Novare Library Services, a company he co-founded, and whose goal is “to create custom underlying tools to help libraries interact with users, stay true to their goals and to thrive in the 21st century.